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
After being questioned Rakim Ali says that he was among the people caught in a hail of .44 caliber gunfire at Rosslyn. The weapons used were a 9mm Beretta and a .357 Desert Eagle, no .44 ammunition was used. See more
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
We don't need martyrs right now. We need heroes. A hero would die for his country, but he'd much rather live for it.
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