After an American plane is shot down carrying Bartlet's physician, Bartlet's response leaves Leo worried about the President's response.6 October 1999After being offered "a proportional response" to the Syrian military's downing of a U. military plane on a medical mission (and carrying his newly named personal physician), the president demands an option that will have greater impact.

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22 September 1999The West Wing staffers are introduced as each learns via phone or pager that the President was in a cycling accident.

Josh faces the possible loss of his job after an on-air insult of a political opponent, which Toby tries to prevent by having Josh make a personal apology.

Sam's fling the previous night with Laurie, who unbeknownst to Sam is a call girl, puts him in hot water, which he compounds when ineptly lecturing a class of 4th-graders about the White House and then asking their teacher which child is Leo's daughter.

Leo must deal with the fallout from Josh's blunder, as well as 137 Cuban refugees who escaped on rafts and are seeking asylum.

The president walks in during Josh's apology, recites the First Commandment, and lambastes three Christian pols for not denouncing a fringe group.

29 September 1999Josh trumps a potential Democratic challenger in a masterful political move and then hires the challenger's chief of staff and ex-girlfriend Mandy Hampton.

Toby tries to warn Sam away from his friendship with the call girl, but to Toby's horror, Sam seems intent on reforming her.

CJ tries to spin the latest clash between President Bartlet and Vice President Hoynes.

Charlie Young is introduced as an applicant for a messenger job whom Josh decides to hire as Bartler's personal aide (note: he mentions being sent to Josh by Mrs.

De La Guardia, who is later introduced in season four as Debbie Fiderer, who becomes Mrs. 13 October 1999When an admittedly weak gun-control bill the White House has been backing turns out to be five votes short of House passage, Josh makes deals and threats to several Democratic reps, while Leo appeals to Hoynes for help.

Elsewhere, while working the bill, Leo misses his anniversary, which he tries in vain to atone for, but eventually his wife Jenny decides to leave him.