An unnamed hospital administrator-type saunters up to Abby and tells her that Jed is going to be all right and that she can see him in about two hours. She's relieved, but seems to be holding back the full force of her emotions about that. She and the administrator, whom I am going to call Harvey since he looks like a Harvey to me, walk along as he tells her that there was no organ damage, and minimal blood loss. He also tells her that the bullet that hit Josh lacerated his pulmonary artery; Abby asks whether a Gore-Tex graft can be done, but Harvey says that they can't, and will have to try to repair the artery primarily. Abby thanks him and goes into the room where the staff members are waiting, and gives them the news about Jed and Josh.
Leo and some big-shot military guy are on their way to the Situation Room. I can't remember whether this guy has been named before, although he was on the show last season. I also think he played one of George's bosses on Seinfeld. ["He's also the military-school dude with the eyepatch on Malcolm in the Middle." -- Wing Chun] The military guy is asking about the President, and tells Leo that Admiral Fitzwallace was on his way to Manila, but that his plane has turned around and he should be back in D.C. in about four hours. In the meantime they are in contact with him by phone. As they enter the Situation Room, almost everybody else is there. Leo asks where the National Security Advisor is, which strikes me as a slightly odd. I know Sorkin probably needed to help make it clear who this new person is when she comes in, but wouldn't Leo just say, "Where's Nancy?" I mean, you wouldn't go to a budget meeting and say, "Where's the Assistant VP of Finance?" You'd say, "Where's Skippy?" Or maybe it's just me. Anyway, Big-Shot Military Guy, whose name turns out to be Jack, tells Leo that she's on her way, as is Hoynes. Just then Nancy (Anna Deavere Smith) gracefully strides in wearing an apricot evening gown and sequined jacket. Clearly she wasn't at home surfing the net for MP3s when she was called in. As she sits down she asks someone named Mike to get some clothes sent over for her: "I look like an idiot." Then Hoynes arrives; everybody stands except a few guys who don't stand until someone says, "Ten-hut." Hoynes tells everybody, "No, as you were...it's okay." I gotta say, he strikes me as the sorta guy who would groove on these formalities and shows of deference, but I guess under the circumstances he's rightly distracted.