It is 6:30 AM. C.J. asks Margaret for her schedule, and says that it will have to be pared down. She balks when she sees that she has an appointment with Miss World, and asks what the eff that's about. Margaret says that she's from Bhutan, and that it's a yearly tradition for the Chief of Staff to meet with Miss World, who will generally espouse some timely good cause. C.J. is all, "No fucking way." Margaret says, "Leo always thought that as a show of international good faith, we should accord all due respect to..." C.J. finishes, "pretty girls everywhere?" She tells Margaret to get it the eff off of her schedule.
C.J. catches a glimpse of Toby, who is intently reading a book. She asks him what he's doing, and he quite obviously replies, "Reading." It turns out he's reading some constitutional stuff, and then he goes on about it for a few seconds. Engrossing, I'm sure, but I think I'll stick with my latest copy of US Weekly. C.J. is all, "Get back to you real job, dude," and Toby says that he'll write a condolence statement on the plane crash. He then goes, "Building a democracy. Heh. How do you shape a new world?" Well, for starters you could get rid of past-their-prime television shows.
C.J. asks Margaret if she's reassigned Miss World, and then writes on the schedule and says that she's sending Toby a valentine. Kate enters and shows C.J. satellite surveillance that indicates there were two Iranian jets on course to intercept the Britannia flight. C.J. asks Margaret to wake the President. Then, she, Kate, and the crusty guy actually go into his bedroom. I mean, at least let the guy get out of bed and have a few sips of coffee. Have they no decency? He could be naked! Which, ew. Jed asks why there are three of them, and C.J. tells him that they think the Iranian air force mistakenly shot down a British commercial airliner. Next thing you know, Jed's fully suited and telling C.J. that he needs to speak with the BPM. I wonder if he brushed his teeth.
It is 7:30 AM. C.J. tells him that she talked to the BPM earlier, and asked her to wait to hear from the U.S. before making a statement. Iran is not saying much. Jed tells C.J. that they should meet with Lord Marbury and Chet. C.J. says that they're already on their way. Jed gets very impassioned and says, "Damn! We were just making progress with the Iranians. Grady gets revved up and starts quoting Churchill. If she gets aggressive, Iran gets defensive, this thing's going to spiral! I need to talk her down, let's get her on the phone!" But it's too late, because the BPM is on television, going on about how the situation with the plane is a barbaric act against humanity for which there can be no justification. Jed says, "Well, I guess I'll have to wait until she's off camera." You know C.J. is thinking, "Oh, shit." Commercials.