Back at the White House, Sam runs into Leo. Leo questions him about what happened with the case, and we find out the prisoner's name: Simon Cruz. Sam tells him it was denied; Leo indicates that he thought it was being sent back to the Sixth Circuit. Sam says it didn't happen and the appeal was denied five to three. Leo says that wasn't supposed to happen; Sam tells him they've got to get Mendoza on the bench. Leo points out that if Mendoza had been on the bench the vote would have been five to four. Sam points out that the execution is in two days and that the ball is in their court now. Sam and Leo agree that they're not so sure that POTUS wants the ball in their court. Leo tells Sam he'll let POTUS sleep a bit after he arrives in the morning and then speak with him about the case. Sam is going to brief Toby. Just as Sam's leaving, Leo inquires about the reason for the two-day delay before execution. "Why isn't he being executed at midnight tonight?" Sam: "We don't execute people between sundown Friday and sundown Sunday." Leo: "Why?" Sam starts to explain, "Hard as it may be to believe..." but Leo figures it out first: "We don't execute people on the Sabbath." Leo thinks that's about the most bizarre thing he's ever heard, but Sam suggests that Leo will probably find throughout the weekend to come that "there's virtually no part of this discussion that isn't bizarre." Sam leaves as Leo requests that he "hold on to a rope or something." Clearly Sam's colleagues don't have a great deal of faith in him as a yachtsman.
Episode Report CardDeborah: D | 785 USERS: B
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