The West Wing goes under lock down as a suspected terrorist is found to be working at the White House. Stuck with a group of high school students who were visiting the White House, the staffers, President Bartlet, and the First Lady all debate the issues regarding terrorism. Meanwhile, Leo sits in on the questioning of the terrorist suspect and learns a lesson about our perceptions of terrorists. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode was written and filmed in less than two weeks as the show's reaction to the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001. The episode was not written to be part of the show's continuity. See more
Rakim Ali tells Leo McGarry that he was among the people at "Rossalyn" during the shooting. It's "Rossalyn," (Rozz-lyn) and not "Ross-a-lyn." See more
[Sam is addressing a group of students about terrorism
We jumped out from behind bushes while the British came down the road in their bright red jackets, but never has a war been so courteously declared. It was on parchment with calligraphy, and "Your Highness, we beseech you on this day in Philadelphia to bite me, if you please."
The episode was preceded by an introduction by the main cast members explaining the rationale behind the episode and how it does not reflect the continuity of the series. See more
For What it's Worth
Written by Stephen Stills
Performed by Buffalo Springfield See more