Back in present day, Leo is jarred from his reminiscing as someone suggests that the Israelis could be asked to go after the suspect. No one particularly likes that option, for reasons of self-interest and public perception and general bad vibes all around. And then, interestingly, the option of getting help from the chairman himself is raised. Widespread contemptuous snorting ensues, but Kate says that the chairman has actually asked for a chance to arrest anyone the FBI identifies. The Secretary of Defense is not excited about this option, considering that there's at least some possibility that the chairman would instead tip off anybody they were trying to arrest. Kate argues that the chairman doesn't like Nasan's group, and they could provide incentives for him to cooperate. As Jed considers it, Leo says disbelievingly, "You really want to get back on the merry-go-round with this guy?" "Let's see what he has to say," Jed says, getting up to go. So I guess that's a "maybe" on the merry-go-round.
Out in the hall and heading up the stairs, Leo complains to Jed that this strategy has been tried before, including by the Israelis, and that the chairman doesn't have a great history of following through when he's given the opportunity to punish the guilty. Jed says that the Israelis didn't have the opportunity to make the chairman relevant, and the United States does. "Sir," Leo says, "the country wants action." Well, Jesus, Leo, the country wants a lot of things that are crap-ass ideas -- you of all people should know that by now. Yes, Dear is still on the air, isn't it? Jed says he knows it's not a great option, but neither is "taking out a city block" in order to get one guy.