The West Wing S 02 E 01 In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen Part One / Recap - TV Tropes
"Previously on the West Wing" spoken by Leo She then calls Toby and Sam at the hospital, where she asks Sam to come back to the White Returning to flashback, Bartlet and the campaign staff are meeting about issues. In the penultimate scene of the episode, Josh is waiting at the airport for a flight home - when. "Previously on the West Wing" spoken by Leo. While a contemptuous Toby ( Richard Schiff) is assigned to meet with a noisy, unruly mob protesting the World . Previously on the West Wing spoken by Sam In the two-hour season Back at the scene, C.J. is being treated by paramedics and Sam comes over to check on her. A flashback shows Josh in a meeting with then-Senator John Hoynes, where At the hospital, President Bartlet wants to see Josh in his room after surgery.
Keller to her, and she asks about the surgery, which Dr. Keller again assures her about. Bartlet asks who the anesthesiologist is Dr. Leeand after checking on Zoey once more, goes to find him.
In the scrub room, Dr. Lee is prepping for surgery when Dr. Bartlet finds him, and she tells him about President Bartlet's MS; she also says he'll be the 15th person to knowand he can tell anyone he wants about that information. Leo finds Gina, who's still kicking herself over not being able to give a complete ID of the signal man. Leo tells her not to worry about it, but he's interrupted by the paramedics bringing Josh in, followed by Charlie, C. They tell Leo what happened, and as the paramedics wheel him towards a trauma room, Josh babbles about needing to go to New Hampshire.
As the doctors start to work on Josh Josh is working for then Senator Hoynes during his election campaign, and Hoynes is upset with Josh for bringing up Social Security, which he says is the black hole of politics. Josh tries to point out it's an important issue and a good one for Hoynes to run on, but the rest of Hoynes' staff disagrees, and Hoynes tells Josh to walk with him while he heads to the Senate for a vote.
Hoynes asks Josh what's wrong, and Josh confesses though he thinks Hoynes is going to win the nomination in a walk, and has the money to do so, he doesn't know what Hoynes is against or for, other than being against losing and for winning.
Hoynes tells Josh he's going to run a campaign Josh can be proud of, and he'll play a big role in Hoynes' administration, but he needs to cheer up and shut up about Social Security.
As Hoynes goes to his vote, Josh is about to walk back to the meeting when Leo calls for him. Josh tells him Hoynes is in the Senate for a vote, but Leo says he wants to see Josh instead, and asks if they can take a walk. Outside the Capitol, Leo asks about Josh's father, and Josh says he's out of the hospital, but not taking it easy at all.
Leo mentions the purpose of the meeting; he wants Josh to come to New Hampshire to see then Governor Bartlet speak. Josh isn't enthusiastic about it, but eventually agrees, and as Leo leaves, calls his secretary to make travel arrangements for him.
In New York City, in a conference room, lawyers from Gage Whitney Pace, including Sam, are meeting with Kensington Oil, one of their clients, about the ships they're going to buy.
Sam talks with them about the liability shield he's setting up for them, although he doesn't look enthusiastic about it, and then excuses himself to get tax figures for them.
As he walks to his office, his secretary tells him Josh is there, and Sam enthusiastically greets him. He suggests to Josh they go outside to get a hot dog even though it's early in the morning, and Josh accepts.
Outside, Josh mentions he couldn't remember Sam's law firm at first, and then asks him to come work for Hoynes. Sam declines, saying he's getting married to his girlfriend in the fall. Both of them realize neither of them are happy with what they're doing with their lives at the moment.
Josh asks Sam if he should tell him if Bartlet is for real when he goes to see him, and Sam says he won't have to; "You have a pretty bad poker face". Josh leaves, and Sam starts back to the office when he runs into a woman Near the waiting room, Lewis, a hospital administrator, tells Abbey President Bartlet is out of surgery and doing fine, and the surgery went as expected.President shot
Josh, however, is another story; they have to repair manually the artery that the bullet damaged. Bartlet thanks him and goes to Zoey and the others to tell them the news Just then, Vice President Hoynes comes in, and after Leo prompts General Shannon and he orders it, the officers in the room stand up, but Hoynes distractedly tells them to sit back down. The Joint Chiefs discuss the fact there isn't much other domestic activity to worry about, and Hoynes mentions he's going to federalize the Virginia and Maryland National Guards if the signal man isn't found in one hour.
McNally mentions there's been buildup by the Iraq Republican Guard, and reminds them of the plane Iraq shot down. Leo says he doesn't think there's a connection, and after they briefly debate the fact, and Hoynes reflects, he decides to go with Leo's stance.
Leo tells General Shannon to get a message to Iraq; "Don't mess with us tonight. There's an uncomfortable silence until Donna asks how President Bartlet is, and C.
Donna starts babbling nervously about how long it took her to get in until Toby stops her by telling her about Josh, and how he's still in critical condition.
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As Donna tries to process the news, Lewis finishes telling them that Josh's operation will take 12 to 14 hours, and he can have the hospital keep in touch with them if they want to go home or to work. When he leaves, Donna sits down in a state of shock, and both Charlie and C. In the press room at the briefing, C. For the last part, C. Outside the press room, Carol notices the scratch on C.
