After the commercial, Donna's talking to other staff members who've been chasing Hardin all over God's green earth. Or at least the part between D.C. and Atlanta. They keep getting sent all over the place trying to find her. Allegedly she's on her way back to D.C. from Atlanta for the vote. Donna asks them to find out if it's a commercial flight. Josh appears to complain that it's been an hour and a half and they can't find her. Donna says she doesn't want the call. Josh: "No kidding." Josh hands her a cell phone and says, "Donna, your job is to take this, find her, and stick it in her hand. Make big plays today." He walks off as a staffer tells Donna her flight lands in thirty-five minutes. Donna grabs her coat and runs.
POTUS is giving a speech somewhere. "We live in an interdependent world and we should act like it. We live in a global community and we should sustain it. We should cross borders. We should cross borders to build sustainable democracies that can banish privation and fear. And we should cross borders to bring food and medicine and roads and schools and teachers to parts of the world forgotten by all but the warlords. We're gonna pass this Foreign Ops bill." All of this has been said to constant and increasing applause and whistling. Now, the audience is actually getting to its feet, and they're so loud you can hardly hear Jed. "This should be a century of hope and prosperity everywhere. And America is going to lead the world and not just bully it." "Not just bully it," eh? Well, that's welcome news. Jed thanks them and leaves. I love how pretty well every speech this season has been resoundingly well-received. This one gets a deafening ovation.