Out on the street, Josh confesses that he forgot the name of Sam's firm. Sam's a little surprised, since it's the second-biggest law firm in New York. He ribs Josh about this until Josh blames it on a "brain problem." Josh explains that he's in New York on his way to New Hampshire. Okay, I freely admit that I suck at geography. I wouldn't have thought that New York City was necessarily between D.C. and Nashua. I could just look it up on a map, I suppose, but by mentioning it here I give everybody in the forums a chance to tell me everything they know about the relationship between all three places. I wouldn't want to take that away from y'all. Anyway, Josh doesn't tell Sam why he's going to Nashua. Sam knows Josh is there to try to lure him away to write speeches for Hoynes. Josh assures Sam that Hoynes is going to win. Sam then tells Josh that he and Lisa are getting married in September. Josh seems surprised, and somewhat less than thrilled, and doesn't hide it well. He says, "Ah." Pause. "'Kay." Sam doesn't seem entirely shocked by Josh's lack of enthusiasm for either Lisa, marriage, or both. They both have to get back to what they're doing, and say their goodbyes. They both say they miss each other. As Josh walks away, he congratulates Sam on the partnership. Sam calls out after him: "Josh! Hoynes...he's not the real thing, is he?" Josh pauses and starts to make excuses for Hoynes, but can't really come up with anything and kind of stares off behind Sam's head. Sam asks him, "Josh...what are you doing?" Josh confesses that he doesn't know. He asks Sam the same question. Sam replies, "Protecting oil companies from litigation." Josh looks dubious. "They're our client. They don't lose legal protection because they make a lot of money." Josh says, "I can't believe no one ever wrote a folk song about that." Sam laughs. Josh asks, "If I see the real thing in Nashua, should I tell you about it?" Sam says he won't have to, because Josh has a pretty bad poker face. Josh smiles and walks away. Blow-dried Sam then turns and bumps into a woman on the street, and then in a quick jump cut back to the present day, he turns and bumps into a nurse at the hospital.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 1422 USERS: B
YOU GRADE IT