Back outside the Oval Office, Leo sits with the Marines' families, the slightly older woman with the I-quit-smoking- juuuuuust-about- a-minute-ago rasp in her voice breaking a long silence by asking, "So this is what it looks like from where you are, Mr. McGarry." Leo doesn't understand, so she continues: "The comfortable chairs. And the bodyguards." Leo tries some traditional spin, explaining that "when the U.S. is involved in a military conflict anywhere in the world, the Chief of Staff is given increased security. It's just...is that what you meant?" What she meant was that "the Bartlet people are not ones for joining the service. Did you serve?" He did. A lot. In Vietnam. Oops. She apologizes. She stands as Mr. Hernandez whispers another line about whether his son is being tortured or not. Leo can't tell him anything. Margaret knocks on the door to let him know it's coming up on two hours, and Leo takes his leave of the Oval Office while Mr. Hernandez waits for his next one line and the smoky Mrs. Rowe puts on another patch over her patch.
Sunday Evening. Donna approaches Josh with the news that he got a fax from Amy, which he asks her to read aloud. She says that it just looks like "some campaign updates," but as she starts reading, she is interrupted by a Maddy Tatum, who drops by to ask a question about the HHS budget and the immunization money Josh had discussed with the First Lady. Josh takes a look at it and notes, "This isn't what we had this morning." She lets him know that "the change was made in the galleys," asking whether he proofread it. He asks Donna was a growing tone of concern, "Did I proofread it?" Donna responds that he did indeed proofread it, but "you proofread it to make sure that 'capital' was an 'a' and not an 'o.'" Maddy suggests that it was Max who proofread it, but so Josh brashly announces that "Max doesn't know anything" that Donna is forced to put Josh in his place with a stern "don't yell at her." Josh surmises that the change was slipped by him and made by someone who would know Josh wouldn't have proofread the HHS final. He turns to Donna and tells her to read the rest of Amy's fax, which she does. Blah blah blah until, "Mrs. B. says you're encouraging her to hire a new Chief of Staff. Need treasury breakdown of cap gains cut. First Lady took your advice, just hired me. Weather here is seventy-four degrees and partly cloudy." Josh walks away in shock as Donna notes that a "new chapter" has begun.