Jed and Abby are still heading for the entrance, as Abby dons a pair of Joey Ramone's old sunglasses and Jed grouses about not wanting to sit next to Elizabeth's husband Doug: "I don't want to hear about his kayak." I'll bet Doug doesn't want to hear about your Nobel prize, either. Abby says that if he shows up on time, he can sit wherever he likes. Jed says Abby should tell Ellie that if she's late, she has to sit next to Doug. Abby and Jed go outdoors and greet their daughter: "Lizzie!" Abby grabs up grandson Gus, who doesn't look much like the kid who played Gus earlier this season. More kissing and greeting. Jed grabs Gus and goes into Grandpa mode.
Leo's walking along the portico when C.J. catches up with him. He thinks she's there to discuss the hostage thing, but she's talking about the DEA/assisted suicide thing. Neither one has heard about the other's crisis. Their paths cross with Jed's as he carries Gus along to the Residence with the family trailing along. Leo calls Jed aside and tells him quietly, "Twelve relief workers in Sudan got thrown in jail. Congressman's on CNN calling them hostages." Huh. I suppose those 660 people rounded up in Afghanistan after September 11 and rotting in Guantánamo Bay -- without even being criminally charged, and who are now going to be subjected to secret military trials without the application of normal rules of evidence -- are sort of "hostages," too. Gus shows his grandpa that he has a New Hampshire quarter. This twerp has all the personality of lint. I have no idea why they cast him. Jed asks C.J. if she's talked to State, but she explains that she just heard about it herself, and mentions that there's a problem with the DEA. Jed tells them to hang on; he deposits the little moppet with his mother and says he has to deal with something. Jed assures them that they've got all sorts of good stuff planned. The kid looks morose, but he's looked much that way since he got there, so it's hard to tell if he's supposed to be bummed about this. Jed, Leo, and C.J. trudge along the portico back to the Oval Office. Credits.