Charlie leaves as Toby arrives. Toby and Leo start pedeconferencing. Leo says he wanted to see Toby because he read a set of brief remarks for the Better Housing Conferences. Toby asks if that's something he usually reads. Leo says it isn't. Toby wants to know why Leo was reading it. Leo says it's because it's not something he usually reads: "I noticed that the writing has a quality you don't usually find in remarks of this nature. Usually it's written by one of the guys in the shop." Toby says they're a little shorthanded and he did it himself. Leo points out that Toby mixed up the FHA with FEMA. He wants to know what Toby's plan is while Sam is gone for three months. Toby: "We talked about this." Leo: "As long as you still know what you're doing." Toby: "The adjustment period with me, for a new person..." Leo says he adjusted to Sam. Toby: "Maybe, and if I did, it was, like, a week ago." Leo says he could try. Toby wants to know who they could get. Leo says there are people. Toby insists there aren't: "You're like the guys who say, 'Are you telling me you could only find one African-American speechwriter good enough to work at the White House?' I'm amazed I found that many. 'Good enough to work at the White House' is a pretty small population to begin with. And guys who can write entire sections of a State of the Union? I'd be as surprised if there were as many as nine of us. And Sam was one of them." Leo asks Toby what he thinks about Vicky Hilton. Toby thinks that they've invested a lot of time and money in teaching her how to fly a warplane: "Which, it turns out, she does very well, and there aren't very many who do, so I'm going to go ahead and pick national security over caring who [sic] she sleeps with." Leo says that Josh talked to him today. Toby says it can't go in the Oval Office. Leo definitely agrees: "Except I have a woman problem." Man, isn't that always the way? Toby asks: "Is Jordan pestering you? 'Cause I'm getting it from Andi on this day and night." Poor babies. Cripes, the crap men have to put up with for some poontang. Leo: "No, Toby, I meant a woman's issue. The constituency of women. Though Jordy hasn't shut up about Vicky Hilton." "Jordy"? Okay. Toby: "This is what I'm saying." Leo goes into his meeting and Toby takes off.
Wednesday. Jed ends a meeting in his office and asks C.J., "What the hell's going on with the seats in the Briefing Room?" C.J. tells him not to worry about it. He says he's not, but he just read about it. C.J. quickly explains what happened and says she thinks he shouldn't comment on it. Jed: "I'll comment on it. I'll say, 'Sit your ass where you're told and get back to work.'" ["That's about how strict I am." -- Wing Chun] C.J. doesn't think that's such a hot idea, either. Assistant Nancy sticks her head and tells Jed that the Secretary-General's on the phone. Charlie says no, and lies that Jed can't take the call until he reads a new memo on Rwanda that Toby wanted him to read. He further lies that he forgot to tell the switchboard. Jed buys it and tells Nancy he'll have to return the call. He turns to C.J. and asks if she's going to take care of it. She says she's going to have a camera position moved. Jed: "Well, I'm sorry to hear you're caving, but whatever." C.J.: "Yeah, but I'm not caving, sir." Jed's still all "whatever" about it. The room is overcome with a blinding light as Sparky bops in with the CEC briefing POTUS requested. Jed thanks him and introduces him to Josh and C.J., who are still at the back of the room. C.J. greets Sparky naturally; Josh's eyes kind of light up. Say, he's got more chemistry with Sparky already than Donna's had for the other two episodes. Jed reads the report, saying, "They're talking about a force level data-fusion network." Sparky: "Yes, sir." Jed: "Nancy thinks France will come around after the North Sea exercise." Sparky says she does, and that he agrees. Jed thanks them all, and they leave.