Leo and POTUS enter the Oval Office and Jed calls out, "Fitz! You old horse thief, you old muckety-muck!" Fitz greets him again. There's a lot other brass there. Jed: "Josh says the Director of MINATOM says it's commercial power production." Fitz points out that there are no power lines to or from the site, and that there's no reprocessing facility. He says, "This one's fifty megawatts thermal, which is identical to the reactor Pakistan's got in Kushab." Fitz insists that this is used to make plutonium, and reminds them that he's not the National Security Advisor (where is Nancy anyway? Can't we ever have Fitz and Nancy on the same show?), nor is he the Secretary of State or of Defense, but he says that the Russians are giving Iran the bomb. Jed says that's what all those people already told him anyway, along with the directors of the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, and Naval Intelligence. Josh asks Leo whether it isn't true that MINATOM is in terrible shape. Leo says it lost some customers after Chernobyl. Josh: "Yeah, that's 'welcome to free markets' the hard way, but my point is, their light water reactors contracts are way behind schedule. There are all kinds of technical failures." Jed wonders whether Josh thinks the Iranians forced them to build a heavy water reactor. Josh thinks it's possible, in order to fulfill contracts. Jed thinks that's crap: "And even if that were the case, it doesn't make them Jean Valjean. They want a power broker in the Middle East. Just what the doctor ordered for the Middle East. All right, while avoiding the biggest diplomacy disaster since I don't know when, Josh, Leo, you guys have to figure out a way to get me out of it." He walks away. Josh: "Get him out of what?" Leo: "He's not going to Helsinki." And it's commercial time.
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.