Listen: Andrew Bernstein, Bartlett, Director discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"I said let Bartlett b Bartlett didn't even hear me. That's good. That's the synopsis rate. That's a relapse first aired on January nineteenth two thousand and five. It was written by Mark off, man. It was directed by Andrew Bernstein, Andrew Bernstein who worked for longtime as an AD on the show and steps up here and directs and episode. He would later hire me for the episode of psych delay hills show that I was on. And that was very nice of him. Was he directing that episode? Yes. And as the director, he got to hire you. Well, I guess he was involved. I'm sure knowing delay. And I think a new James rodale ready. I had some friends I was stacked I had an inside track. But I always assume even though it's us. The producers of show on the casting director, and the people involved initially that are kind of more important than that episodes director that the director usually has some say or you know, casting his run by himself Andrew burns. He didn't say he's difficult to work with I know him from the west wing do not hire this man, he kept that part to himself. Exactly thoughts not words. Let me give you my synopsis. It's the day after the president's final state of the union address. It was a hit. But Toby isn't fooled by his own writing. And neither is Leo who comes back and tries to take a bird's eye look at what's left to be done with the skin year left in the Bartlett presidency. But Leo's in an odd spot with other staffers switching between respectful deference towards him and rushing off to do important pressing work that doesn't involve him Kate deals with crisis in Bolivia where the US is seen to be interfering with elections that maybe they are and it escalates into a hostage situation. Charlie tries to find a sexy way to talk about the earned income tax credit, and Anna Beth helps the first lady with an event by finding a sexy way to talk about NASCAR.."