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The West Wing

The West Wing (1999)

Starring: Martin Sheen, Dulé Hill, Bradley Whitford, Alan Alda, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Jimmy Smits, John Spencer, Joshua Malina, Mary McCormack, Moira Kelly, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing

The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart... More

Information

First Aired:
September 22, 1999
Air Day:
Sunday
Air Time:
8:00 PM
Runtime:
45 Min
Genre:
Drama

Seasons

Pilot

September 22, 1999

Ep: 1 Pilot

In the series premiere, the White House staff is being called into work in the early hours of the morning to the news that the President of the United States has crashed his bicycle into a tree, much to the enjoyment of the press. The staff must... More

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

September 29, 1999

Ep: 2 Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

The Vice President refuses to fall in line with Bartlet; Sam discusses the problem of Laurie with Josh and Toby; the plane carrying President Bartlet's doctor, a naval officer, is shot down en route to Jordan; Bartlet hires Mandy as his consultant.

A Proportional Response

October 6, 1999

Ep: 3 A Proportional Response

Still enraged at Morris's death, Bartlet makes a show of deadly force; C.J. is upset about being kept out of the loop about Laurie; Josh hires Charlie to be Bartlet's new personal assistant.

Five Votes Down

October 13, 1999

Ep: 4 Five Votes Down

Five votes keep a very important gun-control bill from being passed and the staff has 72 hours to track down the errant congressmen;Toby is accused of manipulating the stock market by having a friend testify to Commerce on internet stocks; Leo's... More

The Crackpots and These Women

October 20, 1999

Ep: 5 The Crackpots and These Women

The staffers spend the day ("Big Block of Cheese day") dealing with private organizations, aka the crackpots. Throughout the day, Sam deals with a UFO nut, CJ gets a proposal to build a wolves-only road, Toby and Bartlet clash over everything,... More

Mr. Willis of Ohio

November 3, 1999

Ep: 6 Mr. Willis of Ohio

Toby and Mandy push for a commerce bill with a census-counting provision, with three votes as the deciding factor; Sam tutors C.J. on the finer points of the census; Josh & Sam take Charlie out for a beer and are joined by Zoey and Mallory. Zoey... More

The State Dinner

November 10, 1999

Ep: 7 The State Dinner

The president of Indonesia is honored at a state dinner; the staff deals with Hurricane Sarah, a potential teamster strike, and a raid involving children in Idaho; a reporter flirts with C.J.

Enemies

November 17, 1999

Ep: 8 Enemies

Bartlet and Hoynes argue in front of the Cabinet; C.J. fends off Danny's advances when she suspects he's after a big story; Mallory asks Sam out; the staff leaps hurdles to pass a banking bill.

The Short List

November 24, 1999

Ep: 9 The Short List

Bartlet struggles to name a nominee to the Supreme Court when the perfect nominee turns out to be not so perfect; A congressman attacks the staff, claiming that 1 in 3 use drugs.

In Excelsis Deo

December 15, 1999

Ep: 10 In Excelsis Deo

Toby tries to arrange a proper funeral for a homeless veteran; Josh and Sam try to set up a preemptive strike against Lillienfield, who is attacking Leo because of his prior drug and alcohol problem; CJ tries to get the staff to revisit the hate... More

Lord John Marbury

January 5, 2000

Ep: 11 Lord John Marbury

War breaks out between India and Pakistan and Bartlet consults with Lord John Marbury; Toby accuses C.J. of being too friendly with the press when she objects to being kept in the dark; the staff realizes that Lillienfield's efforts to bring down... More

He Shall, from Time to Time

January 12, 2000

Ep: 12 He Shall, from Time to Time

Bartlet collapses before his first State of the Union address; Leo publicly admits to his former alcoholism and drug abuse; things get interesting romantically for both Sam and C.J.; Lord John Marbury helps the staff negotiate an agreement... More

Take Out the Trash Day

January 26, 2000

Ep: 13 Take Out the Trash Day

Josh and Sam are able to make a bargain to keep Leo from going through a hearing, at the expense of a new sex education report. Mandy doesn't think a couple should be present at the signing of a new hate crimes bill instigated by the death of... More

Take This Sabbath Day

February 9, 2000

Ep: 14 Take This Sabbath Day

After the Supreme Court refuses to stay the execution of a convicted murderer, Bartlet has forty-eight hours to decide whether or not to commute the sentence; Josh faces off with Joey Lucas about his staff's not backing her candidate as... More

Celestial Navigation

February 16, 2000

Ep: 15 Celestial Navigation

Toby and Sam travel to Connecticut to get Roberto Mendoza released from jail; Josh must run a press briefing when C.J. has an emergency root canal.

20 Hours in L.A.

February 23, 2000

Ep: 16 20 Hours in L.A.

Bartlet and the senior staff fly to California to attend an important fundraiser; Hoynes must decide whether he will support Bartlet's stance or go with his convictions when the Senate is deadlocked on an ethanol tax bill.

The White House Pro-Am

March 22, 2000

Ep: 17 The White House Pro-Am

Abbey keeps the staff busy with the fallout when she leaks her personal preference for a Federal Reserve Board appointment and discusses child labor on a talk show, prompting a Congresswoman to offer an amendment which could shoot down the entire... More

Six Meetings Before Lunch

April 5, 2000

Ep: 18 Six Meetings Before Lunch

Mendoza is confirmed by the Senate; Mandy needs Toby's help to replace a dead panda bear; Sam angers Mallory when she reads a position paper that he wrote supporting school vouchers; Josh meets with Jeff Breckenridge, who is irritating certain... More

Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

April 26, 2000

Ep: 19 Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

Mandy's old memo about Bartlet administration weaknesses surfaces; Josh tries to get administration nominees appointed to the Federal Elections Committee; Sam works to get a better policy on gays in the military.

