Previously on Imperiling People You Love For Fun And Profit, But Mostly Just Fun: Josh booked Donna on the CODEL to Gaza in order to shut her up about nitpicky things like job satisfaction. Andy told Toby that she was going, too, and they bickered about whether that was a good idea. Jed asked a reluctant Fitz to drag his recurring-character fanny along as well, to try to keep the congressmen from screwing anything up to a point where it couldn't be saved.
"Gaza," says the black screen. We fade in on a close-up of a soccer ball at rest, and then see a foot come flying to kick it into the distance. Over that same distance, a helicopter approaches, sweeping over the pickup soccer game. We settle in at Erez Checkpoint, according to the on-screen study guide, where a tangle of cars and people is stopped on the road, and a makeshift market is in full swing. Fitz strolls out of a trailer with Andy, who is talking about how she's not adjusted to the time yet after four days, and still finds herself awake at 4 in the morning. Fitz suggests looking at the briefing books if she needs a nap, and I think that goes for pretty much any government document. I think that's actually why the General Accounting Office was invented. Fitz and Donna walk up to a dark SUV, where two guys whose appearance screams "junketeers" are debating the "displaced population." Another on-screen study hint informs us, in case you're wondering, that this is the "Visiting United States Congressional Delegation." One of the guys tells the other that he doesn't see what the big deal is for the Palestinians to move fifteen or twenty miles -- "Did you ever move? I grew up in Dayton." Oh, yes. Yes, that's exactly the same thing. All they really need over there, you know, is a few Mayflower trucks to make sure nobody's knickknacks get broken. Fitz says, not really that helpfully, that "one option might be to get over it." Again, yes, it's really too bad they can't stick that on a greeting card, because it would probably clear the entire situation right up. It's good that Jed sent Fitz so nobody would say anything stupid. Just then, Donna approaches, wearing a silly white hat and talking about how hot it is. Andy asks where Donna was, and Donna looks over her shoulder, smiles slightly, and says, "It wasn't what you think." The call comes to move out, and Donna remarks on the foolishness of black cars in hot weather as she heads for an SUV with Andy. Fitz makes a "lucky we have air conditioning" joke, and he joins them in the car. Just then, a smokin' fellow with a camera around his neck emerges from the crowd wearing a mysterious smile. As Donna opens the door, she looks at him, and they smile at each other. He raises his camera and takes several shots of her. Click. Click. Click-click. He moves the camera and makes moony eyes at her again. As Donna's SUV drives off, she looks over at him shyly and quite happily out the open window. Hot Photographer stares after her.