Elsewhere, Nancy "Too-Tall McCall" McNally strolls into Debbieland and introduces Debbie to Katherine Harper, the president's new NSC deputy. Debbie apologizes to Kate for the fact that Jed is running late. "That's okay, ma'am," says Harper. "Please call me Debbie," Debbie offers. "Thank you, ma'am," Harper replies. My, how droll. Too-Tall explains that Harper was at the top of her class at Annapolis. Before you know it, Harper is taking note of Debbie's locator screen, which shows where the members of the First Family are. Debbie starts to explain what it is, but that's not what Harper means. What she means is that maybe Debbie should be concealing that screen better, since people with inadequate security clearances might be in this area. And might, I guess, be cruising for the location at that very moment of one of the Bartlettes? Whatever. Debbie just regards Harper with a sort of irked curiosity. Unhappy with the presumptuous scolding from someone she's just met, Debbie then makes the obvious "you can go back to calling me 'ma'am,' bitch" joke here, at which point Too-Tall and Harper exit. Seriously, if Harper had that as a concern, the thing to do would have been to say something to Too-Tall and have Too-Tall address it. Because you just don't tell people what to do the first time you meet them, whether you're right or not. That's in The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People Who Manage Not To Get Their Lunches Spat On By Those Around Them.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: C | 731 USERS: B-
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