President Bartet's attack of multiple sclerosis requires hasty reorganization of the summit in China. Unable to endure the long meetings, he becomes frustrated when the Chinese take advantage of his absence to drag their feet over North Korea. Back at the White House, Josh is told by NASA that a large asteroid is on a collision course with earth; staffers are unsure whether to prepare for the end of the world or not. Donna becomes frustrated when Josh continually postpones what she says is an important conversation. With the New Hampshire primary looming and Vinick looking like a formidable opponent, Josh and Leo try to find a Democratic presidential candidate they can believe in.
Did You Know?
A holiday episode, it takes place at Christmastime - though it is not the focus of the episode - Josh (Bradley Whitford
) says "Feliz Navidad" and "Season's Greetings" and Leo (John Spencer
) wishes the Vice President a "Merry Christmas" See more
President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
I'm in one meeting the whole day. All they did was feed me tea made with Tienchi Ginseng and deer horn glue. You see, it's the thing for the nerve damage. But that meant I had to piss every twelve minutes, which is more of an ordeal than it was when I could stand without assistance. The new kid, Curtis, and I are becoming very close.
Written by The Mamas and the Papas
Performed by Bradley Whitford
and Janel Moloney See more