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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Sep/22/1999
The White House staff springs into action when they learn that President Bartlet was injured in a bicycle accident. During the President’s absence, chief of staff Leo McGarry must handle several crises including Cuban refugees trying to escape into Florida and the conservative Christians’ reaction to a comment made by deputy chief of staff Josh Lyman. Meanwhile, Sam learns that the woman he picked up at a bar was actually a call girl and Toby gets into an argument over the Ten Commandments.
Guest Stars: F. William Parker as Al Caldwell | Marc Grapey as Bill Kenworthy | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Lisa Edelstein as Laurie | Annie Corley as Mary Marsh |
Co-Guest Stars: David Sage as John Van Dyke | Marlene Warfield as Ruth | Hamilton Mitchell as Luther | Wendell Wright as Fred | Diane Michelle as Woman | Dean Biasucci as Man | Dafidd McCracken as Mike | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Peter James Smith as Ed | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi | William Duffy as Larry | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Marcus Boddie as Police Officer | Ossi Taylor as College Student #1 | Elizabeth Greer (1) as Flight Attendant | Wendy Blair as Flight Attendant #2 | Tressa DiFiglia as College Student #2 | Molly Schaffer as Senior Staffer
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Bif Naked -- Moment of Weakness

2 :01x02 - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

Sep/29/1999
Sam, despite the rest of the staff urging him not to, decides to publicly pursue the call girl he spent the night with. C.J. tries to make the best of the ongoing clash between the Vice President and President over a bill. Meanwhile, President Bartlet hires Mandy Hampton as his consultant and the plane carrying Bartlet’s doctor is shot down, leaving a young African-American Navy captain to substitute as the President’s physician.
Special Guest Stars: Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Morris Tolliver |
Guest Stars: Merrin Dungey as Daisy Reese | John Bedford Lloyd as Lloyd Russell | Lisa Edelstein as Laurie | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Tim Matheson as Vice President John Hoynes |
Co-Guest Stars: Andy Umberger as Stevie | Victor Love as Mike | Chuti Tiu as Woman #2 | Robyn Pedretti as Candy | Steven M. Gagnon as Officer #1 | Chris Hendrie as Businessman | Peter James Smith as Ed | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi | William Duffy as Larry | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Bradley James as Donnie | J. August Richards as Billy | Rose Rollins as Suzanne | Gilles Savard as Larouche | Brad Van Grack as Pedestrian | Neil Moran as Aide #2 | Paul Doherty as Aide #1 | Eric Fleeks as Officer #2 | Tammy Tavares as Woman #1 | Mary Kay Wulf as Janet
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

3 :01x03 - A Proportional Response

Oct/06/1999
Still angry about an American jet being shot down in the Mideast, President Bartlet overrules a plan for a “proportional” military strike put together by the joint chiefs of staff. Bartlett wants a more severe attack, but the type of attack he wants would result in thousands of casualties. While Leo tries to cool Bartlet down, C.J. talks to Sam about the possible ramifications of his ongoing relationship with Laurie, the call girl. Meanwhile, Josh hires an African American teenager as an aide to the President.
Special Guest Stars: John Amos as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace |
Guest Stars: Renee Estevez as Nancy | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss |
Co-Guest Stars: Victor Love as Mike | George McDaniel as Officer #2 | Christopher Kriesa as Officer #3 | Hunter Von Leer as Officer #4 | Andrew Shaifer as Reporter #4 | Chad McKnight as Staffer #2 | Rose Rollins as Suzanne | Marvin Krueger as Officer #1 | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Kim Webster as Ginger | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Jack Montoya as Floor Manager |
Uncredited: Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon
Director: Marc Buckland
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

4 :01x04 - Five Votes Down

Oct/13/1999
With only five votes keeping an important bill restricting the sale of automatic weapons, the staff has only 72 hours to find a way to get the five votes. Toby has to testify when he is accused of manipulating the stock market after one of his stock purchases becomes extremely profitable. Meanwhile, President Bartlet accidentally takes the wrong medication for his aching back and Leo’s long hours begin to strain his home life.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as Vice President John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Thom Barry as Mark Richardson | Michael McGuire as Cal Tillinghouse | Mark Blum as Rep. Katzenmoyer | Jillian Armenante as Leela | Sara Botsford as Jenny McGarry | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Jay Underwood as Christopher Wick |
Co-Guest Stars: Mongo Brownlee as Secret Service Agent #2 | Victor Love as Reporter (Mike) | Sheila Frazier as Newscaster #2 | Jackie Mari Roberts as Janeane | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Ivan Allen as Newscaster #3 (Roger Salier) | Penny Griego as Newscaster #1 | Bradley James as Donnie Secret Service Agent #1 | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Julia Pearlstein as Volunteer | Mia Tate as Cocktail Waitress | Hanna Cheek as Female Groupie #3 | Paige Taylor Adams as Female Groupie #2 | Cynthia Abeln as Female Groupie #1
Director: Michael Lehmann
Songs: Barbara Streisand -- Happy Days Are Here Again

5 :01x05 - The Crackpots and These Women

Oct/20/1999
The staff must deal with several problems throughout the course of a day, including UFOs and smallpox. The senior staff meets with several interest groups referred to as "the crackpots". Josh becomes shaken when he receives a card that instructs him where to go in case of a nuclear attack. Meanwhile, Toby and President Bartlet clash over plans for a trip to California and Bartlet prepares for a press conference.
Guest Stars: Nicholas Cascone as Loomis | Sam Lloyd as Bob Engler | David Fabrizio as Jonathan Lacey | Nick Offerman as Jerry | Rachel Singer as Marge | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Guy Boyd as Stanley Maxwell |
Co-Guest Stars: Michele Marsh (1) as Economist | Juwan Howard (1) as Mr. "Rodney Grant" Collins | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick
Director: Anthony Drazan
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Marian Anderson -- Ave Maria

6 :01x06 - Mr. Willis of Ohio

Nov/03/1999
Toby and Mandy work together to get a commerce bill with a census counting provision approved. In order to do this, they have to convince Mr. Willis, a congressman who took over his wife’s office after her death. Sam helps C.J. understand what stance the administration is taking on the random census in 2000. Meanwhile, Zoey gets herself into a dangerous situation when she goes to a Georgetown bar and President Bartlet approaches Leo after learning that Leo’s wife left him.
Guest Stars: Charley Lang (2) as Matt Skinner | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Al Fann as Joe Willis | Kenneth Tigar as Congressman Gladman |
Co-Guest Stars: Juan A. Riojas as Secret Service Agent #3 | Greg Wrangler as Secret Service Agent #2 | Justin Urich as Frat Boy #2 | Gathering Marbet as Waitress | Blake Shields as Frat Boy #1 | Bradley James as Secret Service Agent #1 (Donnie) | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham |
Uncredited: Eric Balfour as Frat Boy #3
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Foo Fighters -- Learn to Fly

