- Continuity Nod - When Bartlett finds Toby working on speeches for his return to office, he knows that Toby always writes two speeches as discussed in the episode "Election Night".
- Refusal of the Call: Walken says to Debbie that he never wanted to be President, but because VP Hoynes resigned he Got Volunteered when President Bartlet had to recuse himself.
- What the Hell, Hero? - One of the Republican leadership delivers a subtle one to Josh and the rest of the Democrats in the bathroom when he says that anyone who thinks the republicans would take advantage of the situation for political gain has a "craven way of looking at politics".
Recap / The West Wing S 05 E 02 The Dogs Of War