Mandatory Minimums

May 3, 2000

Ep: 20 Mandatory Minimums

Andrea Wyatt insists that mandatory minimums be added to a new drug policy the staff is developing; C.J. makes a mistake and sets them back.

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

May 10, 2000

Ep: 21 Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Bartlet gets closer to making the FEC campaign finance reform-friendly, but his opponents strike back by making Sam's former dalliance with the call girl public knowledge; CJ waits anxiously for the administration's approval rating.

What Kind of Day Has It Been?

May 17, 2000

Ep: 22 What Kind of Day Has It Been?

The staff deals with the crisis of an American pilot who was shot down in Iraq; Toby's brother is in danger on a space shuttle whose doors won't close; Bartlet and the senior staff walk into trouble as they leave a town meeting.

In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (1)

October 4, 2000

Ep: 1 In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (1)

While the staff awaits news regarding the injuries to Jed and Josh, they recall how Josh, Sam, and Toby became involved in the campaign three years earlier; Leo, Toby, and C.J. deal with inquiries on Secret Service protection policies, as well... More

In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (2)

October 4, 2000

Ep: 2 In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (2)

With the accomplice in custody, it's revealed that the intended target was Charlie, not Bartlet. The staff still awaits news about Josh, and recalls how C.J. and Donna came to join the Bartlet campaign.

The Midterms

October 18, 2000

Ep: 3 The Midterms

While Josh recovers from bullet wounds there's a noticeable tension among some of the White House Staff. Toby is gung-ho to go after extremist groups in light of the attack. Charlie withdraws from the first family after learning more about the... More

In This White House

October 25, 2000

Ep: 4 In This White House

To investigate the cost and availability of AIDS medication needed in Africa, the White House plays host to representatives of American pharmaceutical companies and the president of an African nation; C.J. accidentally leaks information to a... More

And It's Surely to Their Credit

November 1, 2000

Ep: 5 And It's Surely to Their Credit

Leo tries to make Ainsley's arrival as painless as possible, despite resistance from her new boss and several other White House staffers; Donna helps with the President's weekly radio address; C.J. tries to derail a retiring General's attempt to... More

The Lame Duck Congress

November 8, 2000

Ep: 6 The Lame Duck Congress

The president considers recalling the Senate to push ratification of a nuclear-test-ban treaty. Meanwhile, Donna lobbies new legislation introducing ergonomic standards in the White House; A Ukrainian politician shows up at the White House drunk... More

The Portland Trip

November 15, 2000

Ep: 7 The Portland Trip

After ridiculing Notre Dame, C.J. is forced to accompany the President on a trip to Oregon; Toby and Sam struggle to write Jed's education speech for the following day; back at the White House, Josh tries to dissuade a gay Congressman who... More

Shibboleth

November 22, 2000

Ep: 8 Shibboleth

Toby encourages the President to appoint Leo's controversial sister to a national education post, against Leo's objections; Bartlet must decide what the do with 83 Chinese citizens who stowed away on a freighter ship and seek asylum on the... More

Galileo

November 29, 2000

Ep: 9 Galileo

On the eve of Jed's participation in a national television conference with thousands of school children as the Galileo probe arrives at Mars, NASA loses the communication link; Leo contends with a Russian ambassador who denies that a fire has... More

Noël

December 20, 2000

Ep: 10 Noël

Josh investigates the suicide of a pilot with whom he has things in common; Donna tries to get an invitation to the Congressional Christmas party to hear Yo-Yo Ma perform; Jed insists on signing a mountain of Christmas cards himself; after a... More

The Leadership Breakfast

January 10, 2001

Ep: 11 The Leadership Breakfast

To get real issues to be discussed at a bi-partisan breakfast, Toby makes a deal with a former acquaintance who is the majority leader's new Chief of Staff to strike a bargain and put an issue on the agenda, thereby undermining CJ and setting up... More

The Drop In

January 24, 2001

Ep: 12 The Drop In

Bartlet has the duty of formally welcoming newly appointed ambassadors from other nations; Leo continues his efforts to get the President to support the "missile shield: defense system", even though the shield doesn't quite work; CJ must ask a... More

Bartlet's Third State of the Union

February 7, 2001

Ep: 13 Bartlet's Third State of the Union

The President delivers his 3rd State of the Union address, what critics call "the speech of his political career" and ends up angering Abbey by what he does and doesn't say; Josh must work the polling center with Joey Lucas, but a power outage... More

The War at Home

February 14, 2001

Ep: 14 The War at Home

Bartlet authorizes a special ops team to rescue the five DEA agents only to have them caught in an ambush; CJ arranges for the host of "Capitol Beat" to have an exclusive interview with the wronged police officer; Toby must deal with Senator... More

Ellie

February 21, 2001

Ep: 15 Ellie

During an online chat, the Surgeon General comments favorably on the legalization of marijuana. The controversy heightens when Ellie Bartlet tells a reporter that her father would never fire the Surgeon General. Toby asks his ex-wife, a... More

Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail

February 28, 2001

Ep: 16 Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail

It's Big Block of Cheese Day again. Toby meets with World Trade Organization protesters, and CJ meets with a group of cartographers who want the standards for maps changed to be a more accurate reflection of geographical and political reality.... More

