We follow Sam to Leo's office. Leo tells Sam to close the door, which is particularly ominous since it's pretty late and no one is around. Leo explains that Josh is on speaker phone. Leo says, "A guy who went to college with Tom Jordan says he belonged to an all-white fraternity. Local papers are gonna carry it tomorrow." Sam says it wasn't an exclusive fraternity, "they just didn't happen to have any black pledges." He goes on to say that it isn't uncommon to have black and white fraternities, and as far as I know he's right. Leo says that this combined with the preemptive challenges in jury selection will cause a problem. He tells Sam it's over, that he's canceling the President's stop and cutting off funding, and Sam repeatedly says, "No!" in varying tones. Josh finally speaks up to say, "We've got a chance at the House, we've only got three weeks left, Leo's gotta put the President and the money where the President and the money can win." We also see Josh stomping around in his dark apartment, allowing us to know he's out of the hospital. Sam says that they're handing the election to Tom's opponent. Josh says that won't matter as much if the Democrats take the House. Leo says, "Jordan is down by seven, and he's not gonna come back from this." Josh adds, "Not only that, but we stand by him, this is a national thing. It could drag down black turnout in districts where we're competitive." Sam says, "I told him we would stand behind him. I told him, he would have our full support. I was the one who asked him to run. I was asked to ask him! We walk away now and that's it. He's a racist! The White House just said so!" Leo says that you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find...well, that's what he means. Then he puts his glasses on, signifying the end of the conversation. Sam slams the door as he leaves. Through the speaker, Josh starts in, "There's something called the superstring theory, which at its most basic level says that the universe consists of these tiny loops of string that vibrate at different frequencies." Leo ponders this, and wonders, "How did that bullet not kill you?" Josh says he was just lucky, and Leo hangs up.
Toby is in his office when C.J. stops by. She asks if she could see a copy of tomorrow's Presidential remarks for Asia-Pacific. Toby is not entirely there, and finally says he has a draft he's going to re-write. C.J. says, "I thought I was gonna have it by the end of the day." "The day's not over yet," Toby snaps. C.J. mentions again that some reporters want to do post-shooting stories. She asks, "Do you think there might be a psychological aftermath and we're not paying attention to it?" Toby says he doesn't have time for this conversation, and C.J. says that he should make time to have it with somebody. Toby tries to laugh that off, but C.J. says, "I think you're the Director of Communications, and you've been ignoring operational responsibilities --" While I sympathize with C.J.'s point, couldn't she have used fewer syllables to make it? Toby says with admirable succinctness, "That's crap." C.J. finishes her sentence, "-- so you can behave like the Director of the FBI." Toby complains, "I'm waiting for the Director of the FBI to behave that way. I'm waiting for the Justice Department to behave that way. I'm waiting for Congress to behave that way. I'm waiting for the White House to behave that way!" Charlie strolls in as C.J. joins the shouting match: "You want to lock up everybody with a white sheet?" Toby says that he does. "Who has a problem with that? Bring them to me right now! Yes I do!" Charlie and C.J. stare at Toby, and Charlie tentatively knocks at the door to get C.J.'s attention. C.J. realizes it's time to chat with the Prez. Charlie exits, and C.J. turns back to Toby and tells him that she'll be around if he can give her the Asia-Pacific remarks. Toby says they'll be ready in an hour.