Outside the hotel, Leo chats with Ken and his wife, Sally, played by Anna Holbrook (who, if anything, has gotten better-looking with age), asking about their kids. Sally responds, "Beth's expecting again, and Sandy's...Sandy." That last part is parental code for, "Well, you know Sandy...she's hell-bent on this female-to-male 'transitioning' thing and we are just so utterly bewildered that we can't talk about it. We just hope she stays in Berkeley so we don't have to explain it to our chi-chi friends here in Chicago." Leo asks Ken, "How's Ramses coming along?" Ken says that Armed Services is holding it up, and that he's coming to Washington on Thursday to speak to them. He wonders if Leo's free for lunch. Leo intends to be, and asks, "You want me to place a call?" Ken: "To Hunt? No, thanks." Leo congratulates Ken again, and they hug. Ken insists that Leo has to come to Hilton Head this summer, and he won't accept any lame excuses "that [he's] saving the world for democracy." Leo: "Saving it from democracy's more what it feels like." They part.
Abby's telling someone to "stop being a baby about this." Jed, in jammies and robe, walks into the First John, where Abby's wearing some casual black outfit. She seems to be meticulously drying each fingernail with a large towel. He complains, "I don't need a portrait." She insists that he does. Jed grouses: "What, me with my Irish Wolfhound, gazing with portent out over the Potomac?" The phone rings as Abby points out that Jed doesn't have an Irish Wolfhound. Jed: "My point exactly." He answers the phone. I like how they have all kinds of bathroom products cluttering up the windowsill, just like regular folks. I don't like the ruched sheers, though. Too foo-foo. Jed tells the caller to send Charlie in. Jed asks Abby, "When am I supposed to find time to sit for some cut-rate Rubens while he angles me just so to catch the late afternoon light?" Abby follows him into the bedroom, asking, "You do know it's not a nude, right?" Heh. And that's all we hear about the official portrait for this episode.
Charlie comes in and apologizes for the interruption. Abby: "Oh no, come on in. Bring your jammies. We're about to start the pillow fight." Charlie says that the General is waiting outside, too. Abby: "Invite him in, too. I'll pop some popcorn and we'll watch Patton on cable." Everyone ignores her.