President Bartlet refuses to let Speaker of the House Haffley hold him hostage on the budget and allows the government to be shut down.

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President Bartlet refuses to let Speaker of the House Haffley hold him hostage on the budget and allows the government to be shut down.

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19 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Although this episode and the previous one are not viewed as a two-parter, it picks up where the previous one left off, with the last lines of the previous episode appearing as this episode's first. See more »

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On top of the clothing being off for the holiday season, all the trees still have all their leafs. See more »

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Vice President Bob Russell: You know what they call a leader with no followers? Just a guy taking a walk.
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
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Written by Pete Anthony
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A walking lawsuit...
7 December 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

The fatal flaw in this one (and it's such a fun ride that you probably won't even care) is that the scene where Jed wins his one-on-one showdown with Haffley, cuts away before completion. It's easy to imagine that choice was made because the writers had no idea how they would realistically get to where they needed to go. But we'll allow that conceit, as it gets our heroes back on their feet. Much of this, including an unprecedented visit to the Hill by the presidential party, is orchestrated by comeback kid Josh. Russell has some surprisingly good moments. And the star of the show? Debut character Rina (Melissa Marsala), the mysterious sexpot who cleans the place up while all support staff are required by law to be away. She would do six episodes, but the producers would completely {CENSORED, rhymes with "bliss"} away her potential, including (and especially) her tantalizing chemistry with Toby.


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