A stealth fighter is shot down over Iraq, leading to Bartlet ordering a military rescue as Toby worries about his brother trapped on a space shuttle orbiting the Earth. CJ deals with the ramifications of misleading the press about the rescue as the staff prepares for a town hall meeting that night. The town hall meeting goes well until the President leaves...and shots ring out.
Did You Know?
In this episode Charlie tells Josh 'you're right, it doesn't go away'. This is not explained in the episode. It references episode 3, the one where they first hire Charlie. At the end of that episode, Charlie tells Josh (as the President is about to address the nation) 'I've never felt like this before'. Josh replies 'It doesn't go away'. The statement by Charlie in this episode is a direct reply to this. See more
In the Situation Room, Leo calls an advisor by the name of Phil. The character's real name is Tom. See more
CJ, I'm not staying in the penalty box forever. I have covered the White House for eight years and I've done it with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the Dallas Morning News! And I'm telling you you can't mess me around like this!
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg
Danny, I gotta tell you, that was - seriously - that was a turn-on when you said that, though I don't know why you decided to be your most haughty on the Dallas Morning News in that sentence.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more