The Stackhouse Filibuster

March 14, 2001

Ep: 17 The Stackhouse Filibuster

The staff is blindsided when an elderly senator stages a Friday night filibuster to block their Family Wellness bill; Toby is confused when VP Hoynes, a strong supporter of the oil industry, volunteers to give a speech attacking the energy... More

17 People

April 4, 2001

Ep: 18 17 People

Toby, suspicious that there's something going on with the President, finds out about Bartlet's MS and informs Leo of the legal ramifications; Josh and Donna disagree about the date of their "anniversary"; Sam and Ainsley argue about the necessity... More

Bad Moon Rising

April 25, 2001

Ep: 19 Bad Moon Rising

Bartlet confers with Babish on the legal ramifications of his MS cover-up; Sam has a personal interest in an oil spill off the coast of Delaware; Josh and Donna argue about a loan to Mexico; Toby orders C.J. to flush out a leak in the White House... More

The Fall's Gonna Kill You

May 2, 2001

Ep: 20 The Fall's Gonna Kill You

Babish menacingly questions CJ and Abbey about their involvement in the MS cover-up while Josh asks Joey Lucas to create a hypothetical poll the gauge the public's reaction; Sam is happy with a projected smaller-than-expected budget surplus;... More

18th and Potomac

May 9, 2001

Ep: 21 18th and Potomac

The staff prepares for the worst as they make arrangements for the public announcement of the President's condition; Sam and Babish grill Abbey about her medical treatment of the President's MS; a crisis erupts in Haiti; Josh deals with two... More

Two Cathedrals

May 16, 2001

Ep: 22 Two Cathedrals

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.

Manchester (1)

October 10, 2001

Ep: 1 Manchester (1)

Bartlet's decision about Haiti falls under scrutiny; C.J. makes a horrible blunder in a press conference and is hounded about the president's health by reporters; the staff disagrees about whether Bartlet should apologize for not revealing his... More

Manchester (2)

October 17, 2001

Ep: 2 Manchester (2)

The senior staff clash with the consultants who are to work on Bartlet's reelection campaign; C.J. is concerned that the press senses the Bartlets' marriage could be in trouble; Josh asks Leo to let him use his connection to postpone the FDA's... More

Ways and Means

October 24, 2001

Ep: 3 Ways and Means

The Special Prosecutor sets his probe in motion; Sam and Bruno are concerned about the loyalty of a powerful labor leader; Toby and Josh are preoccupied with a congressional battle over the estate tax; Ainsley fixes up Donna with a Republican.

On the Day Before

October 31, 2001

Ep: 4 On the Day Before

When Bartlet vetoes the "death tax", the staff must scramble to keep the veto from being overridden; Josh tries to smooth talk a promising governor who is considering running against the President; Charlie is urged to ask for immunity in his... More

War Crimes

November 7, 2001

Ep: 5 War Crimes

The President has a showdown; Donna lies when she appears before the Congressional committee investigating the President; Leo debates with an old friend about the US future stance regarding the war crimes tribunal; Sam tries to find the logic in... More

Gone Quiet

November 14, 2001

Ep: 6 Gone Quiet

When an American spy submarine suddenly goes silent in hostile North Korea, Bartlet must decide whether to inform the enemy or attempt a secret rescue operation; Abbey learns her past malpractice suits might compromise Bartlet's criminal... More

The Indians in the Lobby

November 21, 2001

Ep: 7 The Indians in the Lobby

Disgruntled that Abbey has decided that the Bartlet's will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Camp David instead of New Hampshire, Bartlet takes out his pique by boring everyone within earshot over his plans to cook Thanksgiving dinner,... More

The Women of Qumar

November 28, 2001

Ep: 8 The Women of Qumar

C.J. is outraged about an arms sale to secure an airbase lease with a Middle-Eastern country which perpetuates atrocities against its women; the staff anxiously awaits test results to determine the possibility of an outbreak of mad-cow disease;... More

Bartlet for America

December 12, 2001

Ep: 9 Bartlet for America

The staff and the F.B.I. work to combat a threat to firebomb black churches in Tennessee on Christmas Eve; accompanied by Jordan, Leo testifies before the House committee probing Bartlet's failure to disclose his M.S. during the presidential... More

H. Con-172

January 9, 2002

Ep: 10 H. Con-172

Majority Counsel Clifford Calley makes Leo an offer regarding the MS affair he wants very much to refuse; Josh looks for any excuse to see Amy Gardner; a fired White House photographer has written a tell-all book about the Administration that Sam... More

100,000 Airplanes

January 16, 2002

Ep: 11 100,000 Airplanes

On State of the Union night, Sam is being trailed by a magazine reporter to whom he was once engaged; the President' Congressional censure weighs heavily on staffers' minds as they debate whether to include an anti-cancer initiative in the... More

The Two Bartlets

January 30, 2002

Ep: 12 The Two Bartlets

On the day of the Democratic Caucus, Bartlet, Toby and C.J. go to Iowa to kick off the presidential race, and disagree over Bartlet's making a statement about affirmative action. Back in Washington, Leo forces Josh to intercede with an old friend... More

Night Five

February 6, 2002

Ep: 13 Night Five

Stanley Keyworth revisits the White House to uncover the reason Bartlet hasn't been able to sleep since the night of the Iowa caucus; C.J. enlists Leo's help in freeing a White House reporter kidnapped while on assignment in the Congo; Toby and... More

