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23 :02x01 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 1

Oct/04/2000
As the staff awaits the news on the condition of Bartlet and Josh after the shooting, they reflect on how Josh, Sam, and Toby became involved in the campaign years ago. Meanwhile, the media demands details on the shooting while the staff deals with a military crisis in Iraq after a fighter pilot's aircraft is downed.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Andy Umberger as Cal Mathis | Pamela Gordon (1) as Tracy | Peter White (1) as Jack Gage | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Jorja Fox as Gina Toscano | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Daniel Von Bargen as General Jack Shannon | Michael Bryan French as Hospital Administrator | Jim Ortlieb as Dr. Benjamin Keller | Ernie Lively as Mr. Loch | Jody Wood as Mr. Cameron |
Co-Guest Stars: Carlos Cervantes as Bobby, Civilian Advisor | Juan A. Riojas as Agent #2 | Sean Moran as Dr. Holbrook | Ming Lo as Dr. David Lee Clancy | David Ursin as Bartender | Robyn Pedretti as Candy, Senator's Aide | Jane Lynch as Lucy, Reporter | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier, TV Anchor | Willie Gault as Agent Madsen | Elijah Mahar (1) as Agent Dixon | Dafidd McCracken as Agent #1 | Bradley James as Donnie, Agent #3 | Al Twanmo as Agent Cho | Derek Coleman as Agent #4 | Rhonda Stubbins White as Dr. Whitaker | Carol Kiernan as Doctor | Dan Gunther as Doctor #1 | Maria McCann as Nurse | Trisha Simmons as Nurse Debbie | Ted Garcia as TV Reporter | Matthew Robert Gottlieb as Military Aide | Thomas Spencer as Aide #3 | Andy Milder as Senator's Aide | Victor McCay as Henry | Kat Sawyer-Young as Sam's Secretary | V. Kim Blish as Volleyball Player | Scott Parrott as Paramedic #1 | Sunita Koshy as Paramedic #2 | Shawn Woodyard as Paramedic #3 | Chad Knight as Paramedic #4 | Tanya Linette Smith as Paramedic #5 | Kivi Rogers as Paramedic #6 | Garrison Hershberger as Jerry | Peter Birkenhead as Steven | Jerry Sroka as Reporter | Jenny Buchanan as Questioner #1 | Harris Laskaway as Questioner #2 | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

24 :02x02 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 2

Oct/04/2000
Now that the shooter has been taken into custody, the target of his shooting is revealed to be Charlie, not Bartlet as the staff assumed. Meanwhile, the staff awaits news on Josh's condition and reflects back on how C.J. and Donna became involved with the campaign.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon |
Guest Stars: Peter White (1) as Jack Gage | Allen Garfield as Roger Becker | Jody Wood as Mr. Cameron | Ernie Lively as Mr. Loch | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Grace Zabriskie as Isobel |
Co-Guest Stars: Larry Carroll (1) as TV Announcer | Sean Moran as Dr. Holbrook (as Sean Morgan) | Richard Saxton as Boston Anchor | Lauri Hendler as Lawyer | Warner Saunders as Chicago Anchor | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Garret Wright as Skinhead | Penny Griego as D.C. Anchor | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Charles Noland as Steve, Reporter | Harris Mann as Lawyer #2 | Andy Brewster as Isobel's Assistant | Chad McKnight as Aide #5
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Kool & The Gang -- Celebration

25 :02x03 - The Midterms

Oct/18/2000
In the aftermath of the shooting, Josh continues to recover from his bullet wounds while the staff prepares for the upcoming midterm congressional elections. C.J., knowing how the staff was affected psychologically, deflects press questions about the mood in the White House. After Charlie learns more about the shooting, he begins to pull away from Bartlet and Zoey. Meanwhile, Sam encourages a friend to run for congress, and Bartlet keeps an eye on a school board election in New Hampshire.
Guest Stars: Claire Yarlett as Jenna Jacobs | Alfonso Freeman as Andrew Mackintosh | Rebecca Creskoff as Sarah Jordan | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | James Denton as Tom Jordan (as Jamie Denton) |
Co-Guest Stars: Franc Ross as Sonny Saunders | Alan McRae as Gary With A "G" | Jesse Corti as Dave Stewart | Myles Kilpatrick as Jeffrey Mackintosh (as Myles Killpatrick) | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | William Duffy as Larry | Kim Webster as Ginger | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

