We also hear Jed talking about how at this meeting he was called a liberal, a populist, and a socialist. He says that he's an economics professor, and that his great-grandfather's great-grandfather was Josiah Bartlet, who was the New Hampshire delegate representative to the second Continental Congress, which sat in session during 1776 and announced that they were no longer English subjects. He quotes, "'We hold these truths to be self-evident,' they said, 'That all men are created equal.' Strange as it may seem, that was the first time in history that anyone had ever bothered to write that down." (Actually, I'm pretty sure there are some scriptures that say essentially that, and which predate 1776 by centuries, if not millennia, but whatever.) He reminds the audience that, "Decisions are made by those who show up." He ends the talk and we're back to the point just before everyone comes out of the building. The applause of the audience inside is combined with the cheering of the crowd outside to complement the increasingly dramatic music. From inside that back-lit window we see two people loading bullets into guns. (Professor Frink, my resident gun expert, guesses that the guns were semi-automatic 9mm weapons; possibly .45s; maybe Berettas. You know, in case you care.) I'm really wondering what both the assassins-to-be and Aaron Sorkin are thinking with this back-lighting thing. There's just no way on God's green earth that none of the SS agents swarming around this place would not notice this. I also think it would have been cool if they'd concealed the identities of the assassins more, to give us something else to wonder about.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 728 USERS: B-
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