When a homeless veteran dies on the National Mall and his body remains uncollected for hours, Toby becomes fixated on getting him a proper burial.
Did You Know?
In the first season episode "In Excelsis Deo", after reading through the script, the Pentagon was very touched by the handling of the story line dealing with the death of a homeless veteran of the Korean conflict. In fact, they were so impressed that they gave the show access to film at Arlington National Cemetery, (ANC is administered by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington). The Department of Defense then supplied the Marine Honor Guard and chaplain, and set up the whole funeral. During the funeral scene, all persons in uniform are members of the U.S. Armed Forces, performing their actual roles in a military funeral. Richard Schiff
, (Toby Zeigler) has said that it was such a powerful and moving story, that after every take, he broke down and cried. See more
At the beginning of the episode, Toby Ziegler is called to the Korean War Memorial about his business card having been found in a dead man's pocket. In the shots of the Mall, the Washington Monument is surrounded by scaffolding that was in place during 1999-2000 for renovation. But in a later shot showing the White House at night, the Monument in the background suddenly has no scaffolding. See more
[Toby is leaving to go to the funeral he arranged
Toby? I'd like to come along.
Little Drummer Boy
Written by Harry Simeone
, Katherine Davis
, Henry Onorati See more