Josh opens the door of his office, and calls out for Marla, telling her that he needs the numbers for a meeting. His phone rings as he gathers up papers and puts on a jacket. He calls out more requests to her, and his phone keeps ringing. Eventually, he calls out, "Could you get that? I'm running late." Finally, he picks it up. It's Marla: "I don't like to be yelled at." Click.
Marla is standing, waiting for Josh in her cubicle. He walks up to her and quietly asks her for the earmarks. Marla: "Earmarks? Is that frat boy for 'pork'?" She hands him the papers, and then questions the $300,000 for "potato storage research." Josh points out that "starches are vital." She also questions $50 million for an "indoor rain forest in Iowa." She accuses him of bribing members of Congress using taxpayers' dollars. Josh: "I don't know if you read the memo, but I set federal budget policy. You alphabetize and sort." And just then Josh hears the soft, sweet voice of an angel. It's Matt Santos, come a-courtin'. He asks if Josh has a second. Josh looks at him, looks back at Marla, and says, "Yeah." Marla calls after him, telling him that he's going to be late.
In Josh's office, Santos asks Josh what he's working on. "Actually, right now, trying to build an indoor rain forest." Santos, awkwardly: "Well, good luck with that." Based on the nervous tension between them, I'm going to say that these two definitely did it while Josh was in Houston. They've got that total "morning after" vibe. Josh apologizes: "I'm sorry about landing on you in Houston like that." Those exuberant leaps into bed can be painful if you're not careful. Santos tells Josh that Mrs. Santos wants to kill him. Josh: "I've got a lot of women mad at me." Homewrecker. Josh explains that he really will be late for an important meeting about the budget. Santos: "So, would this be a package deal?" Well, I think there are some packages involved. Josh is wondering if Santos is talking about the budget, but he clarifies that he is not: "I've been thinking about your nine-point plan. But I would like to add a tenth." Josh: "What's that?" Santos: "You." Y'all, I could not make this stuff up. If they're going to feed me lines like this, how am I not supposed to think that they're in love? This dialogue could come straight from a Meg Ryan movie. ["'Straight'?" -- Wing Chun] Josh looks at Santos, wide-eyed. And that right there is the Gayest Look of the Episode. Santos: "I'm in, if you're in with me." Yeah, I think that's a given. Commercials.