Josh reenters the wake, and Donna immediately approaches him and warns him about some job seeker who is hunting for him. Donna also tells him that Jed left the wake a while ago, but that he has invited some people to come to the Residence later for a more private gathering. And then Josh asks Donna, "Do you still have a key to my apartment?" She points out that she's had a key for six years, unless he's changed the lock. He tries in vain for some semblance of smoothness and tells her, "You should come over later." Donna tells him, "That's sweet, but I can't." Josh points out that she's homeless, since "the twitchy chick from Treasury" is still in her apartment, but she tells him that she already made plans to bunk with C.J. for the night. Josh thinks that Donna should just uninvite herself, but Donna (like C.J.) is concerned about what kind of story she would tell to explain her change of plans. Josh is wounded that Donna didn't ask him if she could stay at his place, and she sensibly tells him, "I didn't know if we were at that point." Because it's been about four days since they first had sex. She also points out that she just assumed Josh's intimacy issues were so enormous that he would have trouble accepting her into his personal space. He keeps pressing her, and she asks him, "Are you really gonna try to convince me that I'm the one who finds this all awkward and hard to navigate?" Hee. Josh folds in the face of her reality-based reasoning. She thanks him for the offer, repeating again, "It's sweet." And then she walks away. Donna has discovered some kind of non-misogynistic version of The Rules. She seems totally in charge of herself and is clearly leaving Josh panting for more.
Danny sits down next to Josh, and lets out a deep sigh. He looks over at C.J. and tells Josh, "Nice wake."
Josh enters the Roosevelt Room, where Santos is just getting off the phone. Josh tells him that Jed left the wake, but Santos knew that already. Santos tells Josh, "Bob Russell selflessly offered to stay on as V.P. if we want him." Josh is amused, and Santos tells him that he thanked Bingo Bob for his many years of service, and then sent him on his way. Josh tells Santos that Amy is pushing for Carol Gellsey to get the nod, and that Amy is waiting in the lobby to speak with Santos if he wants to hear about it. Josh has started to leave when Santos tells him that even after Josh explained to Goodwin why they should not offer Secretary of Defense to Swain, Goodwin still thought it was a good idea. Josh restates his opposition to the idea. Goodwin also thinks Santos should help Fields win the Speaker's race, says Santos. Josh gets pretty angry at explaining why that's a bad idea. And Santos seems pretty angry defending it. Santos also accuses Josh of playing the spoilsport because he doesn't like Goodwin. Josh tells him, "My job as Chief of Staff is to keep you from making political mistakes. And this is a whopper." Josh does not unzip his pants before delivering that last line. Santos doesn't say anything and also doesn't look at him. Josh, angrier than ever, tells him, "If you're looking for a yes man, I'm not it." And then he walks out. Commercials.
Josh walks into the lobby where the reception was being held. The crowd is gone, and the waiters are starting to clean up. Amy is pouring the dregs from a bottle of wine into her glass. Josh tells her that Santos wants to speak with her about Gellsey. She seems surprised, and tells him, "You're a good man. You have a good soul. And nice hair." A cute little smile comes with that last part. I think she's smiling because she's so clearly lying. Josh is taken aback for a second, and then asks, "How's the lumberjack?" She says that he's a wood sculptor, and that things are fine. She describes her relationship, and Josh sarcastically tells her, "That's great." Amy tells him, "I have a name for you." I have a name for him too, but I can't really repeat it in polite society. Josh thinks she's trying to push more appointments, but she's actually just trying to push a date. For Josh. With someone named Sarah Potrero: "She's a good friend, and you don't deserve her, but the world's a cold place." Josh tries to deflect her, and she tells him, "It's time, Joshua. You're approaching the age where people shake their heads and roll their eyes." I think they're just shaking their heads and rolling their eyes at the sight of a grown man carrying around a backpack. Donna approaches to bram Josh up to the Residence, and also engages in a bit of work talk about some press rumor. Amy asks Donna whether she knows Sarah Potrero. Donna does, and Amy asks whether Donna thinks Josh should give her a call. Josh immediately tells Donna that Amy thinks he should date Sarah. Donna pretends to think it's a fine idea, and Amy continues her incredibly passive-aggressive sales pitch to Josh. Fortunately, Santos arrives to speak with Amy, ending this particular discussion. As Josh and Donna walk away, Santos tells Josh that he asked Fields to come back to the office that evening. Josh wonders whether Santos wants him there, and he does not.