A pair of skinheads open fire as the President leaves a lecture theater, causing panic, chaos and injury. As the drama at the George Washington Hospital unfolds, C.J. and Leo field questions about exactly who is in charge while the president undergoes surgery, and Toby is asked about Secret Service protection measures. Flashbacks show the birth of the "Bartlett for America" campaign: Josh is courted by Leo; on his way to see Bartlett speak in New Hampshire he stops off to visit Sam at his Manhattan law firm; Toby is drinking at a bar, convinced he will be fired for advice he's given Bartlett. Written by
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This episode contains the highest number of guest stars than any other in the entire series. See more
When the Secret Service busts in on the VP receiving the USC volleyball jersey, the press flashes reveal the blue backdrop only a couple feet beyond the patio doors. See more
[regarding Bartlet having been undefeated in all his previous elections
No, seriously, that's a real political accomplishment considering your family founded this state. Were you even opposed in any of those elections?
Referenced in Entourage: The Sorkin Notes
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