In the walkway outside the Oval Office, we hear Jed's voice snarling, "This is crap, Leo! It's been three days. This is amateur hour!" Leo tries to placate POTUS, saying, "Cashman and Berryhill have to revise the response scenario so that they speak to State's concern..." POTUS retorts, "Cashman and Berryhill are dragging their feet. Cashman and Berryhill are trying to make me look like a clown. And State should concern itself with what I damn well tell 'em to be concerned with." Leo says, "Doesn't work like that." POTUS snaps: "So I've discovered." Leo adds that POTUS knows that's not how it works, and that the chiefs are moving as swiftly as they can, even though time isn't a factor. He also states that Cashman and Berryhill have a reasonable point with respect to the Security Council. Jed calls out to Mrs. Landingham that he can't find his glasses anywhere, and, waving his arms around, requests that she do whatever it is she does when he can't find his glasses. He turns his attention back to Leo. "It's been seventy-two hours, Leo. That's more than three days since they blew him out of the sky. And I'm tired of waiting, damn it. This is candy-ass! We're going to draw up a response scenario today. I'm going to give the order today. We're going to strike back today." Leo says quietly, "I wish you wouldn't say 'him,' Mr. President." Jed's puzzled. "What?" "Three days since they blew him out of the sky? Of course that's fine while it's just you and me, sir. But in there with Fitzwallace and the Chiefs, I hope you say 'it' or 'the airplane,' not him." Jed seems a little annoyed that Leo is suggesting that he's taking it personally, wondering why the hell he shouldn't take it personally, and pointing out that Americans were on the plane. He bellows again to Mrs. Landingham about his glasses, while Leo is trying to say that he thinks they still need to talk about something, but Jed ignores him and tells Mrs. L he still doesn't have his glasses. Mrs. L reassures him that they're "on it." Um, wouldn't the President have at least one spare pair of glasses? She also tells him that the Director is waiting and Jed tells her to bring him in. He then asks Leo what he wanted to say but Leo decides not to bother, and goes off to his staff meeting, leaving Jed to peer at a document in a file folder.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B+ | 766 USERS: B-
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