Mac and Keaton exchange pleasantries. Keaton nicely mentions his frustration. Mac understands, having been put through the same thing by Rod before. The real reason she called him in was to alert him that Templeton alleges to have dirt on him. When Keaton asks what it is, Mac responds, "That would spoil the draaaama of it." Hee! She's watched a soap opera in her time. Keaton assures her that there's nothing that will embarrass them. Once that's settled, she asks if he still has "top secret code word clearance." That's really what they call it? I think we had that when we were playing spy games in the back yard. He does, so Mac would like his help.
Horace is playing basketball. Becca, nearby, complains to Stacy about how bad the day was. We hear Stacy's side of the conversation, only like a Peanuts teacher: "Wah wah wah?" When Becca gets off the phone, she and Joan talk a bit. Finally, Joan asks, "You don't like it here, do you?" Becca answers by pointing out that most of her friends go to private school, and Joan agrees that would be easier on both Becca and the Secret Service: "It's hard for us to control the press here. We can't keep them off public property." I could be totally wrong, but I only ever went to public school, and they could certainly keep off who they wanted. I guess that wouldn't work so well when Becca pleads her case to her mother, though. They notice that Horace seems to bask in the attention, but Joan suggests Becca talk to Mac about it: "She's still your mom."
Jim approaches Rod, shuffling importantly through papers. After some pleasantries, Jim lets Rod know he'll take over the confirmation prep again, since things are fine in the Situation Room: "So you can get back to your First Gentleman duties." Rod looks like Jim is speaking Greek, and then gets defensive and asks if he's being fired. Jim points out that it was just a temporary assignment (and one that, I'd like to point out, Rod wasn't assigned so much as took), and Rod does the mature thing by asking if Mac knows he's doing this. Jim: "The President doesn't need to involve herself in this kind of minutia." Ouch. Score one and a half for Jim, there. Before Rod can respond, Jim is called back to the Situation Room.