Josh is in his office blowing his nose loudly when Margaret comes along and asks how he's feeling. He just gives her a look. Actually, why is Josh even here? He's not doing that much. He should be at home with some nice chicken soup with matzoh and some Archie comics. Margaret hands him a bunch of work, the last piece of which has something do with a complaint about "autos and flat glass." Josh energetically says, "Flat glass...excellent!" Margaret just looks at him like he announced he was a Scientologist. Josh explains, "It's a new thing I'm doing, kind of a positive-attitude thing." Margaret asks if he needs anything, since Donna's still helping Angela. He's stunned to learn Donna's in the budget negotiations. Margaret: "I guess." "Outstanding!" Josh ejaculates, freaking Margaret slightly. She leaves quickly.
Joe wanders over to Toby's office and closes the door behind him. He asks Toby how it's going; Toby thinks he's coming down with something. Joe: "I'm sorry." Toby: "You say that, but in a way that makes me wonder if you really are." Joe sits down and reminisces about Ashland: "I can still feel it, you know? The first time I got called into his office and yelled at about something he'd read in my Law Review note. He'd read my Law Review note." Joe immediately swore he'd never wash his ears again. "And all I could think was, this was the guy. He's why a cop has to read a criminal his rights. He's why a couple of mixed race can get married in the state of Texas. I spent three nights as a 1L trying to pick apart his Baines v. U.S. Steel. I couldn't do it." Toby's turn: "I was in a room with Ashland once. I was a student at City College. The Student Organizing Committee got him to give a speech on the history of voting rights. We were hanging from the rafters. I talked to him afterward. I mean, he wouldn't remember me, but I spent the next six weeks organizing a voter-registration drive in Bed-Stuy and Bensonhurst. You know when you go out west, how they say, 'Don't miss the Grand Canyon -- it's one of the few things in life when you actually see it, it doesn't disappoint'? That's Roy Ashland." Joe confesses that he lied to Toby about Ashland last night; Ashland never said a word. Toby sighs: "I don't want to see him gone, Joe. I want nine Ashlands on the Court. I just...I just wish he was forty years younger."