Santos gets up to leave, and Josh starts to say, "Congressman, we're having this conversation..." But Santos interrupts him to say, "Call me Matt." Josh just erupts: "I don't want to call you Matt! You think this is any other campaign? You think you've been scrutinized and poked and prodded like a prize-winning pig? Well, you haven't!" No, but I'm sure if he asks Josh nicely enough, all of those things can be arranged. Josh tells him that any little secret from his past can destroy the campaign, and that Josh needs to know every single thing about him: "What you've said, what you've done, who your enemies are, what years you were late on your taxes, whether, God forbid, you've had problems in your marriage." That's important for Josh to know, because if Santos cheated on Mrs. Santos (before), then he's liable to cheat on Josh. Santos is obviously resistant to this, but Josh tells him that Josh has to know everything so that they can decide in advance how to deal with it, pointing out that if he had known about the New Hampshire quote, they would have skipped the state until they could deal with it. Again, Santos pushes Josh to say whether he agrees with the quote, but Josh will only say, "I think whoever fed it to the press has gotta have more, and that's our priority right now." Santos asks Josh whose campaign is it, anyway, and Josh answers, "I don't know. Who flew down to Houston and then talked you into it?" Josh tells Santos that he needs to stop thinking about idealistic policy changes and decide why he's running and whether he is really up to it. Santos tells him, "The education plan is why I'm running. I'm gonna go call my kids instead of standing here and being treated like one." And with that, he leaves the room. Commercials.
Josh is in a restaurant, meeting with Joey Lucas. Yay! However, I can't tell if her interpreter is still Kenny. Someone on the forums will let me know, I'm quite sure. Josh thanks her for flying up, and then asks her if she's seen any polls with Santos in the mix. She tells him that she's seen two private polls: "He's within the margin of error." Josh wonders whom he's within the margin of error of, but Joey clarifies: "Of having any support at all." In other words, it's statistically possible that the people who said they would vote for Santos don't actually exist. Got it. Joey congratulates Josh on the excellent press day the campaign is having. Apparently, The Union-Leader is attacking the education plan and The Monitor has suggested "that he take the Mayflower back to Houston." But what makes Josh even more upset is that none of the news coverage was on the front page. Joey thinks that once Santos sees the coverage, he'll become more pliable. But Josh doesn't want him to become more pliable, he wants him to.... Joey: "Agree with you in the first place?" Hmmm, I think Joey's been speaking with my therapist. Josh just wants Santos to let him do what he's good at, which is run campaigns. Joey points out, "It's your job, Josh, but it's his life." Joey tells Josh that he needs to give Santos time: "He's a long way from Houston." And then she hands him a manila envelope. It's the first of the opposition research he asked for. He thanks her, and as he gets up to leave, she tells him that he can pay her "in installments. Small ones." And then in her own voice, she tells him, "Josh, you should have done this weeks ago."