C.J. is briefing the press on the weapons used by the Secret Service to kill the shooters. Leo, watching from the back, gestures to Margaret to get Danny out of the audience for him. Danny goes back to where Leo is standing, but Leo shushes him for a second. C.J. continues: "I wanted to mention something. This is our fifth press briefing since midnight, and obviously there's one story that's going to be dominating the news around the world for the next few days, and it would be easy to think that President Bartlet, Joshua Lyman, and Stephanie Abbott were the only people who were victims of a gun crime last night. They weren't. Mark Davis and Sheila Evans of Philadelphia were killed by a gun last night. He was a biology teacher and she was a nursing student. Tina Bishop and Belinda Larkin were killed with a gun last night. They were twelve. There were thirty-six homicides last night, four hundred and eighty sexual assaults, three thousand four hundred and eleven robberies, three thousand six hundred and eighty-five aggravated assaults, all at gunpoint. And if anyone thinks those crimes could have been prevented if the victims themselves had been carrying guns, I'd only remind you that the President of the United States was shot last night while surrounded by the best-trained armed guards in the history of the world." Danny says to Leo, "She's good." Leo says, "Yes, she is." He tells Danny to ride with him to the hospital.
Back in Flashback Land, it's the night of the Illinois primary. The Bartlet campaign staff are busy in what looks like a hotel suite, doing all their various tasks. Josh is on the phone; Leo asks who he's talking to. Josh says he's talking to nobody, there's nobody home at his house. Leo asks what's up, and Josh said that his dad has his chemo treatment today and that the exit polls are going to cheer him up. Abby comes up and asks Leo if there's any food in the room that isn't fried. Leo: "Well if there is, let's get rid of it." Jed comes in loaded for bear; he's mad because his speech refers again to "my opponent" instead of using Hoynes's name: "Are we back to this crap again?" He wants to confer with Leo about it. As Leo follows him into another room, Jed carps, "It's the exact same crap all over again! It's amateur hour!" Josh walks up to Abby. She says, "You can say it, you know. It's not like I haven't heard it before." Josh says, "Your husband's a real son of a bitch, Mrs. Bartlet." She says that he doesn't like being handled. Josh argues that nobody's "handling" him. For some reason this really ticks her off and her expression changes. "He's not ready yet, Josh. He's terrified." Josh asks if he's going to be ready. Abby replies firmly, "You bet your ass he will." Then she adds sweetly, "In the meantime, you wanna kick something...kick me." Suddenly the news is turned up. The anchorman announces that they are ready to call the Illinois primary for Bartlet. Everyone cheers and claps and hugs each other. As the strains of "Celebration" start to play, Josh looks at Sam a few feet away and Sam mouths the words, "Thank you." Josh and Leo hug. Donna, looking extremely serious, comes up to Josh as he's gleefully yelling that they need to replace the music with some Doobie Brothers. Um, I'd say Kool and the Gang are the lesser of those two evils. Josh, seeing Donna's expression, tells her she's gotta get happy. She blurts out that his father died. (Hello? Did you ever hear of warning someone that you're going to give them really bad news?) Josh, of course, is shocked.