Beijing. Millie is telling C.J. and Abbey that she thinks they ought to pull Jed out of the meeting. C.J. thinks that if he's having any trouble, he'll let them know. Abbey agrees with C.J.: "The President's made his choice, Millie. He'll come out when he wants to come out." So, of course, he chooses that exact second to want to come out. Jed hands some papers to Kate, telling her to proofread them carefully: "Their translator's spelling ain't what he thinks it is." Curtis wheels Jed away, accompanied by Abbey and Millie. Kate starts looking at the documents as C.J. and Toby walk over to her. Toby asks what the papers are. Kate: "It's a seating arrangement. For North Korea talks." Ah, but did they write out the place cards while they were in there? And decide on the centerpieces? Because I've heard from my bride friends that those are the kinds of details you just can't leave to other people.
Josh walks into the doorway of an office that Leo is using. Josh: "Donna quit." Leo takes a second, and then says, "Donna Moss?" Is there another Donna? Maybe a secret, evil twin? (I'm also recapping The O.C. this week, so I'm trying to get into a soap opera mood.) Leo asks Josh if he pissed Donna off -- I think he should know the answer to that based purely on his own interactions with Josh. Leo's not the most comforting guy in the world, telling Josh, "Good for her. See, I tried to tell you this. People move on." Josh gets a look of steely determination in his eyes (tempered, I think, by a little love).
Josh walks over to Marla's desk and says, "I need you to make me a plane reservation as quickly as you can. I need to go to Houston." Marla: "Texas?" Josh confirms his and starts to walk away. But the shoe woman does not just jump when you tell her to: "Hold on, hold on, let me get a pen." Josh just yells to another assistant to get him on the next plane to Houston. He gives Marla a really cold look and stalks off. Some posters on the forums have complained that we finally get an African-American administrative assistant on the show and she turns out to be much less competent than all the other (white) assistants we've seen. I can see the point, but I think the real reason Marla is not a good assistant is because she's a temp. And we all know temps suck.
Air Force One. The posse is walking down a corridor, and C.J. is quite thrilled with the agreement, telling Jed, "I could kiss you on your married mouth." Abbey tells her to watch it. They discuss some of the details of the agreement. C.J. tells Jed, "You got potential, sir. You oughta think about running for office." C.J. is looking for a phone so that she can call Leo: "I want to tell Leo McGarry that this sonofagun just blasted us a North Korea summit. The man is a force of nature." Toby is just upset that there is no recording of the negotiations for posterity.