"Previously on the West Wing" spoken by C.J.
Eyebrows are raised when the President-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position than that of Bartlet. Josh walks into a business meeting. Sam Seaborn turns around. He gets up and as he leaves Sam says "I though you'd never call." Sam wants to say no. Josh tells him that Santos is the real deal. Josh wants him to be Deputy Chief of Staff.
Santos goes to the Situation Room for a briefing on Kazakhstan. CJ introduces him to McNally and Hutchinson. Santos is displeased with the situation, says so, and leaves.
Josh returns home. It's cluttered. Donna arrives for the night. she confronts him about the relationship. She gives them four weeks to see if they can figure out what they want.
CJ tells Josh to get to her office. She's furious that Santos called Liang (China) and orders Josh to tell Santos to start acting like the President-elect.
Helen Santos meets with Donna and asks her to be Chief of Staff.
Josh offers Lou the job of Director of Communications.
Sam Seaborn arrives in Josh's office. Sam asks when Josh last took a vacation. Josh doesn't remember. Sam says Santos takes office in 10 weeks, he could take one of them off. Josh introduces Sam as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Josh yells at Otto about taking Josh's Blackberry. Others heard Josh. Sam reminds Josh of how difficult the job will be even with Josh at his best and Josh isn't. Sam gives Josh an ultimatum: go on vacation or Sam leaves.
Santos and Bartlet meet in the Oval Office. Bartlet demands Santos tell him what he told the Chinese, which Santos does. Bartlet approves. Josh tells Santos that Sam will fill in for Josh for the next week. Santos approves.
Josh and Donna get on a plane. The episode ends with Josh's phone ringing off the desk.
- Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg
- Janel Moloney as Donna Moss
- Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman
- with Jimmy Smits as Matthew Santos
- and Martin Sheen as President Jed Bartlet
Special Guest StarsEdit
- Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson
- Anna Deavere Smith as Dr. Nancy McNally
- Matthew Del Negro as Bram Howard
- Karis Campbell as Ronna Beckman
- Ramón De Ocampo as Otto
- Jerry Kernion as Driver
- and Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn
- Greg Callahan as Man on the airplane
- Chandler Hill as Attorney #1
- Corie Vickers as Attorney #2
- Ken Weiler as Bowman