26 :02x04 - In This White House

Oct/25/2000
After outdoing Sam on a television program, Bartlet offers to hire Ainsley Hayes, a Republican adviser, as assistant White House counsel, despite being from the Republican party. However, Bartlet's offer shocks the rest of the staff and causes resentment to build. Meanwhile, Toby and Josh attend a summit concerning the cost and availability of AIDS medication in the African countries that need it the most.
Special Guest Stars: Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes |
Guest Stars: Michael Cavanaugh as Pharmaceutical Company Executive | Brigid Brannagh as Harriet | Michael Chinyamurindi as Nimbala's Interpreter | Len Cariou as Alan Damson, Pharmaceutical Company Leader | Tom Gallop as Bruce | Ted McGinley as Mark Gottfried | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Zakes Mokae as President "Ned" Nimbala | Sam Jaeger as Bill Kelley |
Co-Guest Stars: Lorenzo Callender as George | Jerry Sroka as Reporter #1 | Bill Stevenson as Jaworski | Charles Noland as Steve | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Kim Webster as Ginger | Kris Murphy as Katie | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Tracy McCubbin as Lilly | Sean Patrick Murphy (1) as Floor Manager | Tom Hall (1) as Officer | Molly Schaffer as Aide
Director: Ken Olin

27 :02x05 - And It's Surely to Their Credit

Nov/01/2000
Ainsley Hayes has a rough first day as new White House counsel after she receives her first assignment: clean up after two staffers who gave an inaccurate testimony before the House. Her day isn't made any easier when she gets a less then welcome response from the staff and is later humiliated by two other staffers, Mark Brookline and Steve Joyce. Meanwhile, Josh's insurance denies his claims for his recent medical bills and Sam urges Josh to sue the shooters -- which happens to be the Ku Klux Klan.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | John Larroquette as Lionel Tribbey |
Guest Stars: Paul Perri as Steve Joyce | Steven Flynn as Mark Brookline | Daniel Roebuck as Lt. Buckley | Tom Bower as Ed Barrie | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Shearer as Engineer | Karen Lockhart as OEOB Staffer | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Bradley James as Donnie | Kim Webster as Ginger

28 :02x06 - The Lame Duck Congress

Nov/08/2000
Sam, Josh, Toby and Bartlet consider calling back Congress from their winter holiday break in order to push through a nuclear test-ban treaty. A drunken Ukrainian leader shows up at the White House demanding a meeting with President Bartlet. Meanwhile, Donna attempts to get the President to back legislation on stress injuries; Sam reluctantly works with Ainsley Hayes; and C.J. argues with Danny over him wanting access to the President for an exclusive story.
Special Guest Stars: Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon |
Guest Stars: Mike Starr as Tony Marino | Brian Stepanek as Senator's Aide #2 | Tegan West as Peter | David Kaufman as Bob Fowler | Richard Tanner as Joe Fox | Wayne Wilderson as Senator's Aide #3 | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Eugene Lazarev as Vasily Konanov |
Co-Guest Stars: Sima Kostov as Russian Woman | Amy Turner as Waitress | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Charles Noland as Steve | Kris Murphy as Katie
Director: Jeremy Kagan

29 :02x07 - The Portland Trip

Nov/15/2000
The President takes a late night flight to Portland the night before an education speech. Sam goes along with the President because Bartlet is having trouble getting the speech right, and Toby goes along as well to help Sam. C.J. is also forced to go after she criticized Notre Dame, Bartlet's alma mater. Meanwhile back in Washington, Josh argues with gay Congressman Matt Skinner over a bill prohibiting same-sex marriages, while Leo keeps an eye on a crisis in the Persian Gulf. Margaret worries that Leo might be tempted to drink again after he is served divorce papers.
Special Guest Stars: Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon |
Guest Stars: Charley Lang as Matt Skinner | Michael Tomlinson as Congressman | Gregg Daniel as Steve Adamley | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes | David Graf as Colonel Mark Chase | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Richard Hoyt Miller as Air Force One Stewart | Don Chastain as Reporter #2 | Timothy Dale Agee as Air Force One Stewart | Michael Cunio as Adamley's Aide | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi, Reporter #1 | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Director: Paris Barclay
Story: Paul Redford | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

