Sam and Mallory are indeed arguing in his office. She can't believe he's written a paper in support of school vouchers; Sam wants to know where she got the paper. It turns out Leo gave it to her; Sam indicates that he thinks maybe her father is trying to drive a wedge between them. Cathy sticks her head in with the "Jackal" alert. Sam says he'll be right there. Mallory complains that she thought she and Sam had something going on; Sam assures her that they do. They do? Since when? Since the non-date for the Beijing Opera five months ago? Whatever. Mallory's appalled that Sam hasn't previously expressed this heinous view on school vouchers to her. Sam's getting a little ticked off and points out that they haven't even been out on a date yet. He proceeds to razz her about grilling all her potential dates on this issue. Mallory wants him to be serious about the subject but Sam refuses, saying that he's off duty, and he and Toby spent three months putting Mendoza on the bench, and he's earned his salary and then some, and it's time to celebrate, and they haven't had a first date yet and that was supposed to be what tonight was about. He tells her that they are going to go watch C.J. do "The Jackal" and then they're going to get a late dinner, after which he may or may not kiss her goodnight. He asserts that there is something going on between them and that she's not doing a very good job on her part, so he's decided to take over. Mallory: "You're taking over?" Sam: "Yes. Let's go." Mallory: "Not much chance." Sam: "I didn't think so but you gotta give me credit for trying." Mallory takes off as Sam mutters to himself.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B+ | 660 USERS: C+
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