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Bad Moon Rising 

President Bartlett talks to the White House Counsel about the concealment of his MS. An enraged Toby has CJ grill the West Wing staff to find a leaker. Josh and Donna spar over a financial bailout of Mexico.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Seaborn
... Charlie Young
... C.J. Cregg
... Donna Moss
... Toby Ziegler
... Leo McGarry
... Josh Lyman
... Jed Bartlet
... White House Counsel Oliver Babish
... Ainsley Hayes
... Lt. Emily Lowenbrau
... Congressional Committee Chair
... Dolores Landingham
... Margaret
... Congressional Committee Chair
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President Bartlett talks to the White House Counsel about the concealment of his MS. An enraged Toby has CJ grill the West Wing staff to find a leaker. Josh and Donna spar over a financial bailout of Mexico.

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multiple sclerosis | See All (1) »

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25 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This episode marks the second mentioning of the "secret pumpkin." The first is made by Sam Seaborn in the very first episode and references Alger Hiss. In this episode Donna mentions it in reference to Whittaker Chambers. Chambers and Hiss were suspected Soviet spies, and Chambers hid film from Hiss in a hollowed out pumpkin. See more »

Goofs

The chess set in Babish's office is set up incorrectly. First, the lower right corner square for each player should be a white square, not a black one. Second, the kings and queens are reversed: the white king should be on the player's right, the black king on the player's left. See more »

Quotes

Leo McGarry: [after listening to the President's statement on his MS] What do you think?
White House Counsel Oliver Babish: I am nowhere close to being able to answer that.
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References Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

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Wells Fargo Wagon
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Written by Meredith Willson
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