The seventh season begins with an opening tease—set three years in the future at the dedication of the Barlet presidential library—that might give you a clue to the result of the Santos-Vinick race. But as the episode gets underway it’s four days after the Democratic convention, and the Santos campaign is encouraged by a poll showing the congressman only nine points down. But Santos (Jimmy Smits) is worried about VP candidate Leo McGarry’s negatives. At the White House, meanwhile, counsel Oliver Babish (Oliver Platt) questions C.J. sharply about the NASA leak.
THE WEST WING 7x01 - "THE TICKET" WRITTEN BY DEBORA CAHN DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER MISIANO Transcribed by Soundman for "TWIZ TV.COM". Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. TEASER FADE IN: INT. - BARTLET PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY - DAY THREE YEARS LATER DEDICATION TO THE JOSIAH BARTLET PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY We open on a shot of Bartlet, now slightly aged with gray hair and still walking with a cane, walking through the main section of the Library. He is followed by two body men. CUT TO: INT. - FOYER - PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY - DAY Bartlet walks into the foyer where C.J., Toby, Will, Charlie, Kate, and Danny Concanon. BARTLET Welcome. C.J. Nice to see you, sir. BARTLET And you. He kisses her on the cheek. BARTLET Look at that tan. I was gonna ask you to come up to the farm for a week but we should come up to you. C.J. You'd love it, sir. Santa Monica's your kind of town. BARTLET Really? C.J. Not really, no. BARTLET Abbey wants a picture of the baby. DANNY I thought we e-mailed you one. BARTLET Something she can tape to the fridge. DANNY Oh. I'll see what I can dig up. He walks over to Toby who looks a bit somber and shakes his hand. BARTLET Glad you could make it. TOBY Thanks for the invitation, sir. BARTLET How's Columbia? TOBY Not such a bad place to spend some time. He comes to Kate and kisses her on the cheek. BARTLET I read your book. Gorgeous prose. KATE Thank you. BARTLET Did you read her book? CHARLIE Load of hogwash. Nice job at Jakarta. BARTLET Thank you. Just trying to get them talking. Don't anyone hold your breath. Congressman. He comes to Will and shakes his hand. WILL Mr. President. BARTLET Ways and Means? WILL Backbencher. I sit tight for 32 years, I have a shot at Chairman. C.J. All set with your speech? BARTLET I think so. A little meandering in the middle, but... They all offer their help with the speech. BARTLET No, thank you, I'll be fine. Josh comes up the stairs from outside. JOSH Sir, can we get you to... BARTLET There he is. JOSH Wow. Quite a collection of dignitaries. Sorry. BARTLET You were saying, Josh? JOSH The President's here. CUT TO: EXT. - PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY - DAY We see the group coming out of the building and coming to the steps to greet "The President". "The President's" motorcade pulls up and stops. We see the door open and "The President" steps out. We see him stand and begin to walk toward Bartlet and the group of people. The theme music begins to build as the camera begins to pan up toward a facial view of "The President." Before the camera reaches midsection, we... SMASH CUT TO: MAIN TITLES. END TEASER. * * * ACT ONE FADE IN: EXT. - CAMPAIGN SITE - DAY BRAYBURN COLLEGE, MICHIGAN THREE YEARS EARLIER 105 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY We see hundreds of college students waving "Santos for President" signs as Santos's motorcade pulls up outside the campaign site. When the car stops, Helen Santos gets out and waves to the crowd. We see Santos get out and the crowd shows their support by cheering louder. He comes around the car and grabs Helen's hand. He shakes the hands of several people along the rope line. CUT TO: EXT. - BRAYBURN COLLEGE - CAMPAIGN - DAY We see Josh standing on the front steps of a nearby building where Santos is due to give a speech. Josh is holding a newspaper. Bram walks up and hands Josh a couple of newspapers, the top of which is a copy of Time Magazine with a picture of Santos and a headline that reads "PRESIDENT SANTOS?". BRAM Welcome back. JOSH Wow! Look at that. That's what we like to see. BRAM Is it out yet? JOSH Not yet. What'd I miss? BRAM Uh, rally in Columbus was fantastic, crowds were going wild. Q&A in Dayton got a little sticky; they wouldn't shut up about the ticket. JOSH About Leo? BRAM Yeah. The Congressman was pretty irritated. JOSH It'll pass. We want copies of these, like 500. BRAM How's headquarters? JOSH It exists, which is a start. What else? BRAM Um, that's it. JOSH I've been away from you people for a whole day. You got nothing? BRAM Same speech, 27 times, dude. CUT TO: EXT. - SHIPYARD - CAMPAIGN - DAY PORT OF PHILADELPHIA [Transcriber's Note: In the next section, there appear two phrases that may be hard to understand. "Ahh" and "ah" are syllabic phrases describing the way a certain word is pronounced. In this section, "ahh" is pronounced as you would say the word "lawn," and "ah" is pronounced as you would say "man."] We see Leo's motorcade driving up to the shipyard where a campaign speech is taking place. The cars stop and we see Annabeth come around to Leo's door. Leo steps out and she starts giving him instructions. ANNABETH Okay, ten minutes of grip-and-grin, followed by the speech, followed b a quick stop in Bakersfield. LEO What happened to the conference call with the policy team? ANNABETH They decided they don't need you on the conference call, they need you in Bakersfield. Let's remember to call him "Santos." LEO The candidate? ANNABETH That's what he calls himself. LEO What'd I call him? ANNABETH "Santos," with an "ahh" instead of an "ah." LEO Ahh's not more correct? ANNABETH In Mexico. LEO I say "ahh"? ANNABETH Leo, you're inconsistent. We just don't want to give the impression that you're iffy on your running mate's name. LEO Certainly not. They continue walking until they come to the platform where they wait for Leo to be introduced. LEO Now I'm confused. Which is it? ANNABETH "Ah". LEO "Ah"? ANNABETH "Ah." It's not out yet. LEO Did I ask? ANNABETH No, but you wanted to. LEO You wouldn't tell me even if you had it because I'm about to go onstage and you feel it's your responsibility to manage my mood, which it isn't. ANNABETH You know I left a great job to come work for this campaign. LEO I'm just saying, I've been at this for awhile. I don't need the babysitting. ANNABETH You most certainly do. Just because you've trained a Preakness jockey doesn't mean you know how to sit a horse. CUT TO: