Goof: On Day 3 of Shutdown, the team are eating pizza in the "war room". CJ takes a large bite but in the next shot over her shoulder we see a complete piece of pizza.
Jed talks about a basketball game between Providence and Notre Dame, but both teams are in the Big East conference where conference matchups rarely occur this early in the season.
Jed replaces the lid on the peanut butter jar and the camera pans to Abbey. When the camera pans back to Jed, the lid is no longer on the jar.
President Bartlet: I'm not going to negotiate with anyone who holds a gun to my head. We had a deal! I don't care if my approval ratings drop into the single digits. I am the President of the United States and I will leave this government shut down until we reach an EQUITABLE agreement!
Although this episode and the previous one are not viewed as a two-parter, it picks up where the previous one left off, with the last lines of the previous episode appearing as this episode's first.