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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
Opening
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===Opening===
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Toby and Will are getting ready to leave for the day and are talking about the economy.  Toby wants to "seize the message" again and start talking about accomplishments and getting the agenda moving forward.  Will is paged and returns a call to a number he doesn't recognize.  Moments later - Will is ushered into the Vice President's Office.  Vice President Russell offers Will the job of Communications Director for the Vice President, to start the process of molding and shaping Russell into a candidate and nominee to succeed President Bartlet.
   
 
===Act I===
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Josh is walking through the halls of the West Wing and encounters Donna.  Josh is reading an article that is a profile of Josh as the "legislative juggernaut" of the Bartlet Administration.  He meets Amy in the Lobby as several people walk by, congratulating Josh on the piece.  Amy asks Josh about the HHS budget.  Josh heads off to Senior Staff - where they talk about the issues, including the President's poll numbers, which are down.  Also, Senator Carrick (D-ID) has placed a hold on military promotions - Josh tells Leo (and the others) that he will deal with Carrick.  Leo mentions to Josh that the HHS budget has been reopened and if he knows anything about it - Josh says no, but then finds Donna to tell her that he needs to talk to Amy.  Leo goes to the Residence to brief the President on the day ahead.
   
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Josh goes back to his office and is greeted by Ryan who quizzes him on the piece in the Post.  Josh goes into his office, where there is a dead fish wrapped in newspaper on his desk (Josh did the same to a Senator) - and he mentions to Donna that he said no gifts (it's also his brithday).
   
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C.J. and Toby walk into her office talking poll numbers and the economy.  Carol tells C.J. that Ben has called again.  She tells Carol not to pass on his messages anymore - Ben is an old boyfriend and C.J. doesn't have time for romance.  They walk out and give Leo the rundown on what the Press is likely to ask C.J. - Leo gives C.J. the answers for the Press.
Act I
 
   
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Toby and Will talk about the message calendar and begining its implementation.  Toby tells Will to get the Vice President and Cabinet Secretaries inputs - Will tells Toby they shoudl get the VP's input up front - but Toby shoots him down.
   
 
===Act II===
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Josh goes to the Hill to see Senator Carrick.  Carrick will not remove the hold on the military promotions until a missile system is approved (which will be built in Idaho).  Josh doesn't budge. Josh comes to see Leo and persuades Leo to let Josh play hardball with Carrick.  Leo wants to make a deal - but Josh is adamant about not giving in to Carrick.
   
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Back at the White House - the President and Leo talk - the Chief Justice is starting to show signs of age and dementia, the President asks about Carrick, and Leo tells the President the HHS budget has now been doubled.
Act II
 
   
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Josh goes to see Amy about the HHS budget - he tells her to be very careful about working around the process as well as getting in between the First Lady and the President.
   
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At the afternoon briefing - C.J. is questioned about an EPA report that has been amended after it was reviewed by the administration (Leo).  Leo had given C.J. the quote to use, but instead she states that "it would have been a mistake for the administration to amend the report."  In the back of the room, Toby is stunned and, Leo, watching in his office, immediately calls for Margaret.
   
Act III
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===Act III===
   
   
   
Act IV
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===Act IV===
   
   

Revision as of 21:07, 26 September 2013

"Previously on the West Wing" spoken by C.J.

After Josh is hailed as the "101st Senator" in a newspaper profile, he butts heads with a conservative Idaho Democratic Senator who withholds his approval of a backlog of military promotions to secure an expensive but faulty missile launcher to be built in his home state. In the back corridors, Will gets a flattering offer from the newly approved Vice President while CJ runs afoul of Leo's temper when she does not stick to the adminstartion's scripted line on an EPA report on coal-based energy. Likewise, Amy earns the President's wrath when she pushes for funding of the First Lady's agenda on violence prevention while Toby pieces together a message calendar to stay on point during Bartlet's second term.

