Directed by Christopher Misiano. With Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney. While a live TV show is broadcast from the West Wing following the State of the Union, the staff must covertly deal with a hostage situation in Colombia. CJ learns that a special guest at the state of the union has a black mark on his record that could taint the administration. Ainsley Hayes is afraid to meet the President in person.