Joe comes back to Ashland's hospital room. This time, Ashland's awake, though very subdued: "Mr. Quincy...back to argue Mimoud...v. Transportation Security." Joe says, "Suspect class: strict scrutiny." Ashland reminds Joe that he works for the President now: "It'd be ex parte." Joe says he's glad to see Ashland doing better. Ashland: "This just a...social visit?" Joe admits it's not. Ashland knows that the President sent Joe. He says to Joe, "I think it's time we called each other by...our first names...Joe. Don't you?" Joe replies, "Yes, sir, Mr. Chief Justice." Ashland chortles weakly and pats Joe's arm. Joe smiles at him.
Toby appears in Leo's office which, for some reason, has lighting so very orange that Leo and Toby look like something sitting under the heat lamps at Burger King. Seriously, what the hell is going on with the lighting? Maybe Admiral Feelgood was handing out canthaxanthin pills. Toby just stands there while Leo shuffles papers. Leo finally looks up, and Toby asks, "Now what?" Leo tells him about the continuing resolution. Toby: "So now we won't have a budget until we're up against the State of the Union?" Leo asks if there's anything on Ashland. Toby says he's coming over to see the President. Leo: "When?" Toby: "Now." Leo can't believe it. Margaret tells Leo that POTUS is ready. Leo thinks that's great. As Leo heads into the Oval Office, Toby tells him, "I find your orangeyness both disturbing and strangely erotic." Well, I could be making that up. He actually says, "We gave away college tuition for nothing." Leo -- ever the half-full type -- tells Toby, "Good work on the Chief Justice."