While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv ... See full summary »

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Gov. Jack Buckland, D-IN
H. Richard Greene ...
...
Rep. Kimball, D-TN
...
...
Donald Dolan
Edit

Storyline

While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv for a soccer match, and the staff attempts to manage the president's first veto, of a House bill eliminating the estate tax, and the threat of an override the same night. Sam and Toby first try to sway a contentious Dem. From Tennessee who wants a whole list of farming and ranching concessions in exchange for his vote and three proxies; after a pep talk from Leo, they devise a substitute plan that may prove even more effective, if it works. Josh takes the governor of Indiana into a private meeting to determine if the man plans to challenge Bartlet in Democratic primary. C.J. takes heat from a smarmy Dallas entertainment reporter who is in town for the Nobel dinner but winds up having to cover the veto and override vote, but after the reporter embarrasses her during a live stand-up, C.J. one ups the ... Written by meebly

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Josh refers to the "Indianapolis Post-Dispatch", which is not a real newspaper. The only daily paper in Indianapolis is the Indianapolis Star. See more »

Goofs

The president's veto is referenced as his first in office. In "In This White House" (#2.4), the president is referenced to have vetoed the Republicans' education bill the year before. See more »

Quotes

President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: You know what we're starting with tonight?
Josh Lyman: No, sir.
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: Hot pumpkin soup with cheese gnocchi and a chèvre brioche.
Josh Lyman: Was anything you just said food?
See more »

Soundtracks

West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
...you're stupid, but you're not stupid, y'know?
18 November 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

The staff manages the President's first veto, trying to assure it won't be overridden. Democratic congressmen hold them hostage, until they realize they can get the votes they need from republicans for much less. Josh has a meeting with an Indiana governor (Kevin Tighe - ROAD HOUSE, MUMFORD) who might challenge Bartlet in the primary. A fantastic scene. C.J. slaps down a snarky entertainment reporter. The debut of Thomas Kopache (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) as Asst. Sec. of State Bob Slattery, who would do fourteen episodes over the duration of the show (and is also one of only four actors to play seven different characters on STAR TREK).


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Are there any episodes you skip? Whedonbuff
Toby was never more right than in the ep "17 People". MyNameIsOliverQueen
CJ at the podium! segsig
Doesn't really matter but just saying... pmac7902
Just a little pet peeve . . . goleary-78836
Favorite one-time character? richzip-120-301996
Discuss On the Day Before (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?