ABBEY Well, the good news is, your temperature’s gone down.

BARTLET Can I go to the office?


BARTLET Why not?

ABBEY It hasn’t gone down enough, and it’s gonna go back up again.


ABBEY ‘Cause you have the flu.

Abbey takes her stethoscope and puts the end on the President’s back. She listens.

BARTLET Here’s the thing though. I never really saw you study while you were in med school.

ABBEY Deep breath.

BARTLET Do you even know what you’re listening for right now? [inhales]

ABBEY Do you know how many other people I could have married?


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