C.J. continues speaking with Maggie and Jack in the lobby. Jack is saying, "We had swampland, or soil too rocky to farm, so we had to foreclose or sell at three cents an acre." Maggie adds that in 1934, the Indian Reorganization Act allowed the tribe to start buying back the land (bad and good) bit by bit. Well, wasn't that a swell deal? C.J. wonders why they would want to buy back the bad land. Maggie explains that the Indian Reorganization Act said that if they put it in a trust, like a national park, it would never be taken away. She refrains from adding "again." C.J. asks, "So what you need is...what?" Jack: "An answer on our CFR 151 application." C.J. thinks that's handled by the Department of the Interior. Jack confirms that it is, and that they're still waiting for an answer. C.J. says that these things take a little bit of time. Maggie points out, "We've been waiting for a little bit of time." C.J. says, "It's a big interior, Maggie." Maggie: "We've been waiting for fifteen years, C.J." C.J.: "Fifteen years?" Maggie: "Yeah. So you can see why we don't mind hanging around here for a little while." C.J. can indeed. Suddenly a reporter interrupts C.J., asking her whether she's going to have anything on Macedonia before the end of the day. She doesn't think so. Noticing Jack and Maggie, he asks what's up. She says, "I'm just talking to my friends." She tells him to have a good weekend and then adds, "Have a good Thanksgiving." He says, "I'm Canadian." (Le shout-out!) C.J. fumbles the recovery: "Yours is in...April." Reporter: "October." C.J. then says, "Oh, to have it be over." She turns back to Maggie and Jack and stands there without saying anything. She makes a small gesture with her hands at her side indicating her uncertainty about what to do next. And it's half-time.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B- | 620 USERS: C+
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