7 :01x07 - The State Dinner

Nov/10/1999
With a state dinner in honor of an Indonesian president drawing closer, President Bartlet must deal with several problems including an FBI hostage standoff, a nearing category 4 hurricane, and a potential teamsters union strike. Meanwhile, the First Lady prepares to host the dinner, a reporter flirts with C.J., and Sam is surprised when he spots his call girl friend in attendance at the dinner.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet |
Guest Stars: Steve Rankin as FBI Agent #2 | John Kapelos as Seymour Little | Dennis Cockrum as Captain | Sal Landi as Chafey | William Lucking as Bobby Russo | Jeff Williams as Harold Lewis | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Lisa Edelstein as Laurie | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | David Rasche as Carl Everett | Peter Kors as Rahmadi Sumahidjo Bambang |
Co-Guest Stars: Nelson Mashita as Minaldi | Jacqueline Torres as Sondra | Rod Porter as Photographer (Harry) | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi | J.P. Stevenson as Jonathan, Reporter | Bradley James as Secret Service Agent (Donnie) | Tyler Bowe as Gomez | Colin Gray (1) as Bruce, Reporter | Ariono Suriawinata as President of Indonesia (Rahm Siguto)
Director: Thomas Schlamme

8 :01x08 - Enemies

Nov/17/1999
Bartlet’s political rivals attach a land-use rider is to a vital banking bill. C.J. attempts to silence rumors that Bartlet and Vice President Hoynes fought during a Cabinet meeting, despite the rumors being true. Leo isn’t happy when his daughter, Mallory, asks Sam out, and is less enthusiastic when he accepts. Meanwhile, C.J. continues to ignore Danny’s advances when she begins to suspect that he’s only trying to get a lead on a story.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Charley Lang (2) as Matt Skinner | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss |
Co-Guest Stars: Robyn Pedretti as Candy | Seth Walker as Tony | Shirley Y. Scott as Mildred, Court Stenographer | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Colin Gray (1) as Bruce, Reporter
Director: Alan Taylor

9 :01x09 - The Short List

Nov/24/1999
A current Supreme Court justice retires, giving Bartlet an opportunity to nominate a justice, but his perfect nominee turns out to be less perfect than Bartlet had originally thought. Meanwhile, a congressman accuses White House staff of drug use.
Special Guest Stars: Edward James Olmos as Roberto Mendoza | Mason Adams as Joseph Crouch | Ken Howard as Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III |
Guest Stars: Holmes Osborne as Peter Lillienfield | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss |
Co-Guest Stars: Diana Morgan as Jesse, Reporter #1 | Kris Murphy as Reporter #3 | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Charles Noland as Steve, Reporter #2 | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Bill D'Elia

10 :01x10 - In Excelsis Deo

Dec/15/1999
As Christmas quickly approaches, President Bartlet sneaks out to finish some last minute shopping. Toby, after learning more about a forgotten Korean War veteran, arranges a funeral for him. C.J. tries to get the staff to focus on the hate crime issue again while continuing to fend off the reporter who keeps asking her out. Sam and Josh plan a strike against Congressman Lillenfield who’s been hinting at Leo’s past involving drug and alcohol abuse.
Guest Stars: Paul Austin as George Huffnagle | Tom Quinn as John Noonan | Lisa Edelstein as Laurie | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Reiner Schöne as Homeless Man |
Co-Guest Stars: Morina Pierce as Jessica Hodges | Becky Woodley as Aide | Lance Reddick as DC Police Officer | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Bradley James as Donnie | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Christian Copelin as Jeffrey Lucas
Director: Alex Graves

11 :01x11 - Lord John Marbury

Jan/05/2000
When India and Pakistan go to war with each other and threaten nuclear war, Bartlet calls British diplomat Lord Marbury for advise on how to handle the crisis. Josh gets subpoenaed to testify in Lillenfield’s investigation of Leo’s prior drug and alcohol abuse. Toby accuses C.J. of being overly friendly with the media and Charlie asks Bartlet permission to date his daughter.
Special Guest Stars: John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Roger Rees as Lord John Marbury |
Guest Stars: James Hong as David | Erick Avari as Ambassador Habib | John Diehl as Claypool | David Doty as Military Officer | Clyde Kusatsu as Joe | Iqbal Theba as Indian Ambassador | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet |
Co-Guest Stars: Ryan Cutrona as CIA Director Rollie | Carlos Cervantes as Bobby | Roger Ranney as Civilian | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Bill Stevenson as Jaworski | Charles Hoyes as Thompson | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Tom | J. David Krassner as Jack | Christopher Kriesa as Mitch | William Duffy as Larry (as Bill Duffy) | Peter James Smith as Ed | Tom Hall (1) as Officer Mike | Dafidd McCracken as Security Officer Mike | Charles Noland as Reporter #1 (Steve) | Colin Gray (1) as Bruce

12 :01x12 - He Shall, From Time to Time

Jan/12/2000
The White House staff shifts into crisis mode after Bartlet collapses prior to his first State of the Union address. The tension between India and Pakistan heightens when Pakistan gives its commanders control of the nuclear weapons, which leads to the staff once again consulting Lord John Marbury. Meanwhile, Leo publicly discloses his past alcohol abuse and both Sam and C.J. have romantic encounters.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Roger Rees as Lord John Marbury | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace |
Guest Stars: David Spielberg as Congressman | Harry Groener as Roger Tribbey | Austin Tichenor as Raymond Burns | Madison Mason as Admiral Hackett | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss |
Co-Guest Stars: Christopher Kriesa as Mitch (as Chris Kriesa) | Marvin Krueger as Officer #1 | Roger Ontiveros as Sidney, Officer #3 | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier, Newscaster | Ronne Troup as Pratt | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Tom
Director: Arlene Sanford
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

13 :01x13 - Take Out the Trash Day

Jan/26/2000
Josh and Sam meet with the Senate appropriations subcommittee to try to get Leo out of having to attend a hearing over his past alcohol abuse problems. Bartlet and the staff debate what the appropriate response should be to the new sex education study while Mandy believes that a couple shouldn’t attend the signing of a hate crimes bill brought on by the death of their son. Meanwhile, C.J. continues to flirt with a White House reporter, Toby goes up against congressmen holding up the appointments for the Public Broadcasting Corporation, and Bartlet urges Zoey to drop a sociology class when the professor teaches ideas very different from his own.
Guest Stars: James Handy as Joseph Bruno | Ray Baker as Jonathan Lydell | Linda Gehringer as Jennifer Lydell | Liza Weil as Karen Larsen | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Dakin Matthews as Simon Blye | Renee Estevez as Nancy |
Co-Guest Stars: Jacqueline Torres as Sondra, Reporter #2 | Larry Sullivan as Hamlin (as Larry Sullivan, Jr.) | Sheryl Arenson as Lock | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Bradley James as Donnie | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi, Reporter #1 | Charles Noland as Steve, Reporter #3 | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt, Reporter #4
Director: Ken Olin
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

