Horace is eating lunch with a couple of friends in a strange, orange-red cafeteria. It certainly doesn't look like any cafeteria I ever knew, that's for sure. The other boy at the table makes a crack about Horace being rich, which he shoots down: "Not." Is "not" back? ["Did it ever leave?" -- Wing Chun] The girl asks him what it's like: "Living there, being you..." She is totally crushing on him. And I suspect will be more crushed if the speculation about Horace's sexuality proves to be true. He admits that the big difference is the amount of help they've got; the girl wants exact numbers. Horace, learn to read your audience. These people are total fame whores. Stop talking now. No, don't count the number of people on the house staff...I give up. As he assures them that they don't have a masseuse, he sees Becca walk in on the other side of the Nicest Cafeteria in Public School Ever and sit down alone, looking wary. He leaves his "friends" and heads to sit with his sister. There's a weird shot of Joan in focus behind Becca for a moment -- is that to artfully remind us that the Secret Service is always there? The two eat in silence, and the camera pans back to show...that no one is staring at them and that, although they're alone, they are two people at a table for four, so it doesn't look at all unusual. Dear Director: Make sure your extras have actual direction before you roll the cameras. Also, if they'd been in a more realistic-looking cafeteria, the two would have been at a long table with no one sitting for a good ten feet on either side of them. Look at this! Clearly, I've got the wrong job and need to be directing this show myself!
Mac and Kelly are watching the news footage of Becca being harassed as she heads into school. As Kelly asks if she wants her to do anything, Mac storms down the hall and into the press room, Kelly running behind her and looking like this is a Very Bad Idea. Mac gathers everyone around, and goes "OTR." A bitchy female reporter jumps in and asks about San Pasquale, but Kelly cuts her off, and Mac goes on to tell them in no uncertain terms to lay off her kids. This is all well and good, but if she's smart enough to be POTUS, doesn't she also realize that telling the White House beat reporters to back off her kids is going to do nothing at all for the hordes of reporters across the rest of the city and country that want to follow the new First Family? I think we've just upped that count of dumb moments in this week's episode.