The West Wing: Season 4, Episode 21

Life on Mars (30 Apr. 2003)

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On his first day on the job, the new deputy counsel uncovers a trail of clues to a scandal that will end one person's career.



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On his first day on the job, the new deputy counsel uncovers a trail of clues to a scandal that will end one person's career.

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(at around 29 min) The White House telephone log pages that CJ looks at contain names of several crew members, including Ellen Totleben, Rita Bellissimo, Blanche Sindelar, Robert Cron, and Ann Kline. See more »


When Joe Quincy is showing C.J. a list of phone calls placed from the White House, all the ones placed by Vice-President John Hoynes to Helen Baldwin are highlighted. However, on page two there is one call placed by Hoynes to Baldwin that is not highlighted, which is pretty sloppy work from a new White House attorney. See more »


Charlie Young: Helen Baldwin is gonna write a book. She's retained an agent, who sent around a two-page outline and there's a bidding war. Random House has bought it for low seven figures according to Stu Winkle. Could that possibly be his real name?
[reading newspaper]
Charlie Young: "Baldwin, long a fixture in D.C. and Manhattan Society, whether for her work on charity boards or her position on the arm of some of Wall Street, Washington and Hollywood's most eligble men, as well as hosting some of the beltways favorite..." ...
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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Stu Winkle?
1 December 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

On his first day, counsel Joe Quincy uncovers a White House security leak that leads to the Vice President. A torrid scandal forces Hoynes to resign. Powerful work between Matheson, Sheen, and Spencer. Cassie and the Laurens help Will conceptualize a political ad. C.J. has some snappy repartee with Mr. Perry, and talks to Stu Winkle (the greatest unseen voice in show history...the fact that the actor's name is Sam Pancake is an unexpected bonus we're not worthy of). Toby buys a house for Andy, and proposes to her once more. In one of the most poignant Toby scenes ever, she rejects him because he's too sad and angry. We, like he, thought she was just playing hard to get. Searing.

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