The West Wing

The Midterms - S2-E3

Corrected entry: In the scene at the end of the episode where the White House staff is sitting on Josh's front steps drinking beer and waiting for the results of the midterm elections, Sam reports that in the final 12 contested races, all 12 incumbents lost and the Democrat/Republican house balance in those races stayed the same - 7 to 5. If there were 7 incumbents of one party and 5 of the other - and they all lost - wouldn't the margin now be 5 to 7 the other way? I could see the "hold" if it was 6-6, but 7-5?

Correction: They were only referencing 12 races. This 7-5 split were the final elections to yield results. And resulted in the House staying the same. The other 423 districts also had results contributing to the final tally. The staffers on Josh's stoop are smart enough to do the math based on their knowledge of the 423 races plus the now revealed final 12.

The Stackhouse Filibuster - S2-E17

Corrected entry: When Josh is at his computer in front of a part-written e-mail, as Donna asks "what are you doing?" he taps a few keys, at most 10, and two new paragraphs appear on the screen. Can't just be pasting text from elsewhere, as that would involve fewer keypresses.

Jon Sandys

Correction: Not if he is copying, pasting and then doing a minor edit.


In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I - S2-E1

Corrected entry: Josh is rushed to GW hospital with a collapsed lung and ruptured pulmonary artery. However, when Toby finds him at the shooting scene, Josh is holding his left abdomen, and the bullet, being fired from the building across the street, would have ranged downward, far from the pulmonary artery.

Correction: Bullets travel, deflect and even splinter. Example: The bullet can have struck the sidewalk, bounced upward, hitting him in the abdomen and traveling up under the ribcage, piercing his lung and cutting the artery.


In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II - S2-E2

Corrected entry: During CJ's 5th press briefing, she states that the Secret Service shot the gunmen with .726 caliber rifles. I find it unlikely that Secret Service sharpshooters would utilize a round almost 3/4 of an inch in diameter, when far more effective and efficient calibers exist.

Correction: All references to any weapons carried and used by the Secret Service has been removed from their official website, but 7.62mm (the correct caliber) is the standard caliber for Warsaw Pact rifles. 7.62mm is the common caliber for sniper rifles.




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