INT. - BRAYBURN COLLEGE - DAY Josh and Bram are now standing inside the building when Ronna walks up. RONNA Hey, is it out yet? JOSH Not yet. RONNA Are you sure? BRAM He checked. JOSH We'll get it when we get it. Ned walks up. NED You hear anything yet? RONNA Not yet. NED I thought we were going to get it an hour ago. JOSH We didn't. NED You think we should call them? JOSH This is one poll. Yes, it is a Gallup Poll. Yes, it is our first public polling data. Absolutely, it will shape our message and our strategy. But it will not change the fact that four days out of the convention the Santos-McGarry ticket is incredibly strong and poised for victory. The Congressman's not worried about it. I'm not worried about it. Everyone should stop worrying about it. Santos and Helen walk up. SANTOS Is it out yet? JOSH No, sir, not yet. They begin walking toward where Santos is to give his speech. JOSH Uh, right after this we head back to Washington where we have one day at our new headquarters to sit you down with the department heads, brief you on electoral strategy, policy directives. Make sure we're not re-litigating this stuff. SANTOS That's great. JOSH I'll be in and out interviewing new staff. HELEN SANTOS How many do you still need to hire? JOSH About 90. HELEN Today? JOSH There's a bathroom up there, if you need... SANTOS Oh, that's not a bad idea. Excuse me. HELEN You don't think that's micromanaging? JOSH He went, didn't he? CUT TO: EXT. - SHIPYARD - DAY Leo is going over his speech with Annabeth while he is being introduced. LEO Matthew Santos served his community for two terms as Mayor of Houston; served his state for three terms in Congress; served his country for 12 years in the U.S. Navy. ANNABETH Marine Corps. LEO 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. I am proud to join this bold leader... CUT TO: INT. - BRAYBURN COLLEGE - DAY The group is waiting for Santos when he comes out of the bathroom. SANTOS Say, uh, are we meeting with the White House today? JOSH I am. I may take Leo with me. HELEN Before or after your 600 interviews? SANTOS You don't need Leo at the White House. I want him in the briefings, make sure he's clear about what our direction is. BRAM Mrs. Santos, this is Chet. He's going to seat you down front with the Chancellor. He opens a door for her to go in. HELEN Yeah. Knock 'em down, honey. We follow Josh and Santos as they are walking back to the stage. JOSH Hopefully you two will have some time this afternoon. Get to know each other, maybe lunch. SANTOS Who? JOSH You and Leo. SANTOS We've got one day in DC, you really think we should spend it on lunch? JOSH I'm talking takeout, not wine and candles. Okay, go get 'em, sir. SANTOS It will be out soon, right? JOSH You'll know the second I know. INTRODUCER Congressman Matthew Santos! He walks out onto the stage amid tumultuous applause. Josh takes out his phone and dials. JOSH Get me an advance copy of this damn poll before I chew my arm off. CUT TO: INT. - OVAL OFFICE - DAY Bartlet is meeting with Toby and C.J. BARTLET Has the campaign seen this yet? TOBY No. Gallup slipped us an advance copy. They'll publish in about an hour. Nancy knocks and comes in. NANCY Sir, we should have Moscow any minute now. BARTLET Thank you. She leaves. BARTLET This ought to be fun. C.J. How much do you plan on telling them? BARTLET I'm telling them the military space shuttle, whose existence we've flatly denied, will be hurtling up from Vandenburg in about an hour. TOBY Comprehensive. C.J. Hutchinson will want you downstairs for the final go and we've set up calls for you with China, France, Germany, Japan. Everyone with a satellite that'll pick it up. TOBY How about the wives? BARTLET Of the astronauts? Not until we know we're actually going to get them back. C.J. Senator Weller has started his own investigation of the leak. BARTLET We're running an investigation. The AG's running an investigation. What does he think Congress is going to find out that we won't? TOBY He doesn't think the AG is objective. BARTLET The AG hates us, we hate him. It doesn't get more objective than that. C.J. No. BARTLET God bless. What else? TOBY Haffley's giving us the hard sell on this education plan. He's talking about moving on teacher incentives. BARTLET He's prepared to actually pay teachers more? TOBY If the meet higher standards they get a cash bump, pay for performance. C.J. Santos' campaign is going to be livid. Education's a tent pole issue for them and performance pay was a big part of their plan. TOBY Likely as not Haffley's baiting us, hoping we'll take the issue away from Santos. BARTLET You think we should skip it? TOBY No. I think we should call his bluff. C.J. We steal a lot of thunder away from the campaign for an education plan that'll die before it hits the floor of the House. BARTLET Maybe, but I'm not prepared to walk away from it yet. Let's try and figure out if Haffley's serious. C.J. Okay. Campaign's in town today. We'll give them a heads-up. I'll be back in when you've got Moscow. BARTLET Okay. TOBY Thank you, Mr. President. BARTLET Thank you. They leave. We follow C.J. as she walks into her office from the Oval. She comes over to the TV which is showing Vinick giving a campaign speech. VINICK What they won't tell you is that 5.4 million jobs were actually lost in the last eight years. As she turns to go to her desk we see that Oliver Babish is laying on her couch. BABISH Buon giorno. C.J. Oliver Babish. BABISH We don't have to talk yet. My caffeine uptake's a bit logy. C.J. An honor just to be in the White House Counsel's company. BABISH What's your day like? C.J. Some people talk about these things with my assistant. BABISH Hmm, I'm about to monopolize a bunch of your morning with this NASA crap. She should cancel things. C.J. I've had the NASA conversation with the FBI three times. I've got my spiel down to a brisk ten minutes. BABISH You're giving me more than that. Margaret knocks and comes in. MARGARET I was going to say White House Counsel would like a moment, but I guess he took care of that. BABISH Nice to see you. MARGARET He needs you back in there already. C.J. Margaret will call you when I'm done. BABISH I'll wait. She moves to go back to the Oval. CUT TO: INT. - BRAYBURN COLLEGE - DAY Josh and Ned are watching Santos on a TV set. SANTOS [on TV] Folks, we're here this afternoon because we love our country. Ronna comes up. RONNA Wallingford's office still hasn't called back. He's supposed to do the intro at the Denver rally. JOSH Call him again. Remind him the Democrats looked like feuding inbreds at the Convention last week. We need their help with our party-unity