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A Typus Partitus A West Wing fic in response to this post, about the relationship between Josh Lyman and Donna Moss (set roughly a year after Tomorrow). marketers and an industry that exposes its miners to HIV and AIDS. Donna Moss: is the assistant to Josh Lyman, the Deputy Chief of Staff (or, as she She takes her relationships seriously, be them romantic or friendship, and could read this as her being annoyed that Josh is once again off the market, but I . 13 Times Josh & Donna On 'The West Wing' Were The Best Office Romance Josh Lyman was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Donna Moss was his assistant. Once her career evolved, their relationship was allowed to grow.
I'll ask around in Vegas. He thinks you're a smart mouth. He's going to pull his business unless you fire me? You've always felt it was beneath you. It is beneath me! So take me off Film and Television, I don't know anything about it, anyway!
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West Wing stars: Josh and Donna would still be together
I couldn't get my contacts in this morning, and I broke my glasses getting out of the car. I can't drive myself home. I need someone to call me a cab. Isobel turns around and opens the door to her office, just as she does so, C. It was a bad movie, Isobel. She walks to the back of the house and pushes open the gate. Toby is sitting on the opposite side of the pool. Toby waves his arms wildly.
What the hell are you -- C. TOBY Yeah, well, maybe, kind of, uh, try to feel your way to dry land? Toby puts his hands on his hips. I'm climbing out of the pool, my clothes will be clingy, avert your eyes! He does, and C. TOBY I tried calling you at your office.Josh and Donna: Through The Years
They said you were fired. Were you stealing things? Roger Becker dropped from third most powerful person in Hollywood to ninth most powerful person in Hollywood.
TOBY Does he still make the playoffs, or is the cutoff line They take it seriously. TOBY He likes the work that you did with that girl's group with the stupid name. That girl's group with the stupid name? Emily's List -- "early money is like yeast". TOBY I get it. They raise money for women candidates. TOBY I really do get it. Bartlet's impressed with me?
And one of the big keys to his game plan is bringing you on as Press Secretary. He's never heard of me, has he? Come join the campaign. How much does it pay? TOBY How much were you making before? So this would be less. Does he know I've only ever worked statewide? Does he know I've never worked on a national campaign before? You really think I can do this?
Is Jed Bartlet a good man? Then, let's go into the house so I can change my clothes and we can talk about it. TOBY House is over there.
And that's why the injury count was as low as it was. Charlie, the guy the Secret Service has in custody is named Carl Leroy. He gives a statement in which he says that he and the two shooters were members of an organization called West Virginia White Pride.
The President wasn't the target. According to the statement, the President wasn't the target. Charlie tries hard to accept the fact. Ron exits behind Zoey, closing the door. Leo is sitting in a chair looking over papers, while Margaret stands over him.
LEO The President is going under general anesthesia, he usually signs a letter handing over executive powers to the Vice President. We blew that play. To be honest with you, I don't really care right now. I have his signature down pretty good.
Leo looks up at her for the first time. LEO You can sign the President's name? LEO On a document removing him from power and handing it to someone else. I'd probably end up doing some time for that. LEO I would think. Margaret tries to beat a hasty retreat, as C.
LEO And what the hell were you doing practicing the President's signature? LEO We've got separation of powers, checks and balances, and Margaret vetoing things and sending them back to the Hill. Leo, who thought it was a good idea for me to do the morning shows? LEO The President's not ready for cameras. If it's the Vice President, we're going to look like we don't have a President, and I'd like the White House to start climbing out from behind the bushes.
I think it's a bad idea. I'd rather not do it, but obviously. LEO Have Sam do it. The three and a half hours? I don't know how much longer I can dance around Danny, and it's going to be Danny times a hundred by lunchtime. LEO Have him come see me. LEO She doesn't want to do the morning shows. TOBY She says she's been getting a couple of questions about why the President exited in the open air. You remember the Secret Service usually constructs a tent or a canopy.
I'm going to talk to Ron Butterfield. But maybe I can talk him out of it. I should try, anyway. LEO You don't have to, Toby. Toby watches Leo exit through the front door. As the camera pans over volunteers, we see Toby drinking coffee. It stops on Bartlet himself, leaning on a table on which a taped news program is also running. And we're going to go now to Governor Bartlet, who's standing by live Okay, who can tell me what we did wrong there?
