Leo (yay! Congrats on the extremely well-deserved Emmy, Mr. Spencer!) is watching the news in his office when Margaret comes by to tell him that the campaign is on its way to Unionville. Leo asks whether Abby is still in Madison. Margaret says that she'll check. Leo wants to know when POTUS is back. They pedeconference as Margaret says 3:00 is wheels down. POTUS's first meeting is with the Treasurer of the United States, not to be confused with Treasury Secretary. I bet Leo knows that. Leo plays Exposition Fairy, saying that the Treasurer deals with the colour of money and wants to know what the meeting is about. Margaret checks and says, "Colour currency." Leo tells her to push it, and to push his meeting on Health and Fitness, too: "I want the Trade Rep and as many of the economic advisors as we can at the 3:30." Margaret: "Speaking of health and fitness..." Leo turns and glares at her: "Oh, merciful God!" I aspire to be able to say that in the exact way Leo just did. Margaret: "What did you have..." I guess she's decided to model her relationship with Leo on the one Mrs. Landingham had with Jed. Also, she's secretly in love with him, and wants him to be in good shape to father and raise her children. Hey, she's got a shot! We know he likes redheads. Leo barks, "I had half a grapefruit!" Margaret: "Really?" Leo: "You think I'm lying?" Margaret: "No." Leo turns, walks up a short flight of stairs, and says "Okay." As he goes, Margaret narrows one eye and says, "Yes." Leo says, "Ill be in the Sit Room for a minute; I'd like him when he's done at the site."
Leo enters the Situation Room; the half-dozen or so people in the room greet him. He begins by saying that the Dow's down 260. One guy asks if it's going to rebound. Leo: "What do I know?" He adds, "Could someone get me half a grapefruit? I got Jack LaLanne working for me this week." He puts on his glasses and wants to go around the table for the quicksheet. Fitz begins, stating that a small force of North Korean soldiers may stage an incursion into the DMZ. Leo ascertains that it's a reaction to POTUS's trip to Seoul. Next up: South America. A woman I don't recall ever seeing on the show states that General Garcia has declared himself in rebellion against Carlos Velasco. Leo: "Is Velasco's government in danger, or is this just another crazy general with guns?" He turns to Fitz and says, "No offense, Fitz." Fitz doesn't appear to take any. The woman says that they're being advised to wait until Garcia calls for elections. Next: Africa. A man I think we've seen before (all these Sit Room guys start to look the same to me after a while, especially when they don't have names. I need words to hang on people if I'm expected to remember them) says that Mozambique is requesting a peacekeeping force to help distribute grain. Leo: "A peacekeeping force to distribute grain?" Well, I suppose that's what becomes necessary when people are desperately hungry. It's not unusual for riots and violence to break out at food distribution sites in places where people are starving. Leo doesn't even bother to reply to this, and moves on to the Middle East. The person reporting on this says that there's nothing much other than a communiqué from the new ambassador to Qumar. Leo remains casual, but asks what it's about. The other guy says that about a month ago, the investigation into Shareef's missing plane was reopened. Leo asks whether they found anything. Other Guy says he doesn't know, but that the Emergency Locator Transmitter never went off. Leo knows. Fitz says that they'll assemble all the military rescue efforts and feed them into State: "They can give the Ambassador and the Sultan another report." Leo agrees to that, and moves on to Eastern Europe. He and Fitz exchange many meaningful glances. Oh, just kiss already! It's reported that Warsaw transit workers are planning to strike, since they haven't been paid in four months. Yeah, that's gotta suck. Leo's not really listening anymore. He's thinking about how he's going to break Margaret's heart when he tells her about him and Fitz. Also, about how to arrange things so that he, Fitz, and Jed aren't tried for murder. But more just about Fitz.