Charlie's arrived; Leo splits and Charlie follows Jed, telling him that if he wants to use the George Washington Bible, they need some time to get it there. Will is tagging along, too, and suddenly finds himself in the Oval Office. Some aide closes the door behind him, to his mild surprise. Charlie's explaining to Jed that the New York Freemasons have the Washington Bible , and they need several days' notice. Jed wants to know why; Charlie doesn't know. Jed says he's going to use the Bartlet Bible, which is at the New Hampshire Historical Society. Charlie leaves.
Jed looks up and notices Will standing at the back of the room. Will wants to clarify that Jed hopes there can be a broader definition of "vital interests." Jed: "Hoping beyond hope." Will thanks him and starts to leave, but then decides to make a little speech about how a person and his speechwriter develop a relationship over time. He babbles about punctuation and diction and jazz as Jed looks at him over the top of his glasses. Finally, Jed takes off his glasses and says, "I can't remember your name, but are you asking me out on a date?" Hee. Will: "No, sir. It happens over time." Jed says okay. Will leaves.