Abby approaches a sleeping Leo, and she wakes him up with a hand on the shoulder. He asks what she wants, and she says she's here to "offer up [her] services." Asked what she's talking about, she says that she looks good in a vest, and that she has some history in intramural softball. Leo tells her gently that Toby and Josh think Jed needs to get out there tonight. "What does Ron Butterfield think?" Abby asks. Leo tries to reassure her, talking about the Secret Service guys who have been combing the place for two weeks and taking apart everything from the air conditioners on down. There will be guys everywhere, swarming around. She isn't entirely reassured, and tells him he looks tired. "You wanted to do something," she surmises. "Yeah," he admits. "Seems to me he's trying to," Abby says. "He's tilting at windmills," Leo says sadly. "Tilting at windmills in the Middle East," Abby repeats. "Is there a better place for that?" I have to say, of all the things I have to say about this episode, I can't really shoehorn in the word "upbeat."
Jed continues throwing, and seems to be doing slightly better. He wonders if he will be condemned by history for hating baseball. Toby says they won't tell anyone. Jed grumps that, someday, people will find out that he "thought Stan Musial was a pediatrician." Yeah, okay, that is sad. ["Heh heh. Um, yeah. Pitiful!" -- Wing Chun] Jed gets a good hard throw off as he talks about how he'd rather just "bomb the whole place." Asked if he's referring to Gaza, he says he's referring to Gaza, the West Bank, and possibly "the whole Arabian peninsula." He throws -- smack! "It's what the country wants," Toby observes. "Sure!" Jed says. "Hell, it's practically the American way. And who cares if it's exactly what those lunatics want?" Smack! "They push, we push back, and they've got the holy war that they're praying for, and a thousand and one recruits to take the fight to the big kid on the other side of the Atlantic. It's like bad Shakespeare. They're just waiting for me to play my role and chuck a big fat one right down the middle." And now, having drawn back to the tape, Jed winds up and throws, and makes it right to Charlie's glove. Just then, Kate and Leo walk up.