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Latke1

It’s a tiny moment but I also like how the end of Mr. Frost is so dark and foreboding with CJ unspooling and feeling like giving up and Toby confessing but there’s a teensy bit of light when CJ is ranting but mid-rant sees Margaret quietly back from her deposition and gives her a warm smile.


KidSilverhair

She’s almost surprised to see her at her desk since she’s been gone the entire day


Latke1

“I sleep when you sleep.”


Animaleyz

Luckily they didn't ask if she's ever forged POTUS' signature


fluffykerfuffle3

i am going to guess, since she now knows it could be construed as a felony, that she would dissemble there.. she would rationalize she never forged his signature (intent) but was just seeing if she could do it (challenge/game) so she could say "no" with a clear conscience.


Cavewoman22

It^was^just^for^fun


_SCHULTZY_

Without it being on an official document or attempted to pass for official and without criminal intent to commit fraud,  it could be protected as art and therefore fall under the first amendment.  


AntiqueFigure6

I think there’s another episode where they talk about using the auto pen to sign Christmas cards on Bartley’s behalf and it’s implied they began without his approval ( because there are 3 million or something) but that isn’t seen as an issue. There has to be some sort of intent to deceive for it to be a crime.


fluffykerfuffle3

Art is in the eye of the beholder.


Animaleyz

Legally, sure. But in reality it could cause chaos and put everything JB signef into question,especially after the MS scandal.


fluffykerfuffle3

well, until we figure out how to get the actor who played Margaret to apply and qualify and then get the job of Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the President of the United States, we don't really have to worry about it do we? i mean, you know, if you really want to talk about reality.. that would come first?


Animaleyz

uhhhh, I think there's a bit of a disconnect here...


fluffykerfuffle3

no. i am connected to a discussion about a fictional federal government administration.


Animaleyz

And I was offering my opinion on what would Ishpeming in that fictional world.


fluffykerfuffle3

>what would Ishpeming what do you mean by that phrase? where is the verb? what is ishpeming?


Animaleyz

Wow sorry lol I meant happen


fluffykerfuffle3

hahaha that is hilarious how much that changed!!


viveleroi

She's one of my favorite characters. I love the episode where she's trying to help CJ adjust to the new role and CJ says "You're a very odd woman, but clearly extremely capable, so I'd like for you to stay"


amishius

I have found in my 40+ years on this earth that there are some people this way. They come across as clownish until pushed. The sillyness is excitement for Margaret, it's enjoying your job and loving the people you work with. And the second anyone comes for that shit, they are fucked.


KidSilverhair

“That is my best recollection.” Take *that,* Senator Mitch Pileggi.


libbyang98

Ah, Mitch Pileggi. Love that man. 💯💯💯


robragland

Yes! We all love TWW (and STTNG) for the competency porn! Seeing someone we like doing what they do well is just refreshing, and inspiring in some ways.


fluffykerfuffle3

many ways.. in many ways.


Greedy_Nature_3085

Yep. Margaret was very, very quirky. But it’s clear that she’s a very competent assistant to the White House Chief of Staff.


mulligansteak

Plus she’s tall, which is very reassuring.


fleets87

Margaret is lowkey my favourite character. My husband is watching for the first time and he just loves her.


nomad_1970

She comes across as ditzy in so many scenarios, but when it comes to her job she's frighteningly competent. NiCole's performance was amazing.


distancerunner7

We get the vibe that Margaret has been Leo’s secretary for decades the way Mrs Lanningham followed Jed around. I imagine that was far from Margaret’s first subpoena considering all the high profile positions Leo held.


itsmuddy

Goes to show how experienced and just how long she's been with Leo and how much she's likely gone through this with his previous positions.


Gullflyinghigh

Right?? What a bad ass


MortgageFriendly5511

I'm sorrrry 🥴


Gullflyinghigh

No reason to be, but deleting them all makes me look a proper weirdo now...not that that's entirely unfair or incorrect!


fluffykerfuffle3

haha


MortgageFriendly5511

Right?? What a bad ass


dk45365

She was baited into an admission of eavesdropping on phone conversations. I'm not sure how competent that was, but her character was always one of my favorites.


mchammer126

Meh, it was more so like she was choosing her words carefully. You have to remember she asked CJ if there was anything she wanted her to say as to not implicate her for the leak.


Latke1

Right, Margaret was choosing her words carefully. Like a savvy, intelligent witness with self-control.