Season 7, Episode 2 The Mommy Problem
First Aired: October 2, 2005
Janeane Garofalo signs on as tough-as-nails media consultant Louise (“Lou”) Thornton, whom Santos hires at Josh's request, even though she and Josh are hardly friends. The campaign could use a jolt, having taken, as Lou puts it, “body blow after body blow” from Vinick and the press in the days following the convention. The biggest problem: Santos's silence on Bartlet's decision not to investigate the NASA security leak. Greg Brock: Sam Robards.
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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)
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