In the wake of his daughter's kidnapping, Bartlet must make a decision between being a father and being President.
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In the DVD commentary it is mentioned that the show had to deal with 12 - 16 real babies and their mothers for the scene in "25" where Toby has a private conversation with his newborn twins. 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
Franz Ferdinand, who was the nephew of the Austro-Hungarian emperor, was killed by a group called the Black Hand. And because they were a Serbian nationalist society, the empire declared war on Serbia. Then Russia, which was bound by a treaty, was forced to mobilize, which meant that Germany had to declare war on Russia. Then France declared war on Germany, and that was World War I. Because the emperor's nephew was killed.
Typically West Wing episodes open with a title credit using white lettering on black background. This episode, and the previous episode's ending "created by" credit have black lettering on white background. See more
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more