Zoey asks where Doug is; Liz thinks he's making sure Gus is in bed. Jed asks, "Isn't there some kind of person..." Liz: "A nanny is not a substitute for a parent." Jed: "I thought that's exactly what a nanny was." Then ensues a tedious discussion of the alleged chinlessness of the Swedish nanny. Jed wants Doug to be hustled to dinner, but Abby says they can give it ten more minutes. Zoey asks, "Is Ellie..." Jed: "Apparently not." Abby: "Can we give it ten more minutes?" Doug arrives, and Liz acts about Gus. Doug says he's fine: "He's watching a video." Liz seems to think she should go check on him, but Doug insists that the kid is fine, and asks, "What's on the menu?" Abby describes the menu as "absolutely" something, but before she can say more, Doug asks where Ellie is, and Jed grumbles, "We have yet to determine whether medical science can spare Ellie Bartlet for an evening." Abby says they're waiting a bit longer for her. Liz quietly asks Doug, "Did you...?" He says, "Mm-hm." Liz can tell from his expression that it didn't go well.
Doug decides to get a drink. Abby wants to call the steward, but Doug whines about not wanting ice in his Scotch while Liz gives Jed the stink-eye. Jed pretends not to notice. Liz gets up and follows Doug out. Abby, obviously noticing something wrong, asks Jed as soon as they're gone, "What was that?" But Leo arrives at that moment, and Abby manages mostly to conceal her annoyance. Leo apologizes, saying he was told they hadn't begun eating. Jed, with no small amount of sarcasm: "Did you want to sit? We have room." Leo basically indicates that he needs to talk to Jed privately. Jed excuses himself, and they walk off to the side of the room. Leo tells him that two more physicians' licenses were just suspended, and that he asked the AG to come in tomorrow, but that he's getting on a plane, so he's downstairs waiting. The flight's in two hours, so Jed tells Abby and Zoey: "Five minutes. Ellie's still not here; I'll beat her back." Abby announces to a steward that they've lost their quorum. How many Bartlets have to be present in order to transact some turkey?