Hartsfield's Landing

February 27, 2002

Ep: 14 Hartsfield's Landing

On the day before the New Hampshire primary, Josh drafts Donna as his frontwoman to ensure that Bartlet wins the nation's first primary in the small town of Hartsfield's Landing; C.J. and Charlie play an ever-escalating game of practical jokes;... More

Dead Irish Writers

March 6, 2002

Ep: 15 Dead Irish Writers

Concern arises over the medical board's decision on Abbey's actions in treating Jed's M.S.; Sam tries to get a Senator he doesn't like to pass a bill for a super-conducter that he doesn't even understand; Amy tries to influence Josh; Lord... More

The U.S. Poet Laureate

March 27, 2002

Ep: 16 The U.S. Poet Laureate

Toby looks forward to meeting the new U.S. Poet Laureate; Jed fires the first salvo of his reelection campaign when he calls his likely opponent less than brilliant, and the national press just can't get enough of it; Ainsley gets promoted; Josh... More

Stirred

April 3, 2002

Ep: 17 Stirred

Hoynes and Bartlet each make an unexpected announcement about Hoynes' place on the ticket; fears of a terrorist attack arise when a truck carrying depleted uranium-fuel rods is involved in a head-on collision in an Idaho tunnel; Donna seeks a... More

Enemies Foreign and Domestic

May 1, 2002

Ep: 18 Enemies Foreign and Domestic

The revelation that a Russian company may be building a heavy water reactor in Iran puts Jed in a difficult position as he prepares to meet with the new Russian president; Jed orders the Secret Service to protect C.J. when she receives death... More

The Black Vera Wang

May 8, 2002

Ep: 19 The Black Vera Wang

Bartlet and the staff are on high alert when they receive reports of an impending attack on a military installation; Josh is furious when he discovers that a gift he passed on to Donna, who in turn passed in on to an unpaid intern, ends up for... More

We Killed Yamamoto

May 15, 2002

Ep: 20 We Killed Yamamoto

While Jed, Leo and Fitzwallace grapple with terrorism and moral absolutes, Josh and Amy grapple with each other over a welfare-reform bill; Donna represents the White House at a North Dakota state-party caucus whose goal is to remove the word... More

Posse Comitatus

May 22, 2002

Ep: 21 Posse Comitatus

Bartlet continues to struggle over the wisdom of assassinating the terrorist Qumari defense minister; after Ritchie declines to meet Bartlet, Sam and Toby play a dirty trick; as the search for Mrs. Landingham's replacement continues, Charlie... More

20 Hours in America (1)

September 25, 2002

Ep: 1 20 Hours in America (1)

Toby, Josh, and Donna learn the hard way about the lack of accessible public transportation in the heartland when they spend a long day trying to get back to Washington after the motorcade leaves them behind during a campaign stop in Indiana;... More

20 Hours in America (2)

September 25, 2002

Ep: 2 20 Hours in America (2)

Donna teaches Toby and Josh an important lesson as their trek homeward continues; Sam staffs the President in Josh's absence and welcomes an old friend home; Bartlet hires a secretary and C.J. finds a Big Brother for Anthony; the situation in... More

College Kids

October 2, 2002

Ep: 3 College Kids

Bartlet decides he needs a lawyer when Qumar goes after Israel; Josh is disturbed to learn that Stackhouse might not endorse Bartlet; a comment Deborah made years ago comes back to haunt her during a security check.

The Red Mass

October 9, 2002

Ep: 4 The Red Mass

Leo meets with the Israeli Foreign Minister to enlist Israel's assistance with the Shareef investigation, but is ultimately foiled by the Qumari; the debate about the Ritchie debates rages on until the staff comes up with a brilliant tactic;... More

Debate Camp

October 16, 2002

Ep: 5 Debate Camp

As the staff prepares for the presidential debates at a North Carolina conference center, a vexing question about a failed attorney-general nomination (amid charges of racial profiling) leads to flashbacks of the administration's first weeks in... More

Game On

October 30, 2002

Ep: 6 Game On

Bartlet, Leo, Josh, Sam and C.J. pull a practical joke on Toby; Sam's mission to end the Wilde campaign leads him to make a career-altering decision; Jordan backs up Leo as he deals with the Qumari; Toby continues to press his case with a... More

Election Night

November 6, 2002

Ep: 7 Election Night

Election day finally arrives with the staff eagerly anticipating the outcome; Sam is increasingly concerned about the Wilde campaign in Orange County; Toby worries about the effect of Andy's pregnancy on the voters; Donna accidentally votes for... More

Process Stories

November 13, 2002

Ep: 8 Process Stories

The staff celebrates election night and encourages Sam to run for the seat in Orange County; Toby continues to worry about how Andrea's pregnancy will play politically for both of them; a coup develops in Venezuela; Jed and Abbey endure some... More

Swiss Diplomacy

November 20, 2002

Ep: 9 Swiss Diplomacy

The 15-year old son of an Iranian leader needs a heart transplant in the U.S. Problem is, the only man who could do it is an enemy of the Iranian government; The Senate minority leader threatens to thwart the President's legislative agenda when... More

Arctic Radar

November 27, 2002

Ep: 10 Arctic Radar

When a celebrated female fighter pilot is threatened with a dishonorable discharge for refusing to end her affair with an enlisted man, the staff, though full of opinions, agrees that the White House should not get involved; Donna asks Josh to... More

