Josh comes out of his office and runs into Donna. He tells her, "I need you to talk to Toby's researcher about her clothes." Donna smiles: "I thought you didn't want to play fashion cop." Josh: "Go down there. Talk about pants suits. Find out what Toby's working on." Donna's taken aback: "You're asking me to spy on Toby?" Josh doesn't answer. Donna: "I don't feel comfortable with that." Josh: "I didn't ask if you felt comfortable. Toby's negotiating away our office furniture. We need to know." Donna: "I'm supposed to have...." Josh: "Makeup tips. Just...see what's on her desk."
Toby's in his office with Brainerd. He says, "This isn't a setup. You're surprised the Wall Street Journal is exploiting this?" Brainerd says she's surprised that Gaines is out after Toby told her he was in. She seems pretty annoyed. Toby insists that he can get Gaines back on board and put it back together, but that he needs her to make some commitments: "Gaines said he'd scale back on private accounts. What can you give him?" Brainerd: "Nothing. If it's in the papers I was even talking about raising retirement age, I'd have the walker brigade picketing my house. Slowly." ["Hee. 'Grey Dawn'!" -- Wing Chun] Toby: "This could be our one chance -- to help them -- and you're going to give it up? When do we ever get a deal on this?" Brainerd replies, "When we win back Congress -- and do it on Democratic terms." Toby says that they've been saying that for two decades. She says she's out: "You can keep the hemlock."