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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Tuesday Dialogue #2 - Joshua Lyman and Amy Gardner

Setting the scene: Joshua Lyman is Deputy Chief Of Staff in the Whitehouse. Amy Gardner is the Director of the Women's Leadership Coalition. Josh is good with politics, good with arguments. 

Being in a relationship with a woman is not a luxury he's allowed himself in a long time. He was able to ignore this problem until Amy Gardner came along. 


AMY
You owe me half a million dollars and a drink. 

JOSH
I paid for the drinks.

AMY
Alright, five hundred grand.

JOSH
What are you doing here?

AMY
I'm just hanging out. Why, do you live here?

JOSH
I do. I'm sorry I had to leave quickly before, I still can't tell you why.

AMY
Was it a matter of national security? 

JOSH
No. 

AMY
Would you tell me if it was a matter of national security?

JOSH
No.


AMY
Okay. You didn't talk to me much at school.

JOSH
You was having quite a lot of sex with Chris.

AMY
There were times I wasn't

JOSH
I studied a lot in school. I studied hard in high school, and at Harvard and in law school. My IQ doesn't break the bank and I wanted to do this, so I studied all the time. And -- I missed something, or it's like I skipped a year, Cause I never learned what you do after you think you like somebody, what you do next. And everyone did learn, a lot of other people anyway. I didn't walk out tonight. When my phone rings at eleven o'clock it's important. Not important to me, important-- and I'm not puffing myself so you that you're--

AMY
You know what? Maybe not so much for you with the talking. 

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2 comments:

  1. Great piece of dialogue. Although I find Josh irritating I absolutely adore Amy. I wish they had made her a main character!

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  2. I remember this episode! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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