14 :01x14 - Take This Sabbath Day

Feb/09/2000
When the Supreme Court fails to stay the execution of a convicted murder, President Bartlet has to decide whether or not to commute his sentence within the next 48 hours. To do so, Bartlet gets advice from Tom Cavanaugh, a childhood priest of Bartlet’s. Meanwhile, Josh goes head to head with Joey Lucas, a campaign manager, when her candidate isn’t being backed strongly backed by the Democratic party.
Special Guest Stars: Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: David Proval as Rabbi Glassman | Felton Perry as Jerry | Karl Malden as Tom Cavanaugh | Herb Mitchell as Public Defender | Noah Emmerich as Bobby Zane | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Renee Estevez as Nancy |
Co-Guest Stars: Richard Gross as Bailiff | Carmela Rioseco as Sophia Cruz | Ellen Sugarman as Cantor | Joe Cosgrove as Peter Hayes | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick |
Uncredited: Juan A. Riojas as Secret Service Agent
Director: Thomas Schlamme

15 :01x15 - Celestial Navigation

Feb/16/2000
Sam and Toby rush to Connecticut when Roberto Mendoza, Bartlet’s Supreme Court nominee, is jailed for drunk driving. There, Sam and Toby try to secure the secret release of the nominee while doing damage control along the way. Meanwhile, Josh does his best as a replacement White House spokesman when C.J. has an emergency root canal.
Special Guest Stars: Edward James Olmos as Roberto Mendoza |
Guest Stars: Robert David Hall as David Nessler | Vaughn Armstrong as Sgt. McNamara | CCH Pounder as Debbie O'Leary | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss |
Co-Guest Stars: Diana Morgan as Jesse, Reporter #3 | Victor Love as Mike | Jacqueline Torres as Sondra, Reporter #1 | Bob Thompson (6) as Billy, Steward | Jason C. Morgan as Peter | Kris Murphy as Reporter, Katie | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Kim Webster as Ginger | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Charles Noland as Steve, Reporter #2 | J.P. Stevenson as Jonathan | Kelly Fialing as Pretty College Student

16 :01x16 - 20 Hours in L.A.

Feb/23/2000
President Bartlet and the staff travel to Los Angeles for a fundraiser hosted by a wealthy filmmaker. Back in Washington, Leo has to convince the Vice President to support Bartlet’s stance on an ethanol tax bill that is deadlocked in the Senate. Meanwhile, in order to protect his daughter, Bartlet has the Secret Service close down a restaurant where she’s dining.
Special Guest Stars: Bob Balaban as Ted Marcus | Jay Leno as Himself | David Hasselhoff as Himself | Veronica Webb as Herself | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Chris Hogan as Mark Miller | Jorja Fox as Gina Toscano | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | John de Lancie as Al Kiefer | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield |
Co-Guest Stars: Juan A. Riojas as Secret Service Agent | Bart Braverman as Shapiro | Christopher Shea as Man #2 | Robert Pine as Greer | Bill Bolender as Man #1 | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | William Duffy as Larry (as Bill Duffy) | Peter James Smith as Ed | Giovanni Sirchia as Carmine | Franklin Dennis Jones as Man #3 | Mary Kathleen Gordon as Woman
Director: Alan Taylor
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

17 :01x17 - The White House Pro-Am

Mar/22/2000
The First Lady’s staff is sent into action when her statements about foreign child-labor laws motivate a Congresswoman to suggest an amendment that would end an international tariff bill. The President is also kept busy when the chairman of the Federal Reserve dies and Bartlet must appoint a successor. Meanwhile, Zoey fights with Charlie when she suggests that they don’t go to a club opening again, per the request of the Secret Service after they receive hat letters about their interracial relationship.
Special Guest Stars: Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet |
Guest Stars: Rolonda Watts as Melissa, TV Host | Brandon Hammond as Jeffrey Morgan | Kathleen Garrett as Congresswoman | Richard Fancy as Congressman | Amy Aquino as Congresswoman Becky Reisman | Jorja Fox as Gina Toscano | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Nadia Dajani as Lilli Mays, First Lady's Chief of Staff | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet |
Co-Guest Stars: David A. Kimball as Intelligence Officer #2 | Joe O'Connor as Rep. Calhoun, Congressman #3 | Roger Eschbacher as Intelligence Officer #1 | Catherine Schreiber as Segment Producer | Valeri Ross as Woman #2 | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier, Newscaster | Julie Pop as Aide | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Mindy Seeger as Chris, Reporter #2 | Charles Noland as Steve | Laura Henry as Woman #1
Director: Ken Olin

18 :01x18 - Six Meetings Before Lunch

Apr/05/2000
When Zoey attends a party where one of her friends is caught using illegal drugs, C.J. tries to keep the story out of the media. The staff celebrates when Supreme Court nominee Mendoza is confirmed by the Senate. Josh meets with Jeff Breckenridge, a nominee for assistant attorney general who believes in slavery reparations. Meanwhile, Sam fights with Mallory over private school vouchers and Mandy works to get two new pandas for the National Zoo.
Special Guest Stars: Carl Lumbly as Jeff Breckenridge |
Guest Stars: Lindsay Sloane as Stacy | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Jorja Fox as Gina Toscano | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Christopher Wynne as Edgar Drumm |
Co-Guest Stars: Heather Dawn (1) as College Student #1 | Kenneth Choi as Secret Service Agent #1 Mike | Erin LeShawn Wiley as College Student #2 | Kimiko Gelman as Secret Service Agent Kelly | Todd Sandler as Secret Service Agent #2 | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick |
Uncredited: Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield
Director: Clark Johnson
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

19 :01x19 - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

Apr/26/2000
Rumors fly when a memo surfaces that outline the weakness of the administration. C.J. soon finds that a reporter has the memo and she tries to persuade him not to publish it. Sam and Toby meet with the military to work out a better policy about gays in the military. Meanwhile, Josh tries to get Democrats nominated when two Federal Election Commission members resign and Leo has issues with the White House’s e-mail system.
Special Guest Stars: John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace |
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Jerry Graham | David Brisbin as Ken | Richard Penn as Blakely | James DuMont as Major Thompson | Ted Marcoux as Major Tate | Andy Buckley as Mike Satchel | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Paul Provenza as Steve Onorato | Renee Estevez as Nancy |
Co-Guest Stars: Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Kim Webster as Ginger | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Charles Noland as Steve | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt
Director: Laura Innes

