There's a peculiar shot of the overhead lighting fixtures, courtesy of Ken Olin. Fishboy finds C.J. sitting on a staircase, and asks what she's doing. "Nothing," she says. After a pause, she says, "If you call Mr. and Mrs. Lydell in St. Paul and ask them why --" "Don't!" Fishboy interrupts. "Don't leak me a story. I've seen this look on the face of four other press secretaries before you. You've got a story in the trash this week that's a story, you want it out there, and someone said no." C.J. asks, "Four other press secretaries and you never took a free lead?" Fishboy says, "I always took a free lead. Not from you." When C.J. asks why not, he explains, "Twenty minutes from now you're gonna remember [that] you're a professional, and you won't like me anymore." If that's true, I wish she'd give him the story. Fishboy says that if there's a story he'll find it. C.J. says that he won't: "We've gotten very good at this."
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