Leo heads out of his office and runs smack into Mallory, resplendent in a mossy green wispy thing that complements her red hair very nicely. Leo says he hardly recognizes her; she not-subtly complains that it's his fault they don't see each other; he vows to make it right with this very fine evening out. She mentions a job she's taking in Tanzania. They start to leave. The Eagle-Eyed Forum Posters have had some disagreement about whether she's serious about taking the Tanzania job, and I can't really determine the answer myself, but it's safe to say that when your audience can't tell whether your character is being sarcastic, you have script problems.
Just then, Secret Service Guy walks by Leo and mutters, "The president's dead." Okay, that? Would not happen. Not that I expect perfect realism, but...come on, now. After a brief stricken look hits Leo's face, Jed comes around the corner -- oh, whew, he's not dead! -- and reports gravely that Lassiter has apparently taken his hip surgery harder than expected, because he is now not so much alive. We fade out on the presidential seal. I wonder if that's supposed to be noteworthy.
We blink, and it is Tuesday at 10 AM-TCT. We hear before we see Josh and Toby strolling down the hall, talking about how Lassiter was a horrible conservative nightmare with a terrible wife and such. Toby insists that he will write no eulogy, but Josh predicts that with Toby "riding shotgun on Air Force One," it's likely he'll be pressed into service. As he passes C.J., Toby refers to Lassiter's death with the very tacky "All good things must come to pass." What's stupid about that comment, aside from the fact that it's tacky, is that no guy who had been in politics for very long would cheer for a guy's death just because he was a political opponent, unless the guy had a reputation for being a horrible human being as well, which isn't indicated here. Many politicians are good friends with people with whom they have literally not one smidgen of ideology in common, and everyone who has actually ever met a wide range of politicians knows that there are good guys and assholes in all parts of the spectrum, so the idea that Toby would cheer Lassiter's death just because he was conservative, even very conservative? Without providing more explanation, it's just cheap and dumb. Saying "Republican" and "conservative" a lot doesn't provide a motivation for Toby to be gloating over a guy's death.