20 :01x20 - Mandatory Minimums

May/03/2000
President Bartlet names two Democrats to the Federal Election Commission, despite threats not to do so. However, the polls show that the public’s reaction the appointments are not good. Toby agrees to meet with his ex-wife to hear her reaction to a new drug policy. Meanwhile, C.J. makes a mistake that sets the staff back and Leo agrees to be the front man for the drug law revisions.
Special Guest Stars: Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: Paul Provenza as Steve Onorato | Bruce Weitz as Senate Majority Leader | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | John de Lancie as Al Kiefer | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Suzy Nakamura as Kathy | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman |
Co-Guest Stars: Diana Morgan as Jesse | Michael Luckerman as Aide #1 (Stuart) | Diana Nadeau (1) as Aide | Chris Conner as Jack | Karolyn Nishioka as Celia | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Charles Noland as Steve | Mindy Seeger as Chris | J.P. Stevenson as Jonathan | Paul Laurence as Aide #2
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

21 :01x21 - Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

May/10/2000
While the staff nervously awaits the newest poll results, Bartlet begins to reassign Federal Election Committee members in order to start campaign finance reform. But his plan is delayed when a photographer catches Sam giving a gift to his call girl friend. Meanwhile, C.J. worries that she’s being marginalized for her recent mistakes and Josh clashes with Joey.
Special Guest Stars: Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: David Huddleston as Max Lobell | Reiko Aylesworth as Janine | Austin Pendleton as Barry Haskell | Lawrence Pressman as Ken Cochran | Lisa Edelstein as Laurie | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Thom Gossom, Jr. as Ted Mitchell | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman |
Co-Guest Stars: Bruce Wright as Ross Kassenbach | Don Chastain as Reporter #2 | Conrad Bachmann as Ken Kato | Justin Colvin as Rodney | Sherry Houston (1) as Dan Larsen | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kim Webster as Ginger | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | M.G. Mills as Rob Konrad | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry
Director: Don Scardino
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

22 :01x22 - What Kind of Day Has It Been?

May/17/2000
Bartlet and the staff prepare for a town meeting with college students while dealing with getting an American pilot, who was shot down in Iraqi territory, home before he’s captured. Toby’s brother is involved in a potential disaster on an orbiting space shuttle. Josh works to convince the Vice President to change his stance on campaign finance reform. Later, as Bartlet and the staff leave the meeting, bullets begin to fly.
Special Guest Stars: John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Jorja Fox as Gina Toscano | Janel Moloney as Donna Moss | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Suzy Nakamura as Cathy | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield |
Co-Guest Stars: George McDaniel as Officer #2 | Steven M. Gagnon as Officer #1 | Derek Triplett as Mikey | Emidio Antonio as Lou | Linda Burden-Williams as Moderator | Christopher Dukes as Phil | Larry Stahoviak as Steve | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Charles Noland as Steve | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Tom | Lisa Croisette as Patty
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Season 2

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 (2) 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 (1) 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 (2) 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 (2) 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 (1) 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 (1) 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

Season 3

Isaac and Ishmael

Oct/03/2001
In this special episode, the White House is put on lockdown and the staff tries to help a class of gifted high school students come to grips with the events of September 11th.
Guest Stars: Ajay Naidu as Raqim Ali | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Jonathan Nichols as Agent Cleary | Jeanette Brox as Student |
Co-Guest Stars: Cyd Strittmatter as Joan | Frantz Turner as Agent Greg | Susie Geiser as Marjorie Mann | Mongo Brownlee as Secret Service Agent | Josh Zuckerman as Boy #1 | Ben Donovan as Boy #2 | Marcus Toji as Boy #3 | Arjay Smith as Boy #4 | Kristine Woo as Girl #1 | Chastity Dotson as Girl #2 | Dan Horton as Agent #1 | Willie Gault as Agent #2 | William J. Jones as FBI Agent
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Buffalo Springfield -- For What It's Worth

Documentary Special

Apr/24/2002
In this documentary special, clips from all three seasons of the series are aired. Former Presidents of the United States, including Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter, as well as former White House staff are interviewed
Guest Stars: Bill Clinton as Himself | Paul Begala as Himself | Dee Dee Myers as Herself | Betty Currie as Herself | Ken Duberstein as Himself | Marlin Fitzwater as Himself | Davis Gergen (1) as Himself | Dr. Henry Kissinger as Himself | Peggy Noonan as Herself | Leon Panetta as Himself | Karl Rove as Himself | Gene Sperling as Himself | Gerald Ford as Himself | Jimmy Carter as Himself

45 :03x01 - Manchester: Part 1

Oct/10/2001
When Bartlet decides to officially announce his plans for re-election, the staff is thrown into a frenzy to prepare a speech. The speech hits a snag when Sam realizes that Bartlet has yet to apologize for not disclosing his MS and then is further delayed when C.J. slips up in a press conference. Meanwhile, Bartlet has to deal with his own problems, including Abbey, who is enraged that he didn't talk to her about his re-election decision, and whether or not to give the orders for a military rescue of the U.S. embassy in Haiti. Elsewhere, Charlie is advised to get is own lawyer before prosecutors look into his possible involvement in the MS cover-up.
Special Guest Stars: Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: Dennis Cockrum as Officer | Earl Boen as Paulson | Evan Handler as Doug Wegland | Jim Beaver as Carl | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Connie Britton as Connie Tate | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Victor McCay as Peter | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley |
Co-Guest Stars: Dayna Devon as Air Force One Reporter #1 | Jill Remez as Reporter #4 | Mark Henderson as Driver | Lois Foraker as Lois | Jacqueline Torres as Sondra | Kim Webster as Ginger | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Charles Noland as Steve | Kris Murphy as Katie | Doris McMillon as Newscaster | J.P. Stevenson as Jonathan | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Kirk Kinder as One Star General | John Emmanuel as Agent
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

46 :03x02 - Manchester: Part 2

Oct/17/2001
In part two of the season premiere, the staff continues to refine Bartlet's re-election announcement to the American public and call in a political strategist to help them decide whether or not Bartlet should publicly apologize for not disclosing his MS. C.J. continues to deal with the aftermath of her statements of the press conference. Meanwhile, Bartlet continues to make peace with Abbey while contemplating if he should accept the requests of the Haitian leader.
Special Guest Stars: Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli |
Guest Stars: Evan Handler as Doug Wegland | Victor McCay as Peter | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Connie Britton as Connie Tate | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally |
Co-Guest Stars: Kris Arnold as Staffer | John Emmanuel as Agent | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

