On this year's "Big Block of Cheese Day", a college friend of Donna's asks Sam to help her get her late grandfather, accused of being a Communist spy inside the U.S. government, a presidential pardon; dealing with the recent revelation that his father had been having an affair for the past 27 years, Sam faces off with an F.B.I. agent, and later with Nancy McNally, over the pardon. Elsewhere, a group of cartographers completely re-educates C.J. on her perception of the globe, and one-time protester Toby, with the help of a straight-talking female security guard, speaks for the w.h. at a rally to protest against U.S. participation in the WTO and various free trade agreements.
Did You Know?
In the meeting with the WTO protesters, Toby calls the leader Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer. He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and its totalitarianism and helped to raise global awareness of its Gulag forced labor camp system. He was eventually sent to a labor camp and exiled from Russia in 1974 before having his citizenship restored in 1990. See more
When the National Security Advisor shows Sam Gault's file, the cover page is labeled "CONFIDENTIAL," and Sam remarks that he is not cleared for code word clearance information. Code word clearance is used for Secret and above classifications, not Confidential. See more
We had the underground. We had rapid response.
And, by God, you were home by supper on a school night.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more