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
The analogy that Josh uses ("Islamic extremism is to Islamic as KKK is to Christianity") is grammatically incorrect. The first half relates a noun to an adjective whereas the second half relates a noun to a noun. The correct analogy would be "Islamic extremism is to *Islam* as KKK is to Christianity." See more
What do you call a society that has to just live every day with the idea that the pizza place you're eating in can just blow up without any warning?
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