The Midterms (Episode 203)
First Aired: Wednesday, 18th October, 2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alex Graves











Not a Josh and Donna scene, but a Josh-and-Donna scene, if you know what I mean.



You Know The Rules
Bullpen / Corridors of the West Wing / Josh's office. Donna and Toby walk and talk.

TOBY: Donna?
DONNA: Yes?
TOBY: You going to see Josh?
DONNA: I'm taking him his lunch.
TOBY: Can I come?
DONNA: No.
TOBY: Listen--
DONNA: No.
TOBY: Donna--
DONNA: You know the rules.
TOBY: The rules are dumb.
DONNA: The rules are not dumb.
TOBY: Donna, seriously--
DONNA: I'm perfectly serious, Toby. He's recovering from an attempted murder. He's supposed to be resting and I don't want people going over there getting him fuhtushed.
TOBY: Fartoost. Don't bring the Yiddish unless you know what you're doing.
DONNA: You know what word should be Yiddish but isn't?
TOBY: Donna--
DONNA: "Spatula."
TOBY: Thank you.
DONNA: Also, "far-fetched."
TOBY: I need to talk to him about--
DONNA: The hate crimes and how best to bring it to the President. He's got the papers you wrote, he's got the materials you sent him ... you've talked to him on the phone 93 times a day.
TOBY: And I'd like to go to his apartment and talk to him.
DONNA: No.
TOBY: Donna--
DONNA: Maybe if you hadn't said the rules were dumb.
TOBY: Yeah.








I'm An Outdoorsman
Stoop outside Josh's townhouse. Josh, Donna, CJ and Toby sit on the stairs, enjoying a late-night beer.

JOSH: Everybody should have to stay inside for three months so that they truly appreciate the outdoors. I appreciate the outdoors now--I'm an outdoorsman.
DONNA: Josh?
JOSH: Yeah?
DONNA: I said I'd let you outside if you stopped talking about being an outdoorsman and if you stopped talking about theoretical physics.




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