West Wing - "Internal Displacement" - 1/15/06

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  1. Bananfish

    Bananfish Preowned Member

    May 16, 2002
    Belmont, CA
    Not to mention that she wouldn't have some communications device (like, say, oh, I don't know, a cellphone) to call with and find out what happened on the way?
  2. mrmike

    mrmike Custom User Title

    May 2, 2001
    Potus. 911. Come.

  3. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

    Oct 19, 2004
    With Condy Rice listening in?
  4. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

    Jan 25, 2005
    I really liked this episode because a) it was about the West Wing oh how I miss it and b) it was more dialogue and character interaction than overbearing drama.

    but next week looks to be 'OH NOES!!! We're all going to die' episode. sigh.
  5. iceturkee

    iceturkee Member

    May 26, 2005
    i did enjoy the danny/cj scenes. you gotta figure tptb are going to hook them up at some point this season. they will probably get married in the season/series finale.

    love josh malina. he and mary mccormick are too cute together. and his exchanges with allison janney were priceless.
  6. lpamelaa

    lpamelaa Member

    May 3, 2004
    Los Angles, CA
    I really liked CJ's line about realizing that she was living the first line of her obituary.
  7. Bananfish

    Bananfish Preowned Member

    May 16, 2002
    Belmont, CA
    That's what Al Gore invented encryption for! I feel very confident that the White House Chief of Staff carries around a communications device capable of talking with personnel at the White House about national emergencies. If not, I fear for our republic.
  8. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    amazing we are 100 percent opposite. Kill the others and keep all the original WW cast and bring back Lowe :) I hate the campaign trail Seems like such a waste of time/money/ other resources on this getting elected thing and bugs me to no end as does worrying about polling grandmas over 80 who live in the northeast corner of timbucktoo and get haircuts on fridays. You get my point i'm sure.

    Will just annoys me.

    Sheen is looking bad. I sure hope he not joining John anytime soon.

    I do like how china is helping the USA more than ever now. (via the other show if you know what i mean...but dont wanna spoiler it)
  9. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    It was euphemism (not euphamism ;) ).

    You beat me to it: this was BY FAR the best bit of dialog I've heard on WW in many, many episodes. I had to pause until I could stop laughing. Their expressions during this exchange were so perfect, too--just reading it can't do it justice. Plus I just had to laugh thinking about what "banging the nanny" could be a euphemism for :p

    A very good episode; I agree it was reminiscent of the Sorkin days. Great stuff!

    Some pedantic corrections to the episode recap:

    Re Josh/Santos plotline: CJ didn't tell Josh the plant was going to be built in Austin: Josh already knew (he told CJ and Will to look into it when they acted surprised that he knew). No one was supposed to know. Josh wants Bartlet to come to Texas and announce it with Santos to help Santos win Texas. The WH had promised the Kentucky senator that they would not announce it until after the election, because the other possible site was in Kentucky and they didn't want to hurt the senator's chances of getting re-elected. This seemed dumb to me: as Josh points out, what's the over/under on one Democrat senator vs. the presidency? CJ again tells Josh very specifically that no decision has been made and he couldn't do anything with it. Then, Santos hints at a decision "within a few days" in a Texas speech. CJ goes ballistic and calls Josh and tears him a new one (she's having a bad day). Josh is the one who suggests the solution of having Santos and Bartlet go to Kentucky to stump for the senator. She uses the day Bartlet's son-in-law gave up at CJ's urging.

    Re the Sudan: Danny is chiding CJ for not doing anything with the rest of the presidency. Then CJ and Kate are talking about the horrible situation in Sudan. CJ decides to try to get a UN resolution through embargoing Sudanese oil until the government fixes their problem. Kate says China will block it, since China needs the oil. CJ thinks she can get them to abstain instead, by promising that Kazikstan will deliver oil to China. She needs someone else to propose the resolution, not the US, so that the US can be seen as neutral arbitrators and it won't jeapordize our standing in the Kazikstan situation (remember China and Russia are facing off over the border; the US is providing neutral observers for the Kazikstan election and needs China to trust them). CJ tries to get the French to do it which gives an opportunity for them to chastize the US for being bad. She then gets the Germans to do it, promising them they can start selling weapons to China again (opposed by the US since Tieneman Square) and some other construction projects. Also, she baits a human rights lobbyist that she normally wouldn't ever even see, so he goes on TV and lambasts the US government for not doing anything... giving more cover to the idea that the US was not involved in the resolution at all and it's those crazy Europeans who are making a stink. CJ is soooo tricky!

    Yes, yes. We get that you think politics is boring and useless, newsposter: you've made that abundantly clear. It is, however, a show about politics.
  10. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    A-ha!!! So that's what the lobbyist thing was all about. That was the one part of the complex tapestry CJ was weaving that I didn't completely understand. Thanks!

    Excellent summary. :up: :up: :up:
  11. barrettd

    barrettd Boomer Sooner

    Jun 14, 2003
    The other thing I just remembered that I thought was cool...Technical thing. When Josh is talking on his Treo and CJ hangs up on him, the screen lit up, which is exactly what happens on mine when a call ends. At the beginning of the call, his screen was lit up, it went to sleep, then lit up again when CJ hung up. I thought that was interesting to see. But I guess I'm a nerd.
  12. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Spoiler for 24, Day 5, Hour 3:
    But can Josh's Treo remote-detonate terrorists bomb-vests? Huh???

    He's got nothing on Jack Bauer. :D
  13. malutchen

    malutchen Member

    Apr 26, 2005
    I was gone for the night and had my one and only tivo..tivo 24 during the West Wing...So I was really hoping someone could hook me up with this episode..thank you!

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