Josh returns from Germany in time to voice concerns about Leo; the Israelis and Palenstinians meet at Camp David with little chance of an agreement; the President and Leo's differences over the Middle East crisis reach a breaking point.

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The Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to meet at Camp David, but an agreement appears unlikely due to a long history of failure and mistrust. With his reputation and political future on the line, Bartlet desperately tries to get keep both sides from leaving, let along talking. Josh returns from visiting Donna in Germany and notices a difference in Leo, who appears to have reached a critical level of disagreement with the President over the administration's handling of the latest Middle East crisis. Written by Murray Chapman

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Mary McCormack is obviously late in her pregnancy. She's always filmed from the chest up or hiding her lower body, as in the kitchen where she's pouring tea. See more »

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CJ Cregg, while briefing the press about the progress of peace talks, slips in trivia about the lunch menu for the delegations at Camp David. The first item on the menu was crab cakes. It is not likely that the delegations would serve crab to Israeli and Palestinian participants since crab is not kosher and is considered haram (prohibited) by several sects of Islam. See more »

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References Crossfire (1982) See more »

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Leo and John, parallel lives (and deaths)
13 December 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

The summit at Camp David goes haltingly. Makram Khoury (FREE ZONE) lends a nuanced, understated touch as Palestinian Chairman Farad (he has a particularly beautiful scene with McCormack). Armin-Mueller Stahl (AVALON), as israeli Prime Minister Zahavy, is thoughtful gravitas embodied. Leo continues to strongly urge a different path, and in a moment of high tension, Jed fires him. He then walks into the woods and has a massive heart attack. It's starkly-rendered, and made more chilling with the knowledge that John would die of the same cause himself little more than a year later...and he was also, like Leo, an alcoholic. His work in this episode will stay with you long after the credits roll.


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