But it's the story line of Josh receiving the NSC card and finding out that none of his friends did that makes this episode so touching. The moment when Josh told CJ that he couldn't be her friend without telling her the truth just made me fall head over heels in love with the character. The woman in me just wanted to hug and protect Josh and fix all his emotional wounds. Bradley Whitford played the character's guilt at the perceived betrayal of his friends to perfection, a perfection that he would carry through out the series which would only continue to endear the viewer to the brilliant but emotionally confused Josh.
And then the conversation between the president, Leo and Josh regarding the women they work with was touching.