Rod eyes a portrait of Nancy Reagan, who stares serenely over his shoulder. His brow is deeply furrowed. "Soon enough!" a lady chirps. Rod: "What?" "Your painting will be up there soon enough. I'm Nora Woodruff, I run the First Lady's staff and also the Office of Protocol it's just awful about the President isn't it look the First Lady came to me -- I'm sorry, Mrs. Bridges -- and she outright told me that the nation needs to move on and I should get with you right away. May I show you to your office? Great." This lady needs an emotion chip so that she can interact a little more naturally in social situations, or, if she is in fact human, to decrease her speed intake just a tad.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States." Jim calls Mac to the room and she greets the table. As she enters, Jim hands her a letter, which she skims before asking that the meeting be closed to all but cabinet members. As the media files out, she invites General Pollack to stay. She takes back the letter she just read, which is a resignation from the Secretary of Labor, effective immediately. She looks around the silent table, and asks if there is anyone else: "I'm here. I can accept resignations live and in person." Melanie looks like she's impressed with this woman's moxie. Mac presidentially delivers a speech to the cabinet, assuring them that they were all picked to be a team, and that she wants things to stay that way: "Now, we can remain a team, but it's up to you. Because I do not intend to make any changes." Jim looks a little bit sheepish, but like he's also becoming a little bit interested in what Mac might have to say. She asks once again for everyone to follow their convictions and let her know if they want to resign. No one says a word.