30 :02x08 - Shibboleth

Nov/22/2000
As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, Bartlet must decide what to do with 83 Chinese citizens who stowed away on a ship bound for California in order to seek asylum from religious persecution. C.J. has her own minor crisis to deal with when she is forced to chose one of the two turkeys that will receive a Presidential "pardon". Meanwhile, Toby encourages the President to appoint Leo's sister to an education post despite Leo's objections; Josh, Sam and Toby make plans to watch the football game; and Charlie is sent out to find the perfect knife for Bartlet to use for Thanksgiving dinner.
Guest Stars: Sam Anderson as John LaSalle | Annie Corley as Mary Marsh | F. William Parker as Reverend Al Caldwell | Deborah Hedwall as Josephine McGarry, Ph.D. | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Henry O as Jhin Wei |
Co-Guest Stars: Cameron Daddo as Aide #2 | Ivar Brogger as Aide #1 | Al Rodrigo as Commander Cale | John Prosky as Aide #4 | John Mariano as Bertram | Jonah Rooney as Morton Horn | Joe D'Angerio as Joseph Russo | Sharon Omi as Gardner | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kim Webster as Ginger | Charles Noland as Steve, Reporter #1 | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark, Reporter #2 | Rich Cooper as Aide #3
Director: Laura Innes
Story: Patrick Caddell | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: The Cedarmont Kids -- We Gather Together

31 :02x09 - Galileo

Nov/29/2000
As Bartlet prepares to speak to thousands of elementary students as the Galileo probe approaches Mars, major problems begin to pop up, including a missing F-15 fighter pilot, a fire inside a Russian nuclear missile silo, and the loss of contact with the Galileo probe. Meanwhile, Josh and Donna work together to decide whose face will appear on the newest postage stamp; and C.J. and Sam accompany Bartlet to a concert where they run awkward situations with people they've tried to avoid.
Guest Stars: John Carroll Lynch as Jack Reese | Charlotte Cornwell as Russian Ambassador Nadia Kozlowski | Troy Ruptash as Scott Tate | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Colm Feore as Tad Whitney | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Nigel Gibbs as Aide #2 | Duffy Epstein as Aide #1 | Nina Hodoruk as Military Aide | Tom Hall (1) as Officer Mike | Matthew Dickens as Benny, Man #3 | John Leslie Wolfe as Man #2 | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Molly Schaffer as Staffer | Ann Lim as Staff Aide | Steve Shih as Man #1
Director: Alex Graves

32 :02x10 - Noël

Dec/20/2000
Christmas has arrived at The White House but Josh's lack of holiday spirit forces Leo to ask Josh to consult with a doctor who specializes in helping trauma victims. Meanwhile, President Bartlet decides that he wants to sign his Christmas cards by hand -- all 100,000 of them. Sam confronts the Energy Secretary after he advocates the use of federal oil reserves. Elsewhere, C.J. becomes interested in a elderly female tourist who has a strange reaction to French painting and sets out to find the story behind the painting.
Special Guest Stars: Yo-Yo Ma as Himself | Adam Arkin as Stanley Keyworth |
Guest Stars: Carlos Cervantes as Bobby | Paxton Whitehead as Bernard Thatch | Daniel Von Bargen as Air Force General Ken Shannon | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams) |
Co-Guest Stars: Greg Wrangler as Secret Service Agent | Robert Noble as Valet | Michael Crider as David Housman | Eric Payne as Secret Service Agent (as Eric A. Payne) | Purva Bedi as Kaytha Trask | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie | Jana Lee Hamblin as Reporter Bobbi | Timothy Davis-Reed as Reporter Mark | Deborah Snipes as Staffer | Etyl Leder as Rebecca Housman
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Story: Peter Parnell | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Steve Banks -- Carol of the Bells, Yo-Yo Ma -- Suite #1 in G Major

33 :02x11 - The Leadership Breakfast

Jan/10/2001
With Congress reconvening, the White House plans a bi-partisan "leadership breakfast". To do so, Toby has to meet with Ann Stark, the Senate Majority Leader's chief of staff, to work out the details. Meanwhile, Sam wants to move the media briefing room out of the White House; and after Leo, Donna and Sam embarrass themselves in front of a columnist, Leo asks Josh to apologize for him.
Special Guest Stars: Felicity Huffman as Ann Stark |
Guest Stars: Corbin Bernsen as Congressman Henry Shallick | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Kevin Fry as Staff Aide #2 | Bruce Winant as Henry Hanson | Marc Goldsmith as Staff Aide #1 | Rhonda Overby as Reporter | Tom McCarthy (1) as Senator Randall Thomas | Tim Williams (1) as Craig, Reporter | Patrick Falls as Billy, Steward | Dude Walker as Simon | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | William Duffy as Staffer Larry | Peter James Smith as Staffer Ed | Kim Webster as Ginger | Lesley D. Van Arsdall as Reporter | Ivan Allen as Newscaster Roger Salier | Charles Noland as Steve
Director: Scott Winant
Story: Paul Redford | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

