“Bartlet for America” and “H. Con172” focus on Leo’s questioning for the hearing regarding President Bartlet’s MS cover up. We see Leo’s fierce loyalty, and the senior staff’s dedication to the president as well.
Moving along in Season Three, we come to episode 5, “War Crimes” and episode 6, “Gone Quiet.” There’s a military theme through both, although there’s more focus on the investigation going on around the White House cover up of the President’s MS, as well as the Bartlet administration’s chances for reelection.
This week’s serving of The West Wing includes two episodes about how the government makes the sausage.
Season three of The West Wing was set to debut in the fall of 2001, with the President Bartlet ready to run for reelection and educate the nation on MS. But it was the fall of 2001.