strategy. We need Congressmen lined up with smiles on at every one of our events. That includes Wallingford, on stage, clapping. Bram walks up and hands Josh a manila envelope. BRAM We got it. Josh takes it and walks outside to look at what's inside. CUT TO: EXT. - SHIPYARD - DAY Leo has finished his speech and is walking offstage. EMCEE Leo McGarry, ladies and gentlemen! Let's send this guy back to the White House. He walks down the steps to where Annabeth is waiting. ANNABETH Press is here for the Q&A. Now remember, you control the conversation. You don't like what the ask, don't accept the premise of the question. LEO That's my line, you know. You're quoting me. ANNABETH I thought it was Toby. LEO Where do you think he got it? I've been rejecting the premises of questions since the Hoover Administration. They have reached the place where the press is waiting. REPORTER CHRISTINE Mr. McGarry, are you still in AA? LEO Good to see you, Christine. CHRISTINE When was the last time you went to a meeting? LEO I've made statements about that before. You should take a look at them. REPORTER Does your cardiologist think you can handle this kind of stress? Annabeth has been handed an envelope identical to the one Josh received. She takes out a packet of papers. LEO My cardiologist has made a statement about that. You should take a look at it. See, what I'd like to talk about is what Matt Santos can do to improve the public schools here in Pennsylvania and across the country. He looks at Annabeth who smiles after having seen what was inside the envelope. CUT TO: INT. - HALLWAY - WHITE HOUSE - DAY We see Toby, carrying some papers and things, walking to C.J.'s office. He comes into Margaret's office and talks to her. TOBY Hey. Is she in there? MARGARET She's in with Babish. She could be awhile. TOBY Why? MARGARET Apparently, he's got a lot to talk about. TOBY Do me a favor: call me when she gets out. Toby leaves. CUT TO: INT. - BRAYBURN COLLEGE - DAY Santos has just finished his speech and is getting ready to leave. He shakes the Governor's hand before walking offstage. He shakes several people's hands as he walks toward the hallway where Josh is waiting. SANTOS I'm getting a lot of questions about McGarry's health. I'm gonna need a better answer than he's cut out red meat. JOSH Come here a second. They walk outside. JOSH Nine points. SANTOS That's all? JOSH We trail a tiny bit on strong leader, but we're neck-and-neck on values, we got a solid lead on cares about our needs optimistic vision for the country's future. Joey Lucas will break this down at HQ, but... man! SANTOS Only nine points down? Yes! He walks away. Josh follows him. CUT TO: INT. - C.J.'S OFFICE - DAY Babish is talking with C.J. BABISH You heard it from Nancy McNally? C.J. I heard it straight from Kelwick at NASA and he wasn't going to blab any more than he had to because the whole thing made his department look terrible. The space station's losing oxygen, they've got a $4 billion space shuttle fleet and not one of them is ready to leave the ground because of a retrofit he ordered. BABISH Embarrassing. C.J. A little bit. BABISH You ever notice his eyebrows? C.J. Kelwick's? BABISH Very... active. C.J. Are they? BABISH I'm vamping. I brought the wrong folder. Humor me, though: who else new before the story went public? C.J. NASA Director of Ops, NASA ISS Director... BABISH Yeah. Who at the White House? CUT TO: INT. - COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE - DAY We see Kate walk to the door of Toby's office. KATE You rang? TOBY Yeah. He indicates for her to come inside. She does and he shuts the door behind her. TOBY C.J.'s with Babish. KATE Right now? TOBY Did you talk to him? KATE Yesterday. TOBY What did you tell him? KATE I didn't tell him anything. I said the FBI thinks they're seeing a trail. TOBY A trail? KATE Yeah. If they have a theory, they have to follow it out. TOBY You handed C.J. Cregg to the White House Counsel? KATE I did nothing of the kind. TOBY Do you have anything that resembles hard evidence? KATE I'm not handing them C.J. Cregg. I'll be in my office. She leaves. CUT TO: EXT. - BRAYBURN COLLEGE - DAY Josh and Santos are walking toward the motorcade. JOSH 43 on "strong leader"; six points up on "Will Unite the Country"; this is Christmas morning here in Santos-McGarry land. SANTOS Let me see. JOSH Check out state-by-state. They get into the car. Josh sits across from Santos. Josh shows Santos the Time magazine. JOSH That's a nice shot. SANTOS My wife wants to make T-shirts out of that one. JOSH Well, tell here to PhotoShop out the question mark. SANTOS What's this. He turns the paper around so that Josh can see what he is looking at. JOSH That's Leo's approval rating on his own. Don't worry about it. It's not a relevant number. Sticker shock on the part of the voters is all. It's not like he's a drag on the ticket. People are voting for the top of the ticket, anyway. We've got plenty of time to pull his numbers up. One poll. SANTOS Yeah. He doesn't look convinced. FADE OUT. END ACT ONE. * * * ACT TWO FADE IN: EXT - SANTOS HEADQUARTERS - DAY SANTOS FOR PRESIDENT NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, WASHINGTON, D.C. We see the motorcade has pulled up outside headquarters. CUT TO: INT. - SANTOS HQ - DAY Santos, Josh, Helen, and Ned are walking into the building. HELEN Nice building. SANTOS You know somebody named Jackie in Advance? JOSH No. SANTOS Somebody told me there was a staffer who put us 18 points down in the pool. There's nobody named Jackie in Advance? JOSH Not anymore there's not. They get into the elevator and we next see the group getting out of the elevator on the floor where headquarters is located. JOSH The office is still mostly in boxes. We've only hired about half the staff so far, but it's a start. SANTOS Well, as long as you've got a couple of people here to get the ball rolling, I guess. JOSH That, I think we've got. Josh opens the door to HQ and we see that there are many people at desks and moving things around. JOSH Welcome to the mothership. A woman named EDITH ORTEGA, called EDIE, is standing on a chair making an announcement. EDITH ORTEGA The 2:00 Michigan Advance meeting has been pushed to now. Anyone on Press Advance or Site Advance, we are moving to the puke-green room. Joe Kaplan's team, Rob Sewell's team, somebody find Meredith and tell her we are moving. JOSH Edie. EDIE Josh. Oh, my God. The Congressman. Everyone in the room starts clapping and applauding for the Congressman. SANTOS Oh, thank you. Thank you. Stop. Thank you, all. Josh whistles to get everyone's attention. JOSH That's enough. Back to