Amy pulls Santos out into the hallway. Apparently, the lawyers have come up with a convincing legal argument for Santos: he can ask the members of the Electoral College to vote for his preferred candidate for Veep, and then Santos and his team will be free to follow that request. There is a bipartisan group of former Attorneys General and Solicitors General who agree with the theory. We also learn that it's just one week until the Electoral College vote, putting us in early December. Helen walks into the hallway to ream Santos out for leaving the meeting when his kids need him there to make it seem like all of this is normal.
Vinick's doctor is giving him a clean bill of health. The doc is surprised by how quickly Vinick's hand healed, but the positive power of not using it was enough to promote a speedy cure. And then Vinick's doctor tells him that he's in great shape for a man half his age. A man half his age who is particularly frail and feeble. Vinick is pleased to get the news.
Transition HQ. The office is hopping, and we hear on a television that Jed and Abbey are on their way to Brussels for his final meeting of the G-8. Lou enters Santos's office, where Barry Goodwin and Santos are talking about potential cabinet appointments. Lou interrupts them to tell Santos that a Kansas City newspaper has picked up a leak about the potential nominee for Secretary of Agriculture. Santos is surprised there was a leak, but Barry points out that once the FBI starts doing a background check, it's not hard for the papers to figure it out. Lou and her cat-eye glasses think that leaking some cabinet names would take the pressure off them in terms of the V.P. choice. Santos tells them that he's decided on a Veep. And then he throws the internets into a tizzy by asking whether they have Nancy McNally's financial disclosure statement. Amy -- who is sitting on a couch in the corner of the room -- looks like she's about to jump out of her skin, and Barry asks whom Santos has selected as Veep. Santos seems surprised that they even have to ask, telling them that it's Governor Baker of Pennsylvania. Amy, who looked totally thrilled at the idea of Nancy as Veep, stifles herself to tell Santos that he needs to ask the Electors to vote for Baker as V.P. now so it will happen next week. Amy and Goodwin are both convinced that if Santos doesn't ask the Electors to, um, elect Baker, they'll never get him, because the Republicans in the Senate will never confirm him. Santos thinks it's wrong to ask the Electoral College to select the V.P., and he wants to find a way to get Baker through a Congressional confirmation process.