Cut to the wheels of a gurney being rolled down a hospital corridor. Assorted medical personnel are talking about Leo's condition. As they enter an elevator, one medical dude says, "Mr. McGarry, do you understand me?" Cut to a shot of Leo's gaunt and sweaty face, oxygen mask in place, as he gives a slight nod. The medical dude tells him that he has near total blockage in two of the major arteries in his heart. If that's true, it's very difficult for me to see how he could have survived his many hours alone in the woods without treatment.
C.J., Toby, and Josh are in Josh's office talking about Leo. Josh: "He looked pale last night. I just thought it was a White House tan." Toby: "Can we never use that expression again?" Josh says that Leo should have taken better care of himself, just as he's about to stuff a donut in his piehole. C.J. grabs the donut, gives Josh a look, and sets the donut down on his desk. Is there not a trash can in the office? And with that, they stop discussing Leo and move on to discussing work. I agree with the numerous forum posters who called bullshit on this scene. It's just not believable to me that these three people could so easily move on from the news they got about Leo. They quickly discuss the things that are already arranged -- the signing ceremony, Jed's remarks. C.J. tells Toby she heard that he's scheduled an interagency meeting on mental health and homelessness: "That's a good idea." But Toby has rescheduled the meeting: "We're in the middle of an intersection without a traffic cop. If we want, we can run things through me." Wait, is Toby volunteering to get run over? And I must point out that this suggestion is very hard to square with Toby's claim later in the episode. Josh: "If we want?" Toby: "I'm talking about a process." Josh: "And if we want to sacrifice livestock in your name?" I'm pretty sure there's a commandment about that. Toby: "Fine. A decision-making tree." C.J.: "How about you be the Communications Director, you be the Deputy Chief of Staff? We can use the old barn for a stage." So she's already starting the day in a classic movie kind of mood. They decide to release a statement about Leo's medical condition. Toby says that the main focus at the moment needs to be demonstrating that the peace agreement can hold. Josh and Toby run together some nonsensical sentences pulled from their earlier meeting with the Republican leadership that are supposed to let C.J. know about the demand for a tax cut but that actually leave her completely confused. After C.J. leaves to release the statement about Leo, Josh and Toby discuss a strategy for getting Democratic support for the tax cut. Josh tells Toby to start with the leading Democrats on Ways and Means, since they can deliver thirty or forty votes right away. Toby tells Josh that they should not discuss any specifics.