In Leo's office, Jed strolls in and asks Leo if he's waiting for his date. "She's late," Leo says, and Jed says that Leo's date is young enough to be his daughter, and it becomes obvious that Leo's date is Mallory, and ho-ho-ho, I just love date-daughter jokes. (Michael Douglas doesn't get why it's funny, either, by the way.) Leo reports that the protests are growing and spreading. There's a dance of diplomatic flurrying going on, so, as Jed puts it, "we're not the only ones who think this is a thing."
Elsewhere, an elegantly dressed Angela runs into Josh, who makes noises in the direction of coercing her to sit with Jed and take the trivia heat so that he doesn't have to. Just then, though, C.J. emerges from her office in a pretty cranberry number and starts blaming Josh for missing easy questions on previous occasions and provoking outcomes that are even worse. Josh denies missing any easy questions, but C.J. insists that because of these alleged missed questions, they were all forced to tromp downstairs at Ford's Theater and have the museum opened. Heh. Donna arrives, and insists that she's nobody's stooge: she's not sitting with Jed either. "I drew the short straw last year," she harumphs. Heh again. Toby walks up just then, muttering that Jed will undoubtedly start with Lincoln's First Inaugural, and then move on to the letter he wrote to the woman who lost all her sons. Not-very-good banter ensues, until Jed himself shows up and reveals that he's not going to ask questions this year. Rather than asking questions, he spews an unending stream of trivia and questions as they all head out. He certainly never does get tired of hearing himself talk. Jed winds up "favoring" Angela by letting her ride with him, which of course is what everybody else wanted anyway. There were a couple of cute lines in that scene, but it took much, much too long. Like Saturday-Night-Live-sketch too long.
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.