Donna complains, "What am I, chattel?" This is news to you, Donna? Josh says he authorized the request from Angela's office for budget documents. Donna's surprised, and mentions that they also asked for her along with the files: "A living index, if you will, for Angela Blake." Josh wearily says that they can call her "Angela" now. Donna: "You authorized that, too?" Josh: "Sure." Donna looks vaguely hurt. Man, Josh, next you'll tell her there's no tooth fairy. Josh asks whether someone named Hamurashi ever got specifics on the trade bill. Donna hands him the relevant file.
Charlie approaches C.J.'s office, where C.J.'s barking out instructions to Carol. He stands at the door listening to her carrying on, until finally, getting no response from Carol, she asks, "Carol?" Charlie: "She's not out here." C.J. says she was just talking to her. Oh, well. If that was supposed to be hilarious, it wasn't. And what's with C.J.'s hair? It's all kinda flipped back in this scene, like a modified Farrah 'do. And she's wearing a long, flowing skirt and boots with her jacket, something she rarely wears. I'm going to call this look "PMS week." Charlie asks C.J. to give Zoey a CD for him. C.J. takes it, saying, "I love Macy Gray." Ooh! Me, too. I've been playing her third album to death for a couple of months. It looks like Charlie gave her that one, The Trouble With Being Myself. Charlie says, "Zoey's been in a solo-whispery- female-acoustic kind of rut right now. I'm trying to get her to listen to something with drums." C.J. suggests John Philip Sousa. Charlie: "Drums, but not so much with the batons." Word. Charlie says his mother used to watch Diane Mathers's old talk show all the time: "She seemed nice, sympathetic, sincere." C.J.: "This is a woman who gets dictators to cry, talk about their love of puppies and mama's cooking...confess they had the concentration camps built because they couldn't get a date for the prom." So she's a Baba Wawa stand-in. Charlie assures her that Zoey will be fine. C.J.: "So everyone keeps saying." She asks if POTUS has changed his mind about coming. Charlie says he hasn't. C.J. leaves, saying, "I thought he would in the end." I don't get the impression that it's up to Jed, frankly.