Rob "Sodapop" Lowe is jogging while wearing an unfortunate stocking cap. Meanwhile, there's a building in another part of town, with the words Lyon, LaCrosse, and Levine inscribed on the front. Hey, there's a guy on the building ledge! Don't jump, guy! But Rob is still running, and now we see that he is running away from the White House. Oh, for crying out loud. We get it. You're not Sam Seaborn anymore. Meanwhile, the guy on the ledge turns and looks back into the room, fear on his face. Rob is still running, in slow motion. Now he too turns and looks over his shoulder. Oh, no! The guy is falling off the ledge! Did he jump? Was he pushed? Who the hell was that guy?
You know, if Rob Lowe really wanted to distance himself from The West Wing, maybe he could have found a show that wasn't set in Washington and he didn't play a lawyer. I think he would have fit in well in the Ted McGinley role on Hope & Faith. Hey, Ted McGinley was on another Sorkin show -- Sports Night. Maybe a TGIF sitcom will be Rob's fate in a few years. There are worse things that could happen. Like brain cancer.
Rob (which is what I'm going to call him until they reveal his character's name) jogs up to a storefront-type office. The sign on the door lets us know that this office is the home of the Lyon, LaCrosse and Levine Inner City Law Center Offering Free Legal Services. I hope they don't have to pay by the word for their Yellow Pages listing because that's a mouthful. Rob enters the office building and a rumpled guy calls him "Carl Lewis." After some banter about Rob being all healthy and virtuous while Rumpled Guy (played by Matt Craven) is eating a donut, Rob asks Rumpled Guy what he's got going on today. Rumpled Guy has "rape and murder" and Rob has "a client seeking political asylum." Rumpled Guy thinks that sounds boring, but I'd take political asylum over rape and murder any day. Rob agrees with me and heads further into the offices.
The bedroom of a nice apartment. Kyle "I'm The Bad Guy" Chandler asks Elizabeth "I'm Not Playing A Lesbian This Time -- Or Am I?" Mitchell to come back to bed. She says that she's got to go to an AA meeting because she's in charge of the coffee. Yeah, those AA people get surly without their coffee, I hear. Kyle asks why she would want to spend the morning with "a bunch of drunks" when she could spend it with him. So he's not exactly sensitive. Elizabeth purses her lips and looks disappointed. Kyle's cell phone rings. He checks the Caller ID and answers, making excuses about how he fell asleep at work. Unless his office is in Elizabeth Mitchell's bed, I have to assume that he's lying to a girlfriend or wife about his whereabouts. He's also making no effort to shield Elizabeth from his phone conversation, so she clearly knows the score. Elizabeth pulls on her clothes and starts to leave the room. As she scurries out, Kyle whispers that he'll see her at the office.