1:02 AM, Vinick headquarters. We hear the debate clip yet again, as Bob announces, "Fifth time this hour." I can't help but ask -- do you mean the 12:00 hour, or the hour that's two minutes old? Hmm, he seems to be ignoring me. He rattles off that every press outlet possible is making requests of his office, saying they have to make a statement. Bruno, hair a-flouncing as he stomps down the hall, pours some coffee and reiterates that the only statement is, "We support the governor's evacuation." Bob's argument, reasonably, is that the media needs another clip to show besides just him arguing for nuclear power. Bruno's not having it. Glass houses, stones, you know. Bob keeps firing ideas, but Bruno doesn't want Vinick angling away from what he said in the debate, knowing how much worse that would eventually be for Vinick's image. Bob is yelling at him now, that the press hasn't even realized Vinick's role in the plant. Bruno shuts him down by telling him how well he knows Josh and why he and Santos's staff are remaining in Florida, "the swingingest of swing states." "Santos is going to whack us. Then we hit him back for politicizing a national disaster." It's a political game of chicken. Bob mumbles angrily, "That's a big roll of the dice on one weak pair of knees." Bruno: "Trust me. Josh has the political equivalent of Tourette's Syndrome. He can't help himself. We wait for his next spasm, then we strike back." And now I'm looking for any way possible I can use this line for myself in everyday conversation. That is one of the most brilliantly snarky insults I've heard in a long time. Unfortunately, Bruno, maybe you should have listened to Bob. But I'd say you've got a good 20 minutes of righteous indignation remaining in this episode before it blows up in your face. He answers his ringing cell phone; it's C.J. calling about the trip the next day to San Andreo. He reports this -- not smugly, but extra pointedly -- to Bob.
Episode Report CardLauren S: B | 1150 USERS: C+
YOU GRADE IT