47 :03x03 - Ways and Means

Oct/24/2001
Special Prosecutor Clement Rollins begins his investigation into the President's non-disclosure of his illness. The White House staff isn't happy with getting Rollins as the Special Prosecutor, so C.J. shrewdly drops subtle clues to the press that might get the prosecutor replaced with someone more favorable to the staff. Meanwhile, a forest fire rages in Wyoming and the governor rages along with it when Bartlet backs up the forestry departments decision to let the fire burn itself out; Josh and Toby work on the estate tax that has been tied up in Congress; and Donna goes on a date with a Republican.
Special Guest Stars: Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish |
Guest Stars: Miguel Sandoval as Victor Campos | Thom Barry as Mark Richardson | Evan Handler as Doug Wegland | Edmund L. Shaff as Bill Horton | Connie Britton as Connie Tate | Mark Feuerstein as Cliff Calley | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Nicholas Pryor as Clement Rollins |
Co-Guest Stars: Andrea C. Robinson as Barbara | Tom McCarthy (1) as Senator Randall Thomas | Felix Solis as Hammaker | Max Chalawsky as Kinnis | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve | Lewis Grenville as Reporter | Stephanie Cantu as Reporter | Nadia Axakowsky as Reporter
Director: Alex Graves

48 :03x04 - On the Day Before

Oct/31/2001
With the State Department dinner nearing, Bartlet vetoes the "death tax" bill, throwing the staff into a frenzy when they learn that the House of Representatives will have enough votes to override the veto. Meanwhile, Josh talks to a governor who is debating running against Bartlet in the next Presidential election; Charlie is urged to ask for immunity in the upcoming testimony concerning Bartlet's non-disclosure; and C.J. singles out an entertainment reporter, Sherri Wexler, for retribution.
Guest Stars: Cliff DeYoung as Rep. Kimball | John F. O'Donohue as Mr. Koveleski | Kevin Tighe as Jack Buckland | Scott Michael Campbell as Donald Dolan | Ana Mercedes as Sally | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | H. Richard Greene as Robert Royce | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Mary Mara as Sherri Wexler | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery |
Co-Guest Stars: Rick Cramer as Officer | Richard Saxton as Alan | Steven J. Levy as Jonathan | Elizabeth Taheri as Pam Wachtel | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Kris Murphy as Katie | Jeff Mooring as Phil | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Tom | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)

49 :03x05 - War Crimes

Nov/07/2001
Testimonies begin in the non-disclosure investigation and Donna is first to give her deposition to the House committee. There she is questioned by none other than Cliff, the Republican she's been dating. Bartlet and Vice President Hoynes argue over gun control when Bartlet asks his Vice President to speak at an anti-gun rally in Texas. Meanwhile, Leo and Alan Adamley, an Air Force General have it out over the War Crimes Tribunal; Sam is perplexed by legislation that would eliminate the use of the penny; and C.J. informs Toby that Will Sawyer, a reporter, overheard one of his comments that doesn't shed good light on the President.
Special Guest Stars: Gerald McRaney as Alan Adamley | Michael O'Keefe as Will Sawyer | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Mark Feuerstein as Cliff Calley | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Bob Glouberman as Congressman's Aide |
Co-Guest Stars: Marcy Goldman as Reporter | Chris Ufland as Benton | Mary Ostrow as Sharon | Keith Pillow as Klesko | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Charles Noland as Steve | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Director: Alex Graves
Story: Allison Abner | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

50 :03x06 - Gone Quiet

Nov/14/2001
When a United States submarine "goes quiet" of the coast of North Korea, Bartlet is forced to decide between contacting the enemy or launching a risky rescue. Meanwhile, Abbey learns that past malpractice suits against her might damage the President's criminal investigation; C.J. is thrilled when a presidential candidate is indecisive while speaking in public; and Toby meets with a committee about Congress' controversial funding of avant-garde artists.
Special Guest Stars: Hal Holbrook as Albie Duncan | Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli |
Guest Stars: Connie Britton as Connie Tate | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Valerie Mahaffey as Tawny Cryer | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley |
Co-Guest Stars: Rick Cramer as Officer | Dennis Cockrum as Officer | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick
Director: Jon Hutman

51 :03x07 - The Indians in the Lobby

Nov/21/2001
On the eve of Thanksgiving day, Bartlet stresses over all things turkey, especially how to best cook a gourmet turkey. C.J. deals with two Native Americans who set up camp in the lobby waiting to meet with an official about public health projects on their reservation, and threaten to start a media bonanza if they don't get their meeting. Meanwhile, Josh tries to get a teenage boy who murdered his teacher extradited back to the U.S. from Italy; Sam works on the new poverty income index that could bring the President serious trouble; and Toby talks to Bartlet about ways to improve his poll numbers.
Special Guest Stars: Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli |
Guest Stars: Armando Pucci as Alberto Fedrigotti | Jenny Gago as Bernice Collette | Shashawnee Hall as Russell Angler | Georgina Lightning as Maggie Morningstar-Charles | Dave Hager (1) as Mark Faragut | Gary Farmer as Jack Lone Feather | Renee Estevez as Nancy | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Patrick O'Connell (1) as Officer | Kim Webster as Ginger | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark
Director: Paris Barclay

52 :03x08 - The Women of Qumar

Nov/28/2001
C.J. goes up against the rest of the staff, including the President, over whether or not to publicize a mad cow disease outbreak. Later, C.J. takes a negative stance on the administration's decision to renew the air base lease in Qumar, a country known for its poor treatment of women. Meanwhile, Josh works with a women's group lobbyist concerned with the wording of a treaty concerning prostitution; Sam deals with a lawsuit against the administration by a woman angry with Bartlet's remarks about a national seat belt law; and Toby meets with WWII veterans protesting a Pearl Harbor exhibit at the Smithsonian
Special Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner |
Guest Stars: Sid Conrad as Ed Ramsey | James Hornbeck (1) as Dr. Bedrosian | Christian Clemenson as Evan Woodkirk | Bruce Kirby as Barney Lang | Bill Erwin as Ronald Kruckshank | Bradley White as James | Ty Burrell as Tom Starks | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Dinah Lenney as Mary Klein |
Co-Guest Stars: Elizabeth Liang as Staffer | Michael Canavan as Flynn | Larry Cox as Aide | Kim Sykes as Secretary | Peter James Smith as Ed | Kim Webster as Ginger | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | William Duffy as Larry | Fort Atkinson as Grant | Stan Sellers as Califf | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Kris Murphy as Katie Witt | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Dean White as Aide
Director: Alex Graves

