Zoey and POTUS are walking along the building outside. She asks what he thinks. POTUS says that Frenchie is the best-looking person he's ever seen in real life. Zoey asks whether POTUS wants to hear about her boyfriend's lineage. He does, unfortunately. She rattles off his name, which is about twenty pounds of French cheese. Zoey says he's the twenty-second of whatever that long name is that my closed captioning still stubbornly refuses to reveal to me. She says that lineage was interrupted by the French Revolution. POTUS acknowledges the setback. Zoey asks if Frenchie can come stay with them to Manchester for Christmas. POTUS says it's really sweet that she still comes to him on something like that. He says it's classy and old-fashioned. But the answer is "not in a million years." POTUS asks Zoey to sit down. He says that when she was two years old, he wanted Zoey to like him and he wasn't sure she did. He says that with the other two kids, his act just worked, but with Zoey, he had to try harder. She asks what's wrong. He says he did something a few months ago and he's sure he was right and would do it again, but that it's hard to live with. She looks troubled. He says this is ridiculous and that it's freezing and pulls Zoey inside before he can reveal the Troubling Assassination Secret.
Inside, Leo greets Zoey and POTUS. Zoey kisses Leo on the cheek. POTUS tells Zoey to go with her mom and that Frenchie can come to Manchester. Oui! He says that her door will be guarded by two U.S. Marshals. Zoey leaves. Leo says, in a hearty, paternal way, that she looks great. "I almost told her," POTUS says. Leo's smile fades. POTUS says he's been exorcising his demons by having Josh shoehorn infant-mortality money into the HHS budget on Dec. 23 at 8 PM. Leo says he's been doing the same thing by trying to get Israelis and Arabs to like each other. "How's it going?" POTUS asks. "It's a challenge," Leo says. Leo says Danny knows a guy who couldn't get to his locker. "Yeah," POTUS says. "We'll figure it out," Leo says. "Yeah." POTUS brings up the SAT thing and asks if Leo thinks the last answer that POTUS didn't get right is important. "No," Leo says. POTUS says, "How the hell would you know, you scored 1400." Um. Ass? Charlie knocks.
Toby and Will come in. POTUS starts right in. He says the reason he doesn't want to talk about finance reform at the inauguration is because it's not a legislative issue and when they cite issues it should be ones that affect people's lives. POTUS asks if they agree. Toby says he does. "Anything else?" POTUS asks. Toby looks to Will, but he says nothing. As they exit, Toby defends Will. He says that when he caught the note, Will came to him and wasn't distracted by an office full of bikes. Will says, "Excuse me?" It turns out the bad note was planted to see how he does telling truth to power. "Not very well so far," POTUS says without looking up from something he's reading. Will says he has no problem telling truth to power. POTUS says that when he asked Will to come into the office, Will said, "No, no no no no no no." Will says he was firm in his convictions. POTUS points out that Will called him "Mr. Justice." Leo starts to talk, but Will interrupts him by saying that it is an issue that affects everybody and you can't have three terms and you can't bring it up in the middle of your term. "Maybe," Leo says, "but I'm not convinced, and that's because you haven't convinced me." Leo says this is big-boy school. "You understand?" Leo says. Will says he does. Leo says it's Christmas and Will probably has someplace to go. Will takes his cue and exits. Shame! Toby thanks POTUS.