With hypothetical polling numbers showing them its political suicide, staffers prepare to announce the President's condition. As they do, a military crisis flares up in Haiti and Josh faces off against two senators who are against the Government's tobacco-industry suit. But as bad as the day seems to be going, a tragedy will come from a car wreck at 18th and Potomac that will effect everything. Written by
Did You Know?
The screening of '18th and Potomac' was first shown in Australia on the evening of September 11 2001. A newsflash about the two aircraft hitting the World Trade Centre was broadcast in the last commercial break. The remaining ten minutes of the West Wing was then screened, which coincidentally involved the unexpected death of a major West Wing character. See more
The President is told that the Haitian army has "two Bradleys with 120 millimeter cannons". The Bradley infantry fighting vehicle is equipped with a 25mm auto-cannon; the 120mm gun is on the much larger Abrams main battle tank. It is possible, though unlikely, she is referring to the variant of the Bradley equipped with the 120mm mortar. See more
You all right?
Sure you don't want some acetylsalicylic acid?... Aspirin, my brother.
What a dumb major you had.
References Mary Tyler Moore
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more