Holy Night

December 11, 2002

Ep: 11 Holy Night

It's December 23, and the holiday brings several visitors to the White House: Zoey comes home with her new French boyfriend in tow; aided by Josh, Toby's father seeks a reconciliation; and Danny arrives bearing gifts of gold and a heads-up for... More

Guns Not Butter

January 8, 2003

Ep: 12 Guns Not Butter

Josh, determined to make sure a foreign aid bill passes even though it's a hopeless cause, sends Donna out to track down a reluctant senator; in an attempt to impress Zoey's new boyfriend, Charlie unwittingly gets over his head with the... More

The Long Goodbye

January 15, 2003

Ep: 13 The Long Goodbye

While Toby unsuccessfully attempts to fill her shoes in the briefing room, C.J. returns to Dayton, where she gives a speech at her high school reunion, reconnects with an old friend, and struggles with her father's worsening Alzheimer's.

Inauguration (1)

February 5, 2003

Ep: 14 Inauguration (1)

The staff wrangles with the State Department over language in the inaugural address; a genocidal war breaks out in Kundu, and Bartlet weighs his options as Will pushes for American military involvement based on Bartlet's statements in the past;... More

Inauguration (2): Over There

February 12, 2003

Ep: 15 Inauguration (2): Over There

Toby discovers that Will's frankness, stubbornness, and commitment to ideals is much like his own; Charlie remains on the hunt for an inaugural Bible; Bartlet and the staff continue to debate over sending American troops into Kundu to stop a... More

The California 47th

February 19, 2003

Ep: 16 The California 47th

Bartlet plays hardball to end the genocide in Kundu; after the entire speechwriting staff quits, Will is forced to rely on Elsie and some inexperienced interns to write tax policy remarks; the trip to California to help Sam's campaign gets off to... More

Red Haven's on Fire

February 26, 2003

Ep: 17 Red Haven's on Fire

While Toby and C.J. are in California working on Sam's campaign, Josh drops Abbey's agenda in favor of his own, Jed deals with a military hostage situation, and Will runs his intern writing staff ragged.

Privateers

March 26, 2003

Ep: 18 Privateers

Toby's old friend approaches him ready to blow the whistle on his employer's violations of environmental laws; staff pranks abound on Amy's first day at the office; Abbey charges Amy with the task of convincing the President to threaten a veto on... More

Angel Maintenance

April 2, 2003

Ep: 19 Angel Maintenance

Air Force One is forced to keep aloft for almost 24 hours when an indicator light leads the flight crew to believe that the landing gear isn't functioning properly; Bartlet and Will have a spirited discussion on Colombian recertification, which... More

Evidence of Things Not Seen

April 23, 2003

Ep: 20 Evidence of Things Not Seen

The White House is locked down after a gunman on the street fires shots into the West Wing; Josh interviews a candidate to replace Ainsley Hayes; Bartlet negotiates for the return of a spy plane is forced down over Russia; the staff plays poker.

Life on Mars

April 30, 2003

Ep: 21 Life on Mars

On his first day at work, Joe Quincy pieces together three news leaks and uncovers a scandal which forces Hoynes to resign.

Commencement

May 7, 2003

Ep: 22 Commencement

Bartlet finally tells the staff the truth about the death of Shareef; Danny agrees to hold off on the story after five alleged terrorists go missing; Andy goes into labor after once again refusing Toby's marriage proposal; Zoey is kidnapped from... More

Twenty Five

May 14, 2003

Ep: 23 Twenty Five

When Bartlet learns that Zoey's kidnapping is the work of Qumari terrorists, he invokes the 25th amendment to diminish their leverage and eliminate any conflict of interest; since there's no Vice President, the power of the Presidency passes to... More

7A WF 83429

September 24, 2003

Ep: 1 7A WF 83429

As the search for Zoey continues, Walken takes a hard line against the kidnappers that could contribute to her death; Danny releases the Shareef story, and the revelation creates a rift that separates Jed from Abbey and Liz; tensions arise... More

The Dogs of War

October 1, 2003

Ep: 2 The Dogs of War

Bombs drop on Qumar upon Walken's orders; as the hours pass without any word on Zoey's whereabouts, tensions increase within the Bartlet family; Walken and Leo clash after Josh's suspicion that the opposition is using Walken's tenure in the Oval... More

Jefferson Lives

October 8, 2003

Ep: 3 Jefferson Lives

When he realizes that his first choice for Vice President faces an uphill fight for nomination, Jed nominates a congressman that none of the staff can get excited about; Josh is less than thrilled with his new intern.

Han

October 22, 2003

Ep: 4 Han

Josh fails to sway an unruly congressman who insists on voting against the administration on the vice presidential confirmation, but Ryan reaches out to get him to change his mind; Leo fears that the potential defection of a prominent North... More

Constituency of One

October 29, 2003

Ep: 5 Constituency of One

Will Bailey receives an offer to become Vice President Russell's top aide. Amy Parker does some skillful lobbying for domestic violence prevention which gets the wrath of Bartlett. A conservative democratic senator switches parties.

