While preparing for (and enduring) a state dinner for the newly-elected president of Indonesia, staff deal with a multitude of other problems: Josh and Mandy argue over the best way to handle an FBI standoff with militants in Idaho; Leo (and eventually Bartlet) intervenes in a negotiations between the Teamsters Union and national reps for the trucking industry; Toby tries to convince an Indonesian cabinet member to release a friend of his, an activist or incites anti-government protests, from prison; Sam witnesses Laurie at work as a call girl, serving as the state dinner date for a big fund raiser; and a pre-season hurricane initially threatens the Atlantic Coast, and then moves out to sea, where it puts an entire naval fleet in peril. Written by
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This is not the first time that Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler) and Lisa Edelstein (Laurie) have shared the small screen. They both starred in Relativity an ABC series that was canceled the year before. See more
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[after the briefing about a state dinner
Man alive, do I love it when "In Style" magazine is issued press credentials.
"Mirabella" needed to know what wine was being served with the fish course. So it's a good thing I went to school for 22 years.
What wine are we...?
It's wine, you'll drink it.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more