by Marcus L. Rowland
Bartlet salutes the coffins of soldiers and DEA agents, then meets the survivors.
In another war there'd be a ceremony at the White House. Here the best he can offer is a handshake and some encouragement.
"Captain Finn was seconded from our special unit," says Leo, introducing the commander. His tone tells Bartlet exactly which unit he means.
"I hope you'll take some leave before your next mission," says the President.
"We're visiting California," says Samantha Finn. "Seeing some of my husband's friends, but mostly business."
"Suvolte eggs?" asks Leo. She nods.
Driving back, Bartlet hopes the next coffin won't be hers.