The episode was OK and all, but there's one thing that's driving me insane. Its the fact that the speaker of the house is holding confirmation hearings for the vice president. He's in the house, not the senate. For crying out loud. The house doesn't have any say in advising or consenting whatsoever.
As to the rest of the storyline, well, it was somewhat contrived. The camera in the bedroom, the emotional "breakthrough," and most of all that the two chiefs of staff were sleeping together. I mean, come on. A little bit of realism? The only bit that I did buy was the HIV subplot. I am intrigued to see where this is going to go.