A possible third-party candidate threatens to upset the President's lead in the polls. As Qumar threatens to blame Israel for Shareef's death, Leo must convince the Israeli ambassador not to respond. Charlie teaches his new ward a lesson in basic government. When the committee in charge of presidential debates rules that there will only be two, Sam and CJ propose a risky strategy.
Did You Know?
President Bartlet exclaims that people in Maine have always been iffy about him and he doesn't know why, Martin Sheen played the President in the movie called the Dead Zone, in which he, as President intents to or is fated to start world war 3 using nuclear weapons thus bringing about the end of civilisation. The Dead Zone was written by Stephen King, who hails from Maine and sets many of his stories in Maine. See more
The Red Mass is mentioned as a possible First Amendment issue. It is not. Politicians are invited to the Red Mass, which is held by a private church, but they are not required to attend. See more
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
Mike, pick yourself out a daughter. My oldest is married, but I can have it annulled. The Pope said he'd do it, I swear to God.
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi See more