Disaster Relief

November 5, 2003

Ep: 6 Disaster Relief

The fallout on the Hill from Carrick's switch to the Republican party exiles Josh deep into a White House doghouse, so C.J. gives Donna some tips on how she can support him; Jed gets a harsh reality check from C.J. when he lingers too long in a... More

Separation of Powers

November 12, 2003

Ep: 7 Separation of Powers

As Chief Justice Ashland's health problems continue to mount, Joe Quincy, Ashland's former clerk, is pressed into service to persuade him to retire; as C.J. prepares Zoey for a sit-down interview about her kidnapping, Abbey reveals that her... More

Shutdown

November 19, 2003

Ep: 8 Shutdown

Jed's decision not to be held hostage by Haffley shuts down the federal government; unable to get through to Jed and fearing the worst, Leo calls in the reinforcements, and Abbey returns to Washington to deliver a message and provide her husband... More

Abu el Banat

December 3, 2003

Ep: 9 Abu el Banat

The Bartet clan attempts to gather for a holiday dinner. Jed must deal with a hostage situation in Sudan, an assisted suicide in Oregon, his son-in-law's yearn to run for the House of Representatives, and his grandson's want to spend time with... More

The Stormy Present

January 7, 2004

Ep: 10 The Stormy Present

President Bartlet attends the funeral of a former president with other former presidents Glenallen Walken and D. Wire Newman, while monitoring a possible situation in Saudi Arabia. Josh Lyman mediates an argument between a representative from... More

The Benign Prerogative

January 14, 2004

Ep: 11 The Benign Prerogative

In the days leading up to the State of the Union address, Toby gets crucial voter feedback when he accompanies Joey as she mall-tests the speech around the nation; Jed and the staff wrestle with the issues of presidential pardons and mandatory... More

Slow News Day

February 4, 2004

Ep: 12 Slow News Day

Toby gets Jed's support to seize a controversial window of opportunity to save Social Security, but is hampered by Jed's mandate to keep the operation under wraps; desperate to feed the press corps beast on a glacially slow news day, C.J. meets... More

The Warfare of Genghis Khan

February 11, 2004

Ep: 13 The Warfare of Genghis Khan

An unlikely party comes to the aid of the administration as it seeks to discover the party responsible for nuclear testing in the Indian Ocean; Will is unhappy, but his boss doesn't seem to mind, when a request to beef up the Vice President's... More

An Khe

February 18, 2004

Ep: 14 An Khe

When five navy E-2C Hawkeye crew members are stranded in North Korea, Bartlet orders a risky Navy Seal rescue attempt. C.J. agrees to one on one with a motormouth conservative talk show host

Full Disclosure

February 25, 2004

Ep: 15 Full Disclosure

He's back, Former VP John Hoynes, who resigned in sex scandal, makes a bid for political resurrection by trashing Barlet and Leo in a tell-all book. But it's C.J. who's taking the news the hardest,

Eppur Si Muove

March 3, 2004

Ep: 16 Eppur Si Muove

When a conservative Republican Congresswoman targets Ellie's research project in an effort to discredit Jed, Toby discovers that the source of the leak is uncomfortably close to home, and Will realizes that they've all greatly underestimated his... More

The Supremes

March 24, 2004

Ep: 17 The Supremes

Jed and the staff vet potential Supreme Court appointees; Toby and Andy don't see eye-to-eye on her fact-finding trip to the Middle East; Donna's parents are the unlikely inspiration for the resolution to the problems arising from the judicial... More

Access

March 31, 2004

Ep: 18 Access

A documentary camera crew follows C.J. around for a not-so-typical day in the White House.

Talking Points

April 21, 2004

Ep: 19 Talking Points

Hail the conquering hero. Josh returns after nailing down details for a trade agreement. But the devil in the detail, including information kept from Josh. C.J. fights megamedia ownership of local TV.

No Exit

April 28, 2004

Ep: 20 No Exit

An airborne contamination alert locks down the West Wing, forcing staffers to stay put until the all-clear is sounded; Toby and Will face off over Will's working for the vice president; C.J. tells Donna some things she's rather not hear about... More

Gaza

May 12, 2004

Ep: 21 Gaza

Donna Moss, Percy Fitzwallace, Andrea Wyatt and a couple of congressmen are in the Middle East on a fact finding mission when their cars are blown up. President Bartlet considers possible military targets to bomb in retaliation. In flashbacks, we... More

Memorial Day

May 19, 2004

Ep: 22 Memorial Day

Jed weighs his options for responding to the bombing as Israeli and Palestinian forces face off against each other; Josh has an interesting reaction when Colin arrives at the hospital to visit Donna; Kate and Leo clash over the advice she's... More

NSF Thurmont

October 20, 2004

Ep: 1 NSF Thurmont

As they remain at Donna's bedside while she recuperates from surgery to remove a pulmonary embolism, Colin questions Josh about his personal relationship with Donna. When Bartlet and Leo clash over the appropriate response to the Gaza attack,... More

The Birnam Wood

October 27, 2004

Ep: 2 The Birnam Wood

Bartlet orders a strike on the terrorist training camp as he and his staff broker a peace settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but Bartlet and Leo realize that their differences over the peace settlement are irreconcilable,... More

Third-Day Story

November 3, 2004

Ep: 3 Third-Day Story

Leo is rushed into bypass surgery after suffering a massive heart attack; as Toby and Josh scramble chaotically to get votes after Haffley demands Democratic support for a tax cut in exchange for ratification of the peace plan, it becomes quickly... More

Liftoff

November 10, 2004

Ep: 4 Liftoff

Margaret and Charlie prove to be invaluable allies as C.J. has a rough first day in her new position, made even more difficult by a Russian bearing radioactive gifts and a Defense Secretary's attempts to undermine her; Toby's less than stellar... More

