It is 6:00 PM. C.J. asks Toby to cancel the press conference since the Ayatollah will be apologizing. She tells Toby to give Gordon the tick tock, and tell him that the Prime Minister was a courtesy call before they were sure Iran was involved. She says that just because the public thinks the President should be up doesn't mean that he should be up. Frankly, these days I'd feel safer if everyone in the White House slept upwards of twenty hours a day. Toby says, "You know what the story's gonna be," and C.J. says, "They're going to be writing MS stories until the end of his administration. Give him the tick tock."
Jed approaches C.J. and says that maybe they should cancel the press conference. She says it's already done. With Iran apologizing and Britain backing down, there's no point in distancing himself from Grady. She says that if the President doesn't trust her to make these kinds of decisions, there's no point in having her in the job. She tells him that she spoke with Abbey, and that from now on she's going to make the wake-up call decision herself, and his MS won't be a factor. He thanks her. She also tells him that he needs to take care of himself, because there will be mornings when she has to wake him at 3:00 AM. He takes his leave.
Jed enters the Oval Office, where Abbey stands ominously by the fireplace. She has a way of sneaking up on people just by waiting for them. It is only the shadow of her giant helmet hair that sometimes gives her away. She says, "Happy Valentine's Day" in a way that indicates she is neither (a) happy nor (b) expecting to get laid that night. She's wearing her big black suit, and he asks her if that's what she's wearing to the opera. She says that he has a 7:00 AM call, and that she cancelled the opera. He gets mad and says, "Dammit, Abbey, I can manage my health without you taking my pulse every five minutes!" She snaps back, "Is that what you were doing when you decided to stay up gossiping with the children last night?" He says that he was talking to Doc Brown, and she yells, "Shut up!" And man, this scene is totally going to throw children of divorce right back into Traumaville. They bicker back and forth. Jed yells "Stop treating me like a child!" and Abbey retorts, "Then stop acting like one!" Poor C.J. can overhear everything, even after she closes the door. Yeah, no lovin' for the Prez and the Missus tonight. I guess Cupid was shot down by the Iranians, too.
Next week: Josh! Jimmy Smits! Mary-Louise Parker! Good times.