The West Wing

Arctic Radar

Season 4, Ep 10, Aired 11/27/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When a celebrated female fighter pilot is threatened with a dishonorable discharge for refusing to end her affair with a inferior officer, the staff, though full of opinions, agrees that the White House should not get involved; Donna asks Josh to find out if Jack Reese likes her, and is horrified to discover some of the anecdotes about her that Josh has shared with Jack; Sam heads out to California to begin his election campaign, and sends Will Bailey to the White House to help Toby with the inaugural address; despite the best efforts of Leo and Charlie to keep him out of it, Bartlet blows a gasket over complaints from U.N. diplomats about parking enforcement in New York City; and Josh takes issue with a temporary worker's choice in accessories.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Sheen

    President Jed Bartlet

  • Dule Hill

    Charlie Young

  • Allison Janney

    Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg

  • Rob Lowe

    Sam Seaborn (Episodes 1-84)

  • Richard Schiff

    Toby Ziegler

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Winners always want the ball

    By Parricida, Feb 27, 2009

  • Some superb sequences amidst a generally modest episode.

    By Ummagnumma, Feb 10, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Bartlet: (screaming out of his lungs) There are big signs, you can't park there! They should get towed! I hope they get towed to Queens and the Triboro's closed and there's a big crafts show at Shea, a flea market, or a tractor show!

    • Sam: Where you going? What'd you settle on? Will: Nice. Sam: Excellent! I like to stay at the Hotel Beau Rivage, but I think that's gonna be a little pricey for you. Will: Actually, I'm gonna stay at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It's not a hotel, I guess, quite so much as it's, well, a castle. Sam: Yeah. This is a family connection? Will: Yeah. Sam: All of Europe's a family connection for you isn't it? Will: Parts of Asia.

    • Janice Trumbull (speaking about Star Trek): I’m not obsessed. I’m just a fan, and I care. Josh Lyman : I’m a fan. I’m a sports fan, I’m a music fan, and I’m a Star Trek fan. All of them but here’s what I don’t do. Tell me if any of this sounds familiar. Let’s list our 10 favorite episodes. Let’s list our least favorite episodes. Let’s list our favorite galaxies. Let’s make a chart and see how often our favorite galaxies appear on our favorite episodes. What Romulan would you most like to see coupled with a Cardassian, and why? Let’s spend a weekend talking about Romulans falling in love with Cardassians and then let’s do it again? That’s not being a fan. That’s having a fetish, and I don’t have a problem with that except you can’t bring your hobbies into work. OK? Janice: Got it. Josh: Except on Star Trek holidays. Janice: There’s no such thing as a Star Trek holiday! Josh: Well work hard around here. We’ll make one.

    • Bartlet: There's a huge sign! They should be towed!

    • Josh: Tell me your aide's name. I'll ask her out; we'll double. Jack: Chief Petty Officer Harold Wendell. Josh: I got the fuzzy end of that lollipop.

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    Trivia (2)

    • During Josh's rant to the staffer at the end of the episode he makes a reference to "favorite galaxies" in the Star Trek Universe, but every Star Trek series takes place in our Milky Way Galaxy. Ironically, however, this piece of trivia proves Josh's point.

    • During his discussion with Leo about the pilot, Bartlet mentions firing the Ambassador to Brazil, but in "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics" he actually fired the Ambassador to Bulgaria.

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