Duran is a little bit put out to be meeting with Mac in the residence, rather than the Oval Office. Exiled presidents can't be choosers, Duran! Mac and Jim explain that this was best as a private meeting, and after a lot of agreement that Sanchez was behind the murders, Mac asks whether Duran would be ready to take San Pasquale back over. After a massive stare-off, Duran finally asks point-blank whether she's planning on invading his country. She explains that it's not her desire, but that "somehow, Sanchez will be brought to justice." She asks him again, and he finally concedes that it will depend on her conditions. At this point, Mac excuses Jim. But oddly enough, she's excused him just to tell Duran that there are no conditions: "I only ask that you turn over to the United States these killers." Wait...isn't that a condition? He agrees, and she tells him to be prepared, since all of this may happen quickly. Duran looks a bit shell-shocked, but it is a lot to get used to: going from lobster ravioli overlooking the Watergate to rebuilding your country in one afternoon.
Keaton is with Rod, demonstrating his politically correct form of truth-telling: "War isn't pretty. And sometimes innocent civilians get caught in the middle." "And that's the sound bite that will lead the evening news," Rod points out. Keaton continues to be defensive, retaliating by assuming that Rod never served in the armed forces, but Rod just points out that alienating the committee with accusations isn't really the good way to get confirmed. The two of them bitch and bicker at each other, Rod doing a good job of pressing every one of Keaton's buttons. Keaton, although not a member of the family, joins in with his own Not Getting It by blowing up when Rod questions his personal finances: "That is it! Everything is an open game here but my integrity. That is the limit." "Well, the committee could care less about your limits." Score one for Rod. He finally says that Templeton etc. will be trying to get Keaton to blow his top, so Keaton needs to vent it all at Rod right now. He jumps right back in to questioning the medals he was awarded when Vince walks in. Keaton looks delighted and asks him, in Arabic, "How's it going?" Vince again looks fantastically baffled. One has to ask why Keaton would do this since he already knows Vince doesn't speak Arabic, but I don't really care, because I laughed out loud. The President has asked to see Keaton, but before he leaves, he and Rod take a moment to glower deeply at each other.