MH. The sexy flat in London. Will and Lehann are admiring Marco's sleeping form. His bed is apparently in a corner of the living room. Jason walks into the room and tells Will to lay off Marco, since he's straight. Will is perfectly happy with the "lay" part of the request, but not the "off"; he tells Jason, "Nothing that beautiful is straight." Jason wants a wingman instead of a rear gunner. Did somebody drug Marco again? Because I don't know how he could sleep through this conversation otherwise. Jason bets Will that he can prove Marco is straight by getting him to have sex with a woman. Will wants a photo for proof, and they shake on it. And then they wake Marco up five minutes before they all have to leave for the airport.
MH. The sexy convertible full of flight attendants has arrived at the airport. Marco starts to walk off with his bag while Jason and Will continue their debate about where he likes to stick his willy. Will thinks that any man who wants to be a flight attendant is pretty much gay, and then points out the way Marco daintily pulls his rolling bag as proof that he's a poof. Jason yells at Marco to carry his bag like a man. Is there really a butch and non-butch way to carry luggage? One of the other flight attendants asks Will if he's accusing Jason of being gay, and he tells them that he thinks all of Jason's frantic sex may just be overcompensation. Looking at Jason, I have to believe that most of his sex is for compensation. Lehann asks Jason if he's ever really been in love with a woman, and tells him, "It's not who you fuck that makes you gay or straight. It's who you fall in love with." That, and how you carry your luggage. By the way, BBC America removes the word "fuck," but will gladly show breasts (in later scenes). What's with that? Jason refuses to tell them whether he's ever been in love.
TWW. Lou is prepping Santos while Helen fixes his tie. Lou is marginally more calming than Bruno, by about one-tenth of a degree. Lou tells Santos that the worst thing he can do is get into an argument with the moderator. Yes, that is the worst thing you can do. I like how she thinks. Santos thinks the actual worst thing he can do is forget all of his preparation for the debate. They start walking down the backstage corridor as Santos nervously dabs his face with a handkerchief. I hope he doesn't smudge his makeup. Helen reminds him that he's been through worse things than the debate. He asks for an example, and she has to think for a second before coming up with, "Combat." Oh, Helen. Lou reminds Santos about the rule, and then tells him that Vinick will use the rules to avoid giving an answer to the question of how he's going to pay for his tax cuts. And then she tells Santos that he should feel free to do the same if he faces a question to which he has no answer: "If you get in a jam, just take a paragraph from your stump speech to get you to the red light." By this time, they've arrived at the wings, and Forrest Sawyer begins the formal introductions.