When a U.S. peacekeeping compound is attacked and American soldiers are killed, the White House struggles to contain the story even as the father of one of the slain soldiers speaks out against the mission.
Meanwhile, Democratic Congressman Santos attaches his patients' bill of rights to a Republican piece of legislation - and effectively keeps the Democratic elements in line while maintaining a Republican agenda. Also, Leo gets a lesson in life and business from his nurse.
original airdate--November 24,2004 rating--11.76 million
music--"West Wing Main Title" by W.G. Snuffy Walden