Toby makes his way to his office, grabbing some messages from Bonnie on his way in. He wants to know why his office blinds are closed, but before she can explain, he opens the door to find a drunk, angry man sitting in his chair and speaking Russian to him, and a woman sitting impassively in another chair. Josh comes racing up behind him, saying, "Yeah, yeah, that deserves an explanation." I guess we can pretty much imagine what Josh will tell Toby during the commercials.
It's 4:35 PM. Josh is leading Mr. Konanov -- who's still complaining loudly (only now it's in English) -- and his attaché back to his own office. Konanov complains that he's a reformer and he's going to lead the Ukraine, and all they send him to speak to are errand boys. Josh points out that he is the Deputy Chief of Staff. Natasha snorts derisively. Josh starts to explain that it's a very important position but drops that, and tries to explain that there's protocol that has to be observed, and that his country has a leader they have to deal with. Josh says that they do wish to deal with him, but they're in touch with Konanov's embassy and the capital and they're seeking permission for him to speak to Secretary Schaefer. Konanov repeats his desire to speak to the President. Josh says, "That's not gonna happen, and you damn well know it!" Natasha asks mildly, "You speak to him in this tone?" Josh says, "He's drunk, in my office, and I'll speak to him in whatever tone pleases me." He screeches for Donna as he leaves his office, and instructs her to put two uniformed agents at his door and tell Leo he's coming over. As he walks away, he says, "Oh, how I miss the Cold War."
Sam and Ainsley are on the Hill. Sam is telling the guys he's meeting with that it's his fifth meeting in a row and his last meeting on the Hill. He wants to know what it's gonna take to get their boss to loosen his grip. If the Senator moves, it could free up eight to ten votes. The other guys want to know why the Senator should move. Sam suggest that he'll go right past that it's the right thing to do; they counter that it's not a holy thing.