Bartlet, Leo, Sam, Toby, and C.J. travel to New York City for a Catholic fund raiser at a long Broadway play called "The War of the Roses". Josh steps up his efforts to beat his girlfriend, Amy, in their struggle over welfare reform, which leads to her forced resignation. C.J. and Secret Service agent Simon Donavon grow closer, but a tragic event cuts short their relationship. At the play, Bartlet comes face to face with Republican Presidential candidate Rob Ritchie and faces the decision of whether or not to assassinate the Qumari Defense Minister. Written by
Did You Know?
The idea of doing a production of several of Shakespeare's so-called History Plays and calling it "The War of the Roses" originated with New York's The Public Theater, which in 1971 mounted a combined, all-night, marathon version of the Henries and Richard III as a fundraiser for the then-struggling theater. Martin Sheen, who plays President Bartlet on The West Wing
(1999), was a Public Theater repertory member during the early days of the company. Sheen had some of his earliest acting successes while at the Public, including well-reviewed performances as Romeo and Hamlet. See more
Simon Donovan can be seen putting away the armed robber's gun. When he gets up, his own gun is not in his hand, and he didn't have enough time to put it away. See more
Before your next job interview with the President, I'm gonna remind you that you probably don't wanna be stoned.
There's gonna be a second interview?
There's gonna be as many as it takes. We're gonna get this right.
Well, let me back you up a second. Have we done the first one yet?
The Patriotic Song
from 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby' See more