Danny comes up to her and apologizes, but says he really needs a better answer to his question, and wants to know who's in charge, and who was in charge while the President was in surgery. In Leo's office, McNally continues to try and convince Leo and Toby, who's also there to upgrade their DefCon posture, saying because the shooters had a plan, they should assume the worst and Vice President Hoynes should upgrade to DefCon 4.
However, according to Leo, the council's office says they can't do that, because President Bartlet never signed a letter authorizing Vice President Hoynes to take over.
In the hallway, Toby brings up C. J's scratched neck, and she brings up the question about Secret Service protection, which she feels they won't have to worry about, though she doesn't sound convinced.
She leaves for the hospital. Toby goes to his office area and asks for a copy of the National Security Act of when he notices Ginger standing there, shell-shocked. Toby asks her to come over and he hugs herthen asks if she's ready to work, which she is. As he turns around, he hears someone asks, "You want another one of those? Toby mentions to the woman he's been a professional political operative most of his life, but has never won an election, and he thinks he's getting fired.
Zoey and Mallory are coming. If you want to come I guess that'd be okay. Why, Josh, you've swept me off my feet. You guys don't realize it, but you're having a pretty bad night. I swear to God I'll blow your head off. My name is Charlie Young, jackass. And if that bulge in your pocket's an 8-ball of blow, you'll be spending Spring Break in a federal prison. The Secret Service should worry about you getting shot! They are worried about me getting shot.
I'm worried about me getting shot!
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But that is nothing compared to how terrified we are of you. You scare the hell out of the Secret Service, Zoey, and you scare the hell out of me, too. My getting killed would be bad enough, but that is not the nightmare scenario.
The nightmare scenario, sweetheart, is you getting kidnapped. You go out to a bar or a party in some club and you get up to go to the restroom. Somebody comes up from behind, puts their hand across your mouth and whisks you out the back door. You're so petrified you don't even notice the bodies of two Secret Service agents lying on the ground with bullet holes in their heads. Then you're whisked away in a car.
It's a big party with lots of noise and lots of people coming and going and it's a half hour before someone says, "Hey, where's Zoey? It's another hour and a half before anyone even thinks to shut down all the airports! And now we're off to the races! You're tied to a chair in a cargo shack somewhere in the middle of Uganda and I am told that I have seventy-two hours to get Israel to free four hundred and sixty terrorist prisoners.
So I'm on the phone, pleading with Binyamin and he's saying "I'm sorry Mr President, but Israel simply does not negotiate with terrorists, period! It's the only way we can survive. Do you get it?! How much were the sandwiches? I gave you a twenty. Yes, as it turns out, actually, you gave me more money than I needed to buy what you asked for. However, knowing you, as I do, I'm afraid I can't trust you to spend the change wisely.
Josh refuses to hire Donna on the Santos campaign, "The Ticket," Season 7 This moment in Josh-Donna history is notable mostly for its extreme painfulness. After Santos beats Russell in the Democratic primary, Donna goes to Josh to ask for a job on the continued Presidential campaign. Josh says no, citing the negative comments she made against the congressman while working for Russell, but not before getting inappropriately personal: I've got a candidate who doesn't trust any of them, and frankly neither do I.
And if you think I don't miss you every day After she develops a blood clot and has to undergo emergency surgery, Josh comes into the ER before the procedure and assures her with a convincing false confidence that it's all going to be okay.
After having two Donna-centric conversations with Josh, Jack says he doesn't want to get "in between anything" by asking Donna out. Off of Josh's confusion, he says: Later, explaining to Donna why he shared what she finds to be embarrassing stories about her in his attempts to spark Jack's interest, he says "Those are good stories about you, though.
Those stories would make me like you. This episode is also notable in its marking of a slight shift in the dynamics of the Josh-Donna relationship. At this point in the series, we've seen much more of Donna yearning for Josh as he dates others and Amy seriouslybut haven't really seen the tables turned. After Josh delivers that heartbreaker of a line, Donna does not react like a woman in love, as she does to similar comments in early episodes, because she's distracted and genuinely excited to go out with Jack.
How's that for a change, Lyman? Josh gets flustered when Donna leaves on a romantic getaway, "Holy Night," Season 4 Donna's plans to spend Christmas away with her boyfriend are thwarted when the president decides to make last-minute adjustments to the Federal Budget.
Josh apologizes for delaying her trip, but promises to get her drunk when they're done working -- a prospect which he seems to be pretty into. After Leo calls off the plan, and tells Josh he set Donna up with a news helicopter landing near her destination, Josh gets noticeably flustered. Josh replies, "I'm trying. Josh tells Donna she looks great in the "stolen" dress, "The Portland Trip," Season 2 Excellent banter opens up this exchange when Donna puts on a red dress she bought for a date.
Josh insists it's stolen, because she plans to return it the next day, but Donna insists she's just being thrifty. On her way out, Josh stops and tells her, "You look really great in that dress tonight, Donna.
You should buy it for yourself. In this Christmas episode, Donna issues repeated pleas for Josh to buy her various items of ski equipment as her gift.