Kate walks into Margaret's office and tells her that she needs the Mural Room for a meeting. Margaret asks, "Is it Canada?" She stands up and tells Kate that she may be overly emotional due to the pregnancy, "but Mother's Canadian, Dad hails from upstate, so there's always been a north/south tug-of-war for us kids. Today's events...this is the kind of thing that pulls families apart. Pits brother against brother." Kate is at a loss for words, and after a moment, she asks, "So, can I have the room?" Margaret tells her she can, and as Kate leaves, Margaret calls after her, "Give peace a chance." I think that Margaret is clearly the breakout character of the season. Whatever I may think of individual episodes, I love every moment NiCole Robinson is on screen.
The French door from the portico into the Oval Office opens up, and we hear a voice calling out, "Get the door! Get the door!" Some men in tuxes carry a figure into the room. I have a momentary panic attack, but it's not Jed -- it's Aku. C.J. and Abbey walk in. C.J. didn't see what happened, and Abbey tells her that Aku overdid it. Jed walks in behind them, using his cane but looking unusually jaunty. He's definitely pleased with himself, telling the room at large, "A man his age, attempting a tango." Dr. Abigail Bartlet seems to have forgotten who she is, telling Aku that there is a physician on the way. And wouldn't there likely have been a physician somewhere in the midst of all those Nobel prize winners? (I mean, a physician other than Abbey.) Aku is gripping the back of his head, where he struck the floor, and Jed asks him if he hurt himself. Aku tells Jed, "You're the expert on soft landings. You tell me." Jed thinks that if Aku can still be a jerk, he must be doing fine.
Haffley walks down a hallway and sticks his head into Santos's office. At that exact moment, an office worker is telling a caller that Santos is in Hartford for the night. Haffley looks satisfied, and asks the worker to tell Santos that he stopped by. As he walks away, the office worker picks up the phone, pushes some kind of intercom button, and says, "Elvis has left the building."