Close-up on several paper flags attached to tiny little flagpoles, which are in turn attached to little blocks of wood. Represented are the flags of the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China, the Taiwan Independence Movement, and a couple of other Taiwanese political parties. C.J. and Kate are sitting at C.J.'s desk, eating Chinese food(!) out of take-out cartons, while Kate explains (again!) the difference between the various flags. C.J. seems particularly confused by the distinction between the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China, and I simply refuse to believe that the person who was Leo's only candidate to become Chief of Staff would be so ignorant. Of course, the real explanation is that the writers think that the audience is that ignorant. (Have you noticed that I'm angry about this?) The point of this conversation is to explain (again!) that China would become quite angry if Taiwan changed its flag. China might even declare war. At the end of the little flag exhibit, C.J. wonders why Kate has the flags. "I play a lot of Risk." That was surely a jest. I can't imagine that Kate would have enough friends to get a good game of Risk going.
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