C. J. Cregg - Wikipedia
"I don't think the problem is you're black I think the problem is you're stupid". permalink I just loved the whole arc of their relationship. permalink Fans of Danny and CJ need to check out episode 17 of Sorkin's Studio An alternate story of CJ and Danny getting together. Rated: Fiction T "I think there are some unresolved issues-" He started but she cut him off. .. CJ was nervous about their relationship and they had decided to go slow. I gather that Aaron Sorkin was something of a Toby/CJ shipper although not where he mistrusted Danny and questioned CJ's relationship with him. . I don't think she'll have any trouble if Mad Men gets heavy into the late s fashion!.
One particular storyline in the episode "Lord John Marbury"in which C. Myers was kept out-of-the-loop with regard to the assassination attempt on former President George H.
Bush and subsequently, she assured the press that there would be no more news coming out of the White House hours before the United States bombed Baghdad. Myers was upset with the resolution of this episode's plot, in which Leo McGarry brushes off C. I wanted there to be some resolution, in order to preserve the strength of her character, where she calls 'the boys' on the rug. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
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Her father, Talmidge Cregg, was a math teacher at West Dayton High School and begins suffering from Alzheimer's during Bartlet's first term in office first mentioned in the season 3 episode "The Two Bartlets," with a more in-depth storyline in the season 4 episode "The Long Goodbye". Her mother had died some time ago and Talmidge subsequently remarried twice, most recently a fellow teacher named Molly Lapham.
Several jokes are made about C. In Season 6, Episode 10, a media report asserts she was the first player to dunk a basketball in Ohio high school history. She graduated from West Dayton High School, and in the season 4 episode "The Long Goodbye" set in late or earlybetween the Christmas and Inauguration episodes she attends what is presumably her 20th high school reunion, making her approximately 38 years old in 34 when she joined the Bartlet campaign.
A National Merit ScholarC. She later earned a master's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeleyand it is revealed in Season 1 Episode 21 that she is considered an expert in polling models; her undergraduate major is never disclosed.
Coincidentally, she is fired from that job on the same day that Toby Ziegler comes to California to ask her to join the Bartlet campaign. He tells her Josiah Bartlet was impressed by the work C.
She is less than pleased to discover that her Secret Service codename is "Flamingo", a bird which C. During the third season, C. Shortly after going off-duty, Donovan is shot and killed after becoming caught up in the armed robbery of a New York City grocery store in the episode "Posse Comitatus". In the seventh season when C. At series' end, she and Danny are learning how to have a romantic relationship with each other. In the fifth season, it is revealed that C. Danny stopped at a corner florist on his way to CJ's.
He'd never bought her flowers before and felt it was long overdue. He whistled as he entered the shop. Roses, carnations, nothing he saw seemed right.
Then he noticed a bunch of white daises with baby's breath. Just like her, it caught his eye among all the other flowers to choose from. CJ piled all her curled hair on the top of her head and put hairpins in it.
She was applying make-up when Danny knocked at the door. They left her apartment and Danny drove quite a distance. When they arrived at their destination, he got out and held the door for CJ. A valet took his keys and Danny held her hand as they walked inside the restaurant. The building was made of worn, gray boards and was situated right on the water.
They were led to the back and out the back door. Outside, a small deck had been built over the water and the waves broke on pillions beneath their feet. It was a warm night, the sun was setting and the sky was pink and orange and mixed with the blue of the ocean. After the waiter presented their menus and left them alone, CJ commented on them being alone on the deck. They ordered crab and shrimp, salads and a bottle of wine and took their time eating the meal. They talked about Josh's slow improvements and the sunset.
He teased her about showing too much leg. It's all I'm made of. I just don't want anyone else to. Danny only smiled as a response and took the last sip of his wine.
CJ watched his twinkling eyes, his hair and beard were trimmed and his clothes weren't wrinkled tonight.
He had gone out of his way to make this special for her. She was thinking it, and somehow, it just popped out of her mouth before she knew it.
He took her hand and brought it to his lips. Once inside, he put his arms around her. I think I have for a long time now. She moved her hands up his arms, into his hair, and pulled him closer to kiss his lips. She tugged him toward the bedroom. They rolled around on his bed, undressing and giggling and kissing. It was frantic at first after all the tension that had built between them. Then they slowed and enjoyed discovering each other in new ways.