We didn't have the candidate. JOSH Toby wants to say something. LEO [to Toby] What was it you wanted to say? TOBY Nothing to win here. TOBY Which is why you can't win it. JOSH You're incredibly popular in this state. SAM You're a democrat who was elected with 69 percent of the vote. TOBY There's no way that you can exceed expectations, all you can hope for is an "as expected", and there's always the possibility that you could embarrass yourself. JOSH Toby meant in the polls.
TOBY So, Hoynes will be in a fight with Wiley for a strong second place finish in New Hampshire, meantime we're going to be in South Carolina, and we're going to be the only ones there. We just have to beat Wiley. LEO If he doesn't finish higher than third. LEO We're going to get his money, that's for sure. LEO Josh thinks it is. TOBY So, we finish second in South Carolina, we pick up some steam, some endorsements, mostly some money, going into South Dakota, Vermont, Maine -- SAM Where we come away with a split, maybe better, and now the prohibitive nominee for the democratic candidate has lost 3 out of seven contests We'll take the North and the Pacific Northwest.
Illinois will be High Noon.
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SAM If we win in Illinois, we're going to run the table. And we saved people the trouble of voting. We're going to South Carolina to set up Illinois. When I ask, "What's next? Bartlet gets up and walks away. Josh walks over to Leo. LEO He's very easy to like, once you get to know him. JOSH How many people get that far? LEO Not that many. Uh, no, he's not available right now. Uh, he's got a media session, and then a five o'clock with finance.
Josh walks into his office, grabs a piece of paper, turns right around to leave and then does a double take. She hangs up the phone. JOSH Who are you? Josh and Donna walk and talk through the headquarters. JOSH When did your boyfriend break up with you? JOSH Well, you're too old for your parents to have kicked you out of the house. I'm a college graduate, with a degree in Political Science and Government. JOSH Where did you graduate?
JOSH You had five majors and two minors in four years? I had to drop out. JOSH Your boyfriend was older than you? JOSH Donna, you were just at my desk, reading my calendar, answering my phone, and hoping that I wouldn't notice that I never hired you. Your boyfriend was older? JOSH And the idea was that you'd drop out and pay the bills till he was done with his residency. Freeloader break up with you. This can't be a place where people come to find their confidence and start over.
I got a lot of guys out there not making the trip. Eventually, you're going to put me on salary. I think I might be good at this. I think you might find me valuable. Josh and Donna stare at each other, his look measuring, her's beseeching, through a couple of rings.
Donna grabs the phone. Uh, yes, I think I'm going to have someone from the press office get back to you if it's related to -- yes. Josh takes his badge holder off his neck and hands it to Donna, who smiles. Take a walk with me, would you? They're taking him off bypass now. SAM Yeah, I just heard. I'm going to head to the hospital. You did well on the morning shows.
I told Leo the reason I didn't want to do it was that it didn't feel right with Josh still in surgery. You know what the real reason was? SAM The real reason? I think you do. I remember walking out of the building, I remember somebody knocked me down, I know my necklace came off, and I know a police car window exploded over my head.
All night long, I've been doing my press briefings using notes from other people's accounts. But it's morning now, and after listening to you on the morning shows, I know what happened.
I think you have my necklace. SAM I didn't want you to feel beholden to me. I didn't want it to be like an episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" where now you have to save my life SAM I'm just saying. Sam, I don't feel beholden to you. I saved your life. Can I have my necklace back? She smiles at him sweetly as he searches his pockets for the necklace and hands it to her.
SAM I'll be in my office. SAM [pauses and steadies himself] Yeah. Sam walks back to his office. I heard they're about to take him off bypass. TOBY Pretty soon, yeah. Listen, can I talk to you for a minute? RON And if they move again, then handcuff them to a parking meter. TOBY How's your hand? TOBY You should be home. RON What's on your mind? Ron, a few weeks after the President was sworn in, you got a memo about his protection.
