Josh visits a car dealership and is seduced by both a hybrid and a monster SUV, despite knowing that Congress is unlikely to raise fuel efficiency standards. For political cover as well as genuine concern, he meets with representatives of the alternative energy industries. Charlie has graduated from college and is reluctant to keep his promise to the President of finding a "real" job. Following press complaints about Toby he agrees to take deportment lessons from Annabeth. C.J. visits Leo at his hotel and finds out why he's so insistent that the President play chess each week.
Did You Know?
The title refers to the Hubbert Peak theory, which states that oil production in any given area or field will follow a bell shaped curve: starting slowly and increasing as more reserves are discovered and tapped, eventually reaching a peak and then declining, as the last of the finite amount of oil present will be increasingly difficult to extract. See more
Josh tells C.J. that he doesn't wear pajamas. In fact, he does, and C.J. knows this - she bought him a pair of oversized pajamas after his shooting that he wore for at least a year. See more
The President gets regular physicals and because of the MS rather more regular MRIs and neuro-physical tests, but MS is a disease of the central nervous system. It can affect cognition: perception, reasoning, judgment, what the doctors actually term executive function. As President of the United States, this needs to be monitored on a weekly basis. You need to get the President to play chess.
References The Princess Bride
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more