President Bartlet is fighting a war on two fronts as he tries to rescue hostages in Colombia and deal with explaining to his wife why he's breaking his word to her by running for a 2nd term.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the episode the President says to Leo "George Bernard Shaw said 'you don't live longer, it just seems longer.'" They then debate if it was really Shaw who said it. The correct quote is by Sir Clement Raphael Freud who said "if you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer." See more
When President Bartlet is playing chess against himself, Bartlet moves two black pieces consecutively. No situation in chess allows for one side to take consecutive turns. See more
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
We weren't prepared for someone to try and outfox us with a stratagem so sophisticated, it's an entire generation beyond "Hey, look! Your shoelaces are untied!"? Is that how I just lost nine guys to a damn street gang with a ham radio? They lured us there so that they could kill nine American soldiers!
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more