Mac is in a scheduling meeting, where her week's activities have been color-coded by type. Mac goes over what she'd like to focus on, and Jim jumps in and tells the scheduler to save time for some legislative meetings, basically overriding what Mac just said. Mac interjects to say she'd like a couple of minutes. Oooh, Jim's busted! ...Oh no, not at all. That was just a very strange cut. She walks into her office and tells Laura (who?) that she's running upstairs for a moment. Jim comes in to make sure that she's okay, and she assures him that she's fine, but that they may need to add another color to the chart: "We always have dinner together as a family." Good luck keeping up that schedule, although at least you do have a home office. She points out that since it's after 11, she's missed it, and as she's presumably about to say that she just wants to say goodnight, Kelly busts in apologizing and turns on the TV: "Nobody called for confirmation. They just ran with it." She's spitting out each word, clearly upset. The newscaster reports that Mac has chosen Tucker Baynes, the Republican Governor from Oklahoma, for VP. Mac is angry, knowing that this is Templeton's handiwork. She exposits that now she'll be praised for choosing such a charismatic candidate. If she denies making the choice, they'll call her weak and indecisive. She states that Templeton won't choose her Vice-President, and turns to leave. Kelly jumps in to apologize, and Mac assures her that she knows it wasn't her fault.
During this exchange, Jim takes a call from Keaton's office: Keaton doesn't like being second banana, and cancels his phone call with the President. Jim is back on the phone, and Mac looks exhausted. Jim: "The General's aide says we should move on." Mac: "You've got to respect the guy's arrogance." Jim urges Mac to start considering others, even going to far as suggesting Baynes on their own terms. Has he been out with a friend sharing a couple of bottles of wine? I'm speculating here, but very curious. She's having none of it, and just wants to give Keaton time to cool off. We're supposed to appreciate her persistence, I think, but this is really starting to seem more pig-headed on her part than anything. This could either pay off or bite her in the ass, which is probably not what you want your first week in office. Mac: "'Move on' is not the same as 'no.'"
Mac leaves to go upstairs before her interrupted meeting continues. In Amy's room, she kisses her daughter and finds a melted sundae on her bedside table, which she picks up and nibbles at. When she walks out into the hall, she runs into Horace. They whisper a conversation about what the rooms are like and how strange it is for the residence to be just like the old house. I like the rapport between the two of them. Mac tells Horace that she's going in to see Becca, but he says that she's crashed for the night. It seems like he's covering for her, but that's never revisited, so I might just be jumping to conclusions from watching too much television. It does turn out, though, that Becca is on the phone in the yard. (I doubt that they really refer to it as "the yard" at the White House, but doesn't that sound homey?) Mac tells Horace, "Sleep good." Mac! You are the President of the United States! Let's not give our school system a worse reputation than it already has! "Sleep well"! "WELL"!