A crucial banking bill is at risk when political rivals of environmentally sensitive President Bartlet attach a land-use rider to it that would allow strip-mining some of the Montana wilderness. C.J. tries to stamp out rumors that the Chief Executive chastised the Vice President during a cabinet meeting. An overworked Leo isn't too keen on his independent daughter Mallory dating the handsome Sam. C.J. continues to fend-off the romantic charms of a perceptive reporter with a knack for sniffing out juicy stories. Former lovers Mandy and Josh clash over the administration's attempt to jettison the land-use rider that might also ruin passage of the more important banking bill. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode marks the one and only time we have seen the Cabinet Room throughout the duration of the series. The room is not to be mistaken with the Roosevelt Room that the West Wing staff use to hold their own meetings in the show. This can be seen by the different colored chairs used in the Cabinet Room scene. And note that the President's chair beside Vice President Hoynes as he is seated is also raised slightly higher than the rest, this is in fact how the President's chair in the actual Cabinets Room is. See more
When the vice-president comes into the oval office, the president is annotating a report; he appears to write something in the margin but when the camera turns, the paper has no annotations on. See more
[Sam breaks a date with Mallory McGarry
This is something that came up, Mallory.
It's his 50th birthday, Sam. They couldn't have seen this coming for, like, the last 50 years?
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more