All the President's men and women scramble in the chaotic wake of an assassination attempt that leaves some victims fighting for their lives.
Meanwhile, as a manhunt continues, the wounded drift in and out of surgery recalling how Bartlet's team came together during the dark months of his longshot primary campaign.
Elsewhere, the press department is hounded by the media for details of the shooting while a military crisis looms in Iraq.
original airdate--October 04,2000 rating--25.1 million
music--"West Wing Main Title" by W.G. Snuffy Walde