To wit, Jed says absolutely nothing to Toby about his comment except "Raiding the pantry?", a mild criticism of the fact that Toby is drinking. Jed introduces Toby to Newman, and Toby mentions that he voted for Newman "a couple of times." Newman doesn't say anything about Toby's remark either, simply saying that Toby seems to disagree with him about how to handle the protests. Toby follows up by saying that it just seems to him that "most Muslims on the Arabian peninsula believe they must choose between the law of Allah and the laws of man." I guess he gets that from his intimate knowledge of Muslims on the Arabian peninsula. Finally, Newman gets out in the ring: "I see, Muslims don't make rational decisions, only fundamentalist ones." Toby: "Without strong guidance, the popular elections could be a one-time event." Newman asks Toby if he's suggesting colonization, and Toby says not at all -- he's suggesting that they run away and do absolutely nothing. There is some banter about the British and their similarly poor record in the region, and then Charlie enters with news of a call from Leo. Because that's what Charlie is for. Toby gets his drink and leaves so that Jed can take the call. When he does (on speakerphone, with Newman still in the room), Jed learns that the protestors have now surrounded the Aramco facility. "They're picketing the Saudi oil headquarters?" Jed says. Again with the hilarious, distracting Exposition & Shirley show. Alexander points out to Jed that there are fifty Americans at that compound. Jed wants to know if anyone's at risk, and Leo says that, at this point, the protestors are just not letting anyone in or out. Jed also learns that the leaders of the protest appear to be rebellious royal-family outcasts.
Toby sits in a seat out in the plane, drinking some more, even though he does not appear to need any more to drink. He and Charlie are listening to Donna on the speakerphone as she relays to him the plans for the funeral. Suddenly, Toby complains that the plane is going down. "What?" Donna says, alarmed. Charlie throws in that they're landing to pick up Walken. Heh. Donna asks Charlie whether Toby has been drinking, and Charlie looks over at Toby, who makes a "don't tell" face. "I don't think so," Charlie lies. As Donna tries to get Toby to focus on the task at hand, Charlie swipes his bottle of booze and Toby starts singing "Suicide Is Painless." Asked if Toby is singing, Charlie says, "I don't think so" again. See, when they don't take themselves quite so seriously, they do a much better job with the writing, because that bit was sort of cute.