As the new citizens recite, we see Zoey and her mother getting in the limo to leave the White House for the farm in Manchester. Zoey and Charlie exchange glances. The car door slams, and we cut to fireworks exploding over the Washington Monument, then a champagne bottle being uncorked. The fireworks provide lots more "red face, blue face" opportunities. Ryan and Josh bring drinks over to where Toby, Donna, and Will are standing. Oh yeah, there's Amy down there, too. Josh leans forward slightly and looks at her, half-quizzically, half-expectantly. She just gives him an enigmatic little smile and wanders off. I hope the fireworks are just coincidences and not anvils, but there seems little chance of that. She walks past the camera and Josh turns and slowly follows, with his mouth hanging slightly open. I'm sure one of them knows a good broom closet somewhere.
C.J. sits in her office, watching the fireworks from the window. You know something is wrong when one of the brightest scenes is in an office at night with just a couple of small lamps on and the light from distant fireworks. She fiddles with her hair and swivels gently in her chair, thinking.
Jed approaches a balcony railing, eyes on the sky.
Cut to Abby in the back of the limo, Zoey's head on her lap. Zoey's eyes are wide open.
Back to the staff on the balcony: Leo comes up and whispers something to Toby -- whose expression is a mixture of resignation and disappointment -- and to Will. They talk amongst themselves; we're not meant to hear what they say because of the noise of the firecrackers and the crowd.
Cut back to Jed: a shot from behind, looking out at the fireworks and the Monument. Frink thinks it looks really fake. We see Jed's face again, and the horses are back, and the little girl's about to fall. Jed takes her off the horse as she says, "I wasn't scared, Daddy."
Cut to a shot of Zoey from the photo op that afternoon, and back to her in the limo.
And we're back to Jed, looking melancholy.