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Posted by Jenny on July 24, 2005

THE WEST WING
"PILOT"
WRITTEN BY: AARON SORKIN
DIRECTED BY: THOMAS SCHLAMME
ACT ONE

WAITER [VO]
Two Absolut Martinis up; another Dewars rocks.

FADE IN: INT. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL - GEORGETOWN - NIGHT
SAM SEABORN is sitting with a reporter, BILLY KENWORTHY, in the bar.

SAM SEABORN
I don?t think we?re going to run the table, if that?s what you?re asking.

BILLY KENWORTHY [OS]
It?s not.

SAM
I know.

BILLY [OS]
Deep background. I?m not going to come close to using your name.

SAM
[laughs] You?re not going to come close to getting a quote, either.

BILLY
Why are we sitting here?

SAM
[taking a drink] You sat down.

BILLY
Is Josh on his way out?

SAM

No.

BILLY
Is he?

SAM
No.

BILLY
I know he?s your friend.

SAM
He is.

BILLY
Did Caldwell say...?

SAM
Billy, I?m not talking about this.

BILLY
Who do I call?

SAM
No one.

BILLY
Just tell me who to call.

SAM
Well, you could call 1-800-BITE-ME.

BILLY
Sam.

SAM
He?s not going anywhere, Billy. It?s a non-story.

BILLY
Okay. You?re lying now, aren?t you?

SAM
That hurts, Billy. Why would I lie to a journalist of all people?

BILLY
Why do you keep looking over my shoulder?

SAM

Why?

BILLY
Yes.

SAM
?Cause Alger Hiss just walked in with my secret pumpkin.

BILLY
What?

SAM
There?s a woman over there. I think she?s looking at me.

BILLY
Really?

SAM
I don?t know. I never know if they?re looking or not.

Billy turns 180 degrees to see a woman sitting on a couch with a drink. She looks
to see him obviously eying at her. Sam sighs.

BILLY
Yeah, I think she was.

SAM
I want to thank you for the casual way that you did that just now. She probably
didn?t notice that.

Sam makes eye contact with the woman and smiles.

CUT TO: EXT. DAWN RISING OVER LARGE TUDOR STYLE HOUSE - DAY
CUT TO: INT. DINING ROOM - CONTINUOUS
LEO McGARRY is doing a crossword puzzle while eating breakfast. A television is
turned on to the news.

LEO McGARRY
17 across is wrong. It?s just wrong. Do you believe that Ruth?

RUTH
You should call them.

LEO
I will call them.

WOMAN [OS]
Telephone, Leo.

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What are the meaning of these phrases...
Run the table
Deep background
secret pumpkin
Bite-ME
Come close to

Thank you very much!