Shout-outs galore: attica finch, xii, and Sandman.
Amid more dramatic percussive sounds, the episode begins again at the point in last week's episode where Jed said "And I said no." Jed walks out. Leo tries to suppress his dumsquizzlement. Out in the hall, some woman (is that Bonnie? I haven't seen her in so long I can't tell) tells Will, who's standing in Josh's office, "Here they come." In his official role as timekeeper, Will checks his watch and says, "Six minutes. The meeting lasted six minutes. That's good, right?" Josh gets up and they all walk toward the lobby, where they walked Haffley and his grim-faced posse march out. Will helpfully comments, "Maybe not." Toby and Donna come over to Josh et al. from separate points, and Donna tells them what happened. Josh complains that Haffley's bluffing about 3%. Bingo Bob comes up and says, like a pissy teenager, "We'll never know because the President ended the meeting." He gets Will to come with him. Josh says, "It's only 8:30. We'll get a deal before midnight." Donna's doubtful. Toby says, "I'm gonna...." Josh: "Yeah." They take off.
Haffley, Royce, and the boys head for their limos. Royce mutters, "I hate November." Tell me about it, bub. (Somebody on my other show hates November, too. It's going around.) Haffley thinks it's great: "No, no. Christmas came early this year." He heads for the gaggle of reporters.
Leo and Angela bust into the Oval Office. Leo asks Jed if he'd like to talk about what just happened. Jed's packing up work to put into his briefcase, and says, "You were there. Make sure Nancy sees me in the morning about the IMETs to Indonesia. I don't want any training east of Kupang. Anything else?" Leo says they need a continuing resolution (CR) by midnight, or Angela will turn into a pumpkin. Jed hauls out a shirt/belt variation on the "give 'em an inch" saw. Angela says that they've got to get Haffley and his cronies back in. Jed looks at his watch, saying, "Not tonight. Damn, probably missed the first half." He hustles out through the portico door: "Providence is going to get a whooping from my Fighting Irish." As he disappears, Charlie comes in to ask if Jed's coming back, because Toby and Josh are there. Leo indicates that they should come in. Josh asks what happened, though he already knows. Angela tells him, though he already knows. Toby asks, "Now what?" Stone-faced, Leo says, "We shut it down." Lots! Of! Dramatic! Drumbeats! Credits!