A conspirator in the shooting of President Bartlett is caught and reveals unexpected information. The President appears to be recovering well, but Josh is serious wounded. As his friends and colleagues wait anxiously for news, flashbacks show more about the beginnings of the "Bartlett for America" campaign: C.J. is working in Hollywood for an entertainment industry public relations firm; Josh discovers a woman named Donna in his office who claims to be his new secretary. Written by
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In the wake of the shooting involving 'President Bartlet', 'Toby Zigler' and 'Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield' meet to talk about security and the use (or non-use) of covered exits. In the background can be seen the building logo 'Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine'. This facility at George Washington University Hospital was established to recognize the Emergency Department's role in saving the life of President Reagan after the March 1981 attempt on his life. Elements in the story parallel the attempt on President Reagan, being initially unaware that he was shot, and leaving the scene of the shooting for the White House only to divert to the hospital. See more
In the penultimate scene where Bartlett is shaking hands as he walks down the terminal concourse, the camera crane is reflected in the chrome panels of the wall in the top of the shot. See more
There were 36 homicides last night. 480 sexual assaults. 3411 robberies. 3685 aggravated assaults, all at gun point. And if anyone thinks those crimes could have been prevented if the victims themselves had been carrying guns, I only remind you that the President of the United States was shot last night while surrounded by the best-trained armed guards in the history of the world.
References The Maltese Falcon
"West Wing Main Title"
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more