Donna comes into Josh's office and softly says that it was a nice service. Josh agrees. She says she's going to go to the OEOB to get some information on the storm for POTUS. Her voice is all raspy, like she's been crying and hasn't had enough sleep and is maybe coming down with something. Donna asks, "Josh, can this really be how it works? We have no idea if he's gonna run again...he's in a room with Leo making a decision? Two people in a matter of minutes? Is this how it works?" Josh: "It's how it works today." His phone rings and she answers it for him, saying it's Leo. Josh turns and looks at her holding the phone.
Toby bursts through a door and zooms through an office area; somebody says, "Toby?" but Toby just keeps walking and holds up his hand, saying, "Don't anybody talk to me right now." He marches indignantly into Josh's office bellowing, "Greg Summerhayes was here to offer me a job! Leo got me a lifeboat! I'm going to rip his arms off and beat with his own..." Josh is just hanging up the phone and gestures to Toby to calm down, telling him that was Leo, and they have to go to his office. "It's 'Answer B.'" Toby pauses, looking distressed, and then follows Josh down the hall. Then some loud blaring commercials come on and more or less destroy the tense mood.
When the show returns, it's a dark and stormy night. No, really. I know, it seems a little like overkill, doesn't it? But the show's so good that we forgive these little dramatic excesses. Or at least, I do. A TV announcer is stating that POTUS and FLOTUS have just concluded their interview, and that POTUS is expected at the State Department for a press conference. Leo leads POTUS into what I think is Leo's office, but it looks unfamiliar due to the angle; we're looking in through the door from across the hall. Leo suggests that he sit down, close his eyes for a few minutes, and that Charlie will come get him when it's time. We only see the back of Jed's head. As Leo leaves and closes the door, we can hear audio from one of the monitors, providing a fragment of the interview: "I began experiencing blurred vision and numbness in my legs. Two years and many tests later, I was diagnosed with a course of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis." We cut to a shot of Toby watching this clip on television. Leo comes in, asking, "Where's C.J.?" Toby says she ran back to her office. Toby says, "They're gonna run this clip forever." Leo says, "No, we're about to give 'em clips to beat it." Toby looks at him with a combination of skepticism and apprehension. He says, "Leo, you got me a lifeboat?" Leo admits it. Toby inquires, "Did you imagine that there were any circumstances under which I would use it?" Leo says he didn't, and that he only did it "to show him that." Toby's expression indicates that he hadn't considered that possible reason. Leo walks out, saying, "C.J.'s in her office?" Toby says, "You think he's going to change his mind, don't you?" Leo kind of nonchalantly says, "Hmm?" Toby asks again. The camera's focused on Toby so we can only see a blurry image of Leo. Leo repeats, "C.J.'s in her office?" Toby says, "Yeah."