I liked this episode, especially the fact we got to see Donald Sutherland's character show his true face. He aplauded to the President last time, this time we see he won't be easy on her.
I liked the fact that they didn't make such a big deal about the diary. It would be too predictible. And the First Gentleman thing is just funny. It's obvious he doesn't enjoy this role, but he has to deal with it.
Overoll, it showed what to expect in future episodes.
Oh, and i liked the Chief of staff. Although he's a Republican, loyalty to the President comes first.