Wednesday. Josh is in Leo's office. They're trying to think up reasons for POTUS not to go to the summit. Josh suggests, "There's something really good on television." There is? Oh yeah, 24. I'll bet POTUS would love that show. Josh suggests telling them that there's something really good on television and that POTUS doesn't know how to work a VCR. Leo rolls his head in irritation as Josh rambles, "No, it's not that he doesn't know to work it, they know he's got a staff. They wouldn't buy it. It's that he doesn't trust technology." Leo: "Josh..." Josh: "This is insane." Leo's pretty mad: "News of the reactor is going to break -- you know it will -- and it's gonna break at the worst possible time. In fact, my money's on, it's gonna break right next to the picture of him shaking hands with Chigorin...while wearing a coat...to protect his MS-riddled body from the fierce climate in Finland." Josh asks how they can all be so sure it's not MINATOM and the other Cold War holdouts. Leo: "I don't care..." Josh says there are other issues on the table: "NATO expansion, the Caspian pipeline..." Leo snaps, "You don't get to put a bomb in Iran! There are no other issues on the table right now. We're going to have to fly over there, and blow this thing up, and given what they're manufacturing there, I don't know if that's possible." Leo gets up, walks around, and sits down behind his desk. "We were all so smart. Russia's hobbled. The next conflict's going to be in the Middle East. Turns out it is in the Middle East. With the Russians." Josh is silent for a bit and then tells Leo he didn't answer Josh's question. Leo asks, "What question?" Josh: "Chigorin just took office four months ago. How can you be sure it's not a rogue thing?" Leo: "I don't want a leak, Josh. Everyone's proceeding like we're going?" Josh: "Yes. How can you be sure?" Leo admits that he can't.
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