While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv for a soccer match, and the staff attempts to manage the president's first veto, of a House bill eliminating the estate tax, and the threat of an override the same night. Sam and Toby first try to sway a contentious Dem. From Tennessee who wants a whole list of farming and ranching concessions in exchange for his vote and three proxies; after a pep talk from Leo, they devise a substitute plan that may prove even more effective, if it works. Josh takes the governor of Indiana into a private meeting to determine if the man plans to challenge Bartlet in Democratic primary. C.J. takes heat from a smarmy Dallas entertainment reporter who is in town for the Nobel dinner but winds up having to cover the veto and override vote, but after the reporter embarrasses her during a live stand-up, C.J. one ups the ...
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This episode's title refers to the day before Yom Kippur. See more
During the briefing in the Situation Room, Leo McGarry is informed that 12 Israeli F-15s are preparing to take-off each armed with eight "AIM Sidewinders". The correct designation for this missile is the "AIM-9 Sidewinder" and while the F-15 is capable of carrying a total of eight air-to-air missiles, it can carry no more than a maximum of four AIM-9 Sidewinders at any given time. Also, why exactly these aircraft would be armed only with short-range air-to-air missiles in what is described to be a ground attack mission is peculiar, especially since the Palestinians do not possess an air force. See more
Bill Russell was getting eaten alive cuz they could never get him to throw an elbow. He didn't want to do it. So Red Auerbach told him to do it, one time, throw an elbow on a nationally televised game, you'll never have to do it again. You bet your ass they'll know the leak came from us.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more