A bipartisan breakfast is being carefully staged to avoid any chance of conflict, so Toby strikes a deal with the majority leader's new Chief of Staff to get a discussion of real issues on the agenda. Sam thinks working conditions can be improved moving the press room across the street, but C.J. thinks it's a bad idea. Leo asks Josh to apologize to an important columnist on his behalf after making an embarrassing comment. Maneuvers by political opponents prompt Toby and Leo to begin thinking about reelection sooner than they expected. Written by
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Leo asks Josh to "go to Ben and Sally's for dinner tonight" which presumably refers to Ben Bradlee, former Executive Editor of the Washington Post and his wife Sally Quinn, an author and journalist. See more
In the beginning of the episode, Sam and Josh build a fire in the Mural room fireplace. They find the the chimney has been sealed since the 1800's causing the room to fill with smoke causing the smoke alarms to go off. In season 1 in the episode where Mendoza is confirmed, everyone is watching the vote in the Mural room while a fire is burning in the same fireplace. See more
[Sam and Josh have just set off the smoke alarms in the West Wing
Mr. President, you know how you told me not to wake you up unless the building was on fire?
References West Side Story
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more