As they leave the office, Charlie and Jed run into Toby. Jed tells him Leo just talked to him. Toby asks, "About the GDC speech?" Jed declares, "I'm not doing this for the politics. I'm doing it because it's the right thing to do." How depressing that those are so easily separable. Toby says he's doing it for the politics. Jed announces, "A lynx isn't a possum." Toby thinks it's in the possum family. Jed says, "It's a cat." Toby: "Oh, and we don't have enough of those." Jed asks how Sam feels about this, meaning the drop-in, not whether a lynx is a possum or not. Toby hesitates and finally says, "This isn't Government Camp. It's not like...it's not important that everybody gets to play." Jed says, "I'm not going to tell you how to run your office, Toby..." which sounds like it could lead in to, "but here's what I think you should do." Toby, however, quickly thanks POTUS for saying so and leaves Jed with nothing more to say. Except to Charlie: "Vegan food, coming at me all night long." They split and Toby runs into C.J., who's on her way to New York, to receive the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications. Is that an award for major ass-kicking, per the movie of the same name? Girlfriend sure deserves it. ["I'd like to see her in a head-to-toe black leather get-up, too. And I'm not even gay!" -- Wing Chun] Toby asks, "For what?" C.J. says, "I discovered a comet. What do mean, 'for what?'" C.J. mentions that past winners include Cokie Roberts, Diane Sawyer, and Leslie Stahl. Toby starts running through his laundry list: yes, she heard from Josh about Cornelius Sykes, and yes, she's been briefed on CARE. He tells her, "Okay, you might need this, " and reads from his little notebook: "The President has always spoken out against moderate groups not taking responsibility for extremism and he isn't going to stop with the environmental lobby. Friends are honest with each other." C.J. asks, "He's going to do a drop-in?" Toby says yes. She takes the piece of paper and says, "I'll see you tomorrow night," and leaves. Just then Bonnie comes up and gives Toby a copy of Sam's latest version of the speech, saying it's a good one. Toby takes one and glances at it. Time for some commercials. Also, I'm really hungry today for some reason. Good opportunity for me to go get some food.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 1288 USERS: B-
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