53 :03x09 - Bartlet for America

Dec/12/2001
The White House is adorned with holiday decorations, but the staff is feeling anything but merry as they deal with threats to firebomb black churches in Tennessee on Christmas Eve. Leo is also lacking the holiday spirit as he prepares to testify to the House committee concerning the non-disclosure of Bartlet's MS issue -- and the $650 an hour he's paying his lawyer doesn't help any. Flashbacks reveal the President's reasons for not disclosing his illness during his time as governor.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Doug Ballard as Ed Pratt | Carlos Jacott as Allen | Randy Thompson as CEO Donor | Steven Gilborn as Paul Dearborn | Ellis E. Williams as Algiss Skyler | Todd Waring as Rep. Rathburn | Joanna Gleason as Jordon Elaine Kendall | Mark Feuerstein as Cliff Calley | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | James Handy as Joseph Bruno | Mark Hutter as Rep. Erickson (R) | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Ashley L. Clark as Alan | Dennis Haskins as CEO |
Co-Guest Stars: David St. James as Darren Gibson | Joe O'Connor as Rep. Calhoun | Judy Kain as Event Planner | Greta Sesheta as Congresswoman | Thomas Carrington as Congressional Staffer
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

54 :03x10 - H. Con-172

Jan/09/2002
Leo rejects Congressional Oversight Committee's offer that would end the investigation into Bartlet's non-disclosure of his illness. The rest of the staff deals with a revealing book published by a former White House photographer. Meanwhile, Josh plots to meet with Amy Gardner, an attractive women's rights leader; and Bartlet decides to give Charlie a 1709 map of Palestine as a gift, but the staff warns him of the political ramifications of doing so since the map does not include the nation of Israel.
Special Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner |
Guest Stars: Joanna Gleason as Jordon Elaine Kendall | Mark Feuerstein as Cliff Calley | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | William Duffy as Larry | Kinga Philipps as Waitress | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Vincent Misiano
Story: Eli Attie | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

55 :03x11 - 100,000 Airplanes

Jan/16/2002
As the staff works endlessly on Bartlet's State of the Union address, Bartlet suddenly requests that a section promising to find a cancer cure within 10 years is added. Sam is interviewed for an article in Vanity Fair magazine by a reporter who has a close personal history with him -- they were once engaged. Meanwhile, Josh has a hard time getting Amy Gardner's attention after telling her that her current relationship with a Congressman is only due to political gain; and Joey Lucas studies the poll numbers prior to Bartlet's speech.
Special Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas |
Guest Stars: Nancy Linehan Charles as Oncologist | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Traylor Howard as Lisa Sherborne | Howard S. Miller as Oncologist | Nicholas Hormann as Bobby | Charles Walker as Oncologist | Brian Baker (2) as John Tandy |
Co-Guest Stars: Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Marcus Eley as Bartender
Director: David Nutter
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

56 :03x12 - The Two Bartlets

Jan/30/2002
While the staff debates on whether or not to counter an attack on Bartlet from a Republican presidential candidate, Josh is forced to postpone his vacation with Amy Gardner in order to deal with a situation at a Navy firing range Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Sam has a meeting with Robert Engler who believes that gold is missing from Fort Knox; C.J. and Toby square off on affirmative action; and Donna asks Josh to relieve her of jury duty.
Special Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner |
Guest Stars: Sam Lloyd as Bob Engler | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy |
Co-Guest Stars: Kim Webster as Ginger | Ted Garcia as TV Reporter | Thomas Knickerbocker as Civilian (as Tom Knickerbocker) | Elizabeth Liang as Staffer | Tom Porter as Officer
Director: Alex Graves

57 :03x13 - Night Five

Feb/06/2002
Five days after the Iowa caucuses Bartlet is still having trouble sleeping so he consults Dr. Stanley Keyworth for treatment, but it becomes more a sobering wake-up for Bartlet. C.J. lobbies for the release of a White House reporter after the reporter is taken hostage in the Congo. Meanwhile, Toby faces off with his ex-wife over an upcoming foreign policy speech; Sam asks Ainsley to review an act that calls for the U.S. to payback loans to the United Nations; and Donna receives a surprising job offer.
Special Guest Stars: Adam Arkin as Stanley Keyworth | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes |
Guest Stars: Carmen Argenziano as Leonard Wallace | Alanna Ubach as Celia Walton | Paul Fitzgerald as Casey Reed | Basil Wallace as McKonnen Loboko | Nancy Cassaro as Janet Price | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Kris Murphy as Katie | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

58 :03x14 - Hartsfield's Landing

Feb/27/2002
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Bartlet becomes involved in a game of military chess against China after the Chinese threaten to attack Taiwan. Meanwhile, Josh stresses over 42 votes in the small New Hampshire town of Hartsfield's Landing's election that typically predict the winner of the state's primary; and C.J. plays games with Charlie when she hides his copy of the President's daily schedule, leading to a inter-office war of tricks and mind games.
Guest Stars: Dennis Cockrum as Officer | James Keane as Registrar of Voters | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | James Hong as David | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Gregory Alan Williams as Robbie Mosley | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery |
Co-Guest Stars: Teddy Lane, Jr. as Agent | J.P. Hubbell as Agent | Rick Cramer as Officer | Dan Sachoff as Reporter | Matthew Yang King as Staffer | Jack Choy (1) as Civilian | Lionel D. Carson as Tommy | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Charles Noland as Steve | Jeff Mooring as Phil
Director: Vincent Misiano
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

59 :03x15 - Dead Irish Writers

Mar/06/2002
It's Abbey's birthday, but she isn't in the mood to celebrate as the medical board is about to rule on her on involvement in the non-disclosure investigation. But despite her lack of birthday spirit, a party is being thrown in her honor and high-ranking guests including Lord John Marbury are invited. Meanwhile, Sam has a meeting with a Senator who is blocking the funding for a superconductor; Abbey, C.J. and other female staff members sneak away to a closet to drink and gossip; and Donna finds out that she's not technically American.
Special Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Roger Rees as Lord John Marbury | Hector Elizondo as Dr. Dalton Millgate |
Guest Stars: Robin Thomas as Senator Jack Enlow | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Jerry Lambert as Chuck Kane
Director: Alex Graves
Story: Paul Redford | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

