And with that, we cut back to Washington, where Kate is giving Leo the lowdown on what this likely means. Apparently, the flowers are the national flower of Palestine, and the names on the card are translations of the names of the Palestinian prime minister's three sons. The Arabic, it turns out, is a date, a time, and the name of a restaurant near Donna's hospital. Kate says that apparently, somebody is trying to give them a message, couldn't get it to them otherwise, and knew that a presidential aide was in Germany. "A domestic policy aide who refers to Italy as 'the one that looks like a boot,'" Leo remarks. Hee. I like it when they admit that Josh is dorky. Kate says that this particular brand of dorkitude kind of makes Josh a perfect contact, because nobody notices his comings and goings, international-conflict-wise. Kate says that it could be any number of things -- information about the bombing, a message from the prime minister, whatever.
Back to Donna's hospital room, where Josh is on the phone, incredulous. "You want me to have a secret meeting with the Son of the Sword?" he asks. Heh. "I must be high from the morphine," Donna mutters. Josh says to Kate on the phone that he's not really a stealthy type of guy. Overhearing this, Donna calls out weakly, "He's very clumsy." Aw. She doesn't want him to get killed. Kate tells Josh that all he has to do is go see what the guy wants. "It's a diplomatic meeting," she says. "Do I need to carry a piece?" Josh asks, half-frustrated and half-intrigued. "Why aren't you sending...someone more like you?" he adds. She says she's not the one who got the flowers, and he responds that he, of course, isn't either. Kate says that whoever sent them was clearly trying to reach Josh, and besides, she can't send a pro, or this particular Whoever will get scared. Donna looks up from her bed. "Is this dangerous?" she asks. "No," Josh tells her. "It's a -- diplomatic meeting." He goes back to the phone and hesitates for a well-timed moment before saying, "Donna wants to know if it's dangerous." Kate insists that he's been out in public plenty -- if the goal were to kill Josh, he'd be dead already. He's understandably overjoyed at this news. She says there will be backup in the restaurant in case anything happens. She further advises him to "keep a low profile." "Should I switch cabs?" he asks. Kate gets this look on her face that says she thinks Josh has seen too many Austin Powers movies and unfortunately picked up the spy talk instead of the dancing.