Cliff enters a large and fancy office. We hear Donna talking on the phone, telling someone that she's going to miss "those peach things," and asking the person on the other end of the line to bring some to Cleveland. There's been some speculation that Donna is having some kind of fling with whomever is on the other end of this call, but I do not detect the tiniest bit of warmth or affection in her voice. It just sounds like she's speaking to a colleague. Donna hangs up and gives Cliff her condolences on the vote. He tells her, "Sometimes things are going so smoothly you don't see it coming until they fall apart." Their eyes meet at the end of that sentence. Gee, do you think those words could have some deeper meaning for the two of them? Maybe related to the fact that they slept together and then had to break up when Donna was a witness in an investigation Cliff was leading? It's just too subtle for me to tell. Donna walks back to her desk, and Cliff follows her, telling her that she looks changed, "in a good way." She takes that in without responding, and then congratulates him on the job. He's not sure it will still be his after the day's failure, but he thinks she's on a great career path with Bingo Bob. Cliff tells her to thank the Veep for the use of his office, and she expositions that it's normal for the White House legislative affairs staff to use the Veep's Capitol office. Cliff says, "I guess Josh must have worked out of here a lot." Donna: "Back in the day." Why sure, remember in that one episode when....Or that other one, with the big vote on....Hey, wait a minute. There haven't been any episodes in which Josh worked out of this office. Donna, you big liar. And Carol Flint, you bad writer. And then Cliff tells Donna that they should have dinner sometime, "so [she] can catch [him] up." Donna perks up, and tells him that she'll be back in town after Super Tuesday. He wishes her luck, and she smiles after him as he walks out.
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