Back at the party, C.J., Abby, and Amy are standing beside a table. C.J. has her hand lightly to her head. Guess she's had enough of the giggle juice. They're not talking, just staring ahead listening to the music. Donna comes up behind Abby and apologizes again for what she said earlier. Abby tells her not to worry about it: "You were good. I've got a surprise for you coming up." Just then Josh comes up, and starts to talk to Donna. Then he stops, excuses himself for a moment, turns, and talks to Amy. She looks over her shoulder petulantly, saying, "Yes?" Josh says, quietly, "I understand, and I forgive you." Amy: "You forgive me?" Josh: "Yes." Amy: "What the hell kind of thing..." Abby sharply says, "Honey!" Amy, apparently Abby's lapdog now, insincerely says, "Thank you for forgiving me, Josh. I appreciate that." She adds "Jackass" under her breath. Abby chuckles merrily.
Josh then turns around to look for Donna again, to tell her, "You're an American again. INS has a grandfather clause. If you pass a three-part literacy test, an American History exam, and fill out a one-page form, you're back." Donna says, "My adopted country." Abby says, "Oh, Josh, I kind of wish you'd mentioned this before." Josh asks why. The band stands up and strikes up "O Canada." Two huge Canadian flags are hoisted aloft as Donna says, "Wow!" Abby says, "You were very good in there, Donna." Jed zips over wondering, fairly loudly, what the hell is going on. Abby turns around and shushes him. Jed complains, "I was gone forty-five minutes! They were all Americans when I left." Donna says, "I know exactly how you feel, Mr. President."
Jed extends his hand to Abby and leads her away. He tells her he called Nolan. "I know I shouldn't have, but I'm sorry, the rules are different when it comes to my family and there isn't a man in America who doesn't understand that. ["Just ask Kiefer." -- Deborah] ["Even Kiefer knows, and he's Canadian." -- Wing Chun] I also think partiality isn't a vice in this case. He knows you, and that's a good thing. He's going to consider not recusing himself." Abby drops her bombshell: "I'm going to voluntarily forfeit my license for the duration of our stay in the White House." What? What? Certainly she should accept the decision of the board, as long as it's reasonable; but why should she sacrifice her career for five more years when that's five times as long as she probably would have lost her license otherwise? Sure, she's stepping up and accepting a penalty, as did Jed, and that's great. It's the right thing to do, and a tasty way to do it. Why she's going out of her way to expand it, to fall on her sword more than necessary, I have no idea. Jed certainly didn't accept any more penalty than necessary.