In Santos's transition office, Otto admits Congressman Fields. Fields praises the service, saying that it was "not so much a funeral as a celebration." Otto leaves them, and they chat about the Speaker's race. And, as stated above, while I understand that the best way to honor Leo's memory is to continue to do the best possible job of governing the country, I could not care less about this storyline. Mostly because it's never going to matter to us, and also because I think it's ridiculous that a President (or President-Elect) would seriously consider becoming involved in the internal operations of Congress. Anyway, Fields was in the lead but he's fallen behind in the whip count. Fields thinks that Santos can sway enough votes to put him back on top. And he and Santos seem to agree with each other politically. Commercials.
In the West Wing, Donna enters Charlie's office, and is suitably impressed with how far he's moved up in the world. She reminds him, "I never got above a cubicle around here." She may have never gotten above a cubicle, but she could have gotten on top of a desk if she had tried a little harder. Charlie points out that the office is pretty temporary, what with the transition. She starts to ask him whether he's spoken with Josh about a job in the spinoff...er, I mean, "the new administration." But Charlie deftly turns it around, and asks her, "What about you? Josh gonna carve out a little corner for you to settle into?" She tries to put him off, pointing out that Josh has been super-busy, what with winning an election and burying his mentor, but Charlie is shocked at the idea that Josh has not discussed Donna's future with her. She tells him, "It's complicated." He doesn't think so, offering to slap Josh around a little. I would watch that. Donna tells Charlie it's time to head to "the thing," and he tries again to return to the subject of Josh being a moron. Donna's completely unwilling to tell Charlie that Josh can't offer her a job because they're sleeping together, so she gently tells him to shut up and buy her a drink.
Josh and Santos are in the transition office, debating the risks and rewards of helping Fields win the Speaker's race. Josh thinks it's a bad idea; Santos thinks it might be worth it. And then Ronna admits Sellner for his own little chat with Santos. This time, Josh sticks around. Again, Sellner opens by praising the funeral: "More of a celebration, really." Sellner points out that he's close to winning the Speaker's race, and acknowledges that while Santos could put Fields over the top, Sellner doesn't think he will. Josh tries to be completely neutral while Santos presses Sellner on whether he would agree, as Speaker, to support Santos's first legislative goal, which is lobbying reform. Sellner won't, because he thinks it will hurt the Democrats' chance to retain their slim majority in the House. Santos thinks that shutting lobbyists out of the fundraising process would make it easier to get lots of other issues passed. The meeting ends with Sellner promising to work against lobbying reform and Santos hinting that he might throw the race to Fields. And after Sellner leaves, Santos tells Josh to set up a meeting with Marino. Josh thinks Marino's a joke, but Santos thinks he might be able to get Marino elected Speaker without looking like he's just helping out an old friend.