When a bio-hazard alarm goes off in the White House, the staff are locked down where they are - forcing them to have conversations they would have otherwise avoided.
Did You Know?
The title is a reference to 'Huis Clos', the 1944 existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre
, which is most often translated into English as "No Exit". The premise of the episode is similar to the play's - in both works, several people are confined to rooms they are unable to leave and as a result have sometimes painful conversations that they would not otherwise have had. Toby and Will's conversation refers to the play without naming it, and Will repeats its famous line "Hell is other people." See more
Dr. Gordon gives the President's blood pressure as 129/85. However, he uses a manual cuff. The markings on a manual blood pressure cuff are all even numbers. See more
References Valley of the Dolls
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more