The West Wing

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Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 2/18/04
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  • Episode Description
  • The SEALs are sent in on a perilous mission to rescue a Navy plane shot down in North Korean waters; when the man who saved his life in Vietnam becomes the subject of a congressional investigation, Leo attempts to intercede on his behalf; C.J. rises to the bait, appears on the Taylor Reid Show, and gives him a verbal beat-down; Josh becomes more annoyed with Ryan than usual when the intern one-ups him during a presidential briefing on a tax cut for stay-at-home-moms that's being proposed by a congressional foe; Jed resists sitting for his official portrait; C.J. continues to avoid her former beau Ben, who's arrived in Washington to begin his new job at Interior; Abbey decides to get back into medicine by volunteering at a free clinic.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Sheen

    President Jed Bartlet

  • Dule Hill

    Charlie Young

  • Allison Janney

    Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg

  • Richard Schiff

    Toby Ziegler

  • John Spencer

    Leo McGarry

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Little bit slower than previous ones..

    By Parricida, Jan 02, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Leo: Men died for us. We had a responsibility to live our lives with integrity and honesty to honor their sacrifice. Bartlet: "Corruptio optimi pessima". "Corruption of the best is the worst."

    • Josh: Eve Harrington in penny loafers here just corrected me in front of the President. Donna: Were you wrong? Josh: That's not the point. Donna: What is the point? Josh: I'm going into my office now.

    Notes (2)

    • Awards and Nominations: This episode was nominated for a 2004 Emmy Award in Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series (Walter Newman, Supervising Sound Editor; Thomas A. Harris, Supervising Sound; Editor; Catherine Flynn, Sound Editor; Rick M. Hromadka, Sound Editor; Darren Wright, Sound Editor; Gabrielle Reeves, Sound Editor; Rick Hammel, Sound Editor; David Werntz, Sound Editor; Troy Hardy, Music Editor; Mike Crabtree, Foley Artist; Casey Crabtree, Foley Artist).

    • Music: "My Country 'Tis of Thee" by Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

    Allusions (2)

    • Admiral: A four man SEAL team will HALO drop over the crash site under cover of darkness. HALO stands for High Altitude Low Open, meaning that (SEALs) jump from the air craft at a higher altitude than for normal dives and open their parachutes much closer to the ground to avoid detection.

    • Josh: "Eve Harrington in penny loafers here just corrected me in front of the President."

      Eve Harrington, the diabolical central character overwhelmed by an insatiable thirst for fame in the classic 1950 film "All About Eve", clawed her way to stardom by destroying everyone in her path, especially those who mentored and befriended her.

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