C.J. gives a quick briefing the next morning before dismissing the press corps, wishing them a Merry Christmas. She walks down the aisle past Danny, and calls to him by saying, "Hey, fish-boy!" I hope she keeps calling him that. Danny follows C.J. , who says that she's going to ask him a question and there's a lot riding on his answer. Danny asks what exactly is riding on it, and C.J. says, "A date with me." Noooooo! C.J. 's question is, "Don't you think that imposing additional penalties for hate-motivated crimes is a powerful statement by society against intolerance?" Danny immediately responds, "No. A crime is a crime. One murder isn't any better or worse than another." C.J. looks away and says, "That's the wrong answer." Danny says, "Punishing people for their beliefs is the beginning of the end. What's more, you agree with me." C.J. says that she doesn't, so I guess Danny's psychic powers are failing him. Then C.J. ruins everything by adding, "Take me out tonight and convince me." Danny asks C.J. to repeat that, and C.J. says "You heard me." Danny says that he didn't, and that "I was distracted by a thing," which I'll admit was slightly funny. C.J. says she's not going to say it again, whereupon Danny says, "Then I'm going to assume you asked me out," and walks away. C.J. goes after him, saying, "I didn't ask you out, you asked me out about forth-nine times, and I'm saying yes to one of them." C.J. further clarifies that they're having dinner, not "a fling," and that "This is a business dinner -- in fact, bring your notebook." Danny agrees. C.J. says, "My secret service name is Flamingo. I have to feed my fish," demonstrating her mastery of the non sequitur.
A dazed Danny walks past Josh, who watches as Donna opens her Christmas present. It turns out to be a book, Heinrich Breckengruber on The Art and Artistry of Alpine Skiing. Josh mentions that he wrote a note inside, and Donna opens the book to read it. Her brow wrinkles up and she puts one hand to her mouth, and Josh says, "Don't get emotional. Donna, don't get...you know, try and maintain some sort of..." Donna stands up and, near tears, says, "You spend most of your time being...you know, you, and then you write something like this to me." Donna gives Josh a big hug and says, "Thank you." Josh whispers, "I meant it." Donna responds, "Skis would have killed you?" As the hug ends, Josh grimaces and says, "Yeah." Josh exits, then leans back so he can watch as Donna rereads his note to her.