Review of Evidence of Things Not Seen

Written by Toniann

  • I've got to admit this: I thought the egg thing was true until I saw this episode, and read the follow-ups on the newsgroup this morning. So for anyone left in doubt, what it boils down to (no pun intended) is this: Yes, you can stand an unboiled (raw) egg on its end on the Vernal Equinox. But the thing is, you can also do so any other darn day of the year, if you choose a rough surface, if the egg has any bumps or curvature, if you are really patient, if you use salt, or about a hundred other ways, I'm sure. The equinox doesn't have a darn thing to do with it.

  • I didn't get that Will was *still* in the Air Force Reserves, when we learned of his military background last episode. Huh. Anyhow, well, actually, I suppose it stands to reason that statistically, someone on the staff would be. On top of that, though, he's also really good at shuffling cards, and that's what really matters.

  • Sigh. A White House blooper reel would be a lot of fun, wouldn't it? I mean, a Bartlet WH one.

  • I confess that Donna's somewhat high-energy dedication to finding Young Republicans attractive (even when she doesn't know they're Republicans!) was seeming a bit drawn-out this week, but at the end of the episode I decided that all of that banter is really there just to give Josh and Donna a chance to talk about personal stuff and stand too close to each other.

  • Don't get me wrong, though: I'm in the Josh camp of "How can you not like Donna?"

  • "I do not feel sad"? What I want to know is, how many people apply for a job at the White House and while filling out that form actually check answer D, the "I feel sad all the time and want to kill myself" one?

  • I am always happy to see Ron Butterfield (Ron is The Man) but I was a little confused at the sequence of events there. They only crashed the WW when someone brought up that there had been terrorist activity elsewhere in the world that evening? So, someone shooting at the White House isn't enough of a reason? I've got faith in bulletproof glass too, but still.

  • Speaking of bulletproof glass, my thinking is that they should use that everywhere in the White House, you know, not just the Oval Office. Was the shooter a bad shot or was he aiming at the Press Room? Is the Press Room anywhere near the Oval Office? I'm asking about the Bartlet White House, fwiw, not the actual one.

  • For a second there, I thought Bartlet was going to hug Charlie when he came bursting into the Oval Office. I guess I'm a sap, because I never cease being somewhat touched by their relationship. I think it's my favorite of the series.

  • Gail the Fish sighting!!!

  • Is it just me or was the translator guy a little, well, I don't know, too likeable? He seemed like such a nice pleasant guy and yet you just knew there was an angry Russian president on the line screaming at him -- in Russian, of course.

  • The thing is, I think Jean Paul is kind of a weasel -- frequently a stoned weasel, it seems -- but I have to admit, the reasons Zoey gave Charlie for why she's with J.P. and not him were, well, convincing. I see what's she's saying about Charlie being too tied in with her parents but -- surely there's got to be *someone* less weasel-like for her to date. Oy.

  • Matthew Perry. Well, the thing is, I couldn't get past that it was Matthew Perry. It's probably just me -- and I'm an avid "Friends" watcher, I should add -- but every time he was on the screen I felt like he was holding in a sarcastic comment or a big grin or a Chandler-like gesture. I had this distinct feeling that every time they yelled "Cut!" he said, "Wow, could that have *been* any more tense, there?" or something. But again, maybe it's just me. Looking forward to next week & his character's involvement more.

    "I thought my reflexes before, in the Press Room, were catlike."

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