Charlie and Anthony take Orlando to vote for the first time. It's a pretty boring scene. We find out Orlando isn't the sharpest tool in the box, but he's a heckuva football player. Because we couldn't have gleaned all that from any of the foregoing. After he votes, he wants to go again. Hey, this isn't Space Mountain, buddy. Settle down.
Will stands outside in the parking lot glaring at the sky: "Come on!" Elsie comes out and stands near the door, yelling for him to come inside and have some food with them. There's something really weird about her line delivery. Will ignores her. It's pretty windy, and there's definitely a storm coming. Elsie runs over to Will as he throws his arms up like he's Moses trying to part the Red Sea and yells, "Now!" There's thunder, the sky opens and there's an unbelievable deluge. He turns to her in surprise and says, "Jesus!" They're both soaked to the skin immediately, and she asks, "Wow! What else can you do?" Will: "I didn't know I could do that!" He beams at her through the downpour. If you ever wanted to ask her for a date, Will, I'd say now's the time. You probably aren't going to impress her more than this.
8:59 PM. Toby wanders into the bullpen and Josh says, "It's on, you can see it." Toby: "Hey." Josh: "I'm not spitting, I'm not turning around. Union households are beating non-union households in some of these districts." Carol tells C.J. she has a call. C.J. takes it, listens for a brief moment, and says "thanks." As she hangs up and zooms off, Josh asks what that was about. She says he'll see in a minute. Carol announces that it's nine o'clock, and everyone cheers.
C.J. hustles over to the Oval Office, where she runs into Leo outside his office. They don't speak, they just go straight into the Oval Office, where Jed is standing, going over his speech. He says, "I feel like I should be self-deprecating. I mean, it's not inauguration. I could be funny, right? I don't think so. I think it's the wrong note. If I'm thanking campaign staff, maybe." Leo and C.J. just let him ramble on. C.J. pours a drink and says, with a serious expression: "We've got some news." Both she and Leo look as if someone died. Bartlet: "What? What?" Leo finally says, "You're going to win New Hampshire," and lets a broad smile break across his face. Jed smiles a cute little smile. He takes a drink, tosses his file folder on the coffee table, and walks out with C.J. and Leo behind him. I think we've had enough fakeouts for a while. I have, anyway. They walk into the Mural Room, where he receives some applause as people are watching the returns. I guess the people of New Hampshire were more impressed with the debate last week than I was. The three of them stand there smiling. Where the heck is Hoynes?