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Another lively episode centered around a lavish W.H. party, this one for Abbey's birthday the night before a N.H. medical board begins hearings on whether to suspend her license over her secret treatment of her husband's MS. Abbey repairs to the residence with C.J. and Amy Gardener to get blitzed on wine and discuss her concerns about her medical career. Donna is restricted from joining the party because a decades-old cartography error puts her birthplace in Canada. Toby and U.K. Ambassador Lord John Marbury (Roger Rees) repair to a nearby bar to share a bottle of very rare Scotch and to discuss a planned W.H. visit by an IRA political activist, which culminates in Marbury surprising Toby with his progressive vision. Late in the episode, Donna joins the women in the residence and makes an off-the-cuff remark that causes Abbey to rethink her stance on the issue of her license. Written by meebly

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6 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Often misspelled (or unknown), here canon confirms the actual spelling of the First Lady's shortened name. It can be seen on her birthday cake during her party and shortened from Abigail, this FLOTUS spells it as Abbey. Viewers and fans alike often get this incorrect. See more »


Lord John Marbury says he is "England's ambassador" - any British diplomat would have known the difference between Britain and England, and said "British ambassador". See more »


Abbey Bartlet: Where have you been all night?
Donna Moss: Well, it's a little tough to explain, ma'am.
Abbey Bartlet: Tougher to explain than secretly prescribing Betaseron?
Donna Moss: It turns out I'm not an American citizen, so Secret Service wanted me to talk to INS.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: What?
Donna Moss: I was born in Warroad, Minnesota, only I wasn't, 'cause INS just clarified the border and it's now in Manitoba.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You're not an American?
Donna Moss: Missed it by four miles.
Amy Gardner: You seem pretty calm about it.
Donna Moss: No, I'm very upset. I don't know the words to my national anthem. I've been ...
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O Canada
Written by Calixa Lavallée
French lyrics by Adolphe-Basile Routhier
English lyrics by Robert Stanley Weir
Performed by the cast of The West Wing
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Abagail! May i grasp your breasts?
18 November 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Hear ye, hear ye, his boozy, randy lordship is back in town! Marbury (Roger Rees) returns, to ogle Abbey's breasts and protest the White House's meeting with an IRA leader. He and Toby have a brilliant, unforgettable conversation in a smoke-filled bar. Sam has an equally blow- out plot line as Hector Elizondo (AMERICAN GIGOLO, CHICAGO HOPE) drops in as his old physics professor, to counsel him on why funding for a supercollider shouldn't be cut off. Depressed during her birthday celebration, Abbey takes C.J., Amy, and Donna upstairs to get boozy. The talk gets lubricated and loose, and Donna tells Abbey to just admit that she lied and broke laws. Abbey mispronounces the name of King Boudouin, which only super-geek fans of QUIZ SHOW (or, um, Belgium) would know.

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