work. Everyone goes back to work and Josh brings Santos and Helen to introduce them to Edie. JOSH This is Edith Ortega, Deputy Campaign Manager for Strategic Planning. Anything I'm not handling, she is. SANTOS Pleasure to meet you. EDIE Thrilled to be on board. Josh goes through introducing several people. Santos shakes their hands as he comes to them. JOSH Julian Mirada, Deputy Policy Director. I'll take credit for most of what he does. SANTOS Hey, Julian. JOSH Ralph Lee, Veterans Coordinator. Steve Lacey. Steve's our African-American Steering Committee Chair. Mary DiMartino next to him, Women for Santos. John Vega, Latino Committee Coordinator. That's kind of Minority Row there, now that I think about it. Angie. Angie Worster's our blogmaster. SANTOS Hey, Angie. JOSH Angie's assistant, Craig, and this is his crew. They're making a documentary on Craig. I'm not entirely clear why. Smile. SANTOS Craig's doing a great job. We're proud of him. JOSH Very proud. BRAM Mrs. Santos, we need to get you to Georgetown, speech to the DNC Women's Caucus. HELEN Right. SANTOS See you tonight? HELEN I've got to swing through Virginia. I think we catch up with you in Denver. SANTOS Good thing I carry a picture. HELEN Call the kids before 7:00. She kisses Santos on the cheek before walking off. JOSH My office is over there. You're welcome to drop your stuff. SANTOS Where's mine? JOSH You don't have an office. SANTOS I don't have an office? JOSH You're never going to step foot in this building again. BRAM Congressman, these are for you. He hands Santos some papers. He also hands Josh some folders. BRAM Josh, Gregory Ward, he's interviewing for Midwest Regional Political Director. And Dana Sharpey's after that. Congressman, if you need to use Josh's office, Stan Picket needs you right now. He's one of the Deputy Communications Directors. SANTOS Yeah, send him in. Ronna walks in. RONNA I finally heard from Wallingford's guy. He can't do the Denver rally. He's going to be in Washington. JOSH You explained how integral the little turd is to our party-unity strategy? RONNA I did. Hammond wasn't free either. JOSH Then get somebody else from the Colorado Congressional Delegation. Josh walks out and Ronna follows him. Santos sets his briefcase down on Josh's desk. We hear a reporter talking about Santos's choice for Leo as Vice Presidential candidate. REPORTER It's a hard sell, no doubt about it. But, Santos knew what he was getting. You don't pick Leo McGarry as a running mate with all that baggage because you want to; you do it because you have to. Santos needs that heft and foreign policy savvy which he certainly doesn't have himself. CUT TO: INT. - C.J.'S OFFICE - DAY C.J. and Babish are talking. C.J. Where was I? BABISH Kate Harper. C.J. Yes. She was briefing me because she was in the sessions with NASA and DOD. BABISH Do you like her? C.J. Sure. BABISH She's an achiever. C.J. Young for the job, and I think she's earned it. BABISH Moving up. C.J. Nancy McNally trusts her quite a lot. BABISH Do you? C.J. Sure. BABISH So she was your go-to gal with questions or anything else? C.J. For the most part. BABISH Well, what about the other part? C.J. No, she was really it. BABISH You, uh, consult with anyone else before you briefed the President? C.J. I... no. I mean... I had a conversation with Leo McGarry about some of the technical elements that were put in place while he was here, and I spoke to Toby Ziegler about it, and I had Hutchinson's deputy brief me. BABISH Whoa, that's a bunch of people. Kate Harper didn't have all the information? C.J. No, I'm sure she did. BABISH Think she might have shared it with Greg Brock? C.J. Oliver, she's running the investigation. BABISH That wasn't my idea. C.J. Well, next time we'll check with you. BABISH Well, you're the one who didn't want to talk to her about it. C.J. It's not that I didn't want to. BABISH But you went to Leo and Toby. So let's go back to the earlier question. Do you trust her? CUT TO: INT. - SANTOS HQ - DAY We see Josh walking through HQ. Ronna is talking to him. RONNA Jennifer Howard, interviewing for Deputy Policy Director for Health Care and Don needs you. JOSH You've got to give me five minutes. I just did 12 interviews, back-to-back. RONNA Well, you're eight interviews behind. Can we let Chuck do some of these? JOSH No. RONNA Mr. McGarry just got in. JOSH Leo's here? CUT TO: INT. - LEO'S OFFICE - DAY Leo is sitting at his desk when Josh walks in. JOSH Welcome to our happy home. LEO Hey, kid. We need to sit down with your health care guy. This Medicare reform thing is way off. JOSH We'll look at it. LEO When are we at the White House? JOSH You can sit that one out, give you some time with the guys here. LEO I'll sit quiet and keep my mouth shut. Be nice to just say hello. JOSH Sure. Uh, we've got to make it quick, though, make sure you don't miss any policy briefings. Edie comes in, followed by Ronna. EDIE Sir, can you take a quick look. We've made some changes. RONNA Hey, Annabeth. These are his clips of about a half an hour ago. She hands Annabeth some papers. ANNABETH Did you see these yet? Bram sticks his head in from the next office. BRAM Excuse me, Mr. McGarry, can I grab you for a moment? LEO Sure. He gets up from his desk and comes to where Josh and Annabeth are talking. LEO Hey, are those clips? ANNABETH Bram needs you and then we have a makeup consultant waiting. The base is looking a little orange under the fluorescents. LEO She doesn't want me to look at clips. Leo leaves the office with Bram. Once in the hallway, Bram introduces Leo to SPECIAL AGENT ELLIS TAYLOR. BRAM Mr. McGarry, this is Special Agent Ellis Taylor. LEO How do you do? SPECIAL AGENT ELLIS TAYLOR It's good to meet you face-to-face, sir. I know you've been meeting the detail in drips and drabs. I thought it may help to get everybody together. Talk about any questions you may have. It's about protocol and procedure. They have come to a room and Taylor opens the door. Inside are about 30-40 Secret Service Agents. LEO Okay. So who's on the Congressman's detail and who got stuck with me? TAYLOR No, no, sir. This is all you. CUT TO: INT. - LEO'S OFFICE - DAY Josh and Annabeth are looking over Leo's clips. JOSH Ouch. Ooh. ANNABETH Is the Congressman getting hit like this? JOSH Not like this. Bram comes to the door. BRAM Joey Lucas is here. JOSH All right. Tell Ronna to halt the interview parade till I'm done with Joey. BRAM Are those Mr. McGarry's clips? JOSH Yeah. BRAM Did you see the Wizard of Oz cartoon? Matt cowering in front of the big head. JOSH Bartlet? BRAM He's there, too. JOSH Who's the big head? ANNABETH Leo. BRAM Leo's the