Review of Take This Sabbath Day
Written by Toniann
Okay, it's killing me. The defense lawyer, Bobby, who calls Sam and says he
used to beat him up in school - gosh, that actor looks familiar. He kind of
looks like the guy who plays Bill Scully on The X-Files, but I don't think it's
him. Wait! I got it! This guy was in "The Truman Show". Whew. I hate when that
Josh and his sensitive system: I think my favorite moment is when Donna gave
him the cold day-old coffee, he took one gulp and dribbled the whole thing down
his shirt. Wow. That's hung over. And how did he get into the White House in
that condition? I mean, I guess the Secret Service wouldn't stop the Deputy
Chief of Staff, but still.
I love when Josh tells Donna that guys aren't into having strippers at
bachelor parties anymore. Right.
And not to go on and on about Josh and Donna, but I loved when, earlier, Josh
promised he'd buy her shoes to make up for making her come in on a Saturday.
Did he mean that? Does he know not only how much a nice pair of shoes can
cost but how long it can take to pick them out? Are we supposed to think, then,
that Josh and Donna went shoe-shopping together?
Sam, I have one thing to say to you: you shouldn't have answered your phone.
And Toby, you need to turn that pager on "vibrate".
I really don't miss Mandy. She's so obnoxious, snapping at CJ "You're gonna
need more than that!" Good Lord. Simmer down there.
The scene where Bartlet asks Charlie about his mother's killer remains one of
my favorites in the series. At the time, it seemed important mostly to point out
something about the death penalty. In retrospect, it seems more like a
commentary on Charlie's character. Right or wrong, for a young man he has a
great sense of personal responsibility and integrity.
I don't blame Father Thomas Cavanaugh; I was impressed, too, when Bartlet
said "I'm going to want to talk to the Pope." I mean, that's really something,
that he can get the Pope on the line, you know?
Too bad Josh was so cocky with Joey Lucas ("Hey, Lunatic Lady!") but then
again, he really didn't have any way of knowing that the president would be
wandering the halls just then.
I really enjoyed hearing Father Cavanaugh's story about the man who drowned
in a flood and couldn't understand why God hadn't answered his prayers. I'm not
an especially religious person, but even I can get beside this one.
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