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?
This episode uses Red and White to reinforce the theme of War and Peace. From the banners at the play, the roses next to the President and Ritchie, and even the shirts Josh and Amy are wearing during an argument. See more
When Josh and Amy are discussing welfare, they are doing so at a Tully's Coffee. Tully's Coffee only has stores in the western United States and none in Washington D.C. See more
President Josiah Bartlet
[to Governor Richie
In the future, if you're wondering: "Crime. Boy, I don't know," is when I decided to kick your ass.
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed by Jeff Buckley See more