It's nighttime. Hoynes is walking out of a building, and he tells a couple of aides that he'll see them on the plane tomorrow. Toby is waiting for him, and they engage in some rare outdoor pedeconferencing. Toby asks Hoynes where he's off to and, when he learns that he's going to South Carolina and Georgia, wonders if Hoynes is working on his southern strategy. Hoynes: "That, and my winter tan. You look like you could use a couple of rays yourself." Toby with a tan just wouldn't be Toby. He agrees with me, telling Hoynes, "I'm not much so much in for tanning, but I'll give it some thoughtful study." Hoynes immediately recognizes the reference to his own statement on the Sanctity of Marriage Act, and talks about how nice it is not to have to comment on every issue that comes before the Congress. Toby asks Hoynes if he served on the Judiciary Committee with Wilkinson, and then accuses him of putting Wilkinson up to attaching the amendment to the budget so that Russell would be forced to move to the right, thereby hurting himself in the Democratic primaries. Hoynes doesn't admit it, but he also doesn't deny it. Toby asks, "I'm just confused about who the viable candidate's supposed to be when Russell's gone." Hoynes: "You underestimate the American public." Toby: "Generally a good policy, in my experience. I don't trust their judgment." But he does trust their aspirations. Toby asks Hoynes if he's also responsible for the rumors about C.J. Hoynes says he's not, and that he feels terrible about that: "I'm gonna win this thing, Toby." Throughout this scene, the nighttime street steam is billowing up around Hoynes. He looks positively devilish. And I like it.
Josh enters the office where Leo is working. Leo asks him, "So, the queers gonna destroy marriage as we know it, or what?" Actually, I might be willing to give up the right to marriage if you could promise me that I would never have to see another Queer Eye wedding-themed episode again. 'Cause those queens are working my last nerve. Josh tells Leo that Wilkinson is coming to meet with Jed, against Abbey's wishes. They both decide that it would be the better part of valor to steer clear of her for a while. Josh looks at Leo and say, "So, I think I found my guy." Leo is like a proud old auntie, smiling and saying, "Yeah? That's good." Josh tells him who it is, and Leo doesn't seem too sure who Santos is. But he tells Josh, "You smell a moment, you gotta go." Josh is clearly feeling guilty about leaving, but Leo tells him, "We'll be fine." Josh invites Leo to come work on the Santos campaign: "I think he might be the real deal." Leo: "I already found my guy." Josh looks at him with pleading eyes: "I don't know how to tell him, Leo."