Back to POTUS, still speechifying: "So what will I remember? What will I tell my grandchildren? I'll tell them that I stood on the Great Wall of China and that I stood in the well of the U.S. House of Representatives. I'll tell them I sat with kings and cardinals and made an appointment to the Supreme Court. And I'll tell them that one morning in September, I got to spend a few minutes with the men and women of Air Wing One." I think the grandchildren will be falling asleep by then, and asking things like, "Did you ever meet Bono? Or Fred Durst?" Jed continues: "May God bless you and your families, and may He continue to shed His magnificent grace upon the United States of America. Thank you so much." Maybe God could spare a little for the rest of the world while He's at it, too. The audience stands and applauds. Jed puts his fist to his chest for a moment before he waves and leaves. The choir starts singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" as he walks offstage. Nancy-the-assistant (as opposed to Nancy-the-ass-kicking- National-Security-Advisor) gives Charlie the phone, saying it's Leo for POTUS. Charlie goes over to C.J., who tells him that she needs to talk to him about something. He tells her he's got Leo for the President. Jed's making his way through a line-up of officers, shaking hands. C.J. catches his eye and makes the telephone gesture.
Margaret comes into Leo's office to tell him that Jed's on the line. Jed tells him that things are going well, and that "it feels good" out there. Leo asks whether he knows about the Dow. He does. Jed says it'll rebound. He reiterates how good it feels out there on the campaign trail. He wants to know what Leo's up to. Leo says he's going to meet with Fitz for a minute. About nothing. Jed's not buying it. He knows Leo's hiding something. He's suspected for a while that he's been losing Leo's affections. Leo tries to brush it off. Jed finally gets it out of him -- as the choir sings "The truth is marching on..." -- that Qumar's reopened the investigation. Jed's silent for a moment, and then says they're coming home now. Jed hangs up, looks grave, and walks off toward his ride beneath an enormous American flag, as the choir sings, "Glory, glory, hallelujah, His truth is marching on!" Seems a tad heavy-handed, no? Isn't the music usually a wee bit more subtle than this? And we're into the first commercial.