Jed goes back to his note-writing. Leo comes in and asks, "Thank-you notes?" Jed says yeah, and that he's going to bed. Leo asks: "You don't really like making thank-you calls, do you?" Jed takes off his glasses, stares at him for a moment, and says, "Spill it." Leo asks how many precinct captains he lined up for Hoynes. Jed says he didn't line them up. Leo interrupts, saying, "Forty-seven. Charlie showed me the call sheets." Jed: "I said thanks of behalf of the ticket. I can't help it if..." Leo just glares: "Yeah." Jed says they'll think whatever they want. Leo says they think he's freezing the race for Hoynes. Jed: "I'm freezing it for us. We just won four more years. It's not time for a free-for-all." Leo tells him, "This shouldn't be what you do anymore." Jed considers that for a bit, then asks, "Do I call them all back?" Leo says they'll take care of it. Jed says all right and packs up his briefcase. Leo tells him Tehran's going to accelerate medium-range missile tests by two weeks. Jed does a coat flip with his jacket as Leo says they'll gather the NSC principals in the morning. Jed: "All right. Anything else?" Leo: "Salman Afkham was wheeled into surgery fifteen minutes ago." Jed nods and says, "Mohabi's day just started." Leo: "Well, I suppose there are worse ways for ours to end." Jed says, "Yeah, that's right." They exchange subdued smiles. Jed walks out onto the portico and the camera follows him until he's almost out of sight. You know, I don't think the fact that this episode was weak means that no one but Sorkin can write a good episode. And I think it's reasonable and smart to let other people have a run at it, though I think it would have also been smart to get Sorkin to polish the script. This was very disjointed and weak. At least when Sorkin writes, you're getting it directly from the horse's mouth, for better or worse. Too much of this seems to have come from the other end.
Episode Report CardDeborah: C- | 922 USERS: B-
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