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JOSH LYMAN
Donna?
DONNA MOSS
What was in the envelope?
JOSH LYMAN
Your underwear.
DONNA MOSS
What?
JOSH LYMAN
I'm holding your underwear in my hand right now. And the way I know it's your underwear is that your name is sewn in the back which, obviously, we'll spend some time talking about at a later date.
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DONNA MOSS
You're not using lighter fluid or anything, are you?
JOSH LYMAN
No, no flammable liquids of any kind to start a fire, ever.
SAM SEABORN
Found it.
JOSH LYMAN
What?
SAM SEABORN
Kerosene.
DONNA MOSS
Josh...
JOSH LYMAN
Go.
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JOSH LYMAN
Could you possibly get us some dried leaves?
DONNA MOSS
Yeah, I'll just run out to the forest and be right back.
DONNA MOSS
[Donna leaves room]
SAM SEABORN
You know what?
JOSH LYMAN
You think she was being sarcastic?
SAM SEABORN
Yeah. I don't think she's getting the leaves.
JOSH LYMAN
You know what we could use?
SAM SEABORN
Newspaper.
JOSH LYMAN
See, this is what I'm talking about. This is teamwork.
SAM SEABORN
It really is.
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DONNA MOSS
I'm not wild about this whole Indonesian business.
JOSH LYMAN
What's the problem?
DONNA MOSS
I've been doing some reading on my own.
JOSH LYMAN
Oh, I wish you wouldn't do that.
DONNA MOSS
Why?
JOSH LYMAN
Because you tend to call some bizarre factoid from a less-than-reputable source and then you blow it all out of proportion.
DONNA MOSS
I do not.
JOSH LYMAN
Donna...
DONNA MOSS
I just thought you might like to know that in certain parts of Indonesia, they summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers.
JOSH LYMAN
What?
DONNA MOSS
I read it.
JOSH LYMAN
They... summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers?
DONNA MOSS
They behead them.
JOSH LYMAN
Sorcerers.
DONNA MOSS
Gangs of roving people. Beheading those they suspect of being sorcerers. With, you know... what's that thing that Death carries?
JOSH LYMAN
A scythe.
DONNA MOSS
They're doing it with a scythe.
JOSH LYMAN
Well, thanks for the head's up.
DONNA MOSS
I just thought you might like to know who's coming over for dinner.
JOSH LYMAN
You bet.
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JOSH LYMAN
I'm thinking about firing you.
DONNA MOSS
You've fired me twice already tonight. I'm impervious.
JOSH LYMAN
Among other things.
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DONNA MOSS
Josh, how is this not a no-brainer?
JOSH LYMAN
Columbia?
DONNA MOSS
Yeah.
JOSH LYMAN
You say get 'em home?
DONNA MOSS
Of course I say get 'em home. Who doesn't say get 'em home? That should be the person that has to make the phone call to the families.
JOSH LYMAN
And who has to call the families of the nine commandos who just died trying to save five guys it turns out we could have freed six hours ago?
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JOSH LYMAN
Five-day waiting period. That's all. A person can't wait five days to buy a gun? Someone needs a gun right now, right this second, isn't that something that the public should be concerned about?
DONNA MOSS
On the other hand, taking the feelings of gun owners into account, if you gotta shoot somebody, it probably isn't something that can wait.
JOSH LYMAN
Yeah.
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JOSH LYMAN
I'm on hold.
JOSH LYMAN
I'm in some kind of hellish hold world of holding.
DONNA MOSS
Josh?
DONNA MOSS
They'll call us and tell us when the power's back on.
JOSH LYMAN
They did call us.
DONNA MOSS
What happened?
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JOSH LYMAN
Hey, you want to hear something cool? Voyager I just crossed the termination shock eight billion miles away. First human-made object to leave the solar system.
DONNA MOSS
Funny, I'm going through a little termination shock myself.
JOSH LYMAN
What?
DONNA MOSS
Suddenly this consuming interest in space just because some NASA administrator batted eyes at you?
JOSH LYMAN
You hate that I'm interested in this.
DONNA MOSS
What was your first hint?
JOSH LYMAN
That's perfect. Sit down. Sit. I need to play out an argument.
JOSH LYMAN
Everyone hates us.
DONNA MOSS
Inspiring start.
JOSH LYMAN
We're the most dominant nation on earth. But too often the face of our economic superiority is a corporate imperialism, our technological dominance shown by Smart bombs and Predator drones. We could do something else. Something generous and uplifting for all humankind. We could send the first representatives from Earth, to walk on another planet. We could land people on Mars. Needs work.
DONNA MOSS
Needs something.
JOSH LYMAN
Yeah, that inspiration thing.
JOSH LYMAN
Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, s carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Chuck Berry. Including "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down. But his music just left the solar system.
DONNA MOSS
Okay, that got me.
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DONNA MOSS
Josh?
JOSH LYMAN
Could I get *five* minutes without being interrupted by banality?
ABBEY BARTLET
It's not banality, it's the boss's wife.
JOSH LYMAN
Good morning, ma'am.
ABBEY BARTLET
Good morning, Josh.
JOSH LYMAN
A little heads up wouldn't be out of line.
DONNA MOSS
I said "Josh."