While a live TV show is broadcast from the West Wing following the State of the Union, the staff must covertly deal with a hostage situation in Colombia. CJ learns that a special guest at the state of the union has a black mark on his record that could taint the administration. Ainsley Hayes is afraid to meet the President in person.
Did You Know?
Mickey Troop (Tony Plana
), who advises the President on the Colombia crisis, is the Secretary of State. See more
The title of this episode indicates that this is President Bartlet's third State of the Union. However it would only be his second, as since 1989 American presidents have not considered the speech they give to a joint session of Congress early in their first year in office a State of the Union message, because they have not been in office for the previous year in order to reflect on it. See more
The President was balancing his checkbook?
He does it to relax.
References The Lone Ranger
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more