It's Friday night. A bunch of people are in a screening room watching Dial M for Murder. I'd like to have a big old screening room like this, let me tell you. Ellie's in the front room in a huge comfy chair, somewhat apathetically eating popcorn. Jed's in the row behind her, wearing a Notre Dame sweatshirt (how's that for product placement?) and pretending to watch the movie, but we all know he's obsessing about his relationship with Ellie. The camera sneaks up behind Josh and Donna and Josh whispers to Donna, "This isn't good." Donna: "What?" Josh: "The President's not talking." Donna says there's a movie on; Josh points out he usually talks during the movies. Just then Charlie comes and drags Jed out of the movie.
Jed goes to the Oval Office, where Millicent Griffith is waiting for him, wearing her uniform and with resignation in hand. They say "good evening" to each other. He says, "I'm sorry about this." He asks if she's holding her resignation; she hands it to him and he thanks her. She says, "On thinking about it, I felt your firing me would send a dangerous signal to whomever had my job next." He asks, "Did you not think that playing down the dangers of drug use sent a dangerous signal as well?" She says, pretty crisply, "I do not believe that is what I did, sir. I was asked, by and large, if marijuana holds the same addictive properties as heroin and LSD. It does not. I was asked if marijuana poses a greater health risk than nicotine or alcohol, and in my opinion, it does not. And I believe if you look at..." Jed interrupts: "Millie, did you put her up to it?" She says, "Sir?" Jed quotes: "'My father won't fire the Surgeon General. He would never do that.' You didn't put her up to it?" Millie insists that she didn't. Jed doesn't really believe her: "You didn't pick up the phone after Josh came to see you and say, 'Ellie, it's your Godmother. Let's stick it to your old man and paint him into a corner?'" She says, "No, sir." Jed paces a bit, dropping the resignation on the coffee table and asks, "Why haven't I ever been able to get her to like me? I'm asking you." Millie says, "Sir, I'm not sure it's appropriate..." He repeats, "I'm asking you." She sighs a little and says, "I think you're wrong." He insists he's not.