big head, Matt's in a Dorothy costume. JOSH Where's Bartlet? ANNABETH They guy behind the curtain pulling the strings. CUT TO: INT. - JOSH'S OFFICE - DAY Josh walks into his office. Joey is there, as well as Kenny, watching Vinick on TV. JOEY [KENNY] You know, we could put our guy in front of a camera every now and then, too. JOSH I'm working on it. JOEY [KENNY] You happy? We hear a phone, somewhere outside Josh's office, start ringing. JOSH You tell me. JOEY [KENNY] Nine points is nothing to sneeze at. JOSH I'm not sneezing. I'm ordering champagne. JOEY [KENNY] Premature. JOSH Ned. Jake, can you get that? JOEY [KENNY] Page twelve. Josh flips to the correct page in his copy of the poll. JOEY [KENNY] "Shares our values" is at 40, that's workable. "Honest and Trustworthy" is at 49, very good. But, flip the page. Ask people to describe their impressions of Matt Santos in one word, you get...? JOSH "Appealing." JOEY [KENNY] Right. Followed by "charming" and "vital." Strong, yes, but not in a defend-our-borders kind of way. It's more of a "Hold me in your arms and stroke my hair while we gaze at the fire and I run my hands over your biceps. JOSH This is really the kind of comment you really don't want to hear coming out of Kenny's mouth. JOEY [KENNY] Women love him, men want to have a beer with him. It's just not clear that it would occur to anyone to vote for him. We've got to convince people that he's substantial. How's things going with Leo? JOSH First few days are tough. JOEY [KENNY] But the Congressman's happy? JOSH Yeah, he doesn't know Leo all that well. It's not like they were old friends. Bram comes in. BRAM The Congressman's looking for you. Strategy was supposed to start ten minutes ago. CUT TO: INT. - CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY We see that Santos, as well as Annabeth, Ronna, Edie, and Ned are waiting for a strategy meeting to start. Josh, Joey, and Kenny walk in. JOSH Sorry, we got backed up. SANTOS Josh is in the market for a deputy. Someone to help him out, if anyone's got a cousin who needs a job. What do we got? EDIE Okay, the current schedule is yellow. If you have a blue copy or a pink copy burn it. It is tragically out of date and will put you in Kansas when the rest of us are in Michigan. JOSH Where's Leo? ANNABETH He's talking with Lorraine about the Medicaid piece. He'll be right in. JOSH Maybe we should wait a second. SANTOS What else? MAN #1 Media bookings. SANTOS Yeah. MAN #1 Obviously we're in all the news shows, but the View and The Daily Show are also interested. Do we want to go that way? JOEY [KENNY] It's a mixed bag. NED Because? JOSH It has something to do with strong arms and fireplaces and you don't want to hear it from Kenny. JOEY [KENNY] He's hunky. SANTOS Okay, I would have gone with telegenic, but if hunky works for you I'll take it. JOSH You read the summary? SANTOS Yeah. I did. I'm, uh, appealing. JOEY [KENNY] We just want to make sure no one mistakes that for insubstantial. JOSH Well, if appealing is what they believe, maybe we should play into it. Lock it up, build on it. ANNABETH That's good news. You've got the charisma factor. You can't teach that. Now let's just see if we can project some depth. SANTOS I could carry around a copy of Proust. JOSH So Scheduling needs to make room for more Q&As. Let everybody know he's not just a pretty face with nothing to say. EDIE Two a day? SANTOS How about one after every speech? EDIE That's a lot of time out of the schedule. SANTOS It'll be worth it. JOSH He's right. We're talking five conversations with the press pool every day. EDIE Five? JOSH Easily. And remember, you control the conversation. ANNABETH If you don't like what they're asking, don't accept the premise of the question. MAN #1 Interest groups. We need to figure out who we're going to spend time meeting with in the next week. Leo walks in. SANTOS Leo McGarry, ladies and gentlemen. LEO Sorry, a little mix-up with some of the Medicaid figures. SANTOS Good to have you here. Interest groups? JOSH Broad-based, moderate groups first. ANNABETH Careful. JOSH This isn't the primary, anymore. We've got to attack center, hard. ANNABETH Arnold Vinick is a moderate Republican. There's not a lot of center he doesn't have a hold on. SANTOS She's right. We need the left flank. LEO You can't concede the center. Battle's won and lost there. SANTOS And without the Democratic base I'm not going to make it onto the battlefield. MAN #1 So he needs to meet with...? JOSH Everybody. What else? EDIE There's been a lot of interest in Mr. McGarry's personal history. Do we want to reevaluate the way we're addressing that? LEO I've made statements about all of it in the past; the addiction, the health stuff. Just refer them to that. EDIE I'm not sure the press is satisfied with that. ANNABETH We could reconsider doing a mea culpa. JOSH Nightline? ANNABETH Or 20/20. You tell your story, cry a little and get on with it. SANTOS Might simplify matters. LEO If I thought it would work I'd cry all afternoon. I don't think it'll help. MAN #1 What the Mallory situation? LEO My daughter, Mallory? EDIE She might enjoy joining you on the road. LEO I sincerely doubt it, but I understand the press might enjoy it. ANNABETH I'll give her a call. MAN #1 If the Congressman is doing five Q&As a day, we have to make sure that Mr. McGarry's doing at least three. LEO Five a day? JOSH It's a new strategy. We're trying it out. LEO That's a lot of feeding the beast. SANTOS We're going to try it. LEO I'm not sure you want to give the press that many shots at you. SANTOS What else? EDIE Any chance Mallory would be willing to bring the baby on the road? BRAM Is it a photogenic baby? Leo turns to look at him. BRAM Hey, not all of them are. CUT TO: INT. - HALLWAY - SANTOS HQ - DAY Everybody is leaving the meeting. Josh and Leo are talking. JOSH How are you holding up? LEO Fine. There's a lot of flashbulbs. You may get more mileage out of me in a room with the strategists instead of the cameras. JOSH It's that prize-winning face. LEO The media gal's right. The press is doing a lot of talking about my love for sedatives and single-malt. JOSH We knew it was coming. You worry too much. That's my job. LEO And you're not worried? JOSH We're only nine points down. White House, half an hour, you and me. Josh walks off. Leo turns to leave and Bram meets him. Bram is carrying a shirt for Leo. BRAM Mr. McGarry, we need to get a few shots of you and the Congressman. We think it'll be better with you in this shirt. The Congressman's wearing white. [pause] Mr. McGarry? LEO Yeah. Bram hands him the shirt and walks off. Leo goes into his office and