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The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 7

Election Night

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 2002 on NBC
8.8
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Episode Summary

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Election day finally arrives with the staff eagerly anticipating the outcome. Toby gets back at Josh. Sam is increasingly concerned about the Wilde campaign in Orange County. Toby worries about the effect of Andy's pregnancy on the voters. Donna accidentally votes for Richie and tries to rectify the situation by trying to find someone who will vote-swap. Josh resists Deborah's new office rules until she reveals their basis. Bartlet has some new health issues to worry about.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Election..

    9.0
    That was amazing episode. I think there was no doubt about the win of the election.. but the illness hitting again.. and the overall feeling - that they have worked for it.. that was just amazing.



    I also liked Donna's storyline with misplaced vote and trying to bring the justice.. a honor thing.. It was great.



    And then that storyline in California.. with that dead candidate.. it was a really great one too.. that passion that guy running it had.. amazing..



    One really beautiful episode.. end to emotional and long storyline - they are staying for another term and this time it will be harder..moreless
Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen

President Jed Bartlet

Dule Hill

Dule Hill

Charlie Young

Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Sam Seaborn (Episodes 1-84)

Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff

Toby Ziegler

John Spencer

John Spencer

Leo McGarry

Richard Saxton

Richard Saxton

Anaheim Anchor

Guest Star

Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson

Man

Guest Star

Howard Mann

Howard Mann

Senior Citizen

Guest Star

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Debbie Fiderer

Recurring Role

Devika Parikh

Devika Parikh

Bonnie

Recurring Role

Kim Webster

Kim Webster

Ginger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (They both listen to the heartbeats and look at the picture on the monitor.) Toby: (in awe) Andy, you-you can see their... heads. My kids have heads.

    • Richie Supporter: Let me ask you this. Bartlet's supposed to be smart right? He's the smart one, we're the dumb ones, he knows best. So what does it say to you when his people don't know how to fill out a ballot? Maybe he's a little out of touch. Is that what it says? (walks away)
      Donna (yelling after him): Or maybe it says with the president's supporters accidentally voting for the wrong candidate, you're still gonna get creamed you little fascist!

    • C.J.: Did you--?
      Sam: Yes. I turned, I cursed, I spat, it froze.

    • C.J.: (to Toby) Listen, I know better than to stick my face in your personal life. Except, you know, for sport.

    • Toby: I've got a speech if he wins. I've got a speech if he doesn't.
      Sam: You wrote a concession?
      Toby: Of course I wrote a concession. What are...you wanna tempt the wrath of the whatever, from high atop the thing?

    • Josh (on the new meeting rules): That's insane.
      Debbie: Well, I'm quite mad.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Awards and Nominations:
      Nomination at 2003 Eddie Awards for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Television (Janet Ashikaga A.C.E.)

    • Music:
      1. "The Times They Are A-Changin" is sung in this episode not by Bob Dylan but by Richie Havens, from his Richie Havens Sings Beatles and Dylan CD.
      2. Sam sings a few lines of "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey" as he goes to his office to answer a call from Will Bailey. The song's words and music are by Hughie Cannon and it was originally performed by Bobby Darin.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Josh: You've got to go outside, turn around three times and curse.
      Toby: Spit.

      The actions to reverse the bad luck is a reference to the play Macbeth.
      It is said that the play Macbeth is cursed. Saying "Macbeth" inside a theater will bring bad luck. To reverse the bad luck things like Josh and Toby say have to be done by the person who said it.

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