After the commercials, it's Wednesday morning. Mrs. Landingham greets Charlie as she comes into work, asking if he ever solved the mystery of the uncashed $500 cheque written by the First Lady. Charlie says that he did, explaining that Abby had written the cheque to a woman she read about in the paper, who now lives in a shelter for battered women. Mrs. Landingham guesses that the woman never chased the cheque because it was from the First Lady, and that she framed it instead. She asks whether POTUS knows that he has breakfast with Josh and Sam. Charlie says that he's on his way. He adds that it was a good mystery, and that Mrs. Landingham just solved it fast because he "loosened the ketchup bottle" for her.
As Sam and Josh wander to their breakfast meeting with POTUS, Josh tells Sam that the whole night, at the phone banks, Donna kept pestering him to ask Joey Lucas on a date. Sam says that Josh should. Josh says, "That aside, what do you make of Donna being the one pushing it?" It's as if he knows, but he won't let himself know that he knows it. Or something. Anyway, Sam says that he doesn't make anything of it. Josh asks, "You wouldn't think she'd be jealous?" Sam asks, "She goes out with guys. Are you jealous?" Josh says he isn't. Sam says, "See?" Josh states, "I don't get jealous. I don't like it...and usually do everything within my considerable capabilities to sabotage it. Which is why it's curious that Donna would do nothing to discourage and, in fact, do everything to encourage a date with Joey Lucas, who, quite frankly, is a very attractive woman." He says the last part kind of squeakily. Sam says, "Josh? You know your voice just got really high at the end of that?" Josh gives kind of a wee cough and says, "Yeah. Sorry."
POTUS arrives and thanks Josh and Sam for having breakfast with him. He asks whether they've ordered something; Sam says that they were waiting for him. POTUS hollers for Billy -- the waiter or butler or whatever this guy's position is -- and asks whether Sam and Josh want scrambled eggs. Sam says sure. POTUS orders scrambled eggs "for these guys." Billy asks whether POTUS wants anything; he says he's fine. Josh says, "Then we're fine, too." Sam and Josh insist they don't need anything; Jed waves away their objections and tells Billy, "Bring them some food, would you?" He trots off. POTUS says, "You guys understand I can't discuss with you any rescue mission that may or may not be in play right now?" Sam says of course. Josh says, "I'm assuming State has people negotiating with Nelson Guerra?" As he reads a paper, Jed replies, "Nelson Guerra wants me to tell President Santos to release Juan Aguilar from prison." Josh says, "I wouldn't make that phone call with a gun to my head." Jed says, "I have a gun to my head and I'm not making that phone call. I inherited 'War on Drugs' from a president who inherited it from a president who inherited it from a president before that. I'm not a hundred percent sure who we're fighting but I know we're not winning. Ten years ago we spent five billion dollars fighting drugs and we did such a good job that last year we spent sixteen billion. Sixty percent of federal prisoners are in jail on drug charges, as opposed to two and a half percent that are there for violent crime. We imprison a higher percentage of our citizens than Russia did under Communism and South Africa under Apartheid. Somewhere between fifty and eighty-five percent of the prison population has a drug or alcohol abuse problem. We've tried 'Just say no.' I don't think it's going to work." I'll just pause here while y'all reread that bit of dialogue; it bears repeating. ["I think POTUS just saw Traffic." -- Wing Chun] Dum de dum... [Files nails.] Okay, you're with me again? Good. POTUS checks his watch and says, "I'm mentioning this because I'd like you to give me any thoughts you might have on the subject." Sam and Josh stand up and thank him as he leaves.