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Speaking of CJ and Danny's relationship, you may remember the scene Our goal is to help you laugh and learn with our entertaining top CJ/Jed as a father/daughter relationship too much for that. However while the Because CJ personally wanted to help the Bartlet family. This was the kind of. Religion: "I'm Catholic," C.J. when Josh asks her if she knows "Ave Maria". [#5] Danny Concannon, but that relationship (a flirtation) never got much out of the work place and a few . Believe it or not, because it takes time away from helping .
By the seventh season, C. She successfully navigates the murky waters of UN politics, setting up a UN Security Council resolution to end the real-life humanitarian crisis in DarfurSudan. She initially declines, but tells Hollis the best way to spend his money is to start building proper roads in Africa in order to make it easier to get food and services to people in need, and if there is money left over to start on the plumbing.
Hollis is deeply impressed with this response, particularly when C. She feels obligated to take the position in the Santos Administration, but is convinced by Danny Concannon to do what she wants, which is to take Hollis's money and change the world. In the opening episode of the final season, a flash-forward to the time of the dedication of the Bartlet presidential librarythree years after the end of his presidency, reveals that C.
Reception[ edit ] Throughout the seven season run of the show, the critical reception towards C. Writing for The AtlanticJohn Reid says that "her capability and combination of strength and simple compassion represented the fantasy of the Bartlet White House better than anyone", the publication also ranks her as the best character from the series. In their ranking of the best characters from all the television series created by Sorkin, Vultureranks C. Absent all the standard office-gal tropes—the bitchiness and hysteria and irrational competitiveness—C.
And, oh, how elegantly C. The portrayal was so convincing that when the show went off-air, Janney was offered a gig as an actual on-air political pundit. Bustle calls her a "powerhouse in the political arena" and says "In a profession dominated by mostly males, she wasn't just a woman trying to keep up with the guys.
In fact, most of the time they were trying to keep up with her". A kind of "I speak for all women" conviction is displayed by her in this episode, whose conversation with National Security Advisor Nancy McNally played by Anna Deavere Smith suggests her belief that all other female members of the administration share her perspective.
The episode won Janney an Emmy, and contains what is perhaps her most impassioned speech on women's issues. It's framed as a look at C. On my way in I try to stay off the phone. My commute's the one time I can be by myself, gather my thoughts I arrive usually around 7: The morning starts with Senior Staff and then I have an informal gaggle with the Press and then I meet with my staff and deputies She told us what my Dad or Granda had said or she softened what they meant to say.
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She was a natural. She would have understood this job. She's like a '50's movie star; so capable, so loving and energetic. And believe me, if you haven't seen C. J doesn't like running. Believe it or not, because it takes time away from helping. Ah, she was doing PR with a New York firm. I think that she is so agile I really look at C. They say that a mentor's a wise and trusted guide or friend.
I love it as it walks off into the sunset. While it walks off quickly while talking extremely fast, obviously - or while ' pedeconferencing ' - as it has affectionately become known.
It takes a certain calibre of actor to walk and talk at the same time, you know. Trust me, I went to drama school. Alright, I said I'd update every ad break, but when I said that, I'd forgotten that More4 have been doing that unbelievably annoying 'ads after the titles' thing.
God I hate that. So all we've had so far is the "Previously, on The West Wing At least, I think it's Danny's apartment. It's an apartment, and Danny is underdressed CJ and Danny appear to have been partaking in a sleepover. But wait - the atmosphere is tense. Danny's trying to fix a dinner date, CJ's all ratty and stressed.
I think they've been doing the sex! Scene two CJ arrives at the West Wing. Margaret - whose new look, by the way, is great, I've been meaning to say - meets her at the door and seems desperate to distract her. CJ is still grumpy. Offish, and doesn't deal well with the distraction techniques, nor work out why Margaret is doing it - when she gets to her office we find out. They are packing up her office. That's not going to improve this pissy mood, I'm guessing. And we cut to the sweeping strains of the majestic theme tune by WG Snuffy Walden, the man with the best name in showbusiness.
Scene two - CJ's office CJ looms sadly above the piles of boxes, most of which, we hear, are going to the archive. Margaret briefs her on the day, most of which seems to be taken up with 'casual conversations about her future'. CJ is grumpy about this. Two men come in to talk about the budget. CJ is very grumpy with them. There's something big in the budget that they want to bury, and CJ wants it writ large.
