With the staff all bickering with one another in Manchester, especially adversarial speech writers Toby and Doug, who angrily disagree about whether Bartlet should make a public apology for lying about his MS, and with the president sniping at everyone, the second-term announcement speech is locked. Abby ultimately forgives the president for deciding to run again without discussing it with her, and he ultimately apologizes to the staff in private for keeping his condition from them, which they expect will soon lead to a whole slew of grand jury subpoenas. Written by
Did You Know?
The map in the situation room uses the Peter's Projection. In the Season 2 episode, "Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail," CJ meets with a group that wants the White House to encourage use of the Peter's Projection. See more
When Donna (Janel Moloney) enters Josh's room to find him not prepared for the presidents upcoming speech to kick off his reelection campaign, Josh (Bradley Whitford) is wearing a Wesleyan University shirt. The character Josh did not go to Wesleyan, he went to Harvard for college and Yale for law school. Though Bradley Whitford went to Wesleyan, the character Josh may have acquired the shirt in other ways. See more
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
There's a new book, and we're gonna write it. You can win if you run a smart, disciplined campaign. If you studiously say nothing - nothing that causes you trouble, nothing that's a gaffe, nothing that shows you might think the wrong thing, nothing that shows you think. But it just isn't worthy of us, is it Toby?
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett See more