And it seems strange that he chooses to use her name that way at this particular juncture.) She stops as he hangs in the doorway and he says, "We did it!" She shrieks "Yes!" again and throws her arms around him and gives him a quick, tight hug. She races off and Josh heads toward the Oval Office, with Donna chasing after him asking if he doesn't want to know about the banging in his office. He hasn't got the faintest clue what she's talking about and says he hasn't heard any banging. Donna can't understand how he could not notice such a loud noise and he says that he just didn't, because he's been "on the phone for the last hour trying to seal a deal to fill a seat on the Supreme Court, so, you know..." Donna continues on saying it was a pretty loud banging. Donna, shut up. He didn't hear the damn noise. Josh emphasizes to Donna that he's talking about the United States Supreme Court, since neither of them seem to be getting through to the other. Just then Josh passes Sam's office and Donna speeds off down another hallway. Sam comes out with, "Who da man?" and Toby's there too telling Josh, "You da man!" and slapping his hands. Josh turns around and high-fives Sam and shouts, "We da man!" Donna's lurking in the hallway and tells them as they strut past her, "This is just gross." Okay, there's a slight surfeit of testosterone but I wouldn't go so far as to call it gross, myself. The "boys" all greet Mrs. Landingham (whose name appears this time on the closed captioning as "Landingham" -- please, somebody decide what this woman's name is; personally I'm beginning to suspect it's Laningham) and they're all extremely jovial. She asks them, "is it done?" to which Josh responds, "That depends on your answer to this question, Mrs. Landingham: 'Who da man?'" Ever-patient, Mrs. L. says, "Excuse me, Josh?" as Toby chuckles in the background. (Nice to see Toby laughing.) Josh repeats his question and Mrs. L remains completely deadpan as she says, "You da man." Josh and Sam jump up and butt their chests/stomachs together in one of those male gestures that I don't quite understand, so it must emanate from sports, and both shout, "We da man!" At this point I think I've heard the phrase enough. They strut on in to the Oval Office and POTUS indicates he's heard the news and asks if it's okay to call the nominee. Leo congratulates POTUS and Jed wants to know which one of the three "boys" is "the man" on this one. Toby replies that on this one, they'd like to think of themselves collectively as "the men." POTUS calls out to Mrs. L. to make the phone call and the boys, the men, whatever, congratulate POTUS as they adjourn to Leo's office. Mandy's waiting there and as everyone comes in, tells them (in the most pleasant tone of voice I've yet heard her use on the show), "You guys rock." Sam heartily agrees that they do. Leo suggests they bring in the chairman, the ranking member from judiciary, and the leadership from both sides, and starts to tell C.J. what she should do, except he notices she's not there yet. Just then she glides up quietly from behind Leo, which prompts him to tell her she should wear a bell around her neck. She thanks him while managing not to sound too sarcastic, which is more than I might've done. But C.J. is cool. Toby begins to lay out the dog-and-pony show: C.J.'s to tell the press that the Prez will announce his nominee on Thursday at 5:00 PM. Josh wants to do it Friday to buy an extra day, but Toby and Sam both say no. Sam claims Thursday's better because "that's when people watch TV." Mandy's a little skeptical about getting everything done in four days, too, but Toby insists it can be done. Leo tells him to get the ball in the hole, to make sure it gets done. Toby's going to get it done. He da man.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B | 435 USERS: B-
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