Josh discovers that his insurance company is refusing to pay for his life-saving emergency surgery after being shot; newly-hired Republican strategist Ainsley Hayes is justifiably nervous about meeting her boss, the White House Chief Counsel with a reputation for volatility and partisanship; President Bartlett's attempts to record his weekly radio address are complicated by exciting news from Abby about his health; C.J. goes on the offensive after learning a retiring three-star general intends to publicly criticize the President.
Did You Know?
When Sam is trying to convince Josh to sue the white supremacists who shot him, Sam lists several court cases, including Brown v. Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan., Vietnamese Fisherman's Association v. the Knights of the KKK, and Donald v. United Klans of America. These are all real court cases brought and won by the Southern Poverty Law Center (a Montgomery, Alabama-based civil rights organization) against various racist, anti-semitic, and anti-immigrant groups on behalf of people (or survivors of people) who had been victims of those groups. See more
President Bartlet says, "Leaf peeping? Is that something we do now?" yet any former governor of New Hampshire, a state with such a large tourism industry, would know that "leaf peeping" has been a term to describe fall foliage tourism at least as far back as the 1980s. See more
You're sending me to the Majority Counsel 'cause I speak Republican.
References The Caine Mutiny
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more