Emilee Bell


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Politics, Drama

Document Type

TV Show Review


Just as with most episodes of The West Wing, many things are happening simultaneously: A spy drone went down in Russia and the president has to try to ask for it back without telling the Russian leader they were taking pictures. The entire episode revolves around Leo and the staff trying to convince the president he can lie to the the Russian president about the situation. President Bartlett takes their advice, but makes no progress until he tells the truth to his Russian counterpart. Josh interviews a Republican lawyer to take Ainsley Hayes' place in the legal counsel office of the White House. Donna has a crush on the lawyer and Josh continues to subversively disagree with Donna dating other men. Charlie refuses to stop pursuing Zoe Bartlett, even though she's dating a French prince.