"K & R: Part 1"
Season 1, Episode 19
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Air date June 7, 2007
Written by Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay

Mark Goffman - Story

Directed by Timothy Busfield
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K & R: Part 1 is the nineteenth episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Mark Goffman. It was directed by Timothy Busfield. It premiered on June 7, 2007.



Jordan is rushed into surgery as the situation with Tom's brother grows more grim. It is discovered that the cause for Jordan's concern is a nuchal cord. While resting in the emergency room, she suffers spasms indicating eclampsia. Treated initially with magnesium sulfate (also called Epsom salts), it leaves the doctor with no choice but to proceed with an emergency caesarean section. This leads Danny to propose to Jordan on the spot, which she lovingly accepts. Matt and Harriet respond to Tom's situation in different ways, one with hope, the other with prayer. Flashbacks have Wes ill and interim show heads Matt and Danny forced on the difficult task of heading the show's first post-9/11 episode.





  1. Matthew Perry as Matt Albie
  2. Amanda Peet as Jordan McDeere
  3. Bradley Whitford as Danny Tripp
  4. Steven Weber as Jack Rudolph
  5. D.L. Hughley as Simon Stiles
  6. Sarah Paulson as Harriet Hayes
  7. Nate Corddry as Tom Jeter
  8. Timothy Busfield as Cal Shanley

Guest stars

  1. Mark McKinney as Andy Mackinaw
  2. Kari Matchett as Mary Tate
  3. James Lesure as Captain Boyle
  4. Josh Stamberg as Luke Scott
  5. JD Walsh as Jess
  6. Tony Perez as Howard
  7. Ayda Field as Jeannie Whatley
  8. Simon Helberg as Alex Dwyer
  9. Camille Chen as Samantha Li
  10. Nate Torrence as Dylan Killington
  11. John Mahon as George
  12. Timothy Davis-Reed as Lieutenant Pierce


  1. John Ennis as Denny
  2. Ben Murray as Louis
  3. John Cabrera as Elliot
  4. Leslie Connelly as Steffi
  5. Gwen Holloway as Nurse
  6. Rich Skidmore as Newscaster
  7. Stephen W. Alvarez as Anchor
  8. Joanna Strapp as Attendant


Opening credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music
  3. Mindy Kanaskie - Co-producer
  4. Mark Goffman - Producer
  5. Patrick Ward - Producer
  6. Dylan K. Massin - Produced by
  7. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  8. Mark Goffman - Story
  9. Timothy Busfield - Director

Closing credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  2. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  3. Dana Calvo - Story Editor
  4. Cinque Henderson - Staff Writer
  5. Melissa Myers - Staff Writer
  6. Amy Turner - Staff Writer
  7. Chad Gomez Creasey - Staff Writer
  8. Dara Resnik Creasey - Staff Writer





  • Schlamme, T. & Sorkin, A. (Executive Producers). (2007, May 31). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
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