Posted by Jenny on July 24, 2005
THE WEST WING
WRITTEN BY: AARON SORKIN
DIRECTED BY: THOMAS SCHLAMME
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.
I don?t think we?re going to run the table, if that?s what you?re asking.
BILLY KENWORTHY [OS]
Deep background. I?m not going to come close to using your name.
[laughs] You?re not going to come close to getting a quote, either.
Why are we sitting here?
[taking a drink] You sat down.
Is Josh on his way out?
I know he?s your friend.
Did Caldwell say...?
Billy, I?m not talking about this.
Who do I call?
Just tell me who to call.
Well, you could call 1-800-BITE-ME.
He?s not going anywhere, Billy. It?s a non-story.
Okay. You?re lying now, aren?t you?
That hurts, Billy. Why would I lie to a journalist of all people?
Why do you keep looking over my shoulder?
?Cause Alger Hiss just walked in with my secret pumpkin.
There?s a woman over there. I think she?s looking at me.
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.
Yeah, I think she was.
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.
17 across is wrong. It?s just wrong. Do you believe that Ruth?
You should call them.
I will call them.
What are the meaning of these phrases...
Run the table
Come close to
Thank you very much!