Bounty gets to Josh's office just as the bulb in his desk lamp burns out. That seems to keep him from noticing her. He's eating something, and when Bounty asks if he needs a new bulb, he nearly chokes. He says, "Uh, yeah. Sure. Thanks." He studies her and says, "Rina, right?" She says, "Yeah, it's short for Marina." Josh asks, "Are you Greek?" She says, "No, I was born on a boat." Somehow that line just came out really weird. Josh asks her, as he dials his cell phone, "How'd you get here?" She says, "Bus." He's actually wondering why she wasn't laid off like everyone else. She shrugs, "Oh, my program wasn't affected." Huh? Then shouldn't you be doing that work? What is she, a Republican spy? Surely she's not just the thinnest excuse in history for some T&A. She tells Josh, referring to the bulb, "I'll see what I can scrounge up." Good luck finding light bulbs in this place, lady. You're gonna need it. She gives him a flirtatious smile, and sashays out, swinging her booty.
Donna's in a bar somewhere, and answers her cell phone, "Josh Lyman's office." Josh asks where she is; she says she's at a shutdown party. Josh wants to talk about the list of shutdown effects she faxed. Before he can say more, she assures him that the one about the elks overpopulating is true: "They stopped issuing hunting licenses." He asks why she put Social Security on the list: "It's an entitlement." Donna explains that the people who run the machines that cut the cheques were sent home, and the cheques won't go out unless they get a GAO ruling to bring those workers back in. Donna asks what counsel said about "the other thing." Josh: "It's considered coercion if you come back to work as a volunteer." Donna retorts, "Oh, but it's not coercion to work on a cell phone and run to Kinko's every ten minutes to send you faxes and emails?" Josh makes himself some coffee (he may be the only senior staffer this self-sufficient -- way to go, Ma & Pa Lyman) while in the background, Marina Lewinsky indicates that she found a bulb. Josh: "The AARP considers you essential." Donna asks, "When do you think I'll get my essential paycheque? Rent's due the end of the month." Josh says he'll lend her money. Donna: "Yeah, but wouldn't that just be emblematic of all these stopgap continuing resolutions? Taking out a loan, begging for an extension rather than grappling with the hard reality of...." Yeah, I'll bet your landlord really gives a flying shit about all of that. Josh: "You're right. Get a cheaper apartment." Just live at the Y. You're never home. She says she wants to come in and do her job. Josh: "Tell me about it." Donna: "Stop being a baby and just go! Leo's not going to send you an engraved invitation." Josh: "I don't need calligraphy. He knows where my office is." Donna can't argue that. She hangs up.