As the Haitian army continues their seizure of the American embassy there, Bartlet and the staff prepare for the announcement that Bartlet has M.S. and most decide whether or not Bartlet will seek re-election. As the funeral for Mrs. Landingham takes place and the announcement draws nearer, Bartlet thinks back to his past in search of the answer to the question everyone is asking: Will he seek re-election? Written by
Did You Know?
The role of Bartlet's father was played by series producer and writer Lawrence O'Donnell
. Originally just drafted in to help out at a table read, director Thomas Schlamme
found O'Donnell's interpretation of the President's father to be so interesting that he eventually offered him the role. See more
The President is asked whether he will seek another term in office at the end of the episode by a reporter. The reporter repeats the question.
The question when repeated by the reporter is slightly different when the flash back is shown in the first episode of the next season. See more
[about Mrs. Landingham
She was a real dame, old friend, a real broad.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more