As Annabeth leaves, Josh and Toby both enter. They found out what Wilkinson is up to: he's attaching an anti-same-sex marriage bill to the budget. He's calling it the Sanctity of Marriage Act, but since it's really just about telling folks that they can't get married, I'll just call it an anti-marriage provision. The trick, of course, is that if it's part of the budget when it gets to the President's desk, the only way to veto the marriage ban would be to veto the entire budget. Josh: "If we oppose it, we paint the whole Democratic party as out of touch with traditional American values for the election." C.J. lets out a very Leo-like "Margaret!" and asks her to call the Residence and arrange an immediate meeting with Jed.
Satan's lair. Also known as Will's office. He is telling some unseen job applicant that his or her résumé looks great, but that what the applicant really brings is "the knowledge [he or she has] gleaned over six years on the front lines. I think we can safely say you've picked up a lot." The camera has slowly panned around, and by the end of this speech we can see that -- DUN DUN DUN! -- Will is speaking to Donna. And if you did not realize that before the reveal, please leave the room immediately. He tells her that he wants to be sure he's "not starting a turf war. [Will would] hate to find the Deputy Chief of Staff at [his] door with a switchblade." I think Josh is less likely to show up with a switchblade and more likely to show up with one of those plastic switchblade combs. Donna tells Will that won't be a problem: "I need to move on. And Josh is...Well, he'll find somebody else to answer his phone." Will tells her, "Well, we can use you, no question. And not as anybody's assistant." Well, there's that promotion that so many of you wanted Donna to get. I hope you're happy. Commercials.