Donna and Bram are now running down the hotel corridor, knocking on every door to wake people up so they can share the news. Bram, in his enthusiasm, starts knocking on the elevator door, causing Donna to break out into giggles. The music from the previous scene continues. Donna knocks on a door, and we hear Josh's groggy voice from the other side. As soon as he opens the door, she bursts into the room. He's wearing boxer shorts and a shirt unbuttoned halfway down his chest. She just starts throwing state-by-state poll results at him, and he slowly walks toward her. And then she tells him that in the Times poll, the two campaigns are tied, 44 to 44. Josh takes a second to soak it all in, and screams, "Holy mother of God, we caught him! We caught him!" And then he grabs Donna's face in his hands and plants a big one right on her lips. They break away from the kiss, look at each other, and then dive right back in. The camera spins around them and I get a little light-headed and it's all very sexy, and then I realize that Josh just woke up. Morning breath. Ugh.
We cut to a shot from the outside of Josh's hotel room, where the door is slowly swinging shut as Josh and Donna suck face. Santos, trailed by a bunch of staffers, comes barreling down the hall calling out Josh's name. The door hasn't finished closing yet, so Santos bursts right in. Fortunately, Josh and Donna weren't deafened by lust -- they had time to break their clinch before the entire campaign walked in on them. Santos asks Josh if the poll results are true, and when Josh confirms that they are, they grab each other in a tremendous hug. And then they start making out. Or maybe not. Instead, everybody starts hugging. I notice that Bram (still in his undershirt) goes right for Josh. And there's the tiniest shot of Leo in the scrum. Credits.
It's later that morning at the Vinick campaign. Bruno is reading out the same poll results to Sheila and Vinick. The reaction is a little less joyful. I notice that Sheila lies to Vinick and tells him that they are tied in California. Bruno tries to spin the news, pointing out that the voters Vinick lost aren't switching to Santos -- they've just moved to being temporarily undecided. Vinick walks out of his bedroom into a very crowded office setup. I assume it's a large hotel suite, with the offices set up in the living room. Bruno and Sheila are giving Vinick the message for the day and telling him not to speak about the nuclear accident when Vinick lets loose with a tremendous sneeze. Sheila seems concerned, but Vinick tells her he's fine. She trails after him as he walks down the hall, suggesting ways that he could bring up the situation in Kazakhstan if he needs to get reporters off the nuclear accident. A bit abruptly, he tells her that he needs thirty seconds to himself. She falls behind as he storms off.