C.J.'s wandering around the West Wing. Do I even need to tell you she looks fabulous? She's wearing a sparkly beaded dress that could be gold, silver, gray, I don't know...hard to tell on this screen and with the usual lighting. One of those elusive evening neutrals. The best way to describe it is that it tones with the honey and brown shades in her hair. It has spaghetti straps and a very low-cut back (and Allison Janney has a stunning back) and is more or less painted on. She can certainly wear the hell out of evening clothes, although this isn't my favourite of her evening outfits; that honour would probably go to the red gown she wore in "Noel." (Or maybe the royal blue gown in which she told off Tad the Jerkwad. No, the red one.) The ends of her hair are flipped out instead of blown under, and it looks both cute and sophisticated. I wish my hair would look like that when I flip the ends out, but it just looks stupid on me. C.J. walks over to Leo, who's wearing a tux and standing by Margaret, who's in a sparkly halter-style evening gown, with her hair in an elaborate updo. NiCole Robinson has nice shoulders, which this dress shows off. Why can't they do justice by Stockard Channing? Leo asks C.J. to check out a rumour that a Robert Nolan, who is the Chairman of the New Hampshire State Medical Board, is going to recuse himself from Abby's hearing. C.J. wonders who the source is; Leo doesn't know the original source, but says it's coming from the Manchester Union Leader, and adds, "You gotta change taxicabs a couple of times 'cause I don't want the paper knowing we're asking questions." C.J. replies, "That's no problem. What's going on?" Leo just wants to confirm the story first; if it's true, they'll tell Jed about it. C.J. adds, "And one of us -- well, you -- need to talk to Abby tonight about tomorrow." Leo sighs, "Happy birthday, Abby."
As C.J. leaves Leo's office, she runs into Sam, also tuxedoed and looking very fine. ["Eh. I thought the jacket was kind of weird. It didn't look like it fit him right; made him look barrel-chested." -- Wing Chun] Sam points at C.J. and says, "Jack Enlow?" C.J. replies, "No, it's C.J. Cregg, we've met." She shakes his hand and Sam sarcastically says, "And laughed and laughed. Is Jack Enlow at the party yet?" C.J. says she's not at the party yet. Sam: "Fair point." She says, "Look, if you're planning on starting a rumble with Enlow, could I send the press home?" Sam says he's not an instigator. C.J. says he is. Sam: "Yeah, but I'm on the side of the angels." C.J. looks him up and down and says, "I'll say this about you: you can wear a tuxedo." Sam: "I know." C.J.: "I know you know."