They seem to think this will make them unpopular, and are loathe to include it. CJ is grumpy with them about this. Are you getting that CJ is grumpy?
Margaret announces that CJ's first 'little chat about her future' of the day is ready in the Roosevelt room. It is a man from a company called Hollis - when CJ tries to postpone the meeting, she is informed that it is actually Mr Hollis himself.
I think I'm meant to be impressed. I think this mainly because Will and Kate Will and Kate are in the room by now, by the way are near wetting themselves at the fact that this 'Hollis' is in the building. I'm thinking he might be a pop star. He is a computer spod, I think. I say this mainly because he has an air of Bill Gates and the wardrobe of Steve Jobs. He seems to be a very rich man who wants to give CJ lots of money to do charitable things.
Or run his charity. She says she would spend it on highways in Africa.
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She decides to think about the job. On the way out, she bumps into Margaret, who seems intuitively to decide that CJ's taking whatever GatesJobsHollis is offering.
Well, of course she will. What are we, stupid? Oh I'll look it up in a second. There is talk of a running battle for a district in Oregon. Not sure where this is going, but Will's little puppy face lights up. CJs office Back to CJ. When did this turn into the CJ Show, anyway?
Because it really, really has of late, and So here's Andy - ex-wife of Toby and mother of his invisible children. What does she want, apart from to come back to say goodbye, and be a bit cool and feisty while she's there? She's wondering if Toby is on the list of people requesting a presidential pardon. CJ checks with Charlie about the list. Toby's not on it. It seems that one has to ask to be on it. And Toby hasn't asked.
Can I say Toby again? More dull budget storyline guff: CJ and Will walk out, and do pedeconferencing outdoors. This is a variant on the sport, I assume. I feel like I should be recording how many steps are taken during these last two episodes, really. Some kind of pedeconferenc-o-meter or something. And take a drink.
If I was drinking, which I'm not, of course. Are you allowed to work a the White house underage? Ronna, can I just mention, is not a real name, and anyone who says it is is tickling your noodles.
Matt Santos wants CJ to be a special counsellor. He wants her to help look after the Kazakhstan thing. She's unsure of it all - and also about the fact that Rebulican nominee and loser Vinick has been given the Secretary of State job.
Natty Mattie Santos, on the other hand, seems very sure. He tells her he won't take no for an answer, that she should go away and think about it, and phone him and say yes in the morning. Well, I suppose if you can be cocky once in your life, it's probably when you've been elected leader of the free world.
I bet you can order pizza out of hours, too. CJ whines at Kate about this.
They talk about Toby and the pardon situation, both in an unforgiving manner. CJ reveals she hasn't talked to Toby since the whistleblowing thing.
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And then lovely little Danny Concannon arrives. I know he's probably not actually little, but for some reason, on the television, I can't see him as anything but a little round gnome. Also he stands next to CJ so much, and that's never going to help Anyone look tall. Kate goes and whines at Will that someone else got the NSA job.
They talk a little about the Oregon situation that came up earlier and - ah, this'll be what that was all about - come to the conclusion that perhaps Will should run for office, and of course Kate should move him and live happily ever after. Just like everyone else. Because as the sun has set, everyone has paired off and started knobbing.
If Vinick and Margaret don't get it on by the end of the series I'm going to kick off. CJ and Danny are out having a walk for lunch mm, filling. When Danny finds out about all CJ's offers, he asks whether she was ever going to consult him. Apparently, she wasn't, apparently they don't have that kind of relationship. How stupid IS this woman. The dull budget thing is revealed. Apparently CJ and Bartlett are conspiring to make this budget sound really ove-the-top bad so that whatever Natty Mattie suggests instead will sail through much, much easier.
Not so dull now, eh? Well, yes, actually, still quite dull. Scene, um, 47 CJ has come to visit Toby. She has brought wine. He has made chicken. Although we are supposed to think Toby bad and wrong for blowing the whistle on the whole astronauts thing, that doesn't change the fact that a I'm still in love with him and b CJ seems to be quite fond of him too. They talk about how hard it is to be CJ today. They talk about the fact that Toby hasn't asked for a pardon, knows he wouldn't get one, and doesn't want one anyway.
He's found a typo in the constitution, apparently. Is this sexual tension in the air between Ceej and Tobes? Unless she really has a big thing for tiny weeny men with beards.