The Crackpots & These Women (Episode 105)
First Aired: Wednesday, 20th October, 1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Anthony Drazan











The Revolving Door Of Local Gomers
Bullpen / Corridors of the West Wing. Josh and Donna walk and talk.

DONNA: You have a staff meeting.
JOSH: That's where I'm going.
DONNA: I'm just telling you.
JOSH: Yes, but you see that's obviously where I'm going, yet you tell me anyway.
DONNA: And you don't find that adorable?
JOSH: That you seek to control me?
DONNA: Yeah.
JOSH: Love it.
DONNA: Donald hasn't called me yet.
JOSH: Who's Donald?
DONNA: Donald.
JOSH: Yes ...
DONNA: From the thing?
JOSH: Right. Can we clear up a few things about my level of interest in the revolving door of local gomers that you see, in the free time that you create by not working very hard at your job?
DONNA: Excuse me?
JOSH: You work hard at your job.
DONNA: How hard?
JOSH: Very hard.
DONNA: And I am ...?
JOSH: Not at all controlling.
DONNA: Thank you. You have a staff meeting.
JOSH: On my way.
DONNA: Wait, there's another thing.
JOSH: What?
DONNA: Hang on.
JOSH: Donna!
DONNA: Hang on! (she pulls out a phone message) Here it is. Leo wants you to meet someone named Lacey from the National Security Council in his office after staff.
JOSH: Thank you.
DONNA: What do you think it's about?
JOSH: I don't know. But this is the White House, so it's probably not that important.








This scene is not really about Josh and Donna per se, but I thought it gave some insight into their relationship



It's Like You And Donna
Sam's office. Sam and Josh talk.

JOSH: Listen, you're close with Cathy, right?
SAM: I haven't seen her naked, if thats what you're asking.
JOSH: No, Sam. That's not what I'm asking.
SAM: I mean, she's like my younger sister, but she gets paid, and--
JOSH: Right.
SAM: And she frightens me.
JOSH: Yes.
SAM: But I love her.
JOSH: Yeah.
SAM: It's like you and Donna.
JOSH: Right. (beat) When they gave you a card and they told you that it was just you and not Cathy, how did you ... how'd you feel about that?
SAM: When they gave me what card?
JOSH: The NSC guy ... the card with the directions?
SAM: The directions to ...?
JOSH: You, CJ, Toby ... I'm saying, when the NSC guy gave you your cards.
SAM: (beat) Josh ... what card?
JOSH: Nothing ... I-I-I was thinking of a different--nothing. Nothing.




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