Luckily, we instead go to Toby, who is examining the Korean War Memorial. He strolls over to the information booth, where a man asks, "Do you wanna sign the book?" Toby does so, and the man asks if Toby is looking for anything in particular. Toby stutters a bit and says that he isn't a visitor, or the police, and explains about the homeless man. Toby gives off a wonderfully befuddled air, as if he isn't quite sure why he's doing this. He tells the booth attendant, "I'm just trying to contact someone that might, you know, be interested that he died." The attendant suggests that Toby look around at the corner of Capitol and P. Toby thanks him, and suddenly asks, "Are you a veteran?" The attendant says that he is, and Toby shakes his hand, introduces himself, and wishes him a Merry Christmas.
Sadly, now we cut to Mandy, which isn't quite as horrific as it would have been after the last scene, but still clashes rather sharply. She barks, "A couple of guys!" to the Prez, who responds, "No. Leave me alone." I can only assume she's describing her Christmas wish list. As Josh enters, the Prez asks what he's doing. "I'm helping prepare a strategy for the European Economic Summit in February." "Blow it off," the Prez instructs. The Prez asks Josh to come shopping with him. Mandy whines that the Prez won't let her send some press along with him. Josh asks how the Prez can go shopping, because such a thing is unheard of. Except of course it isn't. Anyway, the Prez explains that he sneaks out: "A couple of agents, an unmarked black Suburban, they tell the manager, they clear the store, I'm in, I'm out, it's like nothing ever happened." Josh is surprised to hear about this. The Prez asks if Josh knows that there's an underground tunnel out of the White House, and Josh says he does. The Prez says, "I haven't been able to find it, even though I search almost every day." Hee! Josh asks where the Prez is going, and is told "A place called 'Rare Books.' You know what they sell?" Josh guesses, "Fishing tackle?" "Funny boy," sneers the Prez, annoyed that someone else got to make a joke while he was in the room. Mandy whines about the lack of press accompaniment again. The Prez asks if Josh is coming. Josh says, "An hour with you in a rare book store? Couldn't you just drop me off the top of the Washington Monument instead?" The Prez says, "It's Christmas, Josh! No reason we can't do both!" and exits, satisfied at having the last laugh.
Danny is pestering C.J. again. He asks if the Prez is sneaking out, to establish himself as an in-the-know kind of guy. Then Danny says he made a list of reasons C.J. should go out with him. C.J. suggests that he give her a few hours to put together a list of reasons why she shouldn't, so that they may then compare them. It really shouldn't take her more than five minutes, but the concept is a good one. Then she complains about her code name, and tells Danny to go away. He does so just as Sam strolls up. C.J. asks what Sam and Josh are doing tonight. Sam says "Nothing," in an unconvincing way. C.J. explains, "I just meant, did you want to come over for dinner." Sam says, "Oh...yeah!" C.J. asks what Sam thought she meant, and Sam tells her that he's going to Bermuda tonight. "Then why did you say 'Nothing,' if you're going to Bermuda tonight?" Sam stares at her and finally says, "I really don't know." Sam thanks C.J. for the invitation, but C.J. again asks what he and Josh are doing. Sam repeats, "Nothing," and ducks into a doorway to escape.