Trying to participate in a late-night staff poker game proves difficult as news arrives that an unmanned U.S. spy plane has crashed in a remote part of Russia, and Bartlet and Leo have to ... See full summary »

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Trying to participate in a late-night staff poker game proves difficult as news arrives that an unmanned U.S. spy plane has crashed in a remote part of Russia, and Bartlet and Leo have to deal with an incensed Russian President Chagorin and convince him via phone to let the military go in and recover the plane; C.J. obsesses over the fact that on the exact moment of the spring equinox (today), you can stand an egg on end; Toby and Will have a card-flipping contest in the press room, during which someone from the street fires several bullets into the room; Debbie must "crash" the West Wing for the first time when the bullets fly; at the same time, Josh is interviewing associate counsel applicant Joe Quincy, and there's something about the well-qualified lawyer that bothers Josh, which he deduces during the lock down. Written by meebly

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The plot includes someone shooting at the White House on an evening on which the West Wing staff are playing poker. In The West Wing: Mr. Willis of Ohio (1999), a woman with a gun hops the fence and charges the White House, also on an evening when the West Wing staff are playing poker. See more »

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While speaking to the Russian President, President Bartlet states that an "unmanned B UAV drone" crashed somewhere inside Kaliningrad. He then goes on to say that it was "taking satellite pictures of coastal erosion in the Baltic Sea." UAV drones are low altitude aircraft, like an airplane is, and do not take satellite photos. Satellite photos are taken by satellites in high Earth orbit, located thousands of miles into space., not drone-type UAVs. The President would know this. See more »

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Zoey Bartlet: It's been four years in the White House, another being the daughter of a candidate. Eight years as Governor. My grades get printed in the paper. My boyfriends are in the paper... I live and die with my parents' successes and failures.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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you damn well better look like Ainsley Hayes
29 November 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Late at night, shots are fired at the White House, which goes into crash mode. Jed is on the phone with the Russian president, talking about a lost spy plane. Josh is interviewing a counsel's office applicant (Matthew Perry - FRIENDS, STUDIO 60) who is being mum about his republican affiliation. Keep your sidelong glances and snide sneers, Matt does an impeccable job. The position he's applying for is Ainsley's...the first time we learn that she's gone. At first, one is quite sad upon hearing this...but when you think about it, did you really want to have her live in a Seaborn-less world? Lily is a delight at the poker table. Plus a lil' Butterfield, a little Zoey...just very nice.


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