Josh emerges from the Oval Office to find Donna waiting for him. He asks what's going on. As they walk, she tells him she doesn't know: "Jack's been reassigned." He's being sent to Aviano Air Force Base. Isn't he in the Navy? The hell? Actually, from the commercials at the end of the show, it looked to me like he got reassigned to Alias. He's gotten his orders already. Josh asks what happened. All she knows is that he did something he was asked to do, got a slap on the wrist, and won't tell her any more than that. Josh says that fast-track Navy guys are bound to bop around the globe a lot. Donna says that he was there less than three months, and he also said something happened. She's got kind of a desperate tone in her voice. Josh: "You can't begin to conceive of the internal politics of the Pentagon." Donna says that Jack works there, and that this has to do with the internal politics of the White House. Josh says that no one's told him anything about it, and that he's not going to ask. Donna says again that Jack was asked to do something for somebody: "It can only be Nancy, Leo, or the President." Josh, smirking slightly: "Three doors you definitely want to knock on to complain about your boyfriend being transferred to the Italian Alps." Donna: "Hey, I'm not Gidget, okay? Something..." Josh asks if Jack's complaining. Donna: "He doesn't complain." Josh: "I ask you that because sometimes people request transfers." Ah, good old Deputy Downer. I was wondering where he'd gotten to. Donna, after a pause in which she absorbs this blow: "Somebody asked him to do something and he did. I take him at his word, as should you. There'd be no reason not to." She shifts her body slightly so her posture's half defensive, half aggressive, and asks, "Is there anything you need?" He says no. She curtly says, "Thank you, sir." And hustles off. Gee, when I raised all that money to buy Donna her very own backbone, I had no idea she'd eventually ram it up Josh's ass.
Charlie comes along just to see Donna running off. He gives Josh a quizzical look. Josh says that Jack Reese got transferred. Charlie: "Well, I've got my own Beach Boys song going." Josh grins, saying, "If you tell me you've got a crush on Reese..." Oh, Josh. This is so sad. Stop projecting. You're the one who can't stop thinking about his sabre and his pants and those thirteen vexatious buttons. Everyone thinks your behaviour toward Donna is due to being put out because she's seeing Jack. It is, but it's not Jack you're envious of, it's Donna. Embrace the HoYay!, Josh. You missed your chance with Sam, and Jack's about to waltz out of your life, too. Who's left? Will you comfort Fitz in his lonely post-Leo rebound phase, as he cries his heart out thinking of Leo and Jordan together? Yeah, okay, the show. Charlie says that Jean-Pierre (Le Vicomte Eurotrash) is sitting next to Zoey in the friends and family section. Josh: "Zoey's lover?" He gives Charlie a silly grin. Whatever, dude. Hey...maybe Frenchie's your new object of fixation. Even the President thinks he's gorgeous. Charlie asks, "It's important that you call him that?" Josh: "Isn't his name 'Jean-Paul'?" Charlie: "Are we gonna be together on this?" Josh says yeah. Charlie says okay.