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
When the F-117 pilot is rescued in Iraq, President Bartlet is told he is safe and on his way to Tel Aviv, Israel. An American military member under those circumstances would have either been taken to a U.S. military location in the region, either a base or a U.S. Navy ship. If he had been evacuated to Israel, he would not have gone to Tel Aviv but to Haifa, which is Israel's largest port and (unlike TA) often hosts U.S. vessels. See more
President Josiah Bartlet
Phil, if it ends up Fitzwallace has to call this kid's parents, I swear to God I'm invading Baghdad.
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West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more