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...which is where they are a few minutes later. Admiral Fitzwallace brings President Bartlet up to speed; the pilot is alive, but is being tracked by the Iraqi national guard. He also says they have a rescue scenario in place. One official says they should negotiate with Iraq, but Leo insists that's not an option. President Bartlet asks about the particulars of the pilot (his name, age and where he's from), tells the official ("Bill") that he'll invade Iraq if something happens to the pilot, and orders Admiral Fitzwallace to get him back.

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...which is where they are a few minutes later. Admiral Fitzwallace brings President Bartlet up to speed; the pilot is alive, but is being tracked by the Iraqi national guard. He also says they have a rescue scenario in place. One official says they should negotiate with Iraq, but Leo insists that's not an option. President Bartlet asks about the particulars of the pilot (his name, age and where he's from), tells reminds the official ("Bill") that the Iraqi have put a $14,000 bounty on any downed US plane or captured soldier and that he'll invade Iraq if something happens to the pilot, and orders Admiral Fitzwallace to get him back.


-->'''C.J.:''' Danny, I got to tell you, that was, seriously, that was a turn-on when you said that, though I donít know why you decided to be the most haughty on the Dallas Morning News.



-->'''C.J.:''' Danny, I got to tell you, that was, seriously, that was a turn-on when you said that, though I donít know why you decided to be the most haughty on the Dallas Morning News.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: An officer in the situation room says that the "AEGIS radar on the ''North Dakota''" picked up a distress signal. In 2000, there had not been a USS ''North Dakota'' since 1931.


* CricketRules:
-->'''President Bartlet:''' It's either that (girl's softball), or a cricket match between Scotland and Bermuda. Now, I am an educated man, Charlie, but when someone tries to explain cricket to me, all I want to do is hit him in the head with a teapot.

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* CricketRules:
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-->'''President Bartlet:''' It's either that (girl's softball), [girl's softball], or a cricket UsefulNotes/{{cricket}} match between Scotland UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} and Bermuda.UsefulNotes/{{Bermuda}}. Now, I am an educated man, Charlie, but when someone tries to explain cricket to me, all I want to do is hit him in the head with a teapot.



-->'''Toby:''' First thing the shuttle does after it leaves the atmosphere is open the cargo bay doors. Thatís what lets the heat out. Once those doors close, they have a pretty short window to get back before it overheats.

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-->'''Toby:''' First thing the shuttle does after it leaves the atmosphere is open the cargo bay doors. Thatís what lets the heat out. Once those doors close, they have a pretty short window to get back before it overheats.overheats.
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...[[DescriptionCut which is where they are a few minutes later]]. Admiral Fitzwallace brings President Bartlet up to speed; the pilot is alive, but is being tracked by the Iraqi national guard. He also says they have a rescue scenario in place. One official says they should negotiate with Iraq, but Leo insists that's not an option. President Bartlet asks about the particulars of the pilot (his name, age and where he's from), tells the official ("Bill") that he'll invade Iraq if something happens to the pilot, and orders Admiral Fitzwallace to get him back.

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...[[DescriptionCut which is where they are a few minutes later]].later. Admiral Fitzwallace brings President Bartlet up to speed; the pilot is alive, but is being tracked by the Iraqi national guard. He also says they have a rescue scenario in place. One official says they should negotiate with Iraq, but Leo insists that's not an option. President Bartlet asks about the particulars of the pilot (his name, age and where he's from), tells the official ("Bill") that he'll invade Iraq if something happens to the pilot, and orders Admiral Fitzwallace to get him back.


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* AuthorCatchphrase: Aaron Sorkin also used the same episode title for the first season finales of ''Series/SportsNight'' and ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''.

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* AuthorCatchphrase: Aaron Sorkin also used the same episode title for the first season finales of ''Series/SportsNight'' and ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''.''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', as well as the series finale of ''Series/TheNewsroom''.


