The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 8


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 19, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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!

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions