White House. (Do you remember when every scene pretty much took place in the White House? Yeah, me too. Good times, good times.) Carol is making her semiannual appearance, telling Toby that there is a huge number of press requests about the leak investigation. They are progressing down the corridor, making their way to C.J.'s office. Toby tells Carol to refer all calls to the Counsel's office, but Carol tells him that Babish is not taking any press questions. She also tells Toby that there are three reporters camped outside his office. He tells her that's why he's nowhere near his office.
Toby enters C.J.'s office, and she asks him what the response has been to the announcement. He refers to "Arnold Vinick's plan to turn the federal government into an episode of Dragnet," and gives her a witness list for the Congressional hearings. C.J. notes that Brock's name is on the list, and predicts that he'll refuse to testify. She wonders if Congress will hold him in contempt. Toby: "First Amendment isn't what it used to be." C.J. tells Toby that she's been avoiding Brock all day. Toby thinks that's a good idea.
Santos and his entourage walk across the tarmac to the campaign jet. Santos is pointing out that even if he did sometimes reschedule his reserve duty, he still did it every year -- "almost." He's concerned that if people realize how easy it is to reschedule, it will look like a stunt if he shows up on command this year. Josh agrees (but with a lot more words), and Santos walks onto the plane.
Santos enters his private room on the plane, where Louise is already waiting. Bram tells Santos that he has five minutes and then a quick meeting with a city councilmember before takeoff. Santos asks Louise if she prefers "Lou" or "Louise." Yeah, I'm dying to know. She tells him, "'Lou' started in college when I signed up for men's intramural softball. They were a player short, turned out I was the best hitter on the team." Hmmm. Based on that description, I'm predicting that she went to Brown. 'Cause those guys are all nancy-boys. (And I say that with some personal expertise on the subject of nancy-boys). Santos thinks the story means that she prefers "Lou," but she tells him, "'Louise' is fine." I can't decide which name to use. So I'll let you decide. Take the poll at right. Santos asks her what she thought of the reverse town hall. She tells him she disliked his joke about being the first one unemployed. Tell me about it, sister. But she just thinks it's inappropriate to be joking about economic adversity. He asks her if there's anything she liked. Louise: "Oh, sure, but I assume you have plenty of people around to tell you how great you are, and if you don't, you should hire some, 'cause they're wonderful." Santos asks her if she thinks he has a mommy problem. I assume he means to ask if he's unable to appear as a commanding father figure. She doesn't really answer his question, telling him, "Right now, Beltway Arnie's kicking you all over the electoral map, the White House is treating you like a fly on their governmental windshield, and I'm wondering if it's just Josh, or if you have what it takes to come out of the Candidate Protection Program and start kicking back." And then Bram enters to introduce Santos to the city councilmember and her family. Santos gets up for a picture, but Louise stays in her seat, ready to resume their conversation after Santos finishes. Commercials.