The Quality of Mercy at 29K


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The Sports Night crew prepares for an extra long day, due to a special early morning broadcast of mountain climber Desmond Corey's ascent of Mt. Everest. As the staffers track the climber's progress, a water main breaks due to the frigid temperatures outside. Due to the subsequent road closures, Dan (Josh Charles) and Casey (Peter Krause) are unable to get any food delivered to the studio. Dana (Felicity Huffman), after prepping the crew for the day's events, takes the afternoon off to go see +The Lion King with her niece -- an activity she is not looking forward to, since her perceptions of Broadway musicals are based on her disliking of anything in the vein of +Oklahoma! Upon viewing the performance, however, Dana returns to the studio proclaiming her newfound love for the magic of the theater. Meanwhile, Dan labors over which charity to donate his money to as Natalie (Sabrina Lloyd) and Jeremy (Joshua Malina) decide how to act professionally with one another now that they are beginning to fall in love.


Josh Charles
as Dan Rydell
Peter Krause
as Casey McCall
Robert Guillaume
as Isaac Jaffe
Felicity Huffman
as Dana Whitaker
Sabrina Lloyd
as Natalie
Felton Perry
as Homeless Man
Joe Whyte
as Desmond Corey
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Critic Reviews for The Quality of Mercy at 29K

Sorkin is a humanist. When Jeremy says "The gods can stick it... We're citizens of this planet; I don't think anyone should tell us how high we can climb," that's Sorkin asking us to let this story give us the gift of possibilities, too.

Nov 4, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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