When Jed arrives back in the Oval Office, assorted folks are positioned around the room, quietly doing...whatever. Security stuff. Jed asks Leo if they're getting somewhere. Leo says the thinking is that since Kaliningrad is the only non-contiguous Russian state, Jed can imply that he's merely informing Chigorin of a rescue mission that barely concerns Chigorin. Jed: "And what I do when Chigorin tells me Hawaii's not really part of America, and he wants to change the alphabet to Cyrillic?" Leo says he's not going to have Jed tell Chigorin that Kaliningrad's not part of Russia. Jed wants to know what area they're trolling in. Leo says they weren't spying on Russia, they were spying for Russia. This is the international politics version of "It's not you, it's me." Pretty soon Chigorin will find out that Jed's been having quiet dinners with the leader of the Lithuanian Labour Party and all hell will break loose. Jed wonders if this phone call he's going to have with Chigorin is for a White House bloopers reel. What I want to know is, when are we going to see The West Wing bloopers show? Come on, it's been four years. There must be some good stuff there. Throw us a bone already. I think that would bring out the audience love like nothing else. Leo asks Jed to be patient for a few minutes, and tells him that there was a bombing at a Kuala Lumpur nightclub, and that a suspect has been apprehended trying to explode at device at the Brandenburg Gate. Leo doesn't know if the two events are related.
Back to the game. Debbie bets fifty bucks. Most of the others fold. Will tells Toby to make Debbie prove it. Toby chews on some gum with a slightly mischievous look, and then throws in a couple of chips. Debbie puts down her cards, saying, "Straight to the King." Toby tosses his cards on the table and Debbie grabs all the chips again. Will gathers all the cards, telling Toby, "I'll get her for you." C.J. hands him another card; Will says it's the joker. He picks it up and flings it into the next room. It lands...somewhere -- an in-basket, a trash can, who can tell with the mood lighting? C.J.'s wildly impressed. Toby stands up and does the same thing. Josh: "We're not going to need that three of clubs?" Will says that if he stood at the podium in the Briefing Room, he could hit a seat in the fifth row. Toby's not buying it. Will bets him a dollar a card that he can. They all start to get up to go to the Briefing Room, but Debbie tells them to sit down and play poker. Donna comes along to take Josh's drink order. No, she's here to say his interviewee has arrived and is waiting in the Roosevelt Room. He tells them to deal him out for three hands.