Josh comes in to let C.J. know that the Chinese delegation wants to eliminate much of the discussion of trade so that the summit can focus on the U.S. role in Taiwan, and that they want to greet the President in Tiananmen Square. After a bit of ranting, Josh notices that Kate and C.J. are eating Chinese. Kate offers him some lo mein. I think that after you've put the chopsticks in your mouth and then put them back in the take-out carton, it's kind of gross to offer that food to someone else. It's like double dipping. Toby enters and tells the assembled crowd that Senator Hunt has asked for floor time to introduce a resolution asking Jed to display the Taiwan independence flag in the lobby of the State Department. This concerns everyone, not just because it might make the Chinese angry, but also because it might encourage the Taiwan Independence Movement to take concrete steps towards their goal. Which is what? Yes, that's right, independence from China. I'm glad you've been paying attention. C.J. thinks they need to shut Hunt down, and asks Josh what he wants to do. Josh: "Hang him by his thumbs and beat him with a pogo stick." C.J. actually wants a serious answer, however, so Josh suggests sending Toby and Kate to the Chinese embassy first thing in the morning to explain that Hunt is a loose cannon and that the flag will be returned by the end of the day. C.J. tells Josh that he will have to go see Hunt, and he grudgingly agrees. Josh and Kate both leave, and C.J. and Toby discuss how bad it will be for Jed to be seen in Tiananmen Square with the Chinese leader. She tells him to figure out how to make it work, just in case it can't be avoided. Toby: "So I'm working for you now, again?" She exclaims his name in frustration, and he walks out of the office.
Will enters Josh's office just as Josh is putting on his coat to leave, and asks how the China preparations are going. Josh gives him a noncommittal answer, and Will moves on to his real agenda, which is to ask about the photo op that Jed is having the next day, in which he will hand over the 25th Amendment letter to representatives of the National Constitution Center. Bingo Bob would like to be part of the photo op. Josh is surprised, since everything related to the letter happened before Russell was Veep. Josh also tries to foist Will onto Toby, who is conveniently passing by. Will explains to Toby what he wants, and Toby gives him a flat "no." By this time, the trio has walked into the Communications office. Toby thinks Russell just wants to "horn in on Baker's photo op with the President." Apparently, Governor Baker (who is the governor of Pennsylvania, and not California, as I had originally thought) will be at that photo op, since he is a trustee of the National Constitution Center (located, appropriately, in Pennsylvania). But Will thinks Baker is just trying to make it seem as though Jed is supporting Baker in his run for the Democratic nomination. They enter Toby's office, and Josh says, "Finns to the left, Finns to the right. Baker and Hoynes." Will is pretty dismissive of Hoynes, merely saying that his appearance on the Dianne Mathers show will be "interesting." Will points out to Toby that the President assured Bingo Bob that he would have Jed's support, and Toby offers to arrange another photo op for Russell: "The hog lots bill is in conference." Will starts to argue, but then gives up and leaves the room. Josh is surprised that Will seemed so uninterested in Hoynes. Toby agrees with Josh, pointing out that Hoynes has been all over the news, and that Toby has "been getting calls." Josh: "Yeah, he called me a couple of times." Toby: "He? I was talking about reporters. Hoynes called you?" Josh reassures Toby that he didn't call Hoynes back, because Josh isn't interested "in anything having to do with John Hoynes." I've been accused of seeing too much HoYay when it comes to Josh, but I swear that he sounded just like a jilted lover when he said that line.