Margaret summons Toby from the meeting to tell him that he has to meet with C.J. He's mad about Miss World, but C.J. delivers the news about the Britannia flight. She asks him to tentatively schedule some time with the networks in case the President needs to distance himself from the BPM, and to write a briefing. He begins the briefing, "Since the early hours of the morning the President has done everything in his power to assist the British." C.J. tells him not to say "the President." Toby says, "'The White House has done everything in its power'? That's gonna make it sound like he got a good night's sleep."
Toby and C.J. are interrupted by an exaggeratedly dandy British fop yelling, "Gerald? Gerald!" Turns out it is Lord John Marbury, who thinks that Leo's name is Gerald. He's practically wearing Burberry plaid and saying, "Tally ho! I've just arrived from the fox hunt! Care for some figgy pudding?" I'm surprised they didn't name him Earl Grey. C.J. reintroduces herself to him and he says, "So you're the new Gerald. Delightful." He looks like he wants to blindfold her with his ascot and mount her. Incidentally, Lord John is played by the guy who was Robin Colcord, Rebecca's latter-day love interest on Cheers. And if this show is going to invest in second-tier supporting sitcom actors to round out its cast, I for one think that Growing Pains' Dickie "Boner" Stabbone might make an excellent U.N. Secretary-General.
C.J. and Earl Grey enter the Oval Office. Jed is on the phone with the BPM, whom he calls "Maureen." He hangs up, frustrated, and introduces Kate. Lord John lists lots of Britified credentials including the words "Earl," "Viceroy," and "Queen's Minister," ending with his relation to "an uncle who once performed in the London Opera Company's production of The Mikado in the role of Nanki-Poo." Kate says it's a pleasure, and then gives C.J. a sly little smile that reads, "Boys are dumb." Jed says that the BPM is doing her "William the Conqueror thing again." Lord John says that the BPM's whole party thinks she's soft on Iran, the government is far from stable, and they've just lost 100 countrymen. I half expect him to add, "And you know how she gets when she's on the rag." Jed says that he's not surprised at her reaction, but that the incident might have been a mistake. Lord John is incredulous, and Kate explains the thing about the spy planes.