As new lovers they spent most of the night exploring and coming together, never feeling tired. Well into the night, CJ dozed off in his arms. Danny felt alive and happy and in love, he squeezed the naked body intertwined with his and closed his eyes to dream. In the weeks following 'the big date' CJ found that her early concerns about the relationship were now non-existent.
Spending nights together a few times a week was enough for her to be able to concentrate when she was at work. Danny also found that by living his fantasies at night, he could focus during the day on other things more easily. Plus, CJ was getting good at being able to tell when his mind was wondering the wrong way during briefings. Once, she called on him when he didn't have a hand up, interrupting his improper thoughts, and making him scramble to come up with a question.
After four months together, Danny and CJ were having dinner at Harpoon's, it was becoming a favorite because it was close to work, secluded, and served good food. He was telling her about when he was age seven, chasing squirrels with his brother in the field near his house.
He tripped on a tree root, broke his ankle and spent two weeks home from school that September. I remember now, I knew you looked familiar. CJ's eyes flared, she knew he was only being polite but it went too far. We wouldn't want to bore her with complaints about her father's tyranny. She really wanted to kick Danny. But thanks for the offer.
As for the complaints, I'd probably share them with you, CJ. CJ put her forehead on the wood table and knocked her head against it a few times for punishment. After the meal, Danny returned with CJ to her apartment. When they entered, he pulled her into his arms and began to kiss her neck. He loved her long, graceful neck and he had learned it was a particularly sensitive area of her body.
CJ sighed, unbuttoned his jacket and took it off. She took hers off as well and put them both over the chair in her entry. She locked the door and flipped the light switch.
It turned on two lamps in the living room and track lighting over the counter dividing the room from the kitchen. She pushed the start button on her answering machine. Danny stood in the same spot, watching CJ go through the motions.
He rolled his eyes to heaven. Here he was seducing her and she was so distracted with something on her mind, she forgot he was even in the room. She turned to him as if surprised. I'm… Seeing Mallory threw me tonight, that's all. I'll bet he's not that sexy and funny, CJ, you've never been able to pick them very well.
Danny raised his eyebrow at her. The funny part I believe. She'd never called him sexy or adorable to his face. You are very adorable.
Not always that funny, but you try. Seeing Mallory meant her biggest concern was about to happen, dealing with their relationship at work and possibly in front of the nation. He knew he had to be reassuring. Danny squeezed her once more and kissed her forehead. She told CJ that Josh was going to be released from the hospital in the morning, the staff where meeting there.
Goodbye, West Wing: scene-by-scene
CJ hung up and Danny looked at her with interest. Monday morning turned out to be more joyous than CJ could have imagined. Josh was beaming, Toby wheeled him outside and along with Sam, helped Josh into the car.
Donna was running around like a worried mother. The President and Leo had slipped out the back door of the White House in an unmarked car and now stood off to the side. CJ carried Josh's bag and put it into the trunk. Sam and Donna were going to get him settled in his apartment and come into the office later. I had breakfast with my daughter this morning. She was telling me about her date Friday night.
Did you have a date Friday night too? CJ could feel her heart rate increase and her stomach turn into itself. This was like facing a firing squad. The President saved her, "Guys, it's time we got back now I think.
The President, Leo and Toby climbed in and the engine started. CJ stood staring at them as if aliens had jut landed in her front lawn. She pulled keys out of her coat pocket and walked to her car. Four days passed without any follow-up to what happened.
CJ began to think Leo was going to let it drop. He wanted CJ to know he knew, but apparently was going to keep it to himself. At least for now. On Friday morning, the FBI director was giving the final briefing on the investigation into the shooting.
The President gathered his staff into the Oval Office and even had Josh on the speakerphone, hoping that hearing the report would finally give them all some closure. As the director finished up his report, the President dismissed everyone but asked CJ to stay behind. Your homes, money, personal time and almost your lives, it scares me.
He may not be who I would choose for you, but… I stood up for Leo's choices and for Sam's choices and if necessary, I will for you too. He's a good man. I could have the Navy fly over his house, you know, as a warning. She was heading to the press area when Danny intercepted her. CJ met his eyes. Danny whispered under his breath as they parted ways, "Tonight, my place.
