Will takes his place behind the set desk and gets ready for broadcast. When no one is looking, he asks that blonde woman, Tess, to find a clip of Sarah Palin calling Holland Norway and give it to some guy in the control room without MacKenzie knowing about it. Tess is all "yes, sir," because Tess is professional and capable and thus doesn't get much by way of lines or character development. Which is a good thing.
In the control room, Jim asks MacKenzie if their trip to Afghanistan was the result of her cheating on Will. "I got shot in the ass," he whines. Yes, apparently MacKenzie only goes to war zones in response to relationship woes and not because she gives a shit about the news after all.
Maggie hands Will a script and tries to make him feel better by saying she knows what it's like to be cheated on. She was once cheated on. While she was in the room. Then she realizes that no one really cares about her problems and admits to Will that she's the one who ruined the interview with the governor and she's prepared to resign. So noble! No, wait -- she's fine with resigning because, she says, Don wants her to go to the ten o'clock show anyway. Will says he wants Maggie to stay on his show. Because he apparently hates himself.
MacKenzie asks Will to take his BlackBerry off the desk. Will accomplishes this by whipping it at the camera and BlackBerry #2 bites the dust. "That wouldn't have happened if he'd had one of those rubber protectors," MacKenzie says. If only Will's heart had a rubber protector.
The broadcast begins well enough. There's some more bickering between Gary Cooper and Kendra over Barack Obama, because Sorkin isn't giving up on this yet. "I miss my BlackBerry," Gary Cooper sighs, which was funny if not the way he lost it in the first place.
Will welcomes some guy from La Raza who will be speaking out against the Arizona bill and able to handle everything Will throws at him in a calm and knowledgeable way, because his side is the side of what is right and just as opposed to the other side, which is evil and crazy. No shades of gray here, folks! Sorkin is just that brilliant of a writer than he is apparently incapable of subtlety. During the commercial, MacKenzie tries to psyche Will up for the next segment. "Make sure everybody knows this is what blowing it looks like," Will growls. "They know!" MacKenzie smiles, before realizing this is not something to smile about.