Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Season 1 Episode 22

What Kind Of Day Has It Been

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 28, 2007 on NBC
9.3
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The long night for Danny, Jordan, Tom, Simon, and Jack comes to an end. There's a new beginning for Danny and Jordan, as well as Matt and Harriet.

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  • I love the show and also the glasses of Darius Hawthorne

    9.5
    I love the show and also the glasses of Darius Hawthorne.Can anyone tell me please what glasses does Darius Hawthorne (Columbus Short) wears during the show.Please. I really like the and i want to buy a pair.Thank you.Can anyone tell me please what glasses does Darius Hawthorne (Columbus Short) wears during the show.Please. I really like the and i want to buy a pair.Thank you.Can anyone tell me please what glasses does Darius Hawthorne (Columbus Short) wears during the show.Please. I really like the and i want to buy a pair.Thank you.Can anyone tell me please what glasses does Darius Hawthorne (Columbus Short) wears during the show.Please. I really like the and i want to buy a pair.Thank you.moreless
  • Everyones happy

    6.4
    The episode was completely out of character, as always there was a plethora of witty banter that is always enjoyable along with plot lines that accurately depict differing views on current events, however we don’t need everybody to have a happy ending. Jordan is bleeding internally but is suddenly perfectly fine, Matt & Harriet put their differences aside and get back together, Simon decides he needs to apologize to the press, Jack sees the error in his ways (maybe the most unbelievable twist in the episode), and Tom’s brother is saved in a Black Hawk mission. The only problem they left unsolved was the pending law suit over sexual harassment which they apparently decided that despite devoting two episodes to just needed to disappear. I loved the show and was happy to learn that they were going to get to wrap the season up even though the show got canceled but now I kind of wish they had just done with this show what they do to every other under rated show and just cut the cord mid season, at least then I could be angry with the network and look back fondly on the first 16 episodes rather than being left with a bad taste in my mouth.moreless
  • Danny contemplates forcing hospitalized Jordan to sign Adoption Papers. Tom prepares to take matters into his own hands to get his brother back. Jack continues to try get Simon to apologize for a very public gaffe.moreless

    8.9
    After 4 episodes of ramp up, the story of this one night at Studio 60 comes to an end. Predictably, Jordan recovers, Danny officially adopts the baby, Tom's brother is rescued, Simon agrees to apologize and save his career, and the most predictably Matt and Harriet get back together.



    Knowing that this was to be a series finale rather than a season finale there was a lot less peril facing these characters for me. The one in the most danger was Tom's brother, perhaps to be killed to make a point about how we've forgotten about the war in Afghanistan.



    Even in this very deep and dramatic episode there is plenty of the Aaron Sorkin wit in the scenes to keep things from becoming too depressing as we await more developments and conclusions.



    There are some moments that are truly touching. The moment of Danny seeing that Jordan wants Rebecca to have his last name and most of all, the moment Tom hears his brothers voice over the phone.



    Even though it was dramatically necessary, the rekindling of the Matt and Harriet romance at the end comes off a little too forced and too quick. All in all, a great episode, a great series, just too bad it was too good for NBC.moreless
  • Best series out of the USA EVER!

    10
    This is my review of the entire series as viewed to date, not just one episode. Sorkin is a giant: West Wing was superb and so is Studio 60. I could miss the occasional West Wing episode but not this and, in the UK it is shown in a ridiculous, early morning time slot. The writing is way above the usual US standard, the acting brings the best out of actors I didn't think even had a best and the story lines are effortlessly believable. I now learn that this show has been cancelled? Can someone tell me what this show has failed to achieve? Or has it offended some USA power groups? If this series was aired in the UK at 10pm instead of 1am it would wipe the floor with all the other channels. One wonders at the sanity of USA schedulers.moreless
  • well this finel episode makes me wanna see everything again again. and i now i will have a new exp the "5 years ago" part could be just another season finale and that fisrt episode of the show be the first of the second season. but...moreless

    10
    again. and i now i will have a new exp

    the "5 years ago" part could be just another season finale

    and that fisrt episode of the show be the first of the second season.

    but...

    again. and i now i will have a new exp

    the "5 years ago" part could be just another season finale

    and that fisrt episode of the show be the first of the second season.

    but...

    again. and i now i will have a new exp

    the "5 years ago" part could be just another season finale

    and that fisrt episode of the show be the first of the second season.

    but...

    again. and i now i will have a new exp

    the "5 years ago" part could be just another season finale

    and that fisrt episode of the show be the first of the second season.

    but...moreless
James LeSure

James LeSure

Captain David Boyle

Guest Star

J. D. Walsh

J. D. Walsh

Doctor

Guest Star

John F. Carpenter

John F. Carpenter

Herb Sheldon

Guest Star

Ayda Field

Ayda Field

Jeannie Whatley

Recurring Role

Nate Torrence

Nate Torrence

Dylan Killington

Recurring Role

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg

Alex Dwyer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Jordan and Danny named their daughter Rebecca Tripp after Jordan's grandmother.

    • The light that Danny turned off at the end of his final scene is commonly called a "ghost light". When there is no work going on in the theater, commonly after everyone has left for the night, the ghost light is lit for both safety and superstitious reasons. Traditionally, the only occasion the ghost light would be turned off when leaving the theater would be when the theater is closing for the final time. Danny turning off the light is, most likely, an acknowledgment from writer/creator Aaron Sorkin that the series has come to an end.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Danny: When you guys got in that fight at the Catholic's Dinner, when you said you wanted to get back with Luke-
      Harriet: I was angry, and I-
      Danny: He went down the rabbit hole.
      Harriet: What do you mean?
      Danny: He's been writing the show high.
      Harriet: ...on what?
      Danny: Painkillers and vodka. And I'm sure whatever else he can get his hands on.
      Harriet: How did I not know this?
      Danny: He's very good at it.

