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I need a Silkwood shower... (36.43)

Wendy: Did it go well?

Chuck: Well, as well as it could've, operationally. It never feels good doing that to a man. Even a man like Foley. I need a Silkwood shower right about now.

Karen Gay Silkwood (February 19, 1946 – November 13, 1974) was an American chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety of workers in a nuclear facility. Following her mysterious death, which received extensive coverage, her estate filed a lawsuit against chemical company Kerr-McGee, which was eventually settled for $1.38 million. Her story was chronicled in Mike Nichols's 1983 Academy Award-nominated film Silkwood in which she was portrayed by Meryl Streep.