The Hubbert Peak

November 17, 2004

Ep: 5 The Hubbert Peak

Hours before the CAFE standards amendment is defeated, Josh succumbs to the lure of test driving a monster SUV while shopping for a Prius and gets into a fender-bender that proves embarrassing to the administration, so he's saddled with heading... More

The Dover Test

November 24, 2004

Ep: 6 The Dover Test

The peace mission suffers its first American casualty, whose father is sharply critical of the administration; Santos breaks ranks with the party by signing onto Republican legislation for a patient bill of rights when his own bill dies in... More

A Change is Gonna Come

December 1, 2004

Ep: 7 A Change is Gonna Come

Hoynes throws his hat in the presidential ring, and asks Josh to join his campaign; Jed's health begins to deteriorate; Toby and Kate head the protocol negotiations with the Chinese over the arrangements for the upcoming summit, which is... More

In the Room

December 8, 2004

Ep: 8 In the Room

Penn and Teller roll a lesson about the First Amendment into their entertainment at Zoey's White House birthday party, setting off a media frenzy and public relations nightmare; Baker drops out of the race, leaving the field free for Russell, who... More

Impact Winter

December 15, 2004

Ep: 9 Impact Winter

As acting chief of staff, Josh calls Leo in for backup when the news about Jed's health hits; the staff follows the progress of an asteroid headed for earth; Jed struggles with his relapse as C.J., Kate, and Toby handle the repercussions of his... More

Faith Based Initiative

January 5, 2005

Ep: 10 Faith Based Initiative

A senator attaches a rider to the federal budget bill that would ban gay marriage, almost daring the President to veto it, as the physical infirmities of Bartlet's MS become more pronounced. The Internet is rampant with a story that questions... More

Opposition Research

January 12, 2005

Ep: 11 Opposition Research

Santos starts up his presidential campaign in New Hampshire, where he immediately disagrees with Josh on campaign philosophy: "No opposition research, no dirt on our opponents." Josh has an uncomfortable reunion with Russell campaign staffer Donna.

365 Days

January 19, 2005

Ep: 12 365 Days

On the day after Bartlet gives his last State of the Union address, Leo returns to the West Wing but has difficulty getting the attention of the rest of the staff for a meeting about what to do during the remaining 365 days of Barlet's term. ... More

King Corn

January 26, 2005

Ep: 13 King Corn

The presidential candidates journey to Iowa, where democrats Russell and Santos, and republican Vinick, are all told by their handlers that when they appear before before the corn growers association they must support subsidies for the use of... More

The Wake Up Call

February 9, 2005

Ep: 14 The Wake Up Call

Valentine's Day starts badly when the Iranian air force shoots down a British airliner, killing 100 passengers. The U.K. Prime Minister threatens to retaliate by bombing nuclear reactor sites, which could doom future support for political... More

Freedonia

February 16, 2005

Ep: 15 Freedonia

It's five days before the New Hampshire primary, and Josh is desperately trying to find a "silver bullet" that will get his candidate into the local debate between the two front-runners, Vice President Russell and former Vice President Hoynes. ... More

Drought Conditions

February 23, 2005

Ep: 16 Drought Conditions

A new candidate for president, Senator Rafferty, has garnered much media attention with a ground-breaking speech about health care. But her words contain interesting echoes of President Bartlet's original health plan, which is known only to... More

A Good Day

March 2, 2005

Ep: 17 A Good Day

Santos engineers a plot to get a stalled stem-cell bill scheduled for a vote in the House. President Bartlet has an uncomfortable reunion with a rival economist with whom he split the Nobel Prize. A group of underage kids tries to convince Toby... More

La Palabra

March 9, 2005

Ep: 18 La Palabra

Santos is campaigning in California during the last few days before the all-important "Super Tuesday" primary elections, but he is out of money and he trails both Russell and Hoynes in the polls. When even "La Palabra", a Latino voters group, is... More

Ninety Miles Away

March 16, 2005

Ep: 19 Ninety Miles Away

New rumors about Fidel Castro's health cause the President to re-examine the economic sanctions against Cuba that haven't worked for 40 years, and he sends Leo McGarry to meet secretly with the Cuban dictator. The occasion causes C.J. to check... More

In God We Trust

March 23, 2005

Ep: 20 In God We Trust

Senator Vinick, now the Republican Presidential nominee, receives advice from former Bartlet political consultant Bruno Gianelli on how to win all 50 states in the general election, and more specifically in the near term how to present his... More

Things Fall Apart

March 30, 2005

Ep: 21 Things Fall Apart

Faced with a Democratic party in disarray in the face of the strongest Republican challenger they have ever had, Bartlet asks Leo to take charge of the potentially chaotic Democratic National Convention, while Santos considers a party-unifying... More

2162 Votes

April 6, 2005

Ep: 22 2162 Votes

At the Democratic National Convention, Russell, Santos and Baker jockey for the 2162 votes that will give one of them the nomination for President, and the opportunity to lose to the apparently unstoppable Vinick in November. Meanwhile, the... More

The Ticket

September 25, 2005

Ep: 1 The Ticket

As everyone but Josh causes Santos to question his choice of Leo as his running mate, Bartlet's investigation into the dangerous press leak continues. Also C.J. gets interviewed by Babish and Donna approaches Josh for a job.

The Mommy Problem

October 2, 2005

Ep: 2 The Mommy Problem

Santos and Vinick have to deal with press fallout when it looks like the Bartlet White House is not going to continue the investigation into the press leaks.

