Sit Room. NF Squared says there's no activity at all in the crew's location. They believe their people are in a densely wooded area. He adds that there's a lot of activity on the water near the crash site. Leo wonders how long it will be before the North Koreans figure out that the Americans made it to shore. NF Squared thinks the North Koreans believe no one got out. Jed asks what their plan is. Another guy outlines a HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) drop plan under cover of darkness. Leo explains that HALO means they jump at 40,000 feet but don't open their chutes until 2,000 feet. There's some military blah blah about the details of the rescue mission, which aren't really all that germane. The SEAL team will be armed. Shadrach doesn't like it: "If they run into resistance from the North Koreans, they'll start shooting?" NF Squared asks, "You want them to drop in unarmed?" Shadrach begins, "Mr. President, if the North Koreans discover armed American soldiers on Korean soil...." Jed: "We go get them." Shadrach starts to argue, but Leo says, "We don't leave our people in harm's way, Mr. Barrow. We bring 'em home." Jed gets up, saying, "Admiral...go get our boys."
Josh has his meeting with Senator Hunt, who is played by the estimable Philip Baker Hall. They exchange some small talk about handballing or something. Yeah, now you're paying attention. Actually, they just yap about squash, racquetball, et cetera, and we learn that apparently Hunt has given Josh a good shellacking at some point in the past. On a court, people. Anyway, let's see if we can wrap this scene up quickly, because if there's anything more boring than two characters discussing a defense contractor bilking the federal government...well, whatever that might be, it'll probably be along shortly, so I need to conserve my energy. The price agreed to for the Ramses choppers was $6 billion, and now it's gone up to $10 billion. Josh and Hunt argue about whether the cost change is justified. I curse my timing in picking this as my last episode. (Should have been "Two Cathedrals.") Hell, even last week, at least I could stay awake. Hunt takes a shot at Josh for his lack of military service. Then he wants to know if Ken O'Neal called Leo. Josh replies by implying that the Senator's delaying the project because none of the subcontractors is Arizonan. Hunt tells Josh that the Armed Services Committee is going to exercise its prerogatives, and O'Neal's just going to have to wait.