34 :02x12 - The Drop-In

Jan/24/2001
Leo continues to try to get President Bartlet to back the expensive missile defense system while the President fulfills his Chief Diplomat duties by welcoming foreign ambassadors to the U.S., including the charming Lord John Marbury. Meanwhile, C.J. is sent out to convince a comedian to decline an invitation to a dinner in which the President will be in attendance. Elsewhere, Sam is enraged when Toby adds a "drop-in" to Sam's seemingly perfect speech without his consent.
Special Guest Stars: Roger Rees as Lord John Marbury |
Guest Stars: Rocky Carroll as Corey Sykes | Robert Clotworthy as Tom | David Graf as Colonel Mark Chase | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Renee Estevez as Nancy | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Erik Holland as Peter Hans | Alberto Isaac as Tada Sumatra | Jodie Hanson as Caprice | Eric Payne as Secret Service Agent (as Eric A. Payne) | Eliott Goretsky as Staffer | Elkin Antoniou as Alice, Bartender (as Elkin Antoniou G) | Brian Watt as Staffer | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Tom Hall (1) as Mike, Officer | Kris Murphy as Katie | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark, Reporter
Director: Lou Antonio

35 :02x13 - Bartlet's Third State of the Union

Feb/07/2001
As Bartlet delivers his third State of the Union address to the United States, which Toby helped carefully craft, Bartlet ends up upsetting Abbey with what he doesn't say. Josh's tracking of public opinion polls is delayed by both a power outage and the news that five DEA officials have been taken hostage by a group of Colombian terrorists. Meanwhile, C.J. prepares for a live recording of "Capitol Beat" all while doing damage control when it is uncovered that a police officer Bartlet cited for heroism was once accused of brutally attacking a black suspect.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: Richard Riehle as Jack Sloan | Tony Plana as Mickey Troop | Corbin Bernsen as Congressman Henry Shallick | Barbara Eve Harris as Gretchen Tyler | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Ted McGinley as Mark Gottfried | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams) |
Co-Guest Stars: Larry Carroll (1) as Newscaster #2 | Kelly McNair as Pollster #1 | Keith Mills as Mr. Edgar Finney | Susan Krebs as Gail Schumer | Michael Francis Clarke as Congressman David Satch | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | William Duffy as Staffer Larry | Peter James Smith as Staffer Ed | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Bradley James as Donnie, Secret Service Agent | J.P. Stevenson as Jonathan Reporter #2 | Jon Hershfield as Pollster #2 | Sean Patrick Murphy (1) as Floor Manager | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Tom | Molly Schaffer as Staffer | Thomas Spencer as Military Aide | Marvin Krueger as Officer #2 | Doris McMillon as Newscaster

36 :02x14 - The War at Home

Feb/14/2001
As the crisis surrounding the captured DEA agents becomes increasingly worse, Bartlet authorizes a rescue, but the rescue attempt doesn't go as planned. C.J. continues to deal with the fallout of the merited police officer's accused beating while Toby deals with a Senator who threatens to run for President as a third-party candidate after the State of the Union's Social Security reform changes. Meanwhile, Sam arranges for Ainsley to meet the President, but she fails to make a good impression; Bartlet and Abbey talk about possibly running for a second term; and Josh finally gets the poll results from Joey Lucas all while being urged by Donna to ask her out.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: Richard Riehle as Jack Sloan | Tony Plana as Mickey Troop | Ed Begley, Jr. as Senator Seth Gillette | Adam Alexi-Malle as Translator | Ted McGinley as Mark Gottfried | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams) | Sean Patrick Murphy (1) as Floor Manager |
Co-Guest Stars: J. Michael Flynn as Officer | Lee Warren Jones as Aide | Patrick Falls as Billy | Marvin Krueger as Officer #2 | Thomas Spencer as Jeff, Military Aide | Emiko Parise as Carrie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

