In what looks like the secretarial area outside the Oval Office, Sam and Charlie are waiting and talking about the death penalty. Sam says, "The U.S. is one of five countries on earth that puts to death people who are under the age of eighteen when they committed their crime." Charlie replies, "Nigeria." Sam: "Pakistan." Charlies finishes the list: "Saudi Arabia and Iran." Sam affirms this and says, "So that's a list we definitely want to be on." I'm not sure what this has to do with the Cruz case; it's not been established that Cruz was underage when he committed his crimes. Or maybe I've been asleep at the keyboard. Leo comes out of the office and tells Sam to walk with him, and that he's not going to see the President. Leo quietly tells Sam that "he's done." It's not quite sinking into Sam, who insists that they have six hours and that it's not an impossible sell. He keeps pushing until Leo loudly bursts out, "He's done! And I gotta tell you, Sam, this was bungled! We were totally unprepared for this. We were caught in the headlights! This thing was supposed to go back to the Sixth Circuit, and I don't how..." Sam interrupts, "What do you mean unprepared? The court sat. What would you have done different? What would you have done different?" "Differently," Sam. Leo doesn't have a ready answer, so Sam suggests one: "Kept the President out of the country another two days?" Leo admits he would have done that. Sam pauses and states, "Leo, there are times when we are absolutely nowhere," and walks away.
In a hotel bar with piano music in the background, we see Josh sitting at the bar. Joey and Kenny are checking out a few feet away and walk through the bar on their way out. Joey spots Josh, who has pulled himself together since the day before, and sets down her luggage. They greet each other unenthusiastically and Josh asks if she isn't impressed that he tracked her down. She sarcastically inquires whether it was hard. He says it was very hard; he had to have Donna call her office in California: "It's funny, when I say it out loud like that, it doesn't sound that impressive." Joey curls up her nose and asks whether Josh made her meet him here so he could make more jokes. Josh explains that he is there at the request of the President. Apparently Jed felt that he was a little rude in the Oval Office about Joey's problem, and wanted Josh to apologize. Josh adds, "While the tightening of your funding was political strategy on our part, he honestly feels that your candidate is a schmuck who gives liberalism a bad name." Joey takes this with a hint of a smile and admits she thinks the same thing. Josh laughs and says, "I know you do! Why are you working for him?" Basically, it's due to a lack of other job opportunities. Josh also says that the President wanted him to tell her that he meant what he said about "coming up with a live one." Joey asks whether the President had any suggestions. Josh smiles enigmatically and says that POTUS did. Joey wants to know who; Josh whispers, "You." Joey looks a bit perplexed and it's clear that it's never crossed her mind. Josh leaves, telling her to have a nice flight home. She's still half-signing stuff as he walks away.