Santos and Helen walk Jed out of the Capitol, where a limo awaits the President. (That is, the former President). Jed asks Ron Butterfield where Abbey is -- she's already in the car, robbing us of a chance to see her and Helen together for a single instant. Jed and Santos chat about Santos's speech and the note that Jed has left for Santos. And then Jed tells him, "Make me proud, Mr. President." Santos: "I'll do my best, Mr. President." They shake hands, and Jed enters the limo.
In the back of the limo, Jed stares out the window, while Abbey wonders what kind of macho bullshit statement Santos was trying to make by not wearing a coat for the ceremony. Jed thinks it made him look young and vigorous, like a leader. Abbey: "He looked like a lunatic." Jed: "A young, vigorous lunatic." They pause, and then Abbey tells him, "Jed? You made it. You're still here." It's at this point I wish he had told her that he was not, in fact, still there, but was, oh, let's say a ghost. Or a dream. But he acknowledges that he is still there, and then she takes his hand.
In his office, Charlie watches the parade on television. Suddenly, we hear Bram's voice asking whether this is room 137B. Charlie confirms that it is, and Bram carries in a small file box. They introduce themselves (Bram's last name is Howard, by the way). Bram starts putting his personal effects on the desk, without asking about Charlie's job or what it's like to work in the White House or what kind of tips he might have about staying sane (and hot). Charlie puts on his coat, and gives Bram some tips about the thermostat. Bram doesn't even look up at him. I don't care how cute he is, nobody disrespects Charlie like that. Bram is dead to me.