POTUS is wandering through the bullpen when he notices Will working in his office and decides to drop in. He knocks. Will says, without looking up, "Keep your pants on, Toby, I'm almost there." See, your first mistake was thinking Toby would knock on your open door. Even if your door had been closed, I don't think Toby would knock. I think Toby sees everything and everyone in this area as an extension of his kingdom. Well, except for Ms. Snuffin. POTUS: "Toby been taking his pants off again?" Well, not that I've seen. More's the pity, probably. Jed tells Will that that's just something Toby does. Will stands up and greets POTUS. Jed asks him how it's going. Will lies and says, "Fine," but then admits that it's not. Jed seems to know: "What's hard is foreign policy's become a statement of what we won't do." Jed puts on his glasses and picks up the speech Will had been reading to Toby earlier. He calls it "pretty spicy stuff." Will says that Jed wrote it. Jed knows. He keeps looking at the speech as he muses, "Why is a Kundunese life worth less to me than an American life?" Will replies, "I don't know, sir, but it is." Dude. Way to speak truth to power. I like how Josh Malina delivered this line without flippancy. Jed glances at him and pauses before commenting, "That was ballsy." Man, this episode is just all about balls. Will: "I won't be working here long." Jed asks if he's Tom Bailey's son. Will cops to it. Jed: "Talk about the very model of a modern major general." Will: "Yes, sir."
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