The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 4

The Red Mass

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Leo: Then you've read that Qumar's reopened the investigation into Abdul Shareef's plane going down.

      Qumar is a made-up country.

    • Sam: What do I know? Shareef was a bad guy. Feels like he had money in the Bahji cell.

      The Bahji terrorist cell is not real.

    • The same man walks through the hall in the background during two sequential shots of Donna and Josh as they discuss the self-help book.

  • Quotes

    • Susan: I don't know why you think the Committee to Re-Elect needs us to protect them. And if Ritchie's strategy is what you say it is, won't Josh Lyman figure that out in five minutes?
      Amy: It'll take his assistant Donna five minutes. It'll take Josh half that time.
      Stackhouse: Really?
      Amy: Maybe a little longer because the Mets lost last night, and he'll need to focus.
      [Cut to Josh's Office. Josh is reading his newspaper]
      Josh: Just throw strikes! I don't understand why that can't happen. You have a three-run lead, just throw strikes. I mean, my God!

    • Janet: This was his fourth one by the way.
      Sam: Fourth what?
      Janet: Heart attack.
      Sam: The Democrates have nominated someone who's had three heart attacks?
      Janet: Yes.
      Sam: And you think I don't care enough about---? What kind of signal does that to---? I have to talk--- (pauses) No, this isn't gonna to be part of my life.
      Janet: Wow. You just did a whole thing all by yourself.
      Sam: Yeah, I do that.

    • Charlie: Can you make a run to the staff secretary's office? Ella's not there, but someone should be. Make sure you just take what needs to be signed today. They're gonna try to give you a whole stack, and right there's where you become a man-animal.
      Emily: Should I use sex as a tactic?
      Charlie: If you need to. Hell, even if you just want to.

  • Notes

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