Leo orders Josh to speak to a trauma psychiatrist, who asks him to review the events of the last three weeks: Toby insisted on having live music in the foyer for Christmas, an Air Force pilot separated from his flight team without explanation, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the White House, and Josh managed to cut his hand quite badly. Also, C.J. looks into a report of a woman freaking out during a tour of the White House. Written by
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The subplot about the lady who recognizes the painting, although fictional in its particulars, is based on truth in several ways. Bernard, the protocol officer, tells C. J. that the painting was painted by Gustave Caillebotte, who actually was a real nineteenth-century French painter (his most famous painting in an American museum is probably "Paris Street; Rainy Day," which is owned by the Art Institute of Chicago). The Nazi element of this storyline is also based in fact; many pieces of art that had been owned by Jewish families before World War II were looted by the Nazis before their owners had been sent off to concentration camps, as had happened to the lady's family in this episode. See more
(at around 45 mins) President Bartlet says, "When I was in tenth grade, me and my friends took my father's Country Squire out on a joyride to Vermont." He should have said, "...my friends and I..." A man of Bartlet's education should not have made such an elementary mistake in English grammar. See more
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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