Josh hurries into Toby's office and calls, "Come quick! Sam's getting his ass kicked by a girl!" He scampers away. Toby runs after him, pausing only to order, "Ginger, get the popcorn!" I giggle through the credits.
The title card says that it's Tuesday. C.J. tells the press that there'll be a photo op with the Prez and President Nimbala of the Republic of Equatorial Kuhndu. A reporter asks if the summit's goal is to get drug companies to lower their prices, or to get African countries to honor U.S. patents. C.J. says that the goal is to "get a step closer to solving twenty-six million African AIDS victims [sic]," and ends the briefing. As she heads down the hall, Toby suggests that C.J. "might have mentioned that the same drug that costs $10.80 in Norway, where nobody needs it, costs $90 in Burundi, where everybody needs it." I suspect it might be slightly more expensive to transport things to Burundi, but that's just a theory. C.J. says that the pharmaceutical company representatives are there out of good will, and that no one can tell them what to charge. Toby says, "It sounds to me like we intend to be soft on the drug companies." C.J. snaps, "I don't think anybody expects this White House to be anything but tough on American companies showing a profit." As she enters her office, Toby says, "Damn right." Sam pops up to ask where the 1992 World Copyright Conference was. Toby answers, "Geneva," and Sam turns to go. C.J. stops him by noting, "I've really gotta admire the way you came into work this morning, head held high." Sam replies, "And I appreciate your being the one person who has managed to abstain from heckling me." C.J. says that it's no problem, and adds, "There's a whole bunch of women out there. Why don't you ask them whether Geneva's in Switzerland or Oregon?" Okay, I have no problem with the staff teasing Sam, but why is even C.J. implying that Sam must be extra-dumb if a woman got the best of him? Sam challenges C.J. to a game of twenty questions: "Short answer, general knowledge test, right now!" Toby tells Sam to go to Toby's office. Sam adds, "I'll spot you two questions." Toby tells Sam to go to Toby's office. C.J. asks how much money they're betting on this contest. Toby again tells Sam to leave. Sam bows his head and tells C.J., "I'm going to his office." As he turns, C.J. makes chicken noises. Sam turns to Toby and notes, "She's making the chicken sound now." Toby tells Sam to go. Sam leaves.
Ken Olin's behind the camera again, but no matter what he does, I'm never going to forget that shot of the lighting fixtures. Sorry, Ken. Back to his theme, Toby mentions that a drug the U.S. sells for $4 a unit can be purchased on the black market in Pakistan for forty cents. As she grabs some papers and heads out, C.J. says, "That's not the only bargain in Pakistan, Toby. My girlfriends and I go for the spring fashions." Under his breath, Toby says, "It shows." C.J. turns to glare at Toby as he heads down a different corridor. A reporter pops out to talk to C.J., and she complains, "He just made a little dig about my clothes, and that's what's gonna be with me the rest of the day." The reporter, who looks like he's fresh out of high school, introduces himself as Bill Kelley from the Cleveland Courier. C.J. greets him, and you can see her thinking, "A reporter. Hm. Wasn't there another reporter around here I was vaguely involved with? He was annoying. I wonder what happened to him? Oh well, probably not important." With that, she dismisses the idea and listens to Bill. Bill asks if she's heard about Bonamo Energy selling drilling equipment to Iraq. C.J. says she's not telling him to drop the story, but she can't comment on it. Bill, who apparently wants C.J. to do his research for him, asks if such a sale would be a violation of sanctions. C.J. replies, "Grand jury investigations are secret, Bill. I can't tell you any more about it." Bill thanks her, C.J. walks on, and suddenly she stops and looks back down the hall with an expression of horror. "Danny!" she shouts. "His name was Danny! Oh my God, it wasn't a nightmare!" Okay, she doesn't say that. She just calls after Bill, who turns, and then says, "Nothing. Just...nothing."