Lessons of the Family The doorbell rang. CJ opened it and used it to block herself from Danny's view as he entered. He stepped inside and noticed all the lights were off and a candle on the entry table was lit. She swung the door shut, revealing she was wearing a gold glittering negligee that dipped very low in front and had a slit up the side to her hip.
CJ rolled her eyes at his silliness. Did I win some contest?
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He just wanted to hear her say it. Danny was still rambling on, "Or maybe I'm dreaming, I should pinch myself. She thought, here I try to have a nice, romantic evening and as usual, he keeps joking and teasing and somehow in the middle of it lures me into the bedroom.
It was not going to happen that way tonight, 'CJ on a mission' is taking charge. We're celebrating that six months ago you finally said yes. But I get to hear a gorgeous woman give me the answer so I ask anyway. It was what he'd been trying to do since he came in anyway. He kissed her lips, then on the cheek. But she put her hand on his chest to stop.
CJ reminded him, "I'm supposed to do this. She turned and unbuttoned his pants and he stepped out of them. Candles everywhere, the sink, the floor, and the ledge by the tub. And her bathtub, an old, claw-foot iron tub, was filled with fragrant bubbly water.
He looked between it and her a few times. A smirk appeared, "I get to watch you take a bath? It was not like her to give orders, at least when it came to the intimate side of their relationship. So, Danny figured it was best to obey. He slid under the water. For a while, it remained pretty innocent. She knelt behind the tub and massaged his shoulders then began to wash his hair.
Make that anywhere near me at all. She took a deep breath trying to gain her composure, forcing herself not to think about Danny being wet and naked in front of her. She put some liquid soap on her puff and began to wash him, shoulders, back, arms, legs… It only took about a minute for Danny to last the torturous movements of her hands over his body before he pulled CJ into the water with him. Straddling him on top, they made love slowly.
Even after months together, Danny couldn't quite believe they were together like this, and that his touch could make her shiver with desire.
CJ was still surprised each time at how natural and beautiful it felt to be with him. After, she cuddled on his chest with his arms and legs wrapped around her. Eventually, the water grew cold and they moved into the bedroom. Danny insisted that Elizabeth Dole called Bob Dole 'fishboy' so much that it eventually led to his current problem. She laughed, "Not true. Then in a softer voice added, "Thank you for tonight. You've got this seduction thing down.
The next morning being Sunday, they usually got to sleep and get into work a few hours later than the rest of the week. In separate cars of course. But today, CJ's sister was arriving at the airport and therefore, CJ was up early making coffee and tidying the apartment. Sarah Cregg Parker planned be in town for two weeks to attend a medical conference and would be staying with CJ.
She was CJ's younger sister by three years and the golden child of the Cregg family. Their older sister, Megan lived in San Francisco and ranked a close second in their parent's eyes. Middle CJ was always the 'Problem. CJ went to Berkley instead of the "only University the Cregg's should attend" according to their father, Stanford. And of course, CJ wasn't married. Sarah was shorter than her older sisters at 5'7" and was the only blonde in the family. Instead of a punk stage, she was a varsity tennis player in high school and won the State Championship her senior year.
Instead of rebelling and going to Berkeley, she did as expected and got straight A's at Stanford. Sarah became a successful Oncologist, married her college sweetheart, Chad Parker and they lived in a house in Malibu. But it was hard for CJ to hate her little sister. She had the Cregg family infectious laugh, loved to shop, eat chocolate, and watch football. Sarah was the only one in the family who never judged CJ. Instead she encouraged CJ to follow her heart.
CJ was the one person who knew Sarah wasn't perfect, knew her secrets and flaws, and loved her just the same. CJ was, however, a little concerned because Sarah had been insistent about visiting. So much so, that it made alarm bells go off in CJ's brain, like there might be something wrong. It was while lost in these thoughts that CJ was wiping down the kitchen counters. Therefore, she didn't hear Danny wake up until he yelled from the bedroom. CJ entered the room and watched Danny prop himself up on one elbow.
