In the Oval Office, there are two guys there with Jed and Leo. Leo's asking one of the guys, "Are we talking about the opening bell?" He replies, "That depends...when's it gonna leak?" Leo explains that C.J.'s leaking it that very moment. The guy replies, "Wall Street'll have it in an hour. In two hours, sellers will outnumber buyers." One of the French doors leading to the patio outside the Oval Office blows open. Jed excuses himself, telling them to keep going. He opens the door, leading to another shot of Mrs. Landingham's desk. Jed asks Charlie whether he knows why the door to the portico keeps blowing open. I'm going to take that as a personal shout-out, since I've had trouble for a while deciding on the appropriate architectural terminology for the covered area outside the Oval Office. Thank you, Aaron Sorkin. Anyway, Charlie explains that they're replacing the latch and that it's swinging open from the wind. Jed, nobody's fool, points out that the door opens out. Charlie further explains that when a certain sequence of doors is open in the White House, there's a wind tunnel into the Oval Office. Jed says, "No kidding!" He goes back into his office, where Leo and the two guys are continuing to fret about the stock market. Jed tells them about the broken latch and the wind-tunnel effect. Margaret comes in through Leo's door and says, "Mr. President?" Looks like the motorcade's ready. Everyone's in black suits, and everyone looks to Jed for direction. Jed puts his glasses in his shirt pocket and says, "Okay. Well, we've got to go. I don't know what to say. Leo's pretty rich. Maybe he can buy some tech stocks and jack up the price." Leo tells the guys to keep him posted on the bellwethers. Leo goes over to Margaret, who's waiting by his door, and asks, "Is the First Lady meeting us in the car?" Margaret, by way of non sequitur, replies, "Yes. It's a non-denominational service." Jed, who's fastening the buttons on his shirt cuffs, asks Leo, "What'd she say?" Leo tells him the First Lady is meeting them in the car. Jed turns his back, flips his coat on over his head.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 1911 USERS: B
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