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President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet does a final walk through the West Wing thanking all his staff. At one point he stops and talks with Nancy and, asking about her mother, says, "I hope to see her real soon." Nancy is played by Renée Estevez, Martin Sheen's daughter; Renée Estevez's mother is Martin Sheen's wife, Janet, to whom Sheen has been married since 1961.
As the Bartlets prepare to return to "normal" life, Abby asks President Bartlet "When's the last time you drove a car?" to which he replies "It's just like riding a bike, except with more horsepower, right?" The very first episode of "The West Wing" opened with the staff having to react to news of President Bartlet falling off a bicycle.
Both the season premiere and series finale have the current President asking "What's next?" at or near the end of the episode. President Bartlet to Mrs. Landingham in the premiere and President Santos to Josh Lyman in the finale. The premiere ended with the question, but the finale had one more scene; President and Mrs. Bartlet on the plane.
Along with The West Wing: Undecideds (2005), this is one of only two episodes that show the episode's title in black lettering on a white background, instead of the opposite way, signifying the change in power and a brighter future.
One of the names announced while the President-elect and Mrs. Santos are waiting to go out is William Clinton.
The action for the swearing in was actually shot on a small replica of the capitol platform built on a parking lot at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
When the President (Martin Sheen) and Abbey (Stockard Channing) discuss who picked January 20th as the date of the inauguration, he wrongly blames the founding fathers. Originally, the drafters of the Constitution chose March 4th. It was changed to January 20th by the 20th Amendment which was ratified January 23, 1933.
This episode reveals that Presidents Harrison, Kennedy, and Clinton existed in the West Wing universe.
This episode takes place on January 20, 2007.
Allison Smith guest-stars in this episode in her recurring role as Mallory McGarry O'Brien. Smith started in show business at age ten by playing the title role in the Broadway Musical "Annie," in which she performed the song "Tomorrow"; this episode is also called "Tomorrow."
The First Lady's suite at the end of the episode is a redress of the Santos transition offices in the OEOB. Donna's new office is the same office used by the President Elect during the transition, with new furniture and a change of orientation. It's unclear whether it's intended to be the same room.
The series creator, Aaron Sorkin, is one of the distinguished guests at the Inauguration. In addition, Nora Paradiso and Schuster Vance provide cameos.
Glenn Close did not reprise her role as Evelyn Baker Lang for the Inauguration scene. The Chief Justice is played by actress, Ann Ryerson.
The letter of pardon for Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff) reads, in part, "His trial is pending." In the previous episode, Institutional Memory, Toby told C.J. (Allison Janney) that he was reporting to minimum security prison on the 26th, and Andi Wyatt also referred to his sentencing in that episode.
"Previously on the West Wing" spoken by C.J. (Allison Janney).
When President elect Santos is being sworn in, the Chief Justice is introduced as "Chief Justice Eveleyn..." and then the rest of the name is obscured by noises. Following the events of "The Supremes" it is fairly certain that the Chief Justice would be Evelyn Baker Lang, played originally by Glen Close. It is clearly not Glen Close in this scene, so presumably the name was obscured to avoid "officially" recasting the role.
Aaron Sorkin: one of the White House aides sitting in the stands in the Inauguration scene.
Just before President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) signs Toby Ziegler's (Richard Schiff) letter of pardon, there is a glimpse of the text of the letter. The final paragraph ends with 'In this District of Columbia, on this twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord.'. The year is missing to help keep the continuation of this fictional presidency 'correct' right up to the end of this episode.
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Alan Alda||-||Senator Arnold Vinick|
|Stockard Channing||-||Abbey Bartlet|
|Kristin Chenoweth||-||Annabeth Schott|
|Dulé Hill||-||Charlie Young|
|Allison Janney||-||C.J. Cregg|
|Joshua Malina||-||Will Bailey|
|Mary McCormack||-||Kate Harper|
|Janel Moloney||-||Donna Moss|
|John Spencer||-||Leo McGarry (credit only)|
|Bradley Whitford||-||Josh Lyman|
|Jimmy Smits||-||Matthew Santos|
|Martin Sheen||-||President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet|
|Teri Polo||-||Helen Santos|
|Lily Tomlin||-||Deborah Fiderer|
|Michael O'Neill||-||Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield|