On the day of Mrs. Landingham's funeral, the staff deals with a Haitian presidential crisis and the law suit against the big tobacco companies, and Bartlet must decide about running for reelection. The country is about to learn that Bartlet has multiple sclerosis, a fact he kept from voters at election time; his party doesn't want him to run for reelection; and his enemies are calling for a special prosecutor to see if he violated any laws by keeping his illness from the public. In a flashback to 1960, we see the emerging relationship between Bartlet, the prep school student, and Landingham, the school's administrative assistant.