You're stuck with me. Com're then," Danny patted the bed. My sister's flight comes in at 9 and I have to pick her up," CJ explained. He opened the fridge and took out eggs and bacon then found a pan. CJ was in the living room dusting and using a roll-thing to pick up Cleo's cat hair off the couch and chairs. He smiled at her neurotic behavior. Plus she's your sister, I doubt she's gonna care. I want it to be nice for Sarah because she won't care.
CJ changed the subject. You spend time with your sister when she's here, don't worry about me I'll find something to keep me busy for two weeks. You could talk to Sam about finding you that 'something'.
You don't have a lot of free time; while she's here you should spend it with her. I'll still be here when your sister goes home. CJ entered the kitchen, put her hands on his cheeks and gave him a deep, tongue-filled kiss.
When he could breathe again, he asked, "What was that for? I still want you to come out with us Friday. I want you two to get to know each other. They ate breakfast and after Danny went into work, CJ showered, changed and left for the airport. She stood at the gate watching people stream out of the tunnel from the plane. Sarah appeared wearing a linen pants suit and carrying a bag. Her long hair was pulled back and her gray eyes searched the waiting crowd for CJ.
I know you've got to check-in today at the conference, but you'll have some time tomorrow to see my office, right? CJ said, "I'll pick you up at 8 tonight, right here. They went through security and got a visitors pass. It was early and only about half the staff had arrived, but the West Wing was already loud and busy. CJ showed her the bullpen, the Roosevelt room, her own office, and the pressroom. Come on, I want you to met Leo and Toby. They returned to CJ's office to find Josh and Sam waiting.
CJ nodded at each in turn, "Josh and Sam. He said, "I can come back. While looking Danny over carefully, Sarah said, "It is very nice to meet you indeed. Danny was thrown by everything. I'll catch up with you later, CJ," he said before making a fast exit. Josh and Sam lost the battle, and began laughing. It could cause problems for both of us. They nibbled on appetizers and Sarah had a beer, chatting about home, while waiting for Danny to join them once his column was written.
Danny entered the pub, and took a minute to study them from a distance. No doubt Sarah was beautiful in the traditional sense, blond hair and all. But there was something about the taller, older sister that gave her an edge, in Danny's opinion.
CJ had some mystery and rare grace about her beauty. Just seeing her across a room made Danny smile, made his heartbeat faster, and his whole body feel alive. He wasn't sure what he'd done to deserve it, but somehow CJ had become his life. Sarah told him, "We'll talk later," and winked. They placed a dinner order and their conversation drifted from Sarah's medical practice, to stories from their childhood. Sarah excused herself from the table when she spotted some colleagues from the conference sitting at the bar.
Caper since I got here, excuse me a minute," She explained. Don't get any ideas.
Once in a while her doubts still came out. He leaned into her, "My heart is already taken and I think it's permanent.
You took a while on it.
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It actually wasn't the column that kept me. My mom called to tell me she's having some tests done but wouldn't say what… you know what, never mind, I don't want to talk about this now. She rolled her eyes at him.
Sarah chatted with her colleagues but mostly kept her eyes on CJ and Danny. This was just an excuse to observe them anyway. Sarah watched Danny lean into CJ and speak softly. Her sister came alive and glowed with joy and love.
Here they were in a bar, with a few dozen rich doctors and CJ only had eyes for one man. Sarah observed Danny obviously trying to get CJ to smile. When she did, Danny looked like a man who had just discovered a lake in the middle of a desert where he had been roaming and lost for weeks. His joy came from making her happy and she doesn't even notice anyone else is in the room, Sarah concluded. Not for the first time in her life, Sarah felt jealous of her sister. CJ wasn't handed things in life, she worked hard to achieve them.
It seemed, once again, another one of life's goals could be crossed off CJ's list. Sarah wondered if CJ even realized how rare and special a love like this was to find…and more importantly keep. Sarah considered telling CJ the whole twisted tale, just to make a point. But she dismissed it while making her way back to their table. It wasn't time for sadness, it was time to enjoy. The next day, CJ took the afternoon off so she and Sarah could go shopping together. After 3 hours they'd made it through 4 stores.
They sat at one of the tables sipping coffee and reviewing their purchases so far. Plus, I know Danny will appreciate it. Red is your color. CJ lowered her voice, "Who cares what color it is?