"However, I have to say, sorry, but I really feel that Gail has been phoning in her performance lately. I hope Aaron lets us learn more about her personal life next season. And I really hope she gets involved with another fish, or maybe just yearns for a trout or something, so that we can have yet another romance-oriented thread. Gosh, wouldn't that be great?"
"I heard they may replace Gail because of her attitude! I agree she has been phoning in her performances. Rumor (source: last week's Star) is AS is giving her one more chance and making her attend acting and swimming classes during the hiatus (I guess we won't see her on any talk shows this summer).
Although I do not look forward to another yearning thread, I would like to see Gail in a relationship with another fish. I think the trout storyline would be an interesting one because it would explore the differences as well as the similarities between the two kinds of fish. Maybe someone can write a romantic fanfic about Gail to 'tide' us over until October!"
"Yes, I can see it! Gail becomes romantically involved with one of the "astro-newts" that Toby's brother has brought back from the shuttle mission. The episode could explore issues of cross-species dating. We can sell this!
(ok, I'm totally out of control here)"
"Continuing to be out of control:
Favorite supporting character: Gail
Least favorite supporting character: Astro-newt #211 (because he broke Gail's heart)"
"I'm seeing a ratings winner here! Perhaps a two-part episode? How Gail deals with the stress of Astro-newt 211's long and dangerous space missions? Will it destroy their relationship? Would the children be raised goldfish or newt?
(ok, I'm now out of control and off-topic. I'm a sad and pitiful person.)"
"I like it! We can have the two part episode during season two and in season three we could have the flashback episodes detailing Gail and Astro-newt 211's past history."
"TV Guide Sneak Preview for Season 2 TWW episode during "Sweeps" month:
This week, on a very special "West Wing" -- theirs is a love so forbidden, so scandalous, that it could bring down the highest powers in the nation. The physical forces that divide them -- oxygen, hydrogen, legs, fins -- are nothing compared to the political enemies they now face. This week, Astro-newt #211 leaves the Space Program in protest when the United Federation of Trout Fishermen, encouraged by President Bartlet's injunction to "seek new magnificent vistas," lobby for legislation to put trout in space instead of newts. Meanwhile, Gail admits to Astro-newt #211 that she once accidentally slept with a high-priced call-trout who was swimming its way through school. And in a moment of truth, Toby finally has to choose between political loyalty to his President, the newt-nephew his brother raised from an egg, and his own deep-seated yearning to do right by CJ's fish ... "