Back at the hospital, Harvey the administrator comes to the waiting room where Sam, Toby, Charlie and C.J. are waiting with some agents. Harvey mentions that Josh is going to be in surgery for such a long time, and that they won't be too comfortable there. Just then Donna bursts in the opposite door, all anxious and apologetic. She asks about POTUS, and C.J. tells her flatly that he's going to be fine. Donna, unaware of Josh's situation, breathes a sigh of relief and starts babbling about rushing over there and so on, until finally Toby takes the bull by the horns and tells her that Josh was hit. Donna's face is really something as she wordlessly struggles to apprehend this information. Finally she says, "Hit with what?" Toby replies, "He was shot...in the chest." C.J. adds that he's in surgery right now. Donna says, "I don't understand...I don't understand...is it serious?" Toby responds, "Yes, it's critical. The bullet collapsed his lung and damaged a major artery." Donna puts her hand up to her mouth, barely holding back the tears. Harvey jumps back in, suggesting that since they won't know anything more about Josh until morning, that they go and deal with the other things that they need to and that the hospital will stay in touch with them by phone. Harvey leaves. Donna sits down, looking stricken. Sam hands C.J. a piece of paper; she says that Leo is going to meet with the leadership in ten minutes and when he's done, she'll speak to the press. Charlie says that he's going back to the residence to get some of POTUS's things. Donna stares blankly ahead.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 1422 USERS: B
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