C.J. is sitting on the couch in her office going over some papers. All of a sudden, a fish bowl appears in the bottom corner of the screen, and C.J. cries out (in an exhausted voice), "Gail." Carol has brought her over from C.J.'s old office, and sets the fishbowl down on the coffee table in front of C.J. Carol also tells C.J. that Brock is planning to write a story asking whether the administration is in over its head. She and C.J. speak about press strategy, and then C.J. walks up to Margaret's desk and asks whether Toby is in his office. Margaret tells her that she thinks so, but that she'll check. C.J. doesn't wait, however, but takes off down the hall. Margaret: "Traditionally...we call people, and they come to you." But it's too late.
Toby and Donna are going over résumés at Donna's desk. Donna says that they have other good people to see, but Toby is angry that they have to keep looking when they've already got a candidate "who is a sheet of bullet-proof glass, who's willing to throw himself in front of the press corps like the lone man facing down the tanks in Tiananmen Square." He tells Donna to arrange meetings with four more people the next day, and she asks him if he thinks it's a waste of time. Indeed, Toby thinks it is "a colossal waste of time." C.J. has arrived in time to hear this last bit. She follows him into his office and tells him to speak to Brock and get him to hold the story. Toby thinks the story is nothing, but C.J. still wants him to speak to Brock. She tells him that everyone has doubts about her ability to handle foreign policy matters, and that she wants Toby to speak to Brock to delay the story. As she turns to leave, Toby tells her that it is much better for the story to run now than in a week. She turns back and says, "It wasn't a suggestion." Toby: "It was what? An order?" Yes, Toby. She's your boss now -- suck it up and get used to it. She looks at him and walks out of his office.