So, anyone have any theories about what the fuck happened in that scene? Leo was clearly leaving his binge with Framhagen, but what was Kate doing there? Was she supposed to make sure Leo was out of the way while the meeting of Bay of Pigs veterans was disrupted? Did she have some connection to Framhagen? Was she supposed to kill Leo? Did she slip him a mickey to get him extra-drunk? And where did the black eye come from? Her husband? Andy? Framhagen? Fidel Castro? In nineteen pages of discussion of this episode in the forums, I haven't seen one explanation that fills in all the gaps. If you have a theory, please don't send it to me -- send it to John Sacret Young, care of NBC. He clearly needs your help finishing his plots.
Back in Leo's office, he listens to Jed deliver his address on Cuba. It is, by the way, the worst speech we have ever heard Bartlet deliver. Toby is clearly being overworked. We see shots of Jed delivering the speech, C.J. watching him deliver it in the Oval Office, and Kate listening in the Sit Room. The camera slowly backs away from the window of Leo's office as the snow falls down. Fade to black.