Out in the hall, Abby arrives and rushes to hug Zoey as soon as she sees her. Zoey says, "Dad's making jokes." Abby asks, "Good ones?" Zoey: "No." Abby: "Okay." The surgeon comes up along with Leo. Abby asks what Jed's PO2 is, and whether they're going to do a laparoscopy. Dr. Keller says they will, in order to make sure the peritoneum is intact. She asks for the name of the anaesthesiologist. She goes off in search of Dr. Lee, finding him alone in a room. She says, "There are fourteen people in the world who know this, including the Vice-President, the Chief of Staff, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. You're going to be the fifteenth. Seven years ago, my husband was diagnosed with a relapsing/remitting course of MS. When all this is over, tell the press, don't tell the press...it's entirely up to you." Then she leaves. So, let's see: the fourteen must be: Jed, Abby, Zoey, their other two daughters, Leo, Hoynes, Fitz, probably an MS specialist, possibly a pharmacist...who else? Maybe their sons-in-law? Charlie probably knows, since he personally takes care of the President, probably has to remind him about medication or carry it around for him or something. Ron Butterfield probably knows. Who else? I wonder. Talk amongst yourselves.
Elsewhere in the hospital, Gina is beating herself up for being unable to give any more details about the guy on the ground. Leo reassures her, saying she got Zoey in the car. This doesn't console her much. You can tell this woman would open a vein if it would help her remember a little more and enable them to find the guy. Just then another trauma victim comes crashing through the doors attended by numerous medical staff; it's Josh. Leo is stunned. Leo asks what happened; Toby fills him in briefly. Sam and C.J. are also rushing in behind the gurney. We hear one hospital staff member yell that the single gunshot wound is in the fifth intercostal space. Josh barely conscious and is mumbling incoherently, "I shouldn't be at this meeting..." As they reach the trauma room, Josh repeats, "I shouldn't be at this meeting...I need to get to New Hampshire." He tries to lift his head up and move. Sam is standing over him saying, "We went to New Hampshire. We both did. You came and got me." As half a dozen people work on Josh and try to explain to him what happened to him and what they're doing, Josh slips out of consciousness and into the first of the flashbacks that will so skilfully form the backdrop for this pair of episodes.