We Killed Yamamoto (Episode 320)
First Aired: Wednesday, 15th May, 2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme











Am I Being Punished?
Amy's apartment / Josh's Office. The scene is intercut between Josh and Donna on the phone.

JOSH: I don't know ... it's confusing. There's Van Morrison, she's doing a scene from Flashdance ...
DONNA: All right, don't be frightened.
JOSH: You sure?
DONNA: Yeah.
JOSH: Listen, I'm sending you to Bismarck, okay? You've got to go tomorrow and sit in on a DNC platform meeting where they're discussing whether or not--
DONNA: I'm sorry, hang on a second. Did you just say you were sending me to Bismarck?
JOSH: Yeah.
DONNA: North Dakota?
JOSH: It's just overnight.
DONNA: Am I being punished?
JOSH: Just the opposite, my friend.
DONNA: I'm being promoted?
JOSH: I wouldn't go that far. You're speaking for the White House. The DNC is having a platform meeting and North Dakota wants to have a plank eliminating the word "North" from their name. They're taking the state for granted, we want to show North Dakota we care ...
DONNA: You want to show North Dakota you care, and so you're sending me?
JOSH: It's really the very most we're willing to do. I'll write a statement and you'll read it.
DONNA: Okay.
JOSH: What are you doing at the office?
DONNA: I forgot to put your stuff together for Congressman Pimento.
JOSH: Pintero?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: I forgot I had that meeting.
DONNA: How does a person get to Bismarck?
JOSH: The Iditarod, Donna. They have an airport. It's the capital.
DONNA: Are you coming here?
JOSH: As soon as I get dressed.
DONNA: Goodbye. (she hangs up immediately)








I'm Off To Buy Prairie Gear
Bullpen. Donna walks past as Josh enters with Congressman Pintero.

JOSH: I'm sorry, I had it in my head that we were doing this at your office.
CONGRESSMAN PINTERO: No, we said here.
JOSH: My assistant set me straight. Come on back.
DONNA: Good afternoon, Congressman.
CONGRESSMAN PINTERO: Good afternoon.
DONNA: I'm off to buy prairie gear.
JOSH: It's a city. You've been there.
DONNA: I'll call later.








It'll Be All Right
Bullpen. Back from North Dakota, Donna approaches Josh, who is reading a brief.

DONNA: Hey. (Josh doesn't respond) Excuse me, I'm looking for Josh Lyman--do you happen to know--
JOSH: They're getting telegrams two to one against. I just met with two Congressmen. Amy got it going in 24 hours.
DONNA: Two to one against?
JOSH: Yeah. I'm not talking about just a couple, either.
DONNA: It'll be all right.




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