Darkened hospital corridor. HP wonders why Josh came running halfway around the world to be at Donna's bedside. Josh explains that they work together, and HP wonders if Donna is a dalliance from the past or a love that was sadly unconsummated. Wow, HP is pretty perceptive. I'd start to call him Perceptive Photographer, but that could get awkward. Besides, I don't think he's going to be around much longer. HP starts to tell Josh a story about a girl he dated when he was seventeen, and how she wrote to him every day when HP was away at university. HP has just uttered the words "I took her for granted" when a doctor walks up to give them an update on Donna. Well, really he's just there to give Josh an update -- even her doctors know that Donna belongs with Josh. The bullet point on Donna is that she is out of surgery, is still unconscious, and may have suffered brain damage.
Morning in the Office of O. Leo is giving Jed an update on Donna, and Jed asks Charlie to get Donna's parents. Dulé Hill gets his second line of the evening when he says "yes sir." Gee, John Wells really knows how to use his actors. Leo is reminding Jed that it's been over seven hours since they spoke with Farad, and that the Lincoln battle group is ready to go. Just then, the White House FBI liaison enters the room to tell the President that the Palestinian Authority contacted FBI agents in Gaza, and that the Palestinian Authority security forces have Nassam in custody and want to turn him over to the FBI.
Toby exits an elevator and runs down the hall until he runs into Leo and Charlie. The Congressional resolution passed, asserting that the President has both the "authority and the imperative" to take action. Charlie is there, and he doesn't think that sounds too bad. Toby tells him, "It's the Oxford Debating Society's way of telling the President to get off his ass and do something, you feckless wimp." I know that Toby was not just calling Charlie a feckless wimp. He can call Jed that all he wants, but he'd better not mess with Charlie. Jed joins their little pedeconferencing coffee klatch, and they inform him of the results. Coat flip #2! As they enter Debbie's office (sans Debbie), they run into Kate. Jed asks her how his tie is, and she tells him she would have gone with the blue. Mr. President, please don't take fashion tips from anyone with those bangs. Jed asks Charlie to get the Prime Minister on the phone, and sends Kate in to the Oval Office, telling her to look unhappy. He also sends Toby off to call members of Congress. When Leo moves to follow Jed into the Office of O., Jed tells him, "Leo, head down to the sit room and tell the generals to keep their pistols in their pockets for the time being. You don't believe in this, Leo, and they're not gonna to want to do it. I can't have them picking up any signals from you that we disagree." And then it happens -- the door slams in Leo's face three times. One slam or one music cue would not have been enough. They had to repeat the slam three times. I suspect they would have put in some more slams if every person in the audience hadn't simultaneously screamed out, "We get it!"