18th & Potomac (Episode 221)
First Aired: Wednesday, 9th May, 2001
Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
Story: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr
Director: Robert Berlinger











Sagittarius
Josh's office. Josh works at his desk as Donna enters. He is so lost in work, he doesn't notice her leaning over his desk merely inches away.

DONNA: Do you need this?
JOSH: I didn't even see you there.
DONNA: I haven't seen you all day.
JOSH: I've been with ... (clears throat) ... you know ... Tobacco.
DONNA: Do you need this?
JOSH: Yeah.
DONNA: Josh, the President wants another meeting tonight in the Residence around nine o'clock.
JOSH: (beat) Oh, I'll tell you what that is--that's the ... Blue Ribbon Commission on Reform. Let me tell you, I'm going to be collecting benefits, or, you know, not, by the time we get this Blue Ribbon thing up.
DONNA: Josh ...
JOSH: Yeah?
DONNA: (beat) Um ... I'm trying ... see, this is why I'll never have a career as a--
JOSH: Donna, what--
DONNA: Sagittarius.
JOSH: (long beat) You all right?
DONNA: (nods) Yeah. (beat) There's an empty office next to the conference room downstairs. I've moved two couches in, and there's some pillows and blankets.
JOSH: Is CJ putting the lid on?
DONNA: Right now. And Leo's ready for you now.
(she exits; Josh stares into space for a long moment)








Not a Josh and Donna scene, but it gives some rather interesting insight into their relationship.



That Was For Me
Leo's office / Corridor. Josh pulls Toby aside to ask him something.

JOSH: Good evening.
LEO: Good evening, Josh.
JOSH: Leo, would you excuse us for a second? (to Toby) Can I talk to you outside? (they go into the corridor)
JOSH: You told Donna.
TOBY: Yeah.
JOSH: Why didn't you let me?
TOBY: You hadn't yet.
JOSH: (long beat) How'd she take it?
TOBY: If everybody out there takes it the way she did, we may be okay. (beat) If a few more people in here took it the way she did, that'd be all right, too.
JOSH: Was that for me?
TOBY: No, that was for me.




Many thanks to The West Wing Collection for the wonderful screencaps!