The West Wing staffers are introduced as each learns via phone or pager that the President was in a cycling accident. Josh faces the possible loss of his job after an on-air insult of a political opponent, which Toby tries to prevent by having Josh make a personal apology. Sam's fling the previous night with Laurie, who unbeknownst to Sam is a call girl, puts him in hot water, which he compounds when ineptly lecturing a class of 4th-graders about the White House and then asking their teacher which child is Leo's daughter. Leo must deal with the fallout from Josh's blunder, as well as 137 Cuban refugees who escaped on rafts and are seeking asylum. The president walks in during Josh's apology, recites the First Commandment, and lambastes three Christian pols for not denouncing a fringe group.
Did You Know?
, who plays Donna, appeared in another Sorkin TV show Sports Night as Monica Brazelton from the wardrobe department. See more
When Toby is talking to the flight attendants he says that the plane is a Lockheed Eagle Series L-1011 that came off the line 20 months ago. This can not be true as the last L-1011 came off the line in 1984 and the series takes place in 1999. See more
[Toby's first line
I'm just about done.
References ABC News Nightline
Moment of Weakness
Written by Bif Naked
and Peter Karroll
Performed by Bif Naked See more