At the summit, President Lian is speechifying. If I had to sit through a three-hour meeting with this guy, I'd be tugging on my earlobes -- but only in the process of trying to rip my ears off so I wouldn't have to listen to him anymore. He's that boring. Jed sips some tea from a small cup, and then kind of shrugs his right shoulder and waves his arm around a little bit. It looks like he's going over his breakdancing routine in his head and he's just involuntarily making some of the moves. Toby notices and asks Kate, "Does he look out of it to you? The President?" Kate: "Ours?" She thinks he's fine, even when Jed moves his arm again. Toby thinks that Jed is not listening, and he gets up to find C.J. She also thinks he looks fine, and asks if Jed's been speaking. Toby says that he has, but that President Lian has been on a tear for quite a while. Just then, Jed moves his arm again -- Toby refers to it as "flapping." C.J. does think it looks a bit odd. And then Jed reaches up with his hand and fumbles for his ear. C.J.: "Oh my God, he's tugging on his earlobe. We've got to get him out of there." They realize that they came up with a signal and then never thought of what they would say if Jed gave that signal. C.J. gathers her courage and walks up to the two presidents. She very calmly interrupts President Lian, saying, "I beg your pardon," and then explains that Jed has received an urgent phone call from Washington and that they will have to take a few moments to respond to it. President Lian, through his interpreter, accepts the excuse and orders that the hall be cleared. As everyone walks away, C.J. asks Jed, "You okay?" Jed: "Yeah, I just gotta take a minute."
Curtis wheels Jed down a hallway while C.J. walks alongside and speaks to him. Is it still pedeconferencing if one of the conferees is not walking? Jed explains that the plan was flawed: "Ideally, the recipient of the secret sign stays in the room. I almost pulled my ear off." C.J. explains that she had to step out to take an urgent call from Leo. Jed: "I thought he didn't work for us anymore?" C.J.: "These things change." She says that they should call Leo back, if Jed's up for it. He thinks it's bound to better news than what is happening in the summit. C.J.: "Oh, you'd be amazed."