The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 14

An Khe

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.