Five Votes Down (Episode 104)
First Aired: Wednesday, 13th October, 1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Story: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr & Patrick Caddell
Director: Michael Lehman











I'd Imagine With That Smoking Jacket And The Cigarette Holder, You Were Quite The Dandy
Bullpen. Josh and Sam enter, Donna approaches them.

JOSH: I sense I'm being mocked.
DONNA: Congratulations, Josh.
JOSH: What did I do?
DONNA: You won our award for best gift valued over twenty-five dollars on the financial disclosure report.
JOSH: Really?
DONNA: Yeah.
JOSH: What won it for me?
DONNA: The eleven-hundred-and-eighty-nine dollar Viennatelli silk smoking jacket from Miss Sarah Weissenger.
JOSH: Ah, yes.
DONNA: You're also the runner up, by the way, with the three-hundred-and-forty-five dollar antique Scrimshaw cigarette holder, also from Miss Sarah Weissenger.
JOSH: Well, Sarah was very fond of me.
DONNA: I'd imagine with that smoking jacket and the cigarette holder, you were quite the dandy.
JOSH: All right, this was fun, but Sam and I are busy making critical decisions, and I'm sure you have a lot of typing to do. So I'll talk to you later.








A Colossal Waste of Time And Energy
Bullpen. Josh and Donna talk at her desk.

DONNA: Josh?
JOSH: Yeah?
DONNA: Congressman Wick is waiting in the Mural Room.
JOSH: I know.
DONNA: He's been waiting 20 minutes.
JOSH: I know.
DONNA: You have a legislative liaison meeting in 15 minutes.
JOSH: I know.
DONNA: And then the East Asia briefing.
JOSH: I know.
DONNA: All right. Well, then this entire conversation served only as a reminder.
JOSH: Actually, it only served as a colossal waste of time and energy. Keep up the good work.




Many thanks to the now-defunct Foggy Bottom for the wonderful screencaps!