Out in the hall, Leo tells POTUS that the Chief Justice is trying to get the court to adopt powdered wigs. I could probably think of a more ridiculous initiative if I tried, but I'm too tired right now. That's just goofy. Clearly, the Chief Justice is being established as a nut. Leo thinks there might be a problem. Jed wonders if Leo thinks the CJ (that's Chief Justice, not Claudia Jean) stayed too long at the fair. Leo: "He's not a young man." Jed: "Neither am I." Leo: "This is what I'm talking about." Jed complains about the foreign policy language. Leo says it will be fixed. Jed wants to know what's going on in Kundu. (You remember the made-up country of Kundu, from "And It's Surely To Their Credit," in which the Kundunese President Nimbala was visiting the United States to try to get money to help AIDS sufferers in his country when there was a coup there, and he was executed in the airport parking lot upon his return? Continuity, yay!) Jed says he got a security cable informing him of civil unrest in the Republic of Equatorial Kundu, and he had to reach for an atlas. Okay: continuity...not so much. Given that he met Nimbala and had some moving scenes with him, I can't believe Jed would not remember Kundu. But perhaps I should chalk it up to his MS symptoms. Leo says that Kundu is near the Ivory Coast, and explains that government forces run by Arkutu have apparently killed as many as 200 Induye on the streets of the capital, Bitanga. Basically, it's a horrible Rwanda-type situation. Jed asks if it's two warring tribes. Leo says it's one warring tribe: "The other one's getting killed." The really important point, however, is that there are 500 American missionaries in Kundu; they're being evacuated.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A- | 891 USERS: B-
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