Sam is eating and working at his desk. Connie comes in and sits down. You can see what looks like a website up on Sam's monitor behind him. Just once, I think it would be great if the set people had a shot of MBTV on someone's monitor. I know, I know: highly unlikely. But I think it would be really cool. ["White House employees are too busy to read recaps at work, I'm sure. On the other hand, they're too busy to watch TV, too, so I guess it's possible that, say, Donna might keep tabs on Ally McBeal on the site." -- Wing Chun] After an exchange of "how are you doing" on both their parts, Sam continues eating and working. Connie says, "So, the thing about me? Is I'm a brilliant political mind." Sam's all, "Yeah?" He continues munching. She states, "Ph.D. in Political Economy from Oxford. That's not an easy get." Sam acknowledges that, but seems generally uninterested. She carries on: "Bruno and Doug know I can handle the tough meeting; that's why they're sending me with you to meet Victor Campos. I have an exceptional mind." Sam: "But...?" Connie: "I don't know who Victor Campos is." Sam seems to think that's par for the course. She replies, "Look, pal, I went to Oxford, okay? Which is in England." Sam: "Hey, you weren't kidding about that exceptional mind." Watch it, dude: you think Kirkwood's in Oregon. "England's in Europe, right?" She's not amused. It's Sam's turn to play Exposition Fairy: Campos is the head of the American Federal Service Employees, Local 1262. Connie is confused; the head of a local rates a meeting with a senior staffer? Sam explains that "a Democrat can't get elected to anything in California without him. He can pick up the phone and have 5,000 people at your rally in an hour. He's got a state-of-the-art voter mobilizing operation in place: a massive room with computer banks tracking voter registration. With his endorsement comes 350,000 calls, callbacks, mailings, and emails." Connie inquires, "Is there anything in particular I should do at this meeting?" Walking out, Sam tells her, "Don't get in my way." So you know, of course, that she will. This is all too reminiscent of Sam and Ainsley for me. If Sorkin wants Sam to have a relationship, just pick one of these women already and let's stop playing Pin the Tail on the Girlfriend. Laurie, Mallory, Ainsley, Connie: I don't care, as long as we don't have to see this adversarial thing played out over and over again, only to go nowhere.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B- | 827 USERS: B-
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