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 episode title refers to not only the Latin definition, but also to 18 U.S.C. § 1385. "Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus. Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both." See more
Fitzwallace indicates that the defense minister will be returning home on a Gulfstream business jet. The plane that is shown landing is a Learjet 35, distinguishable by the wingtip fuel tanks. See more
Agent Simon Donovan
[holding a gun on a bank robber
Don't reach! I'm Secret Service. You know you'll never get there.
The Patriotic Song
from 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby' See more