Later, he stirs the sauce and talks to Gina. Van Pelt gets her call and excuses herself. Jane shares wine with Gina after a good meal. He tells her they think her husband had an affair with Knox. She doesn't buy it, says that he changed. But Jane doesn't buy it. He asks her to confess to killing Eddie.
Berserk Button: C.J. doesn't like it when Danny calls her \"bush league\" for freezing him out:C.J.: Don't talk to me like that in front of people!Danny: Look...C.J.: No! I just got called amateur twice in 10 seconds. The White House Chief of Staff can do it to me wherever he wants. You don't do it in front of people. By \"No\", I Mean \"Yes\": Josh asks Donna if she was afraid to tell him Toby was bringing in Al Kiefer. Donna denies she was afraid, but when Josh realizes Joey Lucas is coming as well, Donna admits she was afraid of telling him that. Also:Josh: It's no big deal. And I'll tell you what else.Donna: You're a pro.Josh: I... I am a pro. But that's not what I was going to say.Donna: What were you going to sayJosh: That's what I was going to say. Continuity Nod: Joey tells Josh (through Kenny) she's not sleeping with Al Kiefer anymore. Also, Leo expresses misgivings about his meeting with the congress staffers, given his drug history. Finally, President Bartlet admits he's sleeping better and feeling better overall. Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: After hearing President Bartlet's announcement about who he's naming as new commissioners to the FEC, the Senate Majority Leader yells at his secretary to get Josh on the phone, and says, \"I'm going to reach down his throat and take out his lungs with an ice-cream scoop!\" (which he doesn't; see Precision F-Strike below). Felony Misdemeanor: After Leo's meeting with the congressmen's aides, Andy confesses to Toby she was coming home from a date with someone who was pulled over on a DUI, but the cop recognized her and let them off with a warning. Toby's okay with that since she didn't pull rank, but when he finds out she was out on a date with the executive director of the Baltimore Orioles...Andy: Toby, are you upset that I went out on a date Or are you upset that I went out on a date with someone who plays in the same division as the YankeesToby: Honest to God, I'm not sure. Foreshadowing: Sam's relationship with Laurie, campaign finance reform, and English as the national language will all play big parts in the next episode. Gilligan Cut: As usual, within the same scene:Josh: Joey, we're in a bit of a mode here and I think it's best if we just do business. Plus, this is the White House. I wouldn't expect candy and flowers on your arrival.Margaret: Excuse me. Joey These are from Leo McGarry. (gives her flowers) He says welcome and let him know if there's anything you need.Joey: (through Kenny) Well, that's so sweet. Thank him for me.Margaret: I will. Did you have a good flightJosh: (sternly) Go back to your office. Hypocrite: Played with: Leo gets the senior advisers of several congressmen who are likely to attack the President's drug abuse initiatives into the White House, confronts them with evidence heavily implying that said congressmen have used their influence to ensure softer penalties for relations of theirs who have been involved in drug-related offenses, and bluntly informs then that the White House will not tolerate even the whiff of hypocrisy on this matter:Leo: The President wants a lively debate, he wants to hear opposition. But he's not gonna stomach hypocrisy. We start hearing \"soft on crime, soft on drugs\" from any of the people you work for, we've got seven stories ready for page one. Leo admits that he's uncomfortable with this exercise, given his own history of alcohol and drug abuse. Bartlet later assures him that it's not hypocritical for Leo to urge that drug users be treated with compassion rather than as criminals, as he's actually a prime example for why that works. Insistent Terminology: During C.J.'s briefing after President Bartlet's announcement:Reporter: C.J., is the President declaring war on CongressJosh: (watching on TV) Say it's a police action.C.J.: The President isn't empowered to declare war. The President is empowered - in fact, he's obligated - to nominate Federal Agency Directors. I call it more of a police action.Josh: (chuckling) How about that. Laser-Guided Karma: A downplayed example, but we last saw Steve, the Senate Majority Leader's senior aide, throw his weight around with Josh over nominating the leadership's FEC Commissioners in the previous episode. So there's a certain amount of karmic satisfaction in watching him have to squirm when Bartlet calls their bluff by nominating his preferred candidates instead, bringing his boss's ire down on his head. Perfectly Cromulent Word:Sam: You're not calm, Leo. You're acting like a nervous hooleelia.Toby: A whatSam: It may not be a word. It may just be something my mother used to say. Power-Up Food: Discussed during President Bartlet's speech at the beginning:Chris: The President ate his Wheaties this morning.C.J.: As a matter of fact, the President had a bowl of oatmeal this morning. He said it was something he's always wanted to try. Precision F-Strike: \"Hi, Senator. Why don't you take your legislative agenda and shove it up your ass.\"Josh: That's how we do things in New England, my friends.Bonnie: In Indiana, we're not allowed to talk like that.Ginger: In New Jersey, we encourage it. Seinfeldian Conversation: Right before President Bartlet makes his announcement about the F.E.C., the Senate majority leader is chatting with his staff about how a constituent sent him a bottle of brandy when they meant to send him cognac. Shipper on Deck: Charlie towards Josh and Joey Lucas.Charlie: I could help you out.Josh: Help me out with whatCharlie: She's a fine looking woman.Josh: Stop saying that! Shout-Out: Bonnie calls Josh Rambo after his Precision F-Strike. This is also a reference to former Congressman and eventual Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who Josh is based on. Also, when Josh and Toby tell Sam about the fact the Republicans know about Laurie, Josh compares it to the scene in The Godfather when Michael tells Sonny he's going to kill Sollozzo.Josh: It is like that scene. I'm James Caan. (points to Sam) You...you're Al Pacino...Toby, you're the guy who shows Pacino how to make tomato sauce. They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: When telling President Bartlet about having lunch with Andy, Toby calls her Congresswoman Wyatt, and Bartlet asks if he called her that while they were married. Bartlet then admits he sometimes calls his wife \"Dr. Bartlet\", but only for the turn-on (which counts as a Continuity Nod, since we already saw how sexy he thought his wife was in doctor mode).
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