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... See full summary »

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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 timdalton007

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According to Aaron Sorkin, the reason this is set entirely within the West Wing was due to financial reasons. See more »

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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 »

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Sam Seaborn: [speaking about the Equal Rights Amendment] How can you have an objection to something that says...
Ainsley Hayes: Because it's humiliating. A new amendment we vote on declaring that I am equal under the law to a man, I am mortified to discover there's reason to believe I wasn't before. I am a citizen of this country, I am not a special subset in need of your protection. I do not have to have my rights handed down to me by a bunch of old, white, men. The same Article 14 that protects you, protects me, and I ...
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
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The best so far...
25 May 2006 | by (Windsor, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This episode is the best so far. As good or better than 'Oscar' winning feature film.

The sparse cast in this episode only amplify the quality. John Spencer and Janel Moloney both give outstanding performances. Audible sighs, hoots and gasps are bound to result from the viewer.

I now see why attendance at movie theatres is in such decline. Studios may think that audiences want cheap thrills and trashy exploitation (even audiences may believe want it!), but the novelty of more sex, more violence and more spectacle cannot compare to great stories.

Film is dead; the best drama is on television.


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