37 :02x15 - Ellie

Feb/21/2001
The President returns from Tokyo and is met by a wave of controversy after Surgeon General Griffith says that marijuana should be legalized. Things are made worse when the President's daughter, Ellie, tells reporter Danny Concannon that her father would never fire the Surgeon General. But Bartlet has much more personal things to worry about after he confronts Ellie about her statement. Meanwhile, Toby is forced to ask his ex-wife, a Maryland Congresswoman, for help regarding the Social Security panel; and Charlie's choice of movie for the President to watch ends up creating more controversy than expected.
Special Guest Stars: Mary Kay Place as Dr. Millicent Griffith |
Guest Stars: John Capodice as Lenny | Ned Schmidtke as Industry Leader #1 | Paul Eiding as Labor Leader | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Robert Knepper as Morgan Ross | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Peter James Smith as Ed |
Co-Guest Stars: Greg Wrangler as Secret Service Agent | James Kiriyama-Lem as Industry Leader #2 | Greg Baker as Interviewer | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Kris Murphy as Katie | Mindy Seeger as Chris | William Duffy as Larry
Director: Michael Engler

38 :02x16 - Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail

Feb/28/2001
It's once again "Big Block of Cheese" Day, and the staff is sent out to meet with organizations that aren't typically heard from at the White House. Toby is assigned to meet with World Bank protesters while C.J. meets with the Cartographers for Social Equality. Meanwhile, after a friend of Donna's enlists Sam's help in getting her late grandfather a pardon; and Bartlet is enraged when complications arise surrounding his choice location for his Presidential library.
Special Guest Stars: Roma Maffia as Rhonda Sachs |
Guest Stars: Christopher Neiman as OMB Staffer | John Billingsley as John Fallow | Jordan Baker as Cynthia Sayles | Brent Hinkley as Donald Huke | Jolie Jenkins as Stephanie Gault | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Shirley Jordan as FBI Receptionist | Richard Stay as Terry Webber | Shana O'Neil as Protester #1 | John Strand as Cop | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Free Brooks as Protestor #2 | Michael Charles Vaccaro as Protestor #3
Director: Jessica Yu
Songs: Don Henley -- New York Minute

39 :02x17 - The Stackhouse Filibuster

Mar/14/2001
The staff, eager to begin their weekend, are blindsided when a stubborn, elderly Senator takes the floor to stage a Friday-night filibuster against the Family Wellness Act bill everyone thought they had in the bag. Toby becomes suspicious when the Vice President, who typically supports the oil industry, suddenly supports a fuel-emission standards bill. Meanwhile, C.J. racks her brain in order to find a ceramic cat statue given to the President by an Egyptian official who expects to see it on his next visit to the White House; and Josh works hurriedly in order to catch his flight to Florida to see the New York Mets' spring training camp.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: George Coe as Senator Howard Stackhouse | Cara DeLizia as Winifred Hooper |
Co-Guest Stars: Harrison Young as Senator Tom Grissom | Robyn Pedretti as Candy, V. P. Aide #1 | Shishir Kurup as Zach | Andy Milder as Mark, V. P. Assistant | Ron Harper as Chairman | Pete Leal as Steward | Lisa Croisette as Staffer #2 | Jessica Pennington as Sally | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi, Reporter #2 | Darren Foreman as V.P. Aide #2 | Larry Stahoviak as Staffer #1 | David O. Katz as Staffer #3 (as David Katz) | Charles Noland as Steve | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Dilva Henry as News Anchor
Director: Bryan Gordon
Story: Peter McCabe (3) | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

40 :02x18 - 17 People

Apr/04/2001
Toby, thinking that there's something going on with Bartlet, connects the dots and figures out that the President has multiple sclerosis. Toby is the 17th person to find out about the President's ailment and quickly becomes the second person -- the first being Abbey -- to forcefully challenge him on the political and legal ramifications of hiding his disease. Meanwhile, Bartlet decide whether or not to order a heightened security alert for airports when a terrorist is caught at the U.S. border carrying explosives. Elsewhere, Sam and Josh try to add one-liners to the President's upcoming speech while Sam and Ainsley argue over equal rights for women.
Special Guest Stars: Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes |
Co-Guest Stars: William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

41 :02x19 - Bad Moon Rising

Apr/25/2001
President Bartlet goes to Oliver Babbish for advice on the potential ramifications of hiding his MS. Meanwhile, an oil spill near the Delaware coast spikes Sam's personal interest; Josh deals with a Mexican economic crisis, all while bickering with Donna; and Toby orders C.J. to get rid of a White House leak about a change in the President's position on school vouchers.
Special Guest Stars: Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes |
Guest Stars: Michael Mantell as Congressional Staffer | Scott Lawrence as Congressional Staffer | Robert Curtis Brown as Jamie Hotchkiss | Scott Atkinson as Staffer # 2 | Eric Stonestreet as Staffer # 1 | Jacqueline Kim as First Lieutenant Emily Lowenbrau | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Jossie Thacker as Staffer #3 (as Jossie Harris Thacker) |
Co-Guest Stars: Shishir Kurup as Zach | David Ackert as Babish Staffer | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | William Duffy as Larry | Charles Noland as Steve | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Peter James Smith as Ed | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Trace Beaulieu as Cal
Director: Bill Johnson
Story: Felicia Willson | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