Message of the Week

October 9, 2005

Ep: 3 Message of the Week

It's three weeks into the presidential campaign and Vinick meets with Frost out on the trail. Santos pulls a stunt which leads to higher approval ratings and jolts the Vinick camp. Vinick and Santos try to kick each other politically while they... More

Mr. Frost

October 16, 2005

Ep: 4 Mr. Frost

Margaret is interrogated at a hearing held by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Santos deflects religious questions onto Vinick; Someone gives C.J. intelligence information; a Palestinian leader is assassinated and Bartlet wants to... More

Here Today

October 23, 2005

Ep: 5 Here Today

The White House is trying to cope with the revelation of the identity of the leaker and Babish's questioning of Toby convinces him that he must get his lawyer. Lou persuades Josh to get Santos to clean house with his campaign staff. Kate finally... More

The Al Smith Dinner

October 30, 2005

Ep: 6 The Al Smith Dinner

Donna is back and she's working for the Santos/McGarry campaign, but just not for Josh. An attack ad on Santos by a pro-life group puts Vinick in a corner when Santos demands Vinick renounce it but Vinick knows that if he does it will offend the... More

The Debate

November 6, 2005

Ep: 7 The Debate

Santos and Vinick battle it out in primetime live. Forrest Saywer the moderator poses questions and attempts to ensure that the candidates remain within bounds. Ellen DeGeneres guest hosts the show on behalf of American Express and their new... More

Undecideds

November 13, 2005

Ep: 8 Undecideds

Lou and Santos run into trouble on the road when they try to pick up a family's vote; their child was shot by a Latino police officer. Also, CJ must manage a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.

The Wedding

December 11, 2005

Ep: 9 The Wedding

Santos is working on campaign strategy, Ellie's getting married, Abbey is welcoming guests, Bartlet's making jokes, China and Kazahkstan are about to go to war, Carol makes an appearance, and Josh may get fired.

Running Mates

January 8, 2006

Ep: 10 Running Mates

All eyes are looking forward to the Leo McGarry/Ray Sullivan Vice Presidential debate. Meawhile, Santos is trying not to catch his children's cold and he visits his home in Texas and continues to campaign. Jorge Santos, the Congressman's brother,... More

Internal Displacement

January 15, 2006

Ep: 11 Internal Displacement

The Westins visit Washington and Doug is keeping a secret from Liz that many other senior staffers already know about. C.J. tries to make a deal with the French to try to handle a problem in the Sudan. Gail is in trouble. Josh asks Will for a... More

Duck & Cover

January 22, 2006

Ep: 12 Duck & Cover

Bartlet must deal with the possiblity of a nuclear explosion in California, Kate is keeping a careful watch on the election in Kazakhstan and China's response, Will is acting as the government's voice this week, and Josh is trying to keep his... More

The Cold

March 12, 2006

Ep: 13 The Cold

After the near-nuclear disaster at the power plant the polls show surprising, or maybe not so surprising, results for both candidates. The Vinick camp gears up for backlash while the Santos camp hopes for cause to celebrate. Meanwhile Bartlet is... More

Two Weeks Out

March 19, 2006

Ep: 14 Two Weeks Out

There are only two weeks left before Election Day and both candidates must make difficult choices at a time when they are both extremely tired. Vinick meets a famous athlete who greets him with a welcome that sings possible campaign trouble.... More

Welcome to Wherever You Are

March 26, 2006

Ep: 15 Welcome to Wherever You Are

The Santos campaign meets up with Rock the Vote and lots of musicians are around for a star-studded episode. Helen gives a lecture to MANA (a National Latina Organization, formerly Mexican American National Association) but her heritage doesn't... More

Election Day (1)

April 2, 2006

Ep: 16 Election Day (1)

Election Day finally arrives, and between analyzing exit polls, and mulling over news reports, a few Santos staff members discover the joys of campaign romance. Meanwhile, C.J. ponders life after the White House; and Annabeth makes a tragic... More

Election Day (2)

April 9, 2006

Ep: 17 Election Day (2)

Abbey is in New Hamphire with Liz Bartlet-Westin and they are awaiting the results of Doug Westin's campaign for a seat in Congress. Members of both the Santos campaign and the Vinick campaign must decide how to handle a tragedy, as the voters... More

Requiem

April 16, 2006

Ep: 18 Requiem

Former series regulars, including Marlee Matlin, Mary-Louise Parker, Tim Matheson, Anna Deavere Smith and Gary Cole, make guest appearances as Bartlet, Santos and their staff members attend a funeral for one of their own. Also, Josh cautions... More

Transition

April 23, 2006

Ep: 19 Transition

Former cast member Rob Lowe returns as a senior political official in this episode, which finds Bartlet and his staff making the transition as easy as possible for the president-elect, who discovers some unpleasant realities about his new job.... More

The Last Hurrah

April 30, 2006

Ep: 20 The Last Hurrah

While Santos is busy trying to select a new vice president, his wife finds her new responsibilities staggering. Meanwhile, Vinick ponders his next move.

Institutional Memory

May 7, 2006

Ep: 21 Institutional Memory

C.J. and Will both face uncertain futures as Bartlet and his staffers prepare to leave the White House to make way for the Santos administration.

Tomorrow

May 14, 2006

Ep: 22 Tomorrow

After seven seasons of the Award-winning drama series, the Bartlet Administration prepares to leave the White House and The West Wing. While Santos and his winning camp are nervously gearing up for the presidential inauguration, current President... More