shuts the door. FADE OUT. END ACT TWO. * * * ACT THREE FADE IN: INT. - C.J.'S OFFICE - DAY C.J. is seated at her desk. Babish is sitting across from her. Margaret knocks. C.J. Yes. Margaret opens the door and comes in. She walks to C.J.'s desk and hands her a piece of paper. C.J. Thank you. Margaret leaves as C.J. opens the paper and reads it. BABISH You want to order lunch? C.J. I've got a meeting. The Santos Campaign and the West Wing need to coordinate agendas. She gets up and puts her jacket on. BABISH I'll order lunch and we'll eat when you get back. C.J. You're a lonely man, aren't you? BABISH Do you miss him? C.J. Who? BABISH Josh, Leo. You guys are spread a little thin. Half your staff bleeding to the campaign, you stuck with the Chief of Staff job, probably still a little Press Secretary agenda on your plate. C.J. Not really. BABISH Really? C.J. Not at all. BABISH Well, then why does Greg Brock of the New York Times appear on your call log an average of five times a week in the six months before he published his leak story? He spent that much time with Leo McGarry? C.J. I really have to go now. BABISH I'm thinking turkey club for me. Do you want some kind of salad? CUT TO: INT. - MURAL ROOM - DAY Josh and Leo are sitting on one couch and Toby is sitting across from them. They are talking. TOBY Annabeth camped out on your shoulder, that's got to be something. LEO Six kinds of makeup. JOSH Yeah, she's relentless. LEO I'm worried tomorrow she's going to braid my hair. C.J. comes in. C.J. Sorry. JOSH Hey. They all stand. C.J. hugs Leo and he kisses her. LEO Sight for sore eyes. C.J. And you. Look at this. I feel like we should take a picture. She gives Josh a hug. TOBY We should've got lunch or something. C.J. Well, I'm lunching with Oliver Babish. He has his heart set on ruining my day. Sit, sit. They sit. JOSH Did you see our numbers? C.J. I did. How the hell did you pull that off? JOSH I have no idea. TOBY As soon as you get a message calendar, send it over. We'll be sure to back you up. JOSH That's great. C.J. The President's planning a big push on jobs. Should be a good issue for you. Margaret comes in and brings a folder over to C.J. C.J. [cont.] And we're planning to steer clear of health care altogether next couple of months so you can have that all to yourselves. JOSH Perfect. TOBY We're getting some movement from Congress on education. JOSH What kind? C.J. We'll get you a summary but probably class size reduction, a little infrastructure money, some version of performance incentives for teachers. JOSH That's right out of the Santos plan. C.J. Well, he probably doesn't have the votes for it. JOSH He definitely doesn't have the votes. C.J. But if he's expressing an interest... JOSH He's expressing an interest because the Vinick camp told him to. TOBY Could be. JOSH Education may be the only thing the public knows about Matt Santos other than his hair color. We would be thrilled if you kept the hands off. TOBY Wow. Okay. JOSH You think we can bring it up in a debate after Jed Bartlet's already moved on it? We'll look like idiots. TOBY That's unfortunate. C.J. Okay, everybody, let's take a breath. LEO Haffley is extending an olive branch. I'm sure the President is just being polite. He knows he can't get an education bill passed in his last six months. C.J. The guy's got a 66% approval rating. We're not rolling up the rugs. LEO A new Democratic administration will pass a much more powerful bill. C.J. You people are nine points down. It's better than 20 points down, but it's not what I'd call a win. JOSH Hey... TOBY The only reason the Speaker is opening the door at all is because he thinks it may wound your campaign. You think he's going to walk in here a year from now and offer it to the bright-eyed new President? LEO Haffley's playing you. TOBY No, actually, he's screwing you, and for the moment, we're comfortable with that. LEO He's screwing the party. JOSH Leo. LEO He's screwing the party and using this administration to do it. C.J. The President did not take an oath of party, he took an oath of office. Josh chuckles in disbelief. C.J. This has been great. Coordinate your message calendar with Toby. Her and Leo stand. C.J. Nice to see you both. She leaves and Leo sits back down. TOBY Is there anything else I can do for you? CUT TO: INT. - HALLWAY - DAY C.J. is walking to her office. When she comes to Margaret's office, Kate is waiting there. KATE Hey. Babish is still in your office. C.J. Yes. KATE Were you on the call with the Chinese? C.J. There was a lot of yelling. KATE The shuttle launches in a few minutes. You should probably be down there. They walk off, presumably toward the Sit Room. CUT TO: INT. - OUTER OVAL OFFICE - DAY Leo is talking to Nancy. LEO If he has a minute, I'd like to say hi. NANCY He's just on his way out. Bartlet comes out of the office. BARTLET I thought I heard that voice. I'm headed for the dungeon, care for a stroll? LEO I'd love to. BARTLET I'm surprised the let you off the trail. LEO I ducked out with Josh to do a house call, coordinate policy with Toby and C.J. BARTLET Well, you're not a campaign manager, now you're a candidate. LEO They mentioned something about that. BARTLET You having a good time? LEO It's quite a ride. We spoke to Toby and C.J. about this education plan Haffley's putting on the table. You think it's going anywhere? BARTLET I'm rolling the dice. LEO It screws us a little bit. BARTLET Yeah. LEO Maybe you back off, leave it for the new kid. BARTLET If you were my Chief of Staff, what would you tell me to do? LEO I'd tell you when you walk out of here somebody else has to walk in, and do what you can to make sure it's a Democrat. BARTLET You want to try that again? LEO You've got to think about the future. BARTLET If you were my Chief of Staff...? LEO Yeah. BARTLET Yeah, that's what I thought. They turn to walk off. CUT TO: EXT. - SANTOS HQ - DAY Leo, Annabeth, and some of his Secret Service detail are walking into the building where HQ is located. There is a lot of press on the other side of a barrier, waiting to talk to Leo. REPORTER KEVIN Mr. McGarry, are you finding the campaign trail exhausting? LEO Invigorating, Kevin. Thanks for asking. KEVIN Is Speaker Haffley floating an education issue with the White House? LEO I don't know what's going on in the Speaker's office, but I can tell you that Matt Santos has the most practical approach to improving teacher quality we've seen in a long time. CHRIS Is it similar to Haffley's plan? LEO The Santos plan is a comprehensive... KEVIN Why is the President working with Haffley if this is the candidate's baby? LEO Because the Constitution