    • Danny: Why the hell can't you two get it together?
      Harriet: It's not like we haven't tried.
      Danny: You haven't tried.
      Harriet: It's been how many years?
      Danny: You haven't tried. Because you believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ and he doesn't, are you kiddin' me? Who gives a damn? ...You in love with him?
      Harriet: I think you know the answer to that.
      Danny: You're in love with him.
      Harriet: He's the only one I've ever been in love with. But it looks like that's not enough.
      Danny: It is.
      Harriet: It's not.
      Danny: How can you say that?
      Harriet: Cuz. He's never going to forgive me for not quitting too.
      Danny: He never once mentioned that... He wasn't asking anybody to join his army. He's never been angry with you abou- God, he worships you, Harry.
      Harriet: I get that he respects my ability.
      Danny: I'm not talking about your friggin' stage presence. I'm talkin' about you. He's in love with you, and you're the only one he's ever loved!

    • Harriet: You've both lost it!
      Danny: Yeah.
      Harriet: This is a career decision, you, you can't make a decision like this in the two minutes it took you to walk back from the NBS building.
      Danny: I didn't need the whole two minutes.
      Harriet: You don't care about politics!
      Danny: Not much, no.
      Harriet: So then why the hell are you doing this?!
      Danny: I just stood in Jack's office and said 'screw friendship, screw honor, screw patriotism'. That's how I talked about myself. And then I added 'we just lost the franchise'. That's how I talked about Matt, who would stand in front of a train for any one of us, including you while you're screwing Luke. He's been threatened by the network, compromised by me, browbeaten by you, gotten his heart broken by Wes, and he's still standing up. Why am I quitting? Cuz they're gonna start shooting at him, and I'm gonna be standing next to him when they do.

    • Harriet: Matt is gone?!
      Danny: Yeah.
      Harriet: You seem very casual about this.
      Danny: I'm not.
      Harriet: That's it?
      Danny: Yeah.
      Harriet: Would you stop saying 'yeah'?
      Danny: What do you want me to say?
      Harriet: Well for one thing who's going to write the show this week?
      Danny: That's gonna have to be somebody else's problem.
      Harriet: Why?
      Danny: Well, cuz I'm quitting too.

    • Matt: You think I have contempt for my government.
      Harriet: Yeah.
      Matt: Harry, if I do, it ain't nothin' compared to the contempt my government has for me.
      Harriet: Your government doesn't know who you are.
      Matt: I know. But that doesn't stop them from getting votes by calling me a lazy, pampered, anti-American, anti-family, immoral, perverted, dishonorable, weak fairy.

    • Jack: Any chance you've calmed down?
      Simon: I'm completely calm.
      Jack: You'll read a statement of apology?
      Simon: I said I was calm, Jack. I didn't say my spine had become detached from my brain.
      Jack: I think your brain has become detached from your brain.

    • (About Tom's brother)
      Captain Boyle: This is what he signed up for.
      Tom: No it's not. No, it's not! He signed up on September 12th. While we were all scared out of our minds he ran as fast as he could toward what we were scared of. And he was winning, 'til we all rallied around Skippy McDumbAss while he pulled half the troops out of Afghanistan and put them someplace else. This country failed my brother. I'm not going to.

    • Matt: She have a name?
      Danny: Baby Girl McDeere.
      Matt: You're hoping that she'll become a stripper.
      Danny: You have to put something on--Shutup!

    • Matt: (slapping Danny on the shoulder) Mazel tov.
      Danny: (slapping Matt on the shoulder) Gesundheit.

    • Jeannie: Andy, it's your lucky day.
      Andy: What'd I do?
      Dillon: You get to sleep with Jeannie.
      Andy: All right.

    • Danny: Lucy, honey, stop crying. It's over.
      (Lucy mutters incoherently)
      Danny: What?
      Cal: (translating) She says she's not crying.
      (Lucy mutters again)
      Cal: (translating) I was calm throughout the whole ordeal.

    • Danny: This is my daughter.
      Matt: Wow!
      Danny: You know what? I never felt so much like a man until I just said that.

    • Danny: I told you to stay at the theatre.
      Matt: I know.
      Danny: I told you to stay there.
      Matt: I know. I went ahead and exercised my own judgment.
      Danny: When has that ever worked out for us?

    • (last line)
      Matt: (to countdown board) I'm going to make a friend out of you yet.

    • Simon: You're getting divorced. Why?
      Jack: Because I was tired of saying sorry.

    • Danny: Matthew, don't take this the wrong way, but I love you.
      Matt: Okay.
      Danny: Did you take it the wrong way?
      Matt: I took it to mean you're gay and you want me.
      Danny: Good.
      Matt: I love you too, brother.

    • Harriet: You kept that from me?
      Matt: When you're high, you keep it from everyone. Ow.
      Harriet: Not me. Never me. I'm the one person.
      Matt: Ok.
      Harriet: I'm the one person, always.

    • Danny: How did you know I was going to propose?
      Jordan: I didn't. I just hoped.
      Danny: Since when?
      Jordan: Remember the first time I met you?
      Danny: Yeah.
      Jordan: Since then.

    • Jordan: I need you to sign some some papers, and I need you to do it now before anything else.
      Danny: What kind of papers?
      Jordan: Adoption papers.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The West Wing/Sports Night

      This episode's title, "What Kind Of Day Has It Been?" is the exact same title as The West Wing's season one finale episode. It is also the same title as Sports Night's season one finale. The West Wing and Sports Night were both Aaron Sorkin's projects. Bradley Whitford starred on The West Wing and Timothy Busfield starred on both series.

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