Margaret and Thomas are still looking for appropriate engagement party music. Margaret lands on "Second Time Around," even though it's a poor thematic fit for Doug and Anne. It's... it's almost like she read ahead in the script and saw that she would be singing while her divorced daughter and ex-husband are dancing! Margaret talks about falling in love with a trumpet player in Vegas. She talks about his "embouchure." "It's a horn player's bread and butter," she explains to her oddly confused, musically trained grandson. "The mouth, the lips... the buzzing they made with they blow." Before she can go on about the killer hummers he gave, the doorbell rings. Deliverymen have arrived with flowers for the party and need a check, which Margaret writes out. Seems like the kind of thing that Elaine would have an account for, but then Thomas wouldn't be able to steal a check from his Nana's purse.
Susan is handily beating Bud in game after game of Words With Friends, but he's just setting her up for the kill. The conversation turns, again, to sex. Bud talks about what a rush it's going to be to free the hostages and how big a thrill he had thwarting some Somali pirates during his first term. Susan notes that Sarah Latham wrote in her book that their affair started then, which Bud does not deny. An attendant interrupts to bring Bud a laptop so that he can Skype with Elaine, instead of using whatever private communications system the U.S. government surely has at its disposal. Elaine tells him they're going to Turkey instead of Oman: "But we don't have any concessions to offer, so do what you do best -- make shit up."
Elaine tracks down the Turkish ambassador to a nearby Turkish bath and invites herself inside. Though most of the towel-clad patrons are older and paunchy, the ambassador kind of has it going on. He looks as she walks towards him. "Perhaps I steamed too long. I must be dreaming," he says with a little laugh. "Serkan, I need a favor," she says. She explains the hostage situation, why they need Turkey and why it would be good for his country. When he hesitates and she asks him what he wants, he reminds her of the many flowers her sent her after her divorce. "Perhaps you would agree to dinner with me," he says, giving her an appreciative look. If he's hot for her even in the hideous lavender number she's wearing, he must really be hot for her. Eventually, she accepts, saying, "You're a scoundrel, Serkan, but an honest scoundrel."