After the commercials, the title card indicates that it's twelve hours earlier. Military guys are buzzing around the Situation Room. Admiral Fitzwallace is on the phone as Leo comes in and asks what's going on. When Fitzwallace gets off the phone, he tells Leo, "Al-Jabbar Air Base in Kuwait says a Nighthawk didn't come back." Leo asks, "Didn't come back from where?" Fitzwallace says, "Three-hour patrol of the no-fly with the five-and-dime." Leo says, "Iraq. We've got an F-117 down in Iraq?" Fitzwallace adds, "Along with a pilot." The Admiral indicates that none of this is confirmed, and he needs ten more minutes. Leo says, "Ten more minutes and then I'm bringing in the President." As the credits roll by, we can see that everybody and their dog is in the episode, except for perhaps Joey Lucas and Al Kiefer.
In the colonnade outside his office, Jed's walking along with Charlie and saying that it seems to him that if the event is over by 10:00 p.m., that he can be back at the White House by 11:00 p.m. Charlie agrees and indicates that means that he can watch the girls' softball game. Jed asks, "Did you just snicker when you said that?" Charlie says, "No, sir." Jed says he did. As they enter the Oval Office, someone hands Jed some documents and Jed keeps accusing Charlie of snickering when he said "girls' softball game" and Charlie keeps denying it. POTUS continues, "As if to indicate there was something wrong with my wanting to see a girls' softball game live via satellite." Charlie says, "Well, you seem pretty excited about it, sir." Somebody sticks his head in a door and tells POTUS that "they're" ready for him. As they leave the Oval Office, Jed goes on telling Charlie about how great it is, at the end of a long day, to sit back and relax with a beer while watching a sporting event. "That's what men do." Charlie asks, "They watch girls' softball, sir?" Jed explains, "When that's what's on, that's what they watch. It's that, or a cricket match between Scotland and Bermuda. Now, I am an educated man, Charlie, but when somebody tries to explain cricket to me, all I want to do is hit 'em in the head with a teapot." Jed says that it's Sacramento State versus the University of the Pacific. Charlie says, "A clash of the titans, sir." Jed insists that Charlie is not going to spoil his fun. A couple more staffers greet the President, and Jed says hi to "Steve" and "Mikey."