We fade out on Jed's face to a shot of Abby mechanically making sandwiches in a very nice kitchen. Ellie's working at another table. Jed comes in, and no one reacts or seems to notice. He turns to go, and then asks Ellie to give them a minute. Abby says in a small, neutral voice, "We're making lunch." Jed suggests calling downstairs and having something sent up. Abby: "I don't want any more people in here. There are already too many people in our lives." Elizabeth arrives, asking if the noodles are ready for her kids. Ellie says they are, and that she's cutting up some fruit. Abby fixes her gaze on something other than Jed and asks, "It isn't true, is it?" Jed apologizes for her having to hear about it on television. Dude, that was the one thing you could have prevented. You knew it was going to be public -- why in God's name didn't you tell her yourself? Abby: "Why should today be any different?" Burn! Jed: "Abdul Shareef had nothing to do with what happened to Zoey." Abby says Jed doesn't know that. Jed: "It was debated and discussed and agonized over for weeks." Abby: "'Debated'? And 'discussed'? I'm here. I don't remember that." Jed barks, "It was a difficult decision!" Abby: "Made by you. Not us." Well...yeah. He's the President. It's kind of in his job description. He says he did what he thought was necessary. Abby walks out saying, "Your decisions, Jed. Not ours." Elizabeth and Ellie have kept totally quiet throughout this. Elizabeth gives her father a sad glance and Jed looks pained. He sits down at the table as Elizabeth leaves. We see Ellie with a tear running out of her eye. She picks up Jed's Notre Dame coffee mug, and takes it to him at the table. She puts it down, and bends over behind his chair to give him a hug before she walks out.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B- | 639 USERS: B-
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