How Did Sorkin Go Down a Blind Alley? He Sort of Goes Down the Same Alley Every Single Show
By this time Sorkin's writing consists mostly of macros. Shift + Alt + F12 = "A man once said..."
By the way, that's not a Sorkinism; that's a Sorkinism that Sorkin stole from Mamet. I've joked that Aaron Sorkin's writing consists of verbal tics stolen from David Mamet plus cutesy reversion-to-adolescence flirting stolen from Friends.