empowers the President to sign bills into law and doesn't empower candidates to do anything. They all start talking to get their question heard. Annabeth looks as though she realizes Leo has said something that is bad for them. ANNABETH Thanks folks, it's been a real pleasure. She turns Leo and they start walking into the building. LEO I accepted the premise of the question, didn't I? ANNABETH You sure did. CUT TO: INT. - SANTOS HQ - DAY Josh is walking through the office. He is talking to Ronna. He hands her a folder. JOSH I just met with Lily Shultz, who we're hiring, and Dave Blumberg, who we're not. Tell Isabelle. RONNA I can't get anyone from the Colorado delegation to do the Denver rally. JOSH No one? RONNA They're all in D.C. this weekend. JOSH Congressmen don't stay in D.C. on the weekend, they go home to their districts to make nice with... Son of a bitch. Get Wallingford's Chief of Staff on the phone, now. He starts walking off. JOSH Son of a bitch! CUT TO: INT. - JOSH'S OFFICE - DAY Josh walks into his office. Annabeth is waiting for him. ANNABETH A little hiccup. JOSH What? ANNABETH Leo just inadvertently suggested to the press that the reason the President's moving on this education bill is because the Congressman's a generally powerless individual. JOSH Annabeth. ANNABETH Momentary lapse of reason. We should probably get out in front of it. Santos walks in. ANNABETH Good afternoon, sir. He feels awful. SANTOS What was that? JOSH A little stumble. Bram! Bram and Ronna walk in at the same time. RONNA Kendra, in Wallingford's office, on line three. JOSH The Congressman is about to tell the press how excited he is that the White House is making in-roads with the Speaker of the House on an education bill. Have Trisha draft a release. SANTOS The Congressman doesn't like that idea very much. JOSH It's one of those "Close your eyes and think of England" moments. BRAM Josh, Sandy's waiting for comments on this. SANTOS Leo? JOSH Yeah, let's not worry about that right now. You've got a press avail in the conference room. Big smiles. Santos walks out and Josh picks up the phone. JOSH Kendra, for the love of God, you can't do this to me! CUT TO: INT. - HALLWAY - WHITE HOUSE - DAY C.J. is walking through the hall to her office. She opens the door and we see Babish is sitting at the table and has started eating. BABISH I started without you. C.J. That's okay. Where were we? BABISH Greg Brock. C.J. The name sounds familiar. You got any mustard? BABISH On your salad? C.J. Yes or no? BABISH So, uh, you guys spend some time together? He grabs some mustard and gets up to go sit by C.J. C.J. Brock? We can hold a conversation. BABISH He's the guy? C.J. Which guy would that be? BABISH Your fav. C.J. I don't play favorites. BABISH I'm thinking you play favorites, given the number of times his name appears on your call sheet and also given the fact that six reporters in the White House Press Corps say you play favorites. It used to be Danny Concanon, now it's Greg Brock. So... it's a crush, or an affair, or a mutually acknowledged though never requited... what are we talking about here? C.J. Oliver, I have a whole lot to do. BABISH It got personal with Danny, right? If he's the new Danny... C.J. We're not doing this. BABISH You talk to him every day. He drops by more than a guy with a phone in his pocket needs to drop by. And he published code-word classified information on the front page of his newspaper. So this does not fall under the category of things to which I do not need an answer. C.J. You think the leak came from me. I'm the suspect. BABISH Can you tell me about the nature of your relationship with Greg Brock? FADE OUT. END ACT THREE. * * * ACT FOUR FADE IN: INT. - CONFERENCE ROOM - SANTOS HQ - DAY Leo, Annabeth, Edie, Bram and another man walk into the conference room. Josh is there and he is writing on a dry erase board. JOSH Where's the Congressman? BRAM He's still in front of the cameras. JOSH Okay, shut the door. Bram leaves and shuts the door. JOSH Wallingford's avoiding our events because Vinick's polling 28 points ahead in his district. And he's not the only one. It's a bunch of the Democrats. ANNABETH 28 points? LEO Well, Vinick's a known quantity. Santos appeared out of nowhere at the eleventh hour at the Convention. JOSH So we're scrapping the party-unity strategy. The new strategy is we don't put Congressmen up on the stage at events because Santos isn't a party hack. He's his own man. Santos and Bram walk in. SANTOS What happened? JOSH Wallingford's avoiding us. So is Hammond, Warren, Campbell, and Ross. What other districts had Vinick ahead by more than 20 points? ANNABETH Uh, looks like Kelly, Grader, Harrison, Zwick. SANTOS Harrison? MAN I've got, uh, Marcus, Scott, and Lester. JOSH Okay, the Congressman calls this list, Leo this. Within the next 24 hours. We've got to do some hand-holding. LEO Kelly and I go way back. Zwick, too. Put them on my list. SANTOS I'll call them all. I'll do all the calls. Who else? ANNABETH Um, Houfek, Fenton... SANTOS That's the whole Colorado delegation. BRAM Sir, the CNN guy's still waiting. SANTOS Right, tell him I need five minutes, but get Houfek on the phone for me, right now. BRAM Okay. Santos leaves. Ronna comes in. RONNA Josh, you've got another interview. JOSH I told Chuck, everybody who's still waiting come back tomorrow. RONNA Chuck said you'd want this one. JOSH Well, Chuck is wrong. Josh turns around and sees that Donna is waiting in the hall. She is the interview. CUT TO: INT. - C.J.'S OFFICE - DAY C.J. and Babish are talking. Babish is writing on a pad of paper. C.J. What else? BABISH Hang on. He writes some stuff down on the pad. BABISH That's it. C.J. That's it? I'm sure it isn't. BABISH That's it. C.J. You didn't even ask me. BABISH Ask you what? C.J. "Did you tell Greg Brock of the New York Times of the existence of a classified military space shuttle?" BABISH I don't want to know. He stands. BABISH I need to see the President. CUT TO: INT. - JOSH'S OFFICE - DAY Josh and Donna walk into Josh's office and sit down, Josh at his desk and Donna across from him. DONNA Nice headline in the Post today. That's got to feel good. JOSH Yeah, it does. Heady stuff. How's Will? DONNA Well, back in the VP's office. He wanders around a lot like a guy who can't find his glasses. JOSH You going back there, too? DONNA The Vice President's office? I'm glad you brought that up. I'm proud to say I've grown a lot in the last few months. The Russell Campaign gave me some wonderful opportunities. I took an active role in drafting policy positions and eventually was promoted to the role of Campaign