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?
In the flashbacks of this episode a young Jed Bartlett is seen as a student at a school where a younger version of Mrs. Landingham is seen as an adult working for Bartlett's father. In reality Martin Sheen who plays president Bartlett and Kathryn Joosten who play Mrs. Landingham, the president's secretary, were only born a year apart. Kathryn Joosten was born in 1939 and Martin Sheen was born in 1940. 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
You don't know how to use the intercom.
President Josiah Bartlet
It's not that I don't know how to use it. It's just that I haven't learned yet.
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more