42 :02x20 - The Fall's Gonna Kill You

May/02/2001
Oliver Babish questions both Abbey and C.J. about their involvement with President Bartlet's MS cover-up, and Josh secretly asks Joey Lucas to take a public opinion poll about a hypothetical situation similar to the one Bartlet is in. Meanwhile, Sam is happy to hear about a lowered surplus estimate; Josh tries to seek out more funding for the Justice Department and its prosecution of tobacco companies; and as a Chinese satellite sails towards Earth at 2000 miles per hour, none of the staff members are alarmed -- except Donna.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: Rosalind Chao as Jane Gentry | Douglas Roberts as Henry, Congressional Aide #1 | Spencer Garrett as Richard Will | Lucia Vincent as Helen, Congressional Aide #3 | Lee Wilkof as Martin Connelly | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Ariel Felix as Bobby | Barry Livingston as Speechwriter #2 | Shannon Nelson as Staffer #2 | Emiko Parise as Carrie, Abbey's Aide #1 | Lenore Foster as Staffer | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Debbie Ann Thomas as Speechwriter | Julie A. Koehnen as Abbey's Aide #2 | Jon Wolfe Nelson as Dale Bracket | Katie Rimmer as Waitress | Jossie Thacker as Staffer (as Jossie Harris Thacker)
Story: Patrick Caddell | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

43 :02x21 - 18th and Potomac

May/09/2001
The White House staff and the President deal with the disastrous hypothetical poll results but are torn away from the national broadcast announcing his condition when the newly elected Haitian president flees and requests sanctuary in the U.S. embassy. C.J. and Leo discuss the keeping the news under wraps while Babish talks to Abbey about her treatment of Bartlet's MS. Meanwhile, Josh has to deal with two Senators who aren't supporting the Bartlet Administration's lawsuit against tobacco companies; and Mrs. Landingham buys a new car, but her excitement soon turns tragic.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: John Rubinstein as Andy Ritter | Richard McGonagle as Senator Warren | Peter Michael Goetz as Paul Hackett | Robert Walden as Senator Rossiter | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams) | Victor McCay as Jake Dandridge | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman |
Co-Guest Stars: Wendy Haines as Abbey's Secret Service Agent | Eric Payne as Agent At Door (as Eric A. Payne) | Roger Ontiveros as Sidney | Thomas Spencer as Jeff, Officer #1 | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Bradley James as Donnie, Secret Service Agent | Ana Mercedes as Sally | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve |
Uncredited: Carlos Cervantes as Bobby
Songs: Johann Sebastian Bach -- Suite for Orchestra Number 3 in D Major

44 :02x22 - Two Cathedrals

May/16/2001
On the day of Mrs. Landingham's funeral after her car accident, the staff has to deal with the building Haitian President crisis. Bartlet continues to deal with the Senators who don't support the tobacco company lawsuit while preparing to disclose to the public that he has MS and has been hiding it for the past eight years. Meanwhile, Toby gets an unexpected job offer; and Bartlet must decide whether or not he will seek reelection.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet |
Guest Stars: Kirsten Nelson as Young Dolores Landingham | Don McManus (1) as Greg Summerhays | Fred Ornstein as Congressman Harry Wade | John Bennett Perry as Bill Wakefield | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Jason Widener as Young Jed Bartlet | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. as Dr. Bartlet | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams) | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Bill Gratton as Advisor #1 |
Co-Guest Stars: E.E. Bell as Advisor #2 | Patrick T. O'Brien as Hanson | Jane Lynch as Lucy, Reporter In Briefing Room | Angelo Tiffe as Greenway | Shelley Malil as Renfro | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Kim Webster as Ginger | Christopher Murray as Tony Phillips | Charles Noland as Steve, Reporter | Robert A. Becker (1) as Minister Monohan | Trevor Eddy as Young Bartlet's Friend | Doris McMillon as Sandy | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier, News Anchor | Lewis Grenville as Reporter | Wendy Poole as Staffer
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Mark Knopfler -- Brothers in Arms
Warning: The West Wing guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Politics
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 1999
Ended: May 14, 2006
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