Spokesperson. JOSH Donna... DONNA Let me get through this. It's one of the more awkward moments of a lifetime. JOSH I can't do this. DONNA I'm good is the point. I'm as surprised as you are and rumor has it that you could use a deputy. Josh reaches into his desk and pulls out a folder. He opens it up and starts reading from one of the pages. JOSH "Matthew Santos is throwing a ton of numbers at you hoping you'll be so confused as to miss the fact that his education plan is both impractical and unaffordable. He was a House member, you'd think behavior like that would annoy him." Donna Moss, Spokesperson, Russell for President Campaign. DONNA I didn't mean that he was... JOSH "Claiming that 3 House terms qualifies you to be President is like me saying I'm a foreign relations expert because I ordered Kung Pao last night." DONNA I didn't say that, did I? JOSH February 26; Coffee, Cake, and Candidates; Raleigh, North Carolina. "He wasn't a military strategist, he was a pilot. Ask him about the overhead compartment, not about defense." DONNA You called Russell a cowpoke. You said the President avoided him in the halls. You hummed "These Boots are Made for Walking" every time the press mentioned his name. JOSH Yeah, but I won. DONNA It was my job, Josh. You're not used to me being in a position of authority. I'm sure that's uncomfortable. JOSH I've got an airplane hangar out there filled with 500 strangers looking to me for direction; I've got a candidate who doesn't trust any of them, and frankly neither do I. And if you think I don't miss you every day... There is a pause in which they both look as though they might cry. JOSH I can make a couple of calls... She holds up her hand to stop him. DONNA Thank you for your time. She grabs her things and leaves. She walks out into the hallway and heads toward the door. Josh comes out of his office and watches her leave. CUT TO: INT. - OVAL OFFICE - DAY Babish and C.J. are talking to Bartlet. BABISH You need to stop the internal investigation of the security leak. BARTLET Excuse me? BABISH A White House investigation is, at best, superfluous. BARTLET Are you getting tired? We can give this to somebody else. BABISH I appreciate that, sir. BARTLET I know you have a lot on your plate. BABISH You know, that's true. BARTLET This was a massive security breech. Not only will we continue our investigation, we'll make it abundantly clear to the American people that it is among our highest priorities and not even remotely superfluous. BABISH The evidence thus far suggests the leak came from inside the White House. This was not NASA or DOD. This was us. And we are not qualified to investigate ourselves. BARTLET We're not? BABISH I don't have subpoena power. I can't put people under oath. If you want answers cooperate with the Attorney General's investigation and with Congress. BARTLET You have a suspect. Otherwise we wouldn't be having this conversation. Nancy knocks. BARTLET Come in. She comes in and brings Bartlet a note. BARTLET We're going to get slammed for this. The press is going to say we're running like frightened rabbits down the nearest hole and they'll be right. He takes out his glasses and reads he note. BARTLET You're not going to tell me who your suspect is? BABISH No, sir, I'm not. CUT TO: INT. - SANTOS HQ - DAY We see that Santos is sitting at a desk in an office. Leo comes to the door and knocks before coming in. LEO Is this a bad time? SANTOS Oh, if you're waiting for a good time you may be waiting a while. He closes the door and comes in. LEO A made a misstep today with the press. SANTOS The President's going to pass an education bill because he's powerful and I'm a lot of hot air. Yeah, that was ugly. LEO I apologize. It was truly embarrassing. SANTOS Leo, do a 20/20 interview, tell them the story they want to hear. They'll stop gunning for you. LEO I could talk about addictions and heart attacks till I'm blue in the face. Best strategy is to call it old news and move on. SANTOS It's not the best strategy. It's not working. I'm spending half my day talking about it. Do the interview. LEO If you're having second thoughts there are options. SANTOS Are you trying to quit? LEO No, certainly not. SANTOS You're either trying to quit or you're trying to get me to fire you. LEO Well, it's something to think about. SANTOS I'm not going to fire you. You want out you're going to have to drum up another heart attack or something. LEO Thank you. That's a beautiful sentiment. I'm just, I'm not sure what your vision for my role is. SANTOS At the moment it's stumping and smiling for the cameras; not herding policy advisors and running over to the White House with Josh. You can't do his job for him. LEO My strength is my experience and my relationships on the Hill. SANTOS What happens if you get on the phone with Hammond, and Kelly and Zwick? I can't win a race when we tell people that when things get really serious they're going to be getting a call from Leo McGarry. You saw the pole. America thinks you're the chaperone and I'm running for Prom King. LEO If you can't utilize my expertise I'm just a drag on the ticket. SANTOS Look, nobody hired you because you'd be a brilliant campaigner. You're a beginner in all this. Yes, at the moment, you're a liability, but you'll get the hang of it. You're here because you know how to run a country. The conversation I'm interested in is how do we build a four year plan where you don't know what kind of Congress you're going to have to work with. LEO That's what transition is about. SANTOS I don't want to wait until transition. I want a plan in place. I want to spend transition hiring a staff that can execute it and on day one I want to get to work, not dickering around for the first three months. You want something to worry about, worry about that. LEO Okay. Well, let's start by reframing the question. Forget about a four-year term. The Presidency is 18 months. That's your window. After that, there's midterms. No one on the Hill's got time to do business with you. They're too busy getting reelected. Then, suddenly, you're running again. SANTOS So, I'm basically throwing out everything but my first five pages? LEO In the garbage. Realistically, one page, but we can do this in phases. CUT TO: INT. - SANTOS HQ - DAY Josh is sitting on a desk and he watching Santos and Leo talk when Bram comes up to talk to him. BRAM Hey, Costos is waiting. I've got to pull him. JOSH Later. BRAM What are they doing? JOSH Making plans. We see Leo move a little closer to the desk and the two of them start looking at a pad that is on the table. DISSOLVE TO: END TITLES. FADE TO BLACK. THE END. * * *