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C.J.'s personal and professional relationship with Danny becomes more of Congress to get a favorable vote on a nuclear test ban treaty. Bartlet: C.J., on your tombstone it's gonna read 'Post hoc ergo propter hoc. .. That's how it's gonna be, a little test tube with a a rubber cap that's deteriorating. .. a guy steps out of Times .. Toby: We know it's important that you have a friendly relationship with them. C.J.: Does this have to do with Danny Concannon?. It's an apartment, and Danny is underdressed CJ and Danny appear to have . she wasn't, apparently they don't have that kind of relationship.
In the fifth season, it is revealed that C. She tells Toby that she considers that night to be one of the greatest mistakes of her life. She is recommended by Leo himself, giving the President a list of "just one name".
In spite of initial warmth the pressroom gives C.
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While her subsequent performance as chief of staff appears at first to be procedural in nature and lacking the independent advice which McGarry brought to the position, C. 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. Or are you just pissed off because I got into the game?
Actually, if I may, Mr. But I got tired of listening to you. Now you listen to me. Fourteen White House lawyers disagree. And it was struck down by the Supreme Court.
As for Labor, I am calling Congress into Emergency Session to grant me the authority to draft the truckers into military service. Nice talking to you folks. We know where to find you. We should organize a staff field-trip to Shenandoah. I could even act as the guide. What do you think? Did I say that out loud? See, and I was gonna let you go home.
We're gonna talk about Yosemite. It couldn't have gone far, right? Somewhere in this building I find these Cabinet meetings to be a fairly mind-numbing experience, but Leo assures me they are Constitutionally required. You're asking me out on a date. No, I'm asking you to accompany me to see an internationally renowned opera company perform a work indigenous to its culture.
Right, and in what way will it distinguish itself from a date? There will be, under no circumstances, sex for you at the end of the evening. So what do you say? Well, like most people I'm an absolute nut for Chinese opera.
What did I do? Where in our past, what did I do to make you treat me this way? What did I ever do except deliver the South? You shouldn't have made me beg, John.
I was asking you to be Vice President. CJ put her forehead on the wood table and knocked her head against it a few times for punishment. After the meal, Danny returned with CJ to her apartment. When they entered, he pulled her into his arms and began to kiss her neck. He loved her long, graceful neck and he had learned it was a particularly sensitive area of her body. CJ sighed, unbuttoned his jacket and took it off. She took hers off as well and put them both over the chair in her entry.
She locked the door and flipped the light switch. It turned on two lamps in the living room and track lighting over the counter dividing the room from the kitchen.
She pushed the start button on her answering machine. Danny stood in the same spot, watching CJ go through the motions.
He rolled his eyes to heaven. Here he was seducing her and she was so distracted with something on her mind, she forgot he was even in the room. She turned to him as if surprised. I'm… Seeing Mallory threw me tonight, that's all.
I'll bet he's not that sexy and funny, CJ, you've never been able to pick them very well. Danny raised his eyebrow at her. The funny part I believe. She'd never called him sexy or adorable to his face. You are very adorable. Not always that funny, but you try. Seeing Mallory meant her biggest concern was about to happen, dealing with their relationship at work and possibly in front of the nation. He knew he had to be reassuring. Danny squeezed her once more and kissed her forehead.
She told CJ that Josh was going to be released from the hospital in the morning, the staff where meeting there. CJ hung up and Danny looked at her with interest. Monday morning turned out to be more joyous than CJ could have imagined. Josh was beaming, Toby wheeled him outside and along with Sam, helped Josh into the car. Donna was running around like a worried mother. The President and Leo had slipped out the back door of the White House in an unmarked car and now stood off to the side.
CJ carried Josh's bag and put it into the trunk. Sam and Donna were going to get him settled in his apartment and come into the office later.
I had breakfast with my daughter this morning. She was telling me about her date Friday night. Did you have a date Friday night too? CJ could feel her heart rate increase and her stomach turn into itself. This was like facing a firing squad. The President saved her, "Guys, it's time we got back now I think. The President, Leo and Toby climbed in and the engine started. CJ stood staring at them as if aliens had jut landed in her front lawn.
She pulled keys out of her coat pocket and walked to her car. Four days passed without any follow-up to what happened. CJ began to think Leo was going to let it drop. He wanted CJ to know he knew, but apparently was going to keep it to himself. At least for now. On Friday morning, the FBI director was giving the final briefing on the investigation into the shooting.
The President gathered his staff into the Oval Office and even had Josh on the speakerphone, hoping that hearing the report would finally give them all some closure. As the director finished up his report, the President dismissed everyone but asked CJ to stay behind. Your homes, money, personal time and almost your lives, it scares me. He may not be who I would choose for you, but… I stood up for Leo's choices and for Sam's choices and if necessary, I will for you too.
He's a good man. I could have the Navy fly over his house, you know, as a warning. She was heading to the press area when Danny intercepted her. CJ met his eyes. Danny whispered under his breath as they parted ways, "Tonight, my place.
Lessons of the Family The doorbell rang. CJ opened it and used it to block herself from Danny's view as he entered.
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He stepped inside and noticed all the lights were off and a candle on the entry table was lit. She swung the door shut, revealing she was wearing a gold glittering negligee that dipped very low in front and had a slit up the side to her hip. CJ rolled her eyes at his silliness. Did I win some contest? He just wanted to hear her say it. Danny was still rambling on, "Or maybe I'm dreaming, I should pinch myself.
She thought, here I try to have a nice, romantic evening and as usual, he keeps joking and teasing and somehow in the middle of it lures me into the bedroom. It was not going to happen that way tonight, 'CJ on a mission' is taking charge. We're celebrating that six months ago you finally said yes. But I get to hear a gorgeous woman give me the answer so I ask anyway. It was what he'd been trying to do since he came in anyway. He kissed her lips, then on the cheek. But she put her hand on his chest to stop.
