"K & R: Part 3"
Season 1, Episode 21
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Air date June 21, 2007
Written by Aaron Sorkin and

Mark McKinney

Directed by Timothy Busfield
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K & R: Part 3 is the twenty first episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It was written by Aaron Sorkin and Mark McKinney and directed by Timothy Busfield. It premiered on June 21, 2007.



Jordan's internal hemorrhaging is stopped, but her prolonged exposure may have led to a bacterial infection, leaving Harriet and Danny feeling helpless to do anything. Jack tries pressuring Simon into releasing a written apology to the media, which he firmly refuses to do. The military gains information that the terrorists may have executed one of the airmen, leading Mary Tate's K & R efforts to go forward. In addition to this, Mary Tate begins to draw up the paperwork that can make Danny the baby's legal guardian in the event of Jordan's death. Flashbacks reveal that Matt and Danny aired a sketch displaying the dubious relationship between the White House and Hollywood five weeks after 9/11, a sketch that angered many viewers. When Matt refused to release any apology, Jack threatened to fire them. This lack of principle led Matt and Danny to quit the show.





  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. Kari Matchett as Mary Tate
  2. James Lesure as Captain Boyle
  3. JD Walsh as Jess
  4. Ayda Field as Jeannie Whatley


  1. James M. Connor as Mike
  2. Matt Weinhold as a Sketch Player
  3. Kimberly Topper as Stacey


  1. Lucy Davis as Lucy Kenwright
  2. Simon Helberg as Alex Dwyer
  3. Camille Chen as Samantha Li
  4. Matthew Dowling as Bernie
  5. Martin Sheen as Radio Host (voice)


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 and
  8. Mark McKinney - Writers
  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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