Summary

Opening

Toby and Will are getting ready to leave for the day and are talking about the economy.  Toby wants to "seize the message" again and start talking about accomplishments and getting the agenda moving forward.  Will is paged and returns a call to a number he doesn't recognize.  Moments later - Will is ushered into the Vice President's Office.  Vice President Russell offers Will the job of Communications Director for the Vice President, to start the process of molding and shaping Russell into a candidate and nominee to succeed President Bartlet.

Act I

Josh is walking through the halls of the West Wing and encounters Donna.  Josh is reading an article that is a profile of Josh as the "legislative juggernaut" of the Bartlet Administration.  He meets Amy in the Lobby as several people walk by, congratulating Josh on the piece.  Amy asks Josh about the HHS budget.  Josh heads off to Senior Staff - where they talk about the issues, including the President's poll numbers, which are down.  Also, Senator Carrick (D-ID) has placed a hold on military promotions - Josh tells Leo (and the others) that he will deal with Carrick.  Leo mentions to Josh that the HHS budget has been reopened and if he knows anything about it - Josh says no, but then finds Donna to tell her that he needs to talk to Amy.  Leo goes to the Residence to brief the President on the day ahead.

Josh goes back to his office and is greeted by Ryan who quizzes him on the piece in the Post.  Josh goes into his office, where there is a dead fish wrapped in newspaper on his desk (Josh did the same to a Senator) - and he mentions to Donna that he said no gifts (it's also his brithday).

C.J. and Toby walk into her office talking poll numbers and the economy.  Carol tells C.J. that Ben has called again.  She tells Carol not to pass on his messages anymore - Ben is an old boyfriend and C.J. doesn't have time for romance.  They walk out and give Leo the rundown on what the Press is likely to ask C.J. - Leo gives C.J. the answers for the Press.

Toby and Will talk about the message calendar and begining its implementation.  Toby tells Will to get the Vice President and Cabinet Secretaries inputs - Will tells Toby they shoudl get the VP's input up front - but Toby shoots him down.

Act II

Josh goes to the Hill to see Senator Carrick.  Carrick will not remove the hold on the military promotions until a missile system is approved (which will be built in Idaho).  Josh doesn't budge. Josh comes to see Leo and persuades Leo to let Josh play hardball with Carrick.  Leo wants to make a deal - but Josh is adamant about not giving in to Carrick.

Back at the White House - the President and Leo talk - the Chief Justice is starting to show signs of age and dementia, the President asks about Carrick, and Leo tells the President the HHS budget has now been doubled.

Josh goes to see Amy about the HHS budget - he tells her to be very careful about working around the process as well as getting in between the First Lady and the President.

At the afternoon briefing - C.J. is questioned about an EPA report that has been amended after it was reviewed by the administration (Leo).  Leo had given C.J. the quote to use, but instead she states that "it would have been a mistake for the administration to amend the report."  In the back of the room, Toby is stunned and, Leo, watching in his office, immediately calls for Margaret.

Act III

Act IV

Trivia / Goofs

  • There is a joke told by Amy Gardner to Josh Lyman in this episode which is also repeated in an episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Amy says to Josh "So this guy calls his mother; He says; mom, how are you? She says; I'm terrible, I haven't eaten in 38 days. Why haven't you eaten in 38 days? I didn't want my mouth to be full in case you called."
A similar joke is repeated in the episode B-12 of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the joke is in a dialog between Matt Albie and Harriet Hayes.
Matt Says to Harriet "A jewish guy calls his mother and says; mom, how are you? And the mother says; terrible, I haven't eaten in 38 days. And he says; why haven't you eaten in 38 days? And the mother says; I didn't want my mouth full in case you should call."
Ironically, this joke appeared five episodes after Studio 60 creator Aaron Sorkin left The West Wing.

Quotes

Vice President Russell: I like loyalty, Will. I respect loyalty. But you can run out the clock on a Bartlet Presidency that in effect is over. You can finish something that you never started in the first place. Or you can shape the next presidency from the ground up. Total access. Coach of the team.

Cast

Starring

Special Guest Stars

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

References

"The West Wing" Constituency of One (2003)

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