Friday Evening, U.S. Supreme Court: An application for a stay of execution is denied. The prisoner, as yet unnamed, is remanded to a federal facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, to be executed by lethal injection, Monday morning at 12:01 AM. The prisoner's three lawyers look dejected.
Out in the corridor, the prisoner's three lawyers are arguing madly about who they could possibly call at the White House. One guy thinks they don't know anybody there who has "the ear of the President," but the biggest guy says, "Sam Seaborn." Apparently the big guy used to beat Sam up in high school, which seems pretty plausible. They decide to see if Sam will take a call from them.
Over at the White House, Josh is telling Donna that he's leaving. Donna reminds him that he needs to see Sam, and walks beside Josh and checks to make sure he's going to behave himself tonight.
Josh: It's a bachelor party!
Donna: That's what I'm saying.
Josh: I can hold my liquor!
Donna: No you can't.
Josh: I can drink with the best of them!
Donna: You can't drink with any of them, Josh.
Josh: I'm in politics, okay? I can drink.
Donna: You have a very sensitive system.
Josh: I wish you'd stop telling people that. It makes me sound like an idiot.
Donna harangues Josh about how he'll spend the weekend sleeping off two drinks. Josh points out that it'll be his first opportunity in ages to do anything other than work all weekend. Donna asks if there are going to be strippers at the party; Josh vigorously denies it. "Men don't like that anymore." This is news to me, as it apparently is to Donna: "Men don't like naked women anymore?" Josh replies, "No, we still like naked women a lot...it's looking at them in a room full of your best friends that makes you a feel a little..." Donna: "Sleazy?" Josh: "Uncomfortable." Just then Sam rounds the corner and Josh asks him what he needs. Sam yells out to his secretary who's off-screen: "What do I need?" A voice calls back, "O'Dwyer!" Apparently Sam needs Josh to meet with O'Dwyer's campaign manager, Joey Lucas, to explain "what's going on," although that's as specific as Sam gets. Sam seems to have scheduled a meeting with O'Dwyer's people for early Saturday morning, but seeing as Sam is planning to go sailing, he'll need Josh to meet with them. Josh is annoyed and bounces up and down in frustration, saying, "Aw, come on! On a Saturday?" Sam insists that it will take ten minutes, fifteen, tops, and that O'Dwyer's people will be thrilled to meet with Josh Lyman. Josh want to know what he's supposed to tell them; Sam suggests Josh tell them the truth. Josh snorts and says, "I don't think so. What else you got?" Suddenly Donna's at Sam's door inquiring, "What time?" and Sam tells her ten o'clock. She relays this information to Josh, as if he isn't standing right there: "You have to be here at ten tomorrow morning." Josh corrects her: "We have to be here at ten tomorrow morning." Donna's pretty miffed and gives Josh a pouty face. She complains that she had things to do -- shopping, for "whatever." Josh says it'll take ten minutes and when it's over, he'll buy her some shoes. At this, Donna brightens up. Josh and Donna leave as Sam yells that he's "bringing back the Cup" from his sailing race. Josh advises him, "Sam, just stay in the boat this time, and I'm a happy guy." Sam yells that he has foul-weather gear, as he wanders back to his office. He banters with his secretary about how he's done, and going to be unreachable for the weekend, cut off from the White House, and he's not taking his pager or his cell phone. His secretary makes encouraging noises in response to all this. Sam changes his mind a couple of times about taking the pager and/or cell phone, finally deciding to leave them, as originally planned. As he grabs his gym bag and hustles off, his phone rings. He hesitates, but turns off the light and closes the door. Of course, within two rings, he's back to pick up the phone. Roll them credits.