C.J. says she understands. Just then Josh sticks his head in, and asks, "An F-117?" Leo tells C.J. she should go do her briefing. She departs and Leo confirms for Josh that it was indeed an F-117 that was shot down. Josh replies, "An F-117's a stealth fighter, right? At some point we're going to be talking about how they shot down a stealth fighter?" Leo: "You can take that to the bank." Josh lets Leo know he's got a meeting with Hoynes. Leo says, "Listen to me. Don't tell him why it's bad for us. Tell him why it's bad for him." Josh claims he's not worried about the meeting. Leo orders Josh to come see him after the meeting. In the hallways Toby catches up with Josh and they discuss the shooting down of the stealth plane. Toby says, "It's a stealth fighter. It should have stealth capability, right? 'Cause if it doesn't, we should call it something else." Josh agrees as he disappears down a hallway and Toby enters his office, where Sam is waiting for him. Sam begins, "One of the payload bay doors would not close." Toby's not sure what Sam's talking about. Sam continues, "Specifically, the starboard payload bay door." Say that three times fast. Toby's folded his arms and says, "Sam, if your ass isn't off my desk, and I mean stat..." Sam's still spouting facts, "This is not his first shuttle mission. It is his fourth shuttle mission. Dr. David Ziegler, holding postgraduate degrees in both physiology and biology. Now I know more about your brother than I do about you, since I didn't know you had a brother." Toby asks about the bay door. Sam explains that he spoke to Peter Jobson, who is Mission Commander at NASA, and spouts some techno-jargon about the problem with the door, and how they wanted to wait until morning to fix it. Toby says, "It's morning every forty-five minutes on the shuttle." Sam explains that he meant morning at Edwards Air Force Base. Toby points out that it's morning right now. Sam says it's taking a bit of time. Toby: "Well, it's a red-letter day for U.S. aviation, isn't it?" ["He must be upset, because I think the word he meant to use was 'aeronautics.'" -- Strega] Sam tries to reassure Toby a bit. Toby says C.J. will need the press briefing room and asks Sam to move the prep meeting to the Roosevelt Room. Sam says he's working on answers about Cuba and teachers. As Sam leaves, Toby quietly asks him to keep in touch with Peter Jobson and let him know when the shuttle lands. Sam says he will. Bonnie then pops in to tell Toby that CNN's got the Nighthawk.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 728 USERS: B-
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