At the airport, Joey arrives with some other interpreter. She's two-timing Kenny, I see. Josh calls out to her, catching the interpreter's attention. He touches Joey on the shoulder to direct her attention to Josh. They meet up, and Joey is all smiles at the sight of Josh. Marlee Matlin has a particularly beautiful smile, so it's nice to see it often. Josh seem slightly discombobulated by the new interpreter, who introduces himself as Dale Bracket. Josh learns that Kenny's on vacation. Joey seems almost gleeful at the thought that Josh came to pick her up at the airport. Josh says that's not it, exactly, and that he wants Dale to wait by himself for a while; Josh explains that Joey's going to read his lips, and if he can't understand what she's saying, she'll write it down. Dale signs all this for her. Joey looks slightly puzzled but completely agreeable. As they walk away from Dale, Josh says, "Pretty good-looking for an interpreter." As a matter of fact, he's not too hard on the eyes. Josh seems mildly threatened. Joey says, "He's good-looking for anybody." Burn! Josh: "Dale Bracket? He's not a television detective?" Joey wonders why they can't talk in the car. Josh says she's not getting in the car; she's getting back on the plane in an hour and ten minutes.
Josh and Joey sit down at a table in a kind of food court area. Seems like a fairly risky place to have this conversation, but I'm not a professional political operative like Josh. Josh asks, "Okay, if we sit like this, can Dale Bracket, PI, read my lips?" Joey looks slightly dismayed and annoyed with Josh's paranoia, and says, "No." Marlee Matlin looks very different; I think it's because she's wearing much less eye makeup than usual. Josh tells her that she's not there to discuss an agriculture poll. Joey: "No kidding." Josh seems surprised that she guessed that. Joey asks, "You think we're eating more beets?" Josh replies, "Well, we are, but...that's not important." Just then a waiter comes up; Josh orders cranberry juice and club soda for Joey, and a large glass of ice water for himself. Since when do food courts have waiters? This is some swanky airport. You can see the waiter's thinking, "Oh yeah, big tip on this table. This must be my lucky day." While Josh is giving the order, Joey's scribbling a note on a napkin: "What's important?" Josh says that he told Leo they could trust her, and that Toby backed him up. Joey's still waiting for him to cut to the chase. Finally he does: "Eight years ago, the President was diagnosed with an illness that was never disclosed." Joey takes this in stride and writes, "Is it serious?" Josh softly says, "Yes." She asks what it is. Josh carefully signs the letters "M" and "S" (and sadly, it makes no difference that I know the ASL alphabet, because any fool could guess what he signed). You'll remember that he was trying to learn some sign language around the time he met Joey in L.A.; I wonder if he recalled this or had to look it up again before coming to the airport. Joey looks sad as the waiter arrives with their beverages.