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I didn’t want to hijack Grienspace’s Was there an error in… thread but did want to discuss the merits of last night’s episode.
Overall I liked it, found it very tense. It was good that the silliness was focused on the Helsinki trip (see: Moose) and not on a particular character. No real romance or other things. My favorite part of the whole episode might have been the ever so slight roll of the eyes which Charlie made when POTUS asked him, “If Shakespeare were still alive, how many parts would he write about me?”
I had some trouble following bits of the political intrigue. Particularly, how could Sam’s counterpart (I’m drawing a blank on the name) leak their meeting to the press? Was he wired? If so wouldn’t that indicate to anybody of any mental power that the whole thing was a setup? If it was just his word, don’t they even attempt to verify sources?