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CJ reminded him, "I'm supposed to do this. She turned and unbuttoned his pants and he stepped out of them. Candles everywhere, the sink, the floor, and the ledge by the tub. And her bathtub, an old, claw-foot iron tub, was filled with fragrant bubbly water. He looked between it and her a few times. A smirk appeared, "I get to watch you take a bath? It was not like her to give orders, at least when it came to the intimate side of their relationship.
So, Danny figured it was best to obey. He slid under the water. For a while, it remained pretty innocent. She knelt behind the tub and massaged his shoulders then began to wash his hair.
Make that anywhere near me at all. She took a deep breath trying to gain her composure, forcing herself not to think about Danny being wet and naked in front of her. She put some liquid soap on her puff and began to wash him, shoulders, back, arms, legs… It only took about a minute for Danny to last the torturous movements of her hands over his body before he pulled CJ into the water with him.
Straddling him on top, they made love slowly. Even after months together, Danny couldn't quite believe they were together like this, and that his touch could make her shiver with desire. CJ was still surprised each time at how natural and beautiful it felt to be with him. After, she cuddled on his chest with his arms and legs wrapped around her. Eventually, the water grew cold and they moved into the bedroom. Danny insisted that Elizabeth Dole called Bob Dole 'fishboy' so much that it eventually led to his current problem.
She laughed, "Not true. Then in a softer voice added, "Thank you for tonight. You've got this seduction thing down.
The next morning being Sunday, they usually got to sleep and get into work a few hours later than the rest of the week.
In separate cars of course. But today, CJ's sister was arriving at the airport and therefore, CJ was up early making coffee and tidying the apartment. Sarah Cregg Parker planned be in town for two weeks to attend a medical conference and would be staying with CJ. She was CJ's younger sister by three years and the golden child of the Cregg family. Their older sister, Megan lived in San Francisco and ranked a close second in their parent's eyes.
Middle CJ was always the 'Problem. CJ went to Berkley instead of the "only University the Cregg's should attend" according to their father, Stanford.
And of course, CJ wasn't married. Sarah was shorter than her older sisters at 5'7" and was the only blonde in the family. Instead of a punk stage, she was a varsity tennis player in high school and won the State Championship her senior year. Instead of rebelling and going to Berkeley, she did as expected and got straight A's at Stanford. Sarah became a successful Oncologist, married her college sweetheart, Chad Parker and they lived in a house in Malibu. But it was hard for CJ to hate her little sister.
She had the Cregg family infectious laugh, loved to shop, eat chocolate, and watch football. Sarah was the only one in the family who never judged CJ. Instead she encouraged CJ to follow her heart. CJ was the one person who knew Sarah wasn't perfect, knew her secrets and flaws, and loved her just the same.
CJ was, however, a little concerned because Sarah had been insistent about visiting. So much so, that it made alarm bells go off in CJ's brain, like there might be something wrong.
It was while lost in these thoughts that CJ was wiping down the kitchen counters. Therefore, she didn't hear Danny wake up until he yelled from the bedroom. CJ entered the room and watched Danny prop himself up on one elbow. You're stuck with me. Com're then," Danny patted the bed. My sister's flight comes in at 9 and I have to pick her up," CJ explained. He opened the fridge and took out eggs and bacon then found a pan.
CJ was in the living room dusting and using a roll-thing to pick up Cleo's cat hair off the couch and chairs. He smiled at her neurotic behavior. Plus she's your sister, I doubt she's gonna care. I want it to be nice for Sarah because she won't care. CJ changed the subject. You spend time with your sister when she's here, don't worry about me I'll find something to keep me busy for two weeks.
You could talk to Sam about finding you that 'something'. You don't have a lot of free time; while she's here you should spend it with her.
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I'll still be here when your sister goes home. CJ entered the kitchen, put her hands on his cheeks and gave him a deep, tongue-filled kiss. When he could breathe again, he asked, "What was that for? I still want you to come out with us Friday. I want you two to get to know each other. They ate breakfast and after Danny went into work, CJ showered, changed and left for the airport. She stood at the gate watching people stream out of the tunnel from the plane.
Sarah appeared wearing a linen pants suit and carrying a bag. Her long hair was pulled back and her gray eyes searched the waiting crowd for CJ. I know you've got to check-in today at the conference, but you'll have some time tomorrow to see my office, right?
CJ said, "I'll pick you up at 8 tonight, right here. They went through security and got a visitors pass. It was early and only about half the staff had arrived, but the West Wing was already loud and busy. CJ showed her the bullpen, the Roosevelt room, her own office, and the pressroom. Come on, I want you to met Leo and Toby. They returned to CJ's office to find Josh and Sam waiting. CJ nodded at each in turn, "Josh and Sam.
He said, "I can come back. While looking Danny over carefully, Sarah said, "It is very nice to meet you indeed. Danny was thrown by everything. I'll catch up with you later, CJ," he said before making a fast exit. Josh and Sam lost the battle, and began laughing. It could cause problems for both of us. They nibbled on appetizers and Sarah had a beer, chatting about home, while waiting for Danny to join them once his column was written.
Danny entered the pub, and took a minute to study them from a distance. No doubt Sarah was beautiful in the traditional sense, blond hair and all.
But there was something about the taller, older sister that gave her an edge, in Danny's opinion. CJ had some mystery and rare grace about her beauty. Just seeing her across a room made Danny smile, made his heartbeat faster, and his whole body feel alive.
He wasn't sure what he'd done to deserve it, but somehow CJ had become his life. Sarah told him, "We'll talk later," and winked.