The West Wing: Season 3, Episode 13

The Two Bartlets (30 Jan. 2002)

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Toby is concerned when President Bartlett forgoes an opportunity to speak out in favor of affirmative action during the Iowa caucuses and confronts the President on the real reasons ... See full summary »

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Toby is concerned when President Bartlett forgoes an opportunity to speak out in favor of affirmative action during the Iowa caucuses and confronts the President on the real reasons underlying his Dr. Jekyl & Uncle Fluffy personality shifts. Meanwhile Josh makes plans for a vacation with Amy and then must cancel them. Written by Havan Ironoak

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When departing Andrews Air Force Base for Iowa, the pilot says they will be cruising at 41,000 feet. Per FAA regulations, all westbound IFR flights cruise at even thousands of altitude while eastbound flights cruise at odd thousands of altitude to maintain separation between aircraft. A flight from Andrews to Iowa could cruise at 40,000 feet, not 41,000 feet. See more »

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Did your father beat you, Mr. President?
17 November 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Jed, Toby, and Leo come to grips with Bartlet's two public faces. Josh redeems a failed vacation with Amy. The wonderful Sam Lloyd (SCRUBS) returns as conspiracy theorist Bob Engler, to set Sam spinning again, this time about a gold-less Fort Knox. One of the most gut-punching scenes (of the entire series) has Toby asking the President whether his father beat him. It's ever-so-slightly contrived, as both the process Toby went through to figure this out, and the likelihood that he would be so blunt with the President, both rest on ground that's a tiny bit shaky. But that's a quibble you only make well after the fact. The scene is transfixing.


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