Annabeth leads a dozen adolescents through the West Wing. With one or two exceptions, they are taller than she is. She tells them she knows they're disappointed, and one young woman explains that they understand that the President's schedule can change quickly. A rather unfortunately geeky-looking young man explains that the kids didn't mind having to meet with C.J., or even Toby. Annabeth: "But getting bumped to Deputy Press Secretary in charge of hairstyles kind of sucks, huh?" Geek Boy tells Annabeth that if they were a student media group, they "wouldn't be lodging this protest." Geek Girl pointedly tells Geek Boy that they aren't lodging a protest. She also calls him Cody. Cody asks Annabeth if she even read their materials. At that moment, Toby walks behind the group, realizes who they are, and walks the other way. Annabeth explains that she did read their materials. Cody: "Then you know that a glorified field trip is a waste of our time." Annabeth gives her best Broadway smile (which, since this is Kristin Chenoweth we're talking about, is pretty good), and tells him, "Let's talk about it on our way to the East Room." The students follow her, but Cody is clearly not happy.
Cliff walks into his office and finds Josh standing behind his desk, perusing some document that was left on the desktop. Awkward. Cliff closes the door, as Josh tells him, "I love what you've done with the place." Cliff tells Josh he was expecting Santos, and Josh explains that he'll be there soon: "But you're wasting his time with this." Cliff starts talking about how stem-cell research is a winning political issue for Democrats, but that's not what Josh is concerned about. As Santos walks in and tells Cliff that they're "on board," Josh points out that there's no viable strategy to win the fight, since Haffley will never schedule a vote when there are enough Democrats in town to carry the day. Cliff shows that he definitely has a pair when he explains to Josh that he is "talking to the Congressman at his request about his president's agenda. Maybe [Josh] could give [the two of them] a sec?" Josh can't quite believe what he's hearing: "You kicking me out? Of this office? So you can be alone with my boyfriend?" That last sentence might have been implied. Santos sees that if he really wants that three-way he's hankering after, he's going to have to smooth things over with Josh. He asks Cliff if he could give Josh and Santos a minute alone. As Cliff steps out, he tells Josh, "My office is your office." Josh is a pissy queen, responding, "Was, in fact." Yeah, that's right, it was your office, Josh. You gave it up, so don't be surprised that somebody else has marked it as his territory. Josh is angry to hear that Santos set up the meeting with Cliff, and Santos points out, "You can't let me out of your sight for a minute." Josh points out that they're going to lose the vote if they leave town, but that the vote will never take place if they stick around. But Santos has a plan. He just needs Josh and Cliff to work together to "iron out some crucial details." Yeah, like, what's the safe word going to be?