Following the Vice-President's remarks to him, Toby realizes the truth behind the President's illness: multiple sclerosis. Toby, Leo, and Bartlet discuss the possible political implications of this if it goes public including possible jail time for the 17 people who now know about the illness. Meanwhile Sam, Josh, Donna and the rest of the staff, unaware of the illness, struggle with a speech the President is to give at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Written by
Did You Know?
The episode finishes in the same way as 'The Godfather Part I'. Charlie is also seen earlier reading a biography of Francis Ford Coppola, director of 'The Godfather' trilogy. See more
Near the end in the Oval Office, right before Toby asks Leo, "Why not heighten security?", a light or reflector is visible in the reflection of one of the glass doors leading out onto the portico when the crew member holding it points or moves it upward. The lighting of that scene changes as a result. See more
Leo, Hoynes left bread crumbs! He wanted me to find out!
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more