Josh bursts through a door, pissed. Ryan is standing around, about as useful as a broken wrench. Josh hands Donna the list and tells her to call each of them in for twenty minutes, and to make it clear it's not about the Vice-Presidency: "They are not candidates for...you know, jobs listed in the Constitution." Donna: "Are they candidates?" Josh: "They are not. They are not. Repeat that." Donna does so, fairly robotically. Josh goes into his office and slams the door.
C.J. talks to Leo about the progress on the President's attempts to find a place for the citizenship ceremony. Leo wants to wait to announce anything until they're sure they've got something. They walk together as Leo says, "On the other thing..." C.J. I'm fine." Leo: "Toby thought you were a little..." C.J.: "Toby's wrong. I'm not." Leo calls Berardi's resignation letter "persuasive." She says it was, but that she's not persuaded. Leo suddenly remembers something he has to do and takes off.
Amy and Abby come through the lobby as Amy updates Abby on cards, calls, and flowers that have come in. Amy tries to broach the subject of the budget changes, but Abby's totally distracted and not paying attention. Amy apologizes. Abby tells Amy that she hired Amy because she trusts her, and that Amy's going to have to handle things for a while longer. Why do I feel Abby will live to regret those words? More importantly, why do I have the feeling that I will, too?
At Debbie's desk, Debbie tells Abby that Jed's just finishing a call with Congresswoman Frost. Abby's not interested; she's looking for Zoey. Debbie tells Abby that Zoey's meeting with Will. Abby tries to leave, but Debbie seems determined to try to let Jed know Abby's there. Debbie's convinced that's what Jed would want. Abby puts the kibosh on that; clearly, Abby's got nothing to say to him. Debbie makes a point of telling Abby that she prayed hard for her. Abby says she appreciates it. Debbie rambles on about how maybe she shouldn't be because she's not religious and maybe her prayers were seen as insincere or an affront and made things worse. Yep, that's straight out of Dumb Condolences for All Occasions. Abby: "Well, it didn't. So maybe there's a clue."