After the commercials, Sam is talking to the lawyer guy who used to beat him up, whose name is Bobby. Sam's asking if the guy is guilty. Bobby avoids the question, trying to draw Sam's attention to that fact that his client killed a couple of drug kingpins. Sam: "You want me to argue it was a public service murder?" Then Bobby's talking about some guy named Harry Blackmun, who must be the judge in this prisoner's case, and how he reversed himself on the death penalty in 1994. Sam says Bobby doesn't need to quote Blackmun to him. Bobby goes into bully mode, pointing a finger at Sam's chest and telling Sam to go to the President and tell him he can't "run from this one," and that POTUS has to consider his client. Sam calmly tells Bobby that he doesn't speak to the President that way, and that nobody does. Sam adds, "And I gotta tell you, not that many people talk to me that way anymore." Bobby mentions he's got forty-eight hours to save his client's life and asks if Sam is going to make things personal. Sam inquires as to how Bobby ended up at the Public Defender's office; it sounds like Bobby lost a job at some prestigious law firm. Sam mentions that POTUS is very serious about the separation of powers. Bobby quotes the Constitution, which states that the President shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States. They argue about whether or not the President should intervene once the judicial branch has spoken; Bobby asks if that's what the President is going to "hide behind." Sam points out that POTUS isn't hiding from anything; he's on Air Force One returning from Stockholm. Bobby wants to know whether Sam will speak to POTUS as soon as he arrives on Saturday morning. Sam tells Bobby that he'll pass it up to Toby Ziegler, since he won't be around himself. Bobby attempts to ensure that Toby will speak to POTUS first thing in the morning; Sam indicates that, since it's Saturday, Toby will probably be at temple. Bobby wants to know which temple. Pushy, much? Sam doesn't know which one; Bobby presses him and Sam finally says that he thinks it's on Delaware. ["Hey, that's my street! Shout-out?" -- Wing Chun] Bobby thanks him and bombs off.
Episode Report CardDeborah: D | 760 USERS: B
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