The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 5

Constituency of One

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 29, 2003 on NBC
7.8
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Will Bailey receives an offer to become Vice President Russell's top aide. Amy Gardner does some skillful lobbying for domestic violence prevention which gets the wrath of Bartlet. A conservative democratic senator switches parties.

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  • Troubles.. and more troubles

    7.0
    That episode was not something you enjoy.. it was really disturbing storylines, mixed feelings and some weird way going char developments. So, in overall, this episode really felt very weird but I think it is passable.



    I did not liked the whole thing going on with Amy. She is that kind of not very favorite char but that episode.. it is hard time but..



    And then Josh.. the irony of his day.. I think probably one of his worst birthdays.. not wanting something big and getting it but that senator leaving a party.. that was shocking and really weird.. Maybe I did not get it right but what had Josh to do it.. really weird but on the same time, the episode had that good ironic tone, the hardship and that reminder - nothing comes easy.moreless
Eric Lemler

Eric Lemler

Nat

Guest Star

Teresa Huang

Teresa Huang

Holly

Guest Star

Tom Skerritt

Tom Skerritt

Chris Carrick

Guest Star

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Bob Russell

Recurring Role

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Amy Gardner

Recurring Role

Jesse Bradford

Jesse Bradford

Ryan Pierce

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Amy tells Josh a joke about a man who hasn't eaten in 38 days because he was waiting for his mother to call. This joke is also used in Studio 60, another Sorkin show, where Harriet Hayes has trouble remembering the right way to tell the joke.

    • Josh finds a dead fish wrapped in newspaper in his office. There is a rumour that Rahm Emanuel, Member of Congress for Illinois, sent a dead fish to a colleague with whom he was on bad terms.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ryan: So, uh, I got Josh an expensive birthday present.
      C.J.: You can't--you're his subordinate. That's a violation of ethics rule.
      Ryan: Then I'm giving it to you.
      C.J.: You'd better believe you're my subordinate, and I dont think you even brought a present at all.
      Ryan: There's a party at the Australian Embassy later.
      C.J (shocked): Are you...?
      Ryan: No. It's just, uh...
      C.J.: There aren't enough phone books in the District of Columbia for you to stand on.
      Ryan: How about suburban Maryland?

    • Toby: Who's Ben?
      C.J.: A guy I lived with for six months.
      Toby: I didn't know you lived with a guy named Ben.
      C.J. (smiling): There's a lot you don't know about me.
      Toby: Like what?
      C.J.: Well, that's about it, really.

    • Amy (to Josh): 101st senator--is that like being the fifth Beatle?

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Amy: Am I going to come back from Mass and find a horse's head on my desk?

      Amy is alluding to the movie The Godfather. In the film, Hollywood producer Jack Woltz has refused to cast Johnny Fontane in his new film, still bitter that Johnny had stolen a girl from him. Mob boss Don Coleone sends the family consigliere to suggest he reconsider, but Woltz stubbornly refuses. The next morning, Woltz wakes to find the head of his prized racehorse on the pillow next to him. Amy is suggesting that Josh (as the consigliere) has been sent by Leo (the mafia boss) to persuade her not to alter the budget process.

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