TOBY It said he wanted to enter and exit in the open air, and he didn't like the feeling of traveling around in an armored tank. TOBY Specifically, it said he wouldn't use the tent or the canopy anymore. RON No, we can't do that. TOBY There are going to be a lot of questions. RON There are always a lot of questions. RON Don't worry about it, Toby.
TOBY It's not right. You're the guys - look at your hand. RON My hand is fine. TOBY Your hand is not fine. TOBY Let me go over there and tell them it was my fault. RON It wasn't your fault. It wasn't Gina's fault, it wasn't Charlie's fault, it wasn't anybody's fault, Toby. It was an act of madmen. You think a tent was going to stop them? We got the President in the car. We got Zoey in the car. And at yards, five stories up, the shooters were down 9. I would never let you not let me protect the President.
You tell us you don't like something, we figure out something else. Anyway, the Secret Service doesn't comment on procedure. TOBY Good job last night. Toby sits down on a bench and sighs heavily. The camera pans up to Leo, who is watching her. He gives the nod to Margaret, who pulls Danny aside and directs him over to Leo.
The Secret Service Agents carry a weapon called a. The agents on the roof shot the two men with. They are made specifically and exclusively for the Secret Service.
Danny approaches Leo in the back of the room. This is our 5th press briefing since midnight. Obviously, there's one story that going dominating news around the world for the next few days, and it would be easy to think that President Bartlet, Joshua Lyman, and Stephanie Abbott were the only victims of a gun crime last night.
Mark Davis and Sheila Evans of Philadelphia were killed by a gun last night. He was a Biology Teacher and she was a Nursing student. Tina Bishop and Linda Larkin were killed with a gun last night. There were 36 homicides last night. And if anyone thinks those crimes could have been prevented if the victims themselves had been carrying guns, I'd only remind you that the President of the United States himself was shot last night while surrounded by the best trained armed guards in the history of the world.
Back to the briefing. LEO Yes, she is. LEO I'm going to the hospital. Why don't you ride with me? Leo exits the Press Room as Danny follows. The camera pans across room, finally following Sam and Leo as they cross it. SAM We're running at 53 to 58 with the undecideds, from 72 hours ago, at the 12th, 14th and 15th.
LEO That's the Money! LEO Who are you talking to? She then left Madison and drove to New Hampshire to work for the "Bartlet for America" campaign, even going so far as to pretend she'd already been hired as Josh Lyman 's assistant. Josh discovers the deception but is somewhat amused by it and, impressed by her initiative, hires her. It is mentioned that she briefly left the campaign to return to her boyfriend, but returned following an incident when, after Donna sprained her ankle in a car accident, her boyfriend chose to meet his friends for a drink rather than immediately pick her up from the hospital.
Donna remains Josh's assistant during Josiah Bartlet 's first presidential term and the beginning of his second. Her job during this time usually takes the form of little more than a secretary albeit in an unusually challenging and glorified environment until Josh sends her as an observer on a Congressional delegation CODEL to Gaza in response to her request for opportunities for job growth.
While in Gaza, Donna sustains a serious injury as a result of a terrorist attack on the American convoy. She gradually recovers from those injuries. Donna returns to her duties at the White House but eventually quits her job in the Season 6 episode "Impact Winter" to become senior aide to Will BaileyVice President Bob Russell 's presidential campaign manager.
Her new position places her in direct conflict with Josh, who has convinced Congressman Matt Santos to run for the Democratic nomination for president, with himself as campaign manager. After Santos wins the nomination, Donna applies to work for Josh at the Santos campaign. However, personal attacks she made on Santos as Russell's press secretary force Josh to refuse her application, although he reveals during the job interview that he misses her "every day".
Josh is initially upset with Lou for hiring Donna, and he implies in a tense conversation with Donna that he is reluctant to hire her since he feels betrayed by her decision to work for a competing candidate which he, her "mentor", did not support.
The two reconcile on the campaign trail, with their relationship becoming romantic during the season 7 episode "The Cold". After Santos's victory, Donna is offered a position in the new administration as deputy White House press secretary. However, having become close to Helen Santos during the campaign, she is also offered the position of chief of staff to the first lady.