60 :03x16 - The U.S. Poet Laureate

Mar/27/2002
After Bartlet's remarks about a potential Republican presidential nominee, C.J. is dispatched to do damage control. Toby meets with the new U.S. poet laureate to try to convince her to not speak out about the United States' non-support for a land-mines treaty. Meanwhile, Sam cuts Ainsley's vacation short when he needs help spinning Bartlet's remarks; Bartlet thinks about saving a failing company; and Josh is intrigued when he finds out he has an Internet fan-site: LemonLyman.com.
Special Guest Stars: Laura Dern as Tabatha Fortis | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes |
Guest Stars: Yolanda Lloyd Delgado as Terry | James Eckhouse as Bud Wachtel | Beth Littleford as Leslie | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy |
Co-Guest Stars: David Gautreaux as Stuart | Christopher Michael as Floor Manager | Diana Morgan as Jesse | Tim Haldeman as Barnett | Jennifer Marley as Student | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kim Webster as Ginger | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Jeff Mooring as Phil | Jana Lee Hamblin as Bobbi
Story: Laura Glasser | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

61 :03x17 - Stirred

Apr/03/2002
A truck carrying uranium fuel crashes in an Idaho tunnel, leaving the staff to prepare for an environmental crisis. Bartlet continues to work out campaign strategy, which may include dropping Vice President Hoynes from the ticket. Meanwhile, unaware of his potential exit from the campaign, Hoynes works on a bill that would provide Internet access to the poor, then attends the same Alcoholics Anonymous meeting as Leo. Elsewhere, Charlie files his taxes on-line after being urged to do so by Bartlet, but immediately regrets taking his advice; and Josh tries to get a presidential proclamation honoring the retirement of Donna's favorite teacher.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: David Dunard as Friend of Bill W. #1 | Randy Oglesby as Friend of Bill W. #2 | Felton Perry as Friend of Bill W. #3 | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Jim Jansen as Bill Fisher |
Co-Guest Stars: Kim Webster as Ginger | Tim Van Pelt as Harry | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Jeremy Kagan

62 :03x18 - Enemies Foreign and Domestic

May/01/2002
After making a critical public statement about Saudi Arabia, C.J. receives a serious death thread leading Bartlet to assign Secret Service protection to her. While Sam is busy working out the details of the President's upcoming summit with the new Russian President, satellite photographs show an Iranian nuclear facility built with the help of Russian technology. Meanwhile, Charlie works to find out the source of an encoded letter sent to the President; and Toby debates whether or not to let a controversial Russian reporter attend the upcoming summit.
Special Guest Stars: Ian McShane as Nikolai Ivanovich | Mark Harmon as Simon Donovan | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace |
Guest Stars: George Tasudis as George Kowzlowski | Gregory Itzin as State Department Representative | Peter Scolari as Jake Kimball | Bill Cobbs as Alan Tatum | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Svetlana Efremova as Ludmilla Koss | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Mindy Seeger as Chris |
Co-Guest Stars: Elizabeth Liang as Staffer | Valarie Pettiford as Janice | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Damien Leake as Dr. Tatum | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve | Kris Murphy as Katie | Jeff Mooring as Phil | Kim Webster as Ginger | Lee Faranda as Aide
Director: Alex Graves

63 :03x19 - The Black Vera Wang

May/08/2002
While C.J., now code-named "Flamingo", adjusts to being followed by Secret Service Agent Donovan, Bartlet and the staff rush to deal with a predicted terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Toby argues with TV network executives when they threaten to pull coverage of national conventions from their broadcast; Sam gets his hands on a copy of a commercial bashing the President; and Josh, back in Washington after the Helsinki summit, gives Donna a gift from his trip: cured moose meat.
Special Guest Stars: Mark Harmon as Simon Donovan | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace |
Guest Stars: Gerry Becker as Network News Director | Ned Schmidtke as Admiral | Leon Russom as Network News Director | Michael Holden (1) as Network News Director | Evan Rachel Wood as Hogan Cregg | Patrick Breen as Kevin Kahn | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Maggie Baird as Carney | Steve Tom as General | Richard Saxton as Alan | William J. Jones as Jamie Dawson | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kate Palmer as Assistant | Ivy Jones as Martha | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Civilian | David O. Katz as Assistant | David Burtka as Bruce | Penny Griego as TV Reporter
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

64 :03x20 - We Killed Yamamoto

May/15/2002
As Bartlet, with the help of Leo and Fitzwallace, struggles over deciding whether or not to forfeit diplomatic immunity for a Middle Eastern official known to be plotting terrorist attacks, Josh and Amy square off over a welfare reform bill. Meanwhile, Sam kills environment-friendly legislation for the Everglades; C.J. begins to appreciate her bodyguard even more; Toby advises the President not to attend a fundraiser; and Donna travels to North Dakota as the administration's representative at a meeting to change the state's name.
Special Guest Stars: Mark Harmon as Simon Donovan | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace |
Guest Stars: Christopher Curry as Col. Lee | Bob Morrisey as Harry Conroy | Kurt Fuller as Advisor | Juan Garcia (1) as Rick Pintero | William Thomas, Jr. as David | Annika Peterson as Jane | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Nicki Micheaux as Muriel |
Co-Guest Stars: Roz Witt as Democrat | Kevin Brief as Democrat | S. E. Perry as Marine Officer | Harry S. Murphy as Witness | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Horward Lockie as Democrat | Kim Webster as Ginger | Kim Brockington as Agent Thayer
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

65 :03x21 - Posse Comitatus

May/22/2002
Bartlet has a life-or-death decision to make regarding the known foreign diplomat terrorist, and thinks on it while attending a charity event where Governor Robert Ritchie is also in attendance. Meanwhile, C.J. and Donovan come to an understanding regarding their flirtation; Josh and Amy's relationship is threatened when they take opposite stances on a piece of key legislation; and as the search for a replacement for the late Mrs. Landingham continues, Charlie recommends Deborah Fiderer, a former White House secretary.
Guest Stars: Armin Shimerman as Richard III | Kevin Owers as Chorus | James Brolin as Robert Ritchie | William Dennis Hunt as Duke of York | Ken Thorley as "No" Vote Man | John David Conti as Howell | Rob Nagle as Chorus | Graham Shiels as Chorus | Kurt Fuller as Advisor | Adam Arkin as Stanley Keyworth | Mark Harmon as Simon Donovan | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | David Huddleston as Senator Max Lobell | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Andrew McFarlane (2) as Anthony | William Thomas, Jr. as David | Fred Sanders as Ted | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Wren T. Brown as A No Vote | Basil Hoffman as Congressman | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Al No' Mani as Abdul Shareef | Al Faris as Translator | Nate Reese as Cantwell | Paul Norwood as Bristol | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve | S. E. Perry as Marine Officer | Heidi Anderson (1) as Waitress | Jeanie Hackett (1) as Queen Margaret | Orlando Seale as Young Clifford | Douglas Weston as Bedford | Adrian Diamond as Young Boy | Joshua Wolf Coleman as Chorus | Charles Currier as Chorus | Russell Edge as Chrous | Joshua Fardon as Chorus | Richard Gould (1) as Chorus | Richard Soto as Chorus | Glenn Kubota as Grocer | Karen Tsen Lee (1) as Reporter | Ted Koch as Reporter | Mark Gerald Douglas (1) as Agent | Lisa Datz as Agent | James Villani as Thug
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Jeff Buckley -- Hallelujah

