In the Roosevelt Room, Babish is asking Toby whether he and Jed ever discussed the existence of the military shuttle. We get a shot that consists just of Toby's head in profile as he answers all of Babish's questions in the negative. And then Babish asks, "Did you have any internal White House conversations with anyone, at any time, about the United States possessing a classified military space shuttle?" Toby pauses, and we switch to a profile shot of Babish. After a few seconds, we cut back to Toby, and he says, "Yes." Our next set of profile shots of the two men are even closer in. They both have very clean ears. Babish asks, "With whom?" Toby pauses, and Babish asks again. Toby: "C.J. Cregg."
Situation Room. Kate is presenting Frost's theories, but her unseen listener (who is actually Secretary of Defense Hutchinson) thinks Frost is paranoid: "If it rains on a picnic, Frost thinks Al Qaeda seeded the clouds." Slattery, who I think is some kind of deputy Secretary of State, asks why they employ Frost if he's so crazy. Someone else points out that even good analysts spend a lot of time being wrong. Hutchinson responds, "Funny, at Defense Intelligence, we like our guys to be right." Throughout all of this conversation, the camera remains entirely on Kate as she listens to these blowhards. The unseen dignitaries debunk Frost's theory. As near as I can determine, it has something to do with "Islamic extremists who dream of a new China-to-Spain Caliphate."
C.J. opens the door to her office. On the other side of the corridor, through the glass door of the Roosevelt Room, we can see the back of Toby's head. About three-quarters of the screen is filled up with an out-of-focus lampshade. C.J. asks Margaret to call Leo, and then sits behind her desk. The camera pans across the lampshade to capture C.J. as she sits.
Back in the Roosevelt Room, Babish asks Toby whether he understood that he was on the record when he spoke with Brock. Toby is clearly becoming impatient and a bit testy: "I am the White House Communications Director. I have a rough understanding of the protocol involved when speaking with journalists." Babish asks whether Toby intended the information he gave to Brock to be published in the Times. Again, the answer is yes. During all of this conversation, the camera is slowly panning across the backs of a bunch of empty chairs at one end of the table. It's not until three or four sentences in that we see either man. Babish asks if Toby knew the information was classified. And this is the point where I think Toby should really shut up if he doesn't want to go to jail, because his only real defense is that he knew about the shuttle but did not know it was classified, or at least did not possess the requisite knowledge to make discussion of the information a crime. But Toby gives a long speech telling Babish that he knew exactly how secret the information was. Babish asks whether Toby had clearance to possess the information about the shuttle. And just then, Toby's lawyer enters. Her name is Alana Waterman, and she previously appeared on the show as the author of an op-ed that embarrassed Abbey. (Thanks to the eagle-eyed forum posters, without whom I would never have known that.) We have switched over to the patented Alex Graves shakycam. Alana informs Babish that the questioning must end, but Toby tells her that he wants to continue. She basically tells Toby to shut up. Toby: "You know, I'm really fed up to here with lawyers ordering me around." Babish thinks that Toby "should've considered that before passing State secrets to New York Times reporters." I think that Babish's rudeness there was just a natural reaction to being confronted by another lawyer. Babish asks Toby whether he leaked to anyone besides Greg Brock, and Alana tells Toby, "Do not answer that." But Toby does answer that (and the answer is "no"), and Alana tells Babish that she wants a word in private with Toby. Babish leaves.