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Recap / The West Wing S 06 E 14 The Wake Up Call

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Despite needing a reduced schedule due to his MS, President Bartlet spends most of a night up late discussing constitutional theory with a visiting professor who is helping a Belarusian delegation draft their constitution. The next morning, CJ must wake the President early (against his wife's wishes) to deal with the aftermath of the Iranians shooting down a British passenger plane with American passengers.


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  • Call-Back: Lord John Marbury still calls for Leo by his nickname of "Gerald", though he also greets CJ with "you must be the new Gerald," denoting it's more a placeholder. (Another "Gerald", referred to as "Chet", is an anglicized nickname for an Iranian specialist).
  • Even the Girls Want Her: The visiting Miss World (of Bhutan) draws much attention, to the point that various staffers drop by Toby's office with unimportant reports just to catch a glimpse of her. Margaret just appears in the doorway and says "Hi."
  • Not Quite Starring: Lawrence Lessig is played by Christopher Lloyd.
  • Shipper on Deck: Because of Valentine's Day, Annabeth goes around giving people candies and even wears a red blazer/skirt combo, while trying to set up various people.

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