Josh pops some Alka-Seltzer, and chugs it so fast that my stomach starts to hurt watching him. He then puts in some eye drops, and then chugs some Mylanta from the bottle. Yum. After all of the self-medicating, he sits down to interview some poor sap by talking the guy's ear off while playing on his Blackberry. The poor kid can't even get a word in edgewise as Otto comes in. Also not able to break through Josh's monologue, Otto tries to spell "C" "J" with his hands, but gets the "J" backwards, which I kind of love. Not understanding, Josh finally slows down so that Otto can tell him C.J. is on the phone. Josh thanks the poor sap (Howard), and he leaves, looking befuddled. Otto comments, "You let them talk too, right?" Josh, however, has lost all perspective on teasing and says, "Sassing your potential benefactor -- that's an unconventional advancement technique." Sassing your potential employees -- that engenders a great working environment. Even after the verbal dressing-down, Otto pops a Red Bull and hands it to Josh -- clearly something he's used to doing -- and Josh shoots down the entire can. When he picks up the phone, a livid C.J. demands that he come right back over and isn't going to take any excuses. On the way out, Josh passes Lou waiting outside, who assures him, "I'm okay to hang."
Helen answers a knock at her door, and is once again "ma'am"ed by Donna. Doesn't that look like "maimed"? That would suddenly be a very different show -- something like, C.S.I.: 1600. Helen is still uncomfortable with the "ma'am"ing, but Donna gently jokes, "Due respect, you may have to get used to it." Helen pours tea, and mentions that she needs a Chief of Staff, though she doesn't know why. Donna begins to explain that it would all depend on "the kind of First Lady [she intends] to be." Donna continues to explain the options to Helen, but does so by iterating the two opposite ends of the First Lady spectrum, causing Helen's face to pinch a little in worry. Helen tells her that she'd like Donna's help in figuring out what way she'll go, and after Donna misunderstands, Helen explains, "I actually want you to help do it." The two of them muddle through the conversation, and eventually hit the point: Helen would like Donna to be her Chief of Staff. Donna seems flustered, but incredibly flattered and delighted. They're both really cute in a little-girl, excited kind of way. Donna's not sure she has the experience, but Helen has enjoyed working with her, and also what Matt has to say about her: "He's going to be P.O.ed, in fact, that I'm stealing you, just to sweeten the deal." Donna smiles, and Helen tells her to consider it: "Just wanted to stake my claim, I guess." Donna tells her, 100% heartfelt, "Thank you for considering me."