I thought this was the best episode of the season so far, but still not anywhere near up to the standard we’ve come to expect.
I’ve been yelling at Josh and Amy to define their relationship in some way or another for 2 years. Glad to see the writers are finally hearing me. (No, I’m not really that egotistical).
CJ has always been something of the conscience for the group, and as long as they don’t turn her into a simpering moralist, I’m not opposed to ratcheting that up a not.
The Will and Toby parodying the speech to get over the hump was brilliant and believeable. As a writer and speechwriter I’ve used the exact same technique to loosen up for difficult or unpleasant writing assignments. Luckily, I’ve never had the wrong version go out.
Bartlett and Leo need some major work, and I agree Josh is too inconsistent. This man is brilliant and flawed by his own intellect. The writers are not catching that and instead having him vascillate between being a Machiavellian jerk and a yammering dork. Not good. Josh is my favorite character, and, for me, as he goes so goes the show.
I agree that Toby was talking about Will working out in his role as deputy communications director. It’s not a “new guy” thing, it’s a relatively short period of time in a majorly important role. You can’t assess how well he’s working out in a couple of weeks. I wonder what role Toby is shooting for in terms of “defining the message”. I can’t think of a postition other than Comm. Dir. where he could have any more influence than he does.
My $0.02, bumped to a dime because I’m long-winded tonight.