Charlie runs out on to the portico and pretends to be Mr. Cool when he runs into Zoey: "This is a coincidence. I was just stepping outside for some air." Zoey says they just let her in a few minutes ago. He says everything's fine. She says she just wanted to check and that she was just going to call him. Charlie: "Were you? To say you wanted to get back together again?" Dude, you know I love you, but is it really appropriate to be putting the make on her right now? Zoey replies, "To make sure you were alive." Charlie: "Well, that's a step in my direction." He asks her if she wants to come inside for a minute; she's got to get back to studying for a final tomorrow. She doesn't want to see her father at all? That seems a little odd. I would expect Jed to be yoogely hurt if he found out she had been there and he hadn't seen her. Zoey and Charlie talk about how they can't believe Zoey is graduating in two weeks.
Charlie asks, "Is Chef Boyardee around?" Zoey wonders why Charlie has to do that. Charlie: "I was asking after him." Zoey: "We were having a perfectly nice..." Charlie: "Sorry." Zoey: "And on tonight of all nights, when we should be thinking about..." Charlie: "Why is tonight different from others?" Slight nod to the Haggadah there? Zoey says it's because Charlie was shot at. Charlie: "Well, not me, personally, but I see all the more reason to..." Zoey interjects that she's going to France for three months after graduation. She explains that Frenchie asked her a couple of days ago to come to his family's farmhouse near Avignon: "No press. No politics. It's what I want to do." Charlie thinks it's a great thing to do: "I just don't know why you're doing it with him." She says he's been out with plenty of women since they broke up. Charlie says he hasn't. I can't imagine when he would have the time. Then again, Donna found time for that second job. Zoey says that every college student in D.C. tells her what Charlie's up to. She adds that every time he's gone out with someone else, she's been supportive. Charlie: "'Supportive' how? I didn't even know you knew." Zoey: "That's how!" They keep bickering, and Charlie tells her he doesn't want her to go to France with Frenchie. Zoey: "Why don't you like him?" Charlie replies, "Because..." Zoey: "It's been four years in the White House. And another being the daughter of a candidate. Eight years as governor. My grades get printed in the paper. My boyfriends are in the paper. I live and die with my parents' successes and failures. And so do you. Sometimes even more than me. And Jean-Paul doesn't. He's happy. He's...just...happy." Charlie: "That's 'cause he's got $500 million and no conscience." Zoey says softly, "No, it isn't. He cares about things. And one of them is me. And none of them are this. And that's appealing to me right now." Sure, but...he can't be the only guy in the world who feels that way. Charlie says he can understand that. She says she has to go study: "Sorry you got shot at again." Now there's a card I bet Hallmark hasn't yet thought of. Charlie watches her walk away. Well, this day just gets better and better.