Season 4

66 :04x01 - 20 Hours in America (1)

Sep/25/2002
The re-election campaign is in full swing, and moving quickly -- so rapidly, in fact, that Josh, Toby, and Donna are stranded in Indiana when they are left behind by the motorcade carrying the other staff members. Back in Washington, Sam fills in for Josh; Bartlet interviews Debbie Fiderer for the late Mrs. Landingham's job; Abbey creates a buzz when she calls herself "just a wife and mother"; and the Middle East begins to stir over their missing Defense Minister.
Guest Stars: Art Chudabala as Peter Lien | Danielle Harris as Kiki | Amy Adams (1) as Cathy | Alan Dale as Mitch Bryce | Larry Cox as Staffer | Valorie Armstrong as Mrs. Harrison | Dan Gerrity as Civilian | Constance Pfeifer as Elderly Woman | Jack Tate as Civilian | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Joan MacIntosh as Mrs. Meredith Walker | Victor McCay as Peter | John Gallagher, Jr. as Tyler | Ernestine Jackson as Fiona | Joel Marsh Garland as Cap | Marina Palmier as Civilian | Kim Webster as Ginger | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Tori Reid as Aide | S. E. Perry as Marine Officer | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Ron Newell as Store Manager | Rohn Thomas as Sy | Tommy LaFitte as Earl | Danielle Jones as Friend | Jennifer Armour as Friend #2 | Amy K. Harmon as Volunteer | Harry O'Toole as Man at Counter | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

67 :04x02 - 20 Hours in America (2)

Sep/25/2002
Bartlet interviews Debbie Fiderer for the secretarial position for the second time, and for the second time it doesn't go well. With the Dow continuing to drop and the stress over the Qumaris, Bartlet takes out his frustration on an elderly White House visitor. Meanwhile, General Fitzwallace and Nancy McNally worry about how much the Qumaris know about their missing Defense Minister; Toby, Josh, and Donna continue to make their way back to Washington; and the staff has to deal with a crisis in Iowa when a bomb explodes at a University of Iowa swim meet.
Guest Stars: Don Perry as Muriel Keith | Thomas Crawford as Bill Lacey | Mary-Pat Green as Sen. Choate | Robert Noble as Butler | Victor McCay as Donald McKittridge | John Fletcher (1) as Photographer | John P. Connolly (1) as Matt Kelley | David Early (1) as Bartender | Albert Owens as Fred Shuler | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | John Gallagher, Jr. as Tyler | Allan Wasserman as Donald McKittridge | Andrew McFarlane (2) as Anthony | Kim Webster as Ginger | William Duffy as Larry | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Aaron Marcus as Deskman | Jeff Gage as Train Conductor | Susan Allenbach as Driver | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

68 :04x03 - College Kids

Oct/02/2002
Bartlet, worried about his liability in the Qumari matter, has Leo hire him a lawyer. The re-election campaign deals with a setback when a judge rules that debates must be open to all third-party candidates. Meanwhile, Josh gets mad at Amy after she accepts a job interview; Toby and Josh plan out a new idea for college tuition payments; and the approval process for Deborah Fiderer goes slower than expected when new evidence is uncovered.
Guest Stars: Mary Kathleen Gordon as Woman | Alex Paez as David | John P. Connolly (1) as Matt Kelley | Larry Cox as Aide | Pamela Shaddock as Jan | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Joanna Gleason as Jordon Elaine Kendall | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | S. E. Perry as Marine Officer | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Kris Murphy as Katie | Charles Noland as Steve | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick |
Uncredited: NiCole Robinson as Margaret
Director: Alex Graves

69 :04x04 - The Red Mass

Oct/09/2002
Bartlet debates the consequences of ordering a strike force to breakup a barricaded group of terrorists in Iowa, one of whom needs medical attention. Governor Robert Ritchie, Bartlet's Republican rival wants to have less debates, but the staff attempts to negotiate with the Governor for more debates. Meanwhile, Josh accuses his girlfriend of helping Senator Howard Stackhouse, the liberal third-party candidate, draw votes away from Bartlet; and Leo secretly meets with an Israeli official over strategy in regards to the Qumari assassination.
Guest Stars: Richard Green (1) as Jerry | Malachi Throne as Ben Yosef | Noel Conlon as Jason Weaver | Larry Brandenburg as Michael Jackson | John Cothran, Jr. as Civilian Advisor | Lynn Tufeld as Grace | Deborah May as Janet | Robin Bartlett (1) as Susan Thomas | Helen Duffy as Sen. White | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | George Coe as Howard Stackhouse | Andrew McFarlane (2) as Anthony | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Kim Webster as Ginger | Hilary Angelo as Emily | Kris Murphy as Katie | Becky Meister as Sally | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Civilian | Joe Marinelli as Morris | Brandon Noll as Staffer | Joe Cosgrove as Peter Hayes
Director: Vincent Misiano
Story: Eli Attie | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

70 :04x05 - Debate Camp

Oct/16/2002
The staff goes on a weekend retreat to North Carolina to prepare for the upcoming presidential debates. While preparing, Bartlet must deal with a possible Israeli air attack on Qumar that could light a fire under other Middle Eastern countries. Meanwhile, flashbacks recall Bartlet and the staff's error-filled first days in office; Josh and Donna recall how she almost lost her job over a national security issue; and Toby considers the prospect of parenthood.
Guest Stars: John Aniston as Alexander Thompson | Bill Ferrell as Guard | Rick Cramer as Aide | Eyal Podell as Michael Gordon | Bruce French as Bill Stark | Nicole Lyn as Intern | Lance Baldwin as Peter Harlow | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas | Kathryn Joosten as Delores Landingham | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Glenn Morshower as Mike Chrysler | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Jeffrey Pierce as Jeff Johnson | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Paris Barclay

71 :04x06 - Game On

Oct/30/2002
On the eve of Bartlet's final debate of his career, Toby is skeptical that Bartlet is prepared to go head to head with his popular Republican rival, Robert Richie. After rehearsal, Toby meets up with his ex-wife, Congresswoman Andy Wyatