- Written by Aaron Sorkin, Directed by Christopher Miziano
- Takes Place: November, two weeks after #4, in 1999 (A "new century" is said to be approaching & Zoey is starting college in a month which would be January & there's talk of a three-day weekend, perhaps, Veterans Day?)
- Broadcast: November 3, 1999
- Query: Can a person be appointed to the U.S. House of Representatives even temporarily?
- Query: What was the speech that predicts Zoey's kipnapping?
- Toby is surprised when he actually persuades a Congressman to change his mind:
- "Around here the merits of a particular argument generally take a back seat to political tactics," Toby tells Mr. Willis of Ohio
- Although Leo moved out of his home two weeks previous, he only now tells the President that Jenny is asking for a divorce. Leo explains that he has avoided telling the President fearing:
- "an inappropriate anger towards me, which frankly I can live without right now. I can't imagine what would make me think that."
- Later, the President decides he may have felt guilty about Leo's marriage since the break up was, at least partially, caused by the long hours Leo has devoted to the Bartlet campaign and administration.
- "I would like unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks."
- Back to Toby, who is still amazed at Congressman Willis of Ohio. He tells his colleagues:
- "I met an unusual man. . . . He didn't walk in with a political agenda. He didn't walk in with his mind made up. He genuinely wanted to do what he thought was best. He didn't mind saying the words 'I don't know.'"
For anyone interested in guest stars of this episode, let us recommend the West Wing Episode Guide.