Now Leo's back in his office in the present, remembering and cogitating. Josh drops in to tell Leo about his meeting with Hunt, and that Hunt won't back off. Leo says he'll call Hunt. Josh says he spoke to Canton, who claims Mueller-Wright circumvented DoD protocol to get their deal approved. Leo says that there are thousands of regulations, and that if someone at Mueller-Wright forgot their due diligence, it will get sorted out. Josh says that Canton says that they never did an AOA (Analysis of Alternatives, I think). And Hunt's begun an investigation; O'Neal's the first witness to be subpoenaed. Leo yells for Margaret, and tells her to inform Hunt's office that Leo's on his way over. Josh says, "You worked for Mueller-Wright. If they're involved in procurement irregularities, any attempt on your part to impede a Senate...." Leo snaps, "I'm not going to impede anything!" He thanks Josh and says he'll take it from here. Josh looks concerned: "Did you know Senator Hunt in the military?" Josh: "No. He was later. Cambodia and Laos. It was a big war." He walks out as we fade back to the jungle.
Young injured Leo is still urging his comrade to go without him. Ken refuses and hoists him over his shoulder and carries him off.
Oh, God, this is only half over. How have I done this for so many years? I need some pineapple.
Leo's meeting with Hunt: "The Army sped up the timeline, because in case you haven't noticed, the threat to our guys has increased." Hunt: "Are you questioning my patriotism?" Leo tells him to cut the crap: "I got old service ribbons gathering dust in a drawer somewhere, too." You know, I'll bet Martha Stewart has some really clever ideas about how to display those. Hunt says that there were companies with lower bids. Leo: "Airbus!" He sneers at the idea that Congress would let the Pentagon award a $10 billion defence contract to the French. Hunt maintains that if Mueller-Wright couldn't meet the price, it shouldn't have bid. Leo: "So now you're going to drag Ken O'Neal in front of a network perp-walk over a weapons system we have to have that no one else could build?" Hunt says that if Ken is subpoenaed by Hunt's Committee, "it will be to answer legitimate questions about the manner in which Mueller-Wright secured those contracts." Leo retorts, "You know damn well the charge screams louder than the verdict. If you don't like the price, tell the DoD to renegotiate it." Hunt says it's no longer about price: "It's about process...and patronage." Leo: "You're accusing me of using my influence to get them the contract?" Hunt asks him how many years Leo worked for Mueller-Wright: "Was it ten, twelve?" Leo: "Don't try to embarrass me, and through me, the President, by humiliating an outstanding American patriot." Hunt: "Well, now who's waving the flag, Leo?" Leo stands up and says, "If you're drawing up partisan subpoena lists, Matt -- put my name on top." He leaves.