As they walk to the Oval Office, President Bartlet tells Charlie about how he plans to watch a girls' softball game on TV after the even, which Charlie finds very amusing. After he picks up a memo, Bartlet continues with Charlie to the press room, and Bartlet explains likes winding up his day by watching a sporting event. They reach the press room, where C.J. and Sam are. C.J. tries to set up what will be happening at the town hall meeting, but President Bartlet is more interested in telling Sam about Toby's brother, an astronaut on the space shuttle Columbia, which hasn't landed yet. Sam promises he'll find out what's happening.

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As they walk to the Oval Office, President Bartlet tells Charlie about how he plans to watch a girls' softball game on TV after the even, event, which Charlie finds very amusing. After he picks up a memo, Bartlet continues with Charlie to the press room, and Bartlet explains likes winding up his day by watching a sporting event. They reach the press room, where C.J. and Sam are. C.J. tries to set up what will be happening at the town hall meeting, but President Bartlet is more interested in telling Sam about Toby's brother, an astronaut on the space shuttle Columbia, which hasn't landed yet. Sam promises he'll find out what's happening.



Later, in the Roosevelt Room, Mandy reminds President Bartlet he has to list his accomplishments before he attacks Congress, and he concedes the point. Mandy and Sam debate whether President Bartlet should take his jacket off or not. Zoey comes in with Charlie, and she and her father step outside in the hallway for a moment. Zoey asks how he is, and Bartlet insists he's fine; he also wants her to come to the meeting. Zoey doesn't want to, because he doesn't want her father to make fun of her, but reluctantly agrees. As Bartlet heads back inside, Zoey mentions Charlie wanted to talk to him about something, and Bartlet promises to talk to him. Bartlet heads back into the Roosevelt Room and dismisses everyone. He then asks Charlie what Zoey was talking about, but Charlie claims he doesn't know what Zoey is talking about, and Bartlet accepts this. Sam walks out with President Bartlet, and tells him he has a signal worked out if there's news on the pilot during the town hall meeting. Sam makes the motion with his arm we saw earlier, and tells a bemused President Bartlet it's a signal for departure. Bartlet accepts this, and Sam thanks him and leaves.

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Later, in the Roosevelt Room, Mandy reminds President Bartlet he has to list his accomplishments before he attacks Congress, and he concedes the point. Mandy and Sam debate whether President Bartlet should take his jacket off or not. Zoey comes in with Charlie, and she and her father step outside in the hallway for a moment. Zoey asks how he is, and Bartlet insists he's fine; he also wants her to come to the meeting. Zoey doesn't want to, because he she doesn't want her father to make fun of her, but reluctantly agrees. As Bartlet heads back inside, Zoey mentions Charlie wanted to talk to him about something, and Bartlet promises to talk to him. Bartlet heads back into the Roosevelt Room and dismisses everyone. He then asks Charlie what Zoey was talking about, but Charlie claims he doesn't know what Zoey is talking about, and Bartlet accepts this. Sam walks out with President Bartlet, and tells him he has a signal worked out if there's news on the pilot during the town hall meeting. Sam makes the motion with his arm we saw earlier, and tells a bemused President Bartlet it's a signal for departure. Bartlet accepts this, and Sam thanks him and leaves.



[[BookEnds We're back at the town hall meeting]], although we get some parts that are shorter and some new parts included. We see, for example, Toby's full reaction to finding out his brother's shuttle has safely landed, and we hear President Bartlet name Charlie as the one who gave him the report from the Center for Policy Alternatives. While Gina is looking over the crowd, and we see the suspicious young man with the baseball cap on, we hear Bartlet talk about his family background (his great-grandfather's great-grandfather was an original member of the Continental Congress in 1776) and the Declaration of Independence. Once again, he hear him conclude the speech by saying, "Class dismissed", and the crowd enthusiastically applauds.

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[[BookEnds We're back at the town hall meeting]], although we get some parts that are shorter and some new parts included. We see, for example, Toby's full reaction to finding out his brother's shuttle has safely landed, and we hear President Bartlet name Charlie as the one who gave him the report from the Center for Policy Alternatives. While Gina is looking over the crowd, and we see the suspicious young man with the baseball cap on, we hear Bartlet talk about his family background (his great-grandfather's great-grandfather was an original member of the Continental Congress in 1776) and the Declaration of Independence. Once again, he we hear him conclude the speech by saying, "Class dismissed", and the crowd enthusiastically applauds.



-->'''Bartlet:''' Heís up there with four red-bellied Japanese newts. He wants to see how a newtís inner ears, which are remarkably similar to humans, are influenced by the absence of gravity. Do you know what he calls them, C.J.?

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-->'''Bartlet:''' Heís up there with four red-bellied Japanese newts. He wants to see how a newtís inner ears, which are remarkably similar to humans, humansí, are influenced by the absence of gravity. Do you know what he calls them, C.J.?


-->'''President Bartlet:''' [[LampshadeHanging Listen, have I got any of the names right so far?

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-->'''President Bartlet:''' [[LampshadeHanging Listen, have I got any of the names right so far?far?]]


As they walk to the Oval Office, President Bartlet tells Charlie about how he plans to watch a girls' softball game on TV after the even, which Charlie finds very amusing. After he picks up a memo, Bartlet continues with Charlie to the press room, and Bartlet explains he prefers watching girls' softball to cricket, because he doesn't understand cricket. They reach the press room, where C.J. and Sam are. C.J. tries to set up what will be happening at the town hall meeting, but President Bartlet is more interested in telling Sam about Toby's brother, an astronaut on the space shuttle Columbia, which hasn't landed yet. Sam promises he'll find out what's happening.

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As they walk to the Oval Office, President Bartlet tells Charlie about how he plans to watch a girls' softball game on TV after the even, which Charlie finds very amusing. After he picks up a memo, Bartlet continues with Charlie to the press room, and Bartlet explains he prefers likes winding up his day by watching girls' softball to cricket, because he doesn't understand cricket.a sporting event. They reach the press room, where C.J. and Sam are. C.J. tries to set up what will be happening at the town hall meeting, but President Bartlet is more interested in telling Sam about Toby's brother, an astronaut on the space shuttle Columbia, which hasn't landed yet. Sam promises he'll find out what's happening.


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* CricketRules:
-->'''President Bartlet:''' It's either that (girl's softball), or a cricket match between Scotland and Bermuda. Now, I am an educated man, Charlie, but when someone tries to explain cricket to me, all I want to do is hit him in the head with a teapot.
** SelfPlagiarism: On ''Series/SportsNight'', there was also an episode about characters trying to understand cricket.


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* RunningGag: President Bartlet's inability to remember names.
-->'''President Bartlet:''' [[LampshadeHanging Listen, have I got any of the names right so far?
-->'''Charlie:''' No, sir, but you came pretty damn close to a couple of them.


Josh and Vice President Hoynes are jogging towards the Lincoln Memorial, as Josh talks about how much "soft money" has ruined politics, and how much they need campaign finance reform. Hoynes agrees, but asks Josh what his point is. Josh asks if they can stop, as as they do so, mentions how much Hoynes seems to be palling around with opponents of campaign finance reform. Hoynes denies he's doing anything like that in particular, but Josh brings up the fact Bartlet's numbers are going up after the earlier poll, and he also says the town hall meeting, as well as bringing back the pilot alive, will makes his numbers go up even more:

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Josh and Vice President Hoynes are jogging towards the Lincoln Memorial, as Josh talks about [[Recap/TheWestWingS01E19LetBartletBeBartlet how much "soft money" money"]] [[Recap/TheWestWingS01E20MandatoryMinimums has ruined politics, politics]], [[Recap/TheWestWingS01E21LiesDamnLiesAndStatistics and how much they need campaign finance reform.reform]]. Hoynes agrees, but asks Josh what his point is. Josh asks if they can stop, as as they do so, mentions how much Hoynes seems to be palling around with opponents of campaign finance reform. Hoynes denies he's doing anything like that in particular, but Josh brings up the fact Bartlet's numbers are going up after the earlier poll, and he also says the town hall meeting, as well as bringing back the pilot alive, will makes his numbers go up even more:


In Leo's office, he briefs C.J. on what happened, including the rescue scenario in place. He then asks if she understands what he wants from her, and she says yes. Leo brings up [[Recap/TheWestWingS01E11LordJohnMarbury C.J. being upset about lying to the press]], but C.J. insists she doesn't have a problem with that; she has a problem with Leo and the President lying to him. Josh comes in and C.J. goes to be briefed in detail by the Pentagon. Josh wants to know how a stealth fighter jet could be shot down, and Leo admits they'll have to get into that at some point. Josh then brings up his meeting with Hoynes, and Leo cautions him to bring up why it's bad for Hoynes, not bad for them.

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In Leo's office, he briefs C.J. on what happened, including the rescue scenario in place. He then asks if she understands what he wants from her, and she says yes. Leo brings up [[Recap/TheWestWingS01E11LordJohnMarbury C.J. being upset about lying to the press]], but C.J. insists she doesn't have a problem with that; she has a problem with Leo and the President lying to him.her. Josh comes in and C.J. goes to be briefed in detail by the Pentagon. Josh wants to know how a stealth fighter jet could be shot down, and Leo admits they'll have to get into that at some point. Josh then brings up his meeting with Hoynes, and Leo cautions him to bring up why it's bad for Hoynes, not bad for them.


-->'''Mrs. Landingham:''' Oh, sir, I think we both know from experience thatís not true.

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-->'''Mrs. Landingham:''' Oh, sir, I think we both know from experience thatís not true.true.
* SpaceIsCold: Averted.
-->'''Toby:''' First thing the shuttle does after it leaves the atmosphere is open the cargo bay doors. Thatís what lets the heat out. Once those doors close, they have a pretty short window to get back before it overheats.

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* IncrediblyLamePun: Jed is telling Sam about Toby's brother:
-->'''Bartlet:''' Heís up there with four red-bellied Japanese newts. He wants to see how a newtís inner ears, which are remarkably similar to humans, are influenced by the absence of gravity. Do you know what he calls them, C.J.?
-->'''C.J.''' Astro-newts?


->''[[CliffHanger Oh, god, weíve got people down. People down, people down! Whoís been hit? Whoís been hit?]]''

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->''[[CliffHanger Oh, god, weíve got people down. People down, people down! Whoís been hit? Whoís been hit?]]''hit?]]''

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Lampshaded by C.J. after Danny complains about her mistreating him:
-->'''Danny:''' C.J., Iím not staying in the penalty box forever. I've covered the White House for eight years, and I've done it for the ''New York Times'', the ''Washington Post'', ''Time Magazine'', and the ''Dallas Morning News''! And Iím telling you, you canít mess me around like this.
-->'''C.J.:''' Danny, I got to tell you, that was, seriously, that was a turn-on when you said that, though I donít know why you decided to be the most haughty on the Dallas Morning News.
* AuthorCatchphrase: Aaron Sorkin also used the same episode title for the first season finales of ''Series/SportsNight'' and ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''.
* CallBack: When Charlie is enthused by the fact President Bartlet used the report he recommended in the speech, he tells Josh, "You were right. [[Recap/TheWestWingS01E03AProportionalResponse It doesn't go away]]."
* GilliganCut: Once again, without actually cutting:
-->'''Charlie:''' Zoey, I work with some of the smartest people in the world.
-->(''Josh sits where his chair ought to be and falls down'')
* SeinfeldianConversation: While waiting for the phone call confirming the pilot has been rescued, Admiral Fitzwallace looks at the carpet in the Oval Office, notes that the eagle on the seal is holding an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other, and he knows which talon the eagle is facing changes during times of war, but he doesn't know how that change happens. President Bartlet doesn't know either.
* ServileSnarker: Both Charlie and Mrs. Landingham have no trouble teasing President Bartlet about wanting to watch girls' softball on TV:
-->'''President Bartlet:''' Womens' softball. Itís going to be great. Mrs. Landingham? Iím watching a live sporting event from beginning to end tonight.
-->'''Mrs. Landingham:''' And when Sacramento State and the University of the Pacific get together, itís usually a barn burner, sir.
-->'''President Bartlet:''' Youíre not going to spoil my good time for me, Mrs. Landingham.
-->'''Mrs. Landingham:''' Oh, sir, I think we both know from experience thatís not true.

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