Enemies
Episode 8 of 22 within Season One. Item 8 of 156 overall.
Production number 225907.
Patrick Caddell - Story
Rick Cleveland - Story
Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. - Story
Ron Osborn - Teleplay
Jeff Reno - Teleplay
Alan Taylor - Director
6.98
18 votes

A crucial banking bill is at risk when political rivals of environmentally sensitive President Bartlet attach a land-use rider to it that would allow strip-mining some of the Montana wilderness. C.J. tries to stamp out rumors that the Chief Executive chastised the Vice President during a cabinet meeting.

An overworked Leo isn't too keen on his independent daughter Mallory, dating the handsome Sam. C.J. continues to fend-off the romantic charms of a perceptive reporter with a knack for sniffing out juicy stories. Former lovers Mandy and Josh clash over the administration's attempt to jettison the land-use rider that might also ruin passage of the more important banking bill.

original airdate--November 17,1999  rating--8.7 million

network--NBC

music--Theme song--West Wing Main Title by W.G. Snuffy Walden

  1. "Hail To The Chielf" by James Sanderson
  2. "Canon In D Major" by Johann Pachelbel

 

Goof--When the vice-president comes into the oval office, the president is annotating a report; he appears to write something in the margin but when the camera turns, the paper has no annotations on.

  • The baseball cap on the display case behind Sam Seaborn's desk changes from one bearing the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency (ATF) logo to one bearing the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) logo between Mallory storming out to confront her father and returning later to ask Sam out for coffee and dessert.
  • Josh suggests that the President get around the land use rider attached to an important banking reform bill by using the Antiquities Act to create Big Sky National Park. The real world Antiquities Act authorizes the President to create National Monuments, only Congress can create a National Park.

 

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