Sam finds himself in a tricky position after the election in Orange County takes an unexpected turn. Toby and his ex-wife also find themselves in a delicate position, but decidedly one of ... See full summary »

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Sam finds himself in a tricky position after the election in Orange County takes an unexpected turn. Toby and his ex-wife also find themselves in a delicate position, but decidedly one of their own making. And CJ tracks down the self aggrandizing source of some Process Stories. Written by h_berry

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When LCDR Reese breaks the ashtray, he explains that it was expensive because it was designed to break into three dull pieces to prevent fragments of glass from blinding officers on an attack submarine. GSA Regulation AA-A-710E, which specified the criteria for ash trays purchased for the government, allows for test specimens to break into no more than 35 pieces, and only pieces 1/4 inch and larger on two sides should be counted. Smaller pieces were allowed but not counted. Ash trays on nuclear powered attack submarines, when smoking was allowed in them, were usually made of metal, although some were glass that did not meet GSA specs. Coffee cups, which abound inside submarines, are made of glass. They shatter into many sharp pieces when broken. See more »

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Sam Seaborn: That was pretty impressive, though it was an Aristotelian confluence of events that could only happen to me.
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an aristotelian confluence
26 November 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

Never has Rob Lowe been more smooth and precise than in this story arc that ended his run as a WEST WING regular. As he scrambles to get out of his well-intentioned commitment to run for congress, he and others start to reconsider. In a sweetly funny scene, Toby tells Jed and Abbey that Andrea is several months pregnant, and has to explain why he waited so long to tell them. The Andrea pregnancy/non-remarriage is the perfect plot line to give our Mr. Schiff. The post-election party continues, and Bruno's celebratory womanizing is a thing of beauty. Dialogue doesn't come any sharper. Leo and Jordan continue their beautiful banter. Jack explains to Donna why the military needs a $400 ashtray...and suddenly my protests about military wastefulness seem silly. Don't worry, i'm already over it, but it's a great moment nonetheless.


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