Season 2, Episode 17 The Stackhouse Filibuster
First Aired: March 14, 2001
Staffers (most of whom have weekend plans) are blindsided when an elderly senator (George Coe) begins a Friday-night filibuster on a bill they had thought was a done deal. Meanwhile, Toby is puzzled when the Vice President, normally a champion of the oil industry, volunteers to attack it for "price gouging." And C.J. fears that the ancient Egyptian cat goddess Bast has cursed her because she accidentally broke a Bast statuette that had been given to the President on a visit to Cairo.
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- Premiered: September 22, 1999
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: The celebrated ensemble drama following a U.S. president and his staff as they set public policy and face personal problems in a `parallel universe' (as one of the series' executive producers called it) that can be remarkably similar to the real one. An Em… (more)