Another lively episode centered around a lavish W.H. party, this one for Abbey's birthday the night before a N.H. medical board begins hearings on whether to suspend her license over her secret treatment of her husband's MS. Abbey repairs to the residence with C.J. and Amy Gardener to get blitzed on wine and discuss her concerns about her medical career. Donna is restricted from joining the party because a decades-old cartography error puts her birthplace in Canada. Toby and U.K. Ambassador Lord John Marbury (Roger Rees) repair to a nearby bar to share a bottle of very rare Scotch and to discuss a planned W.H. visit by an IRA political activist, which culminates in Marbury surprising Toby with his progressive vision. Late in the episode, Donna joins the women in the residence and makes an off-the-cuff remark that causes Abbey to rethink her stance on the issue of her license. Written by
Did You Know?
Although the Americans refer to him as Lord John Marbury, Marbury describes himself as "John, Lord Marbury" and gives a list of his other family titles. This means that he should always be addressed as Lord Marbury, not Lord John. The two are mutually exclusive. The only way he could be Lord John Marbury would be if he were the younger son of a Duke or Marquess, and thus not due to inherit the actual family title. See more
When Abbey, Amy and C.J. go into a separate room to drink wine, Abbey tells the wine was a '95 wine who belonged to king Baudoin of Belgium. In fact, king Baudoin was already dead two years in '95 so he could have never owned the wine. See more
[while discussing the importance of funding the superconducting supercollider - a controversial scientific project that would cost billions
Sen. Jack Enlow, D-IL
If we can only say what benefit this thing has. No one's been able to do that.
Dr. Dalton Millgate
That's because great achievement has no road map. The X-Ray is pretty good, and so is penicillin, and neither were discovered with a practical objective in mind. I mean, when the electron was discovered in 1897, it was useless. And now we have an entire world run by electronics. ...
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more