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
While the President is being briefed about the hostages being moved, a scene shot from behind the President (time index 2:03) shows a photo being passed to a female military officer directly to the President's right. In the next shot the woman is now a man, Mickey. See more
[Ainsley is about to meet the President for the first time
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg
How are you doing, Ainsley?
My mouth is dry, my hands are moist and I have to pee.
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more