The Indians in the Lobby (Episode 307)
First Aired: Wednesday, 21st November, 2001
Teleplay: Allison Abner, Kevin Falls & Aaron Sorkin
Story: Allison Abner
Director: Paris Barclay














You're The Girl I Made Fun Of In Elementary School, You Know That?
Bullpen. Josh and Donna walk and talk over to her desk.

JOSH: Did you get me a flight?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: Excellent. One that gets me there in time for dinner?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: And I don't have to change planes in Atlanta?
DONNA: No. Even better. You do have to change planes in Atlanta.
JOSH: I told you that--
DONNA: You have to change plans in Atlanta, deal with it!
JOSH: There must be something?
DONNA: There's a 6:10 to Orlando, it gets in at 9:15, but that's too late for dinner. You could get a C-141 leaving Andrews for Homestead, but there's a problem with that, too.
JOSH: It would trigger a congressional investigation?
DONNA: All right, two problems.
JOSH: Find me something.
DONNA: Why is this being done last minute?
JOSH: And remember to scold me a couple of times before I go.
DONNA: Did you just decide you were going home for Thanksgiving?
JOSH: No, but I thought I was going to Connecticut.
DONNA: Why?
JOSH: Because that's where the house is.
DONNA: Your mom sold the house 10 months ago.
JOSH: I made a mistake.
DONNA: You forgot where your mother lives?
JOSH: I'm from Connecticut! Okay? And like a swallow to Capistrano, I have to--just find me a flight, would you? And call Russell Angler at the State Department, and tell I need to see him about the kid in Georgia. He'll know what I'm talking about.
DONNA: I'm telling your mother you forgot where she lives!
JOSH: You're the girl I made fun of in elementary school, you know that?
DONNA: (smiles to herself) Yes, I do.











You Call Your Mother
Corridors of the West Wing. Josh and Donna walk and talk.

DONNA: I got you on standby on a direct flight to Boca, where you rent a car--
JOSH: Cancel it.
DONNA: Why?
JOSH: I need a layover in Atlanta.
DONNA: Of course you do.
JOSH: I need to get there about an hour before an eight o'clock flight would take off.
DONNA: That would be around seven?
JOSH: I haven't done the math. I'm also going to need some information on the DeKalb County DA, whose name is Farrigan--do me a favour, start with a recent photograph. And call my mother and tell her I'm going to be late.
DONNA: Josh.
JOSH: Yeah?
DONNA: You call your mother.
JOSH: Right.



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