In the wake of his daughter's kidnapping, Bartlet must make a decision between being a father and being President.
Did You Know?
While Toby is in the hospital room with his babies, the television is playing what is supposed to be home movie footage of Zoey as a child with her father. Even though the younger Jed Bartlet in the home movie is only seen very briefly, he is played by one of Martin Sheen
's real-life sons, actor and director Emilio Estevez
. This is the second time in their careers that Estevez has played a younger version of the same character that Martin Sheen was playing; the first time was in Nightbreaker
(1989). See more
When the Speaker of the House resigns from his office in order to be sworn in as President, Leo tells him he cannot "just go back" but has to be re-elected in two years. This is not true, because the Speaker does not have to be a current member of congress (so the house can just elect citizen Walken to be their speaker). Also because congressman Walken resigned his, congressional district can hold a special election, so he can be back in as little as six months as representative and within two weeks as Speaker. See more
Now I thought you all had some good ideas. But someone should make it clear to the people in this room that someone is in charge.
President Josiah Bartlet
Glenn, they've been up all night...
You're relieved, Mr. President.
You're relieved, sir.
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West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more