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Carter & Stuart & Bennett & Deirdre 

Stuart befriends Carter's ex-boyfriend Bennett, so Carter takes revenge by befriending Deidre. Subbing for absent Stacey, temp Gayle thinks Mike is coming on to her. James starts writing a City Hall newsletter.



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Stacey Paterno (credit only)


Stacey's haughty temp interim Gayle believes herself so sexy that Mike, who finally tried to semi-publicly display affection unwittingly, must be in love with her, not 'pale' Nikki. Editor James has no success trying to collect newsletter contributions firm his colleagues, so the mayor decides to give him assertiveness training, which rather backfires. Carter is finally ready to dump closet-gay boxer Bennett, but Stuart won't let him get away without scoring free tickets. As revenge, Carter brings in Deirder, which backfires. Written by KGF Vissers

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13 April 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Carrie Preston was cast in the part of Gayle only three hours before this episode was filmed. Jennifer Esposito had suddenly left the show and her lines were rewritten. See more »


Deidre West: Well, then. Let's get this party moving. I have three words I wanna run past ya. Dog. Butt. Firecracker.
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References Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) See more »

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Who will say mercy first, Stuart or Carter.
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As always when Deidre makes an appearance on the set, we all know we are in for a rough ride. This time Carter has broken up with his boxer boyfriend, Bennet, much to the chagrin of Stuart. Bennet has been getting him nice tickets to some of the biggest fights in town and Stuart wants him back. So actually behind Carter's back, Stuart becomes friends with Carter's ex. All Stuart wants is to keep receiving the special tickets which has ticked Carter off to no end.

But Carter gets revenge when he becomes friends with Stuart's ex-deranged girlfriend, Deidre. Now the two are guessing who is going to hate each other the most. Will Stuart cave in and relent on being Bennet's friend or will Carter get enough of Deidre.

Beth Littleford does an excellent job of making her character of Deidre so unlikeable that it becomes amusing to how far she will go. Any time she is in the script, it becomes much more enjoyable to watch. Perhaps not the best episode in the bunch but one that was surely interesting.

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