A stealth fighter is shot down over Iraq, leading to Bartlet ordering a military rescue as Toby worries about his brother trapped on a space shuttle orbiting the Earth. CJ deals with the ramifications of misleading the press about the rescue as the staff prepares for a town hall meeting that night. The town hall meeting goes well until the President leaves...and shots ring out. Written by
Did You Know?
During the taping of the final scene, Jorja Fox
's foot was run over by one of the limousines. She continued working on the scene until Aaron Sorkin
was informed by the driver of the car that her foot had been run over. She was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken foot before returning to work. According to Sorkin, Fox apologized and said that it was her fault for missing her mark. See more
In the first season finale, an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter is said to be shot down while patrolling the no-fly zone in Iraq. Although the F-117 is called a fighter, it actually is a bomber with no air-to-air capacity, making it unable to patrol a no-fly zone. See more
CJ, I'm not staying in the penalty box forever. I have covered the White House for eight years and I've done it with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the Dallas Morning News! And I'm telling you you can't mess me around like this!
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg
Danny, I gotta tell you, that was - seriously - that was a turn-on when you said that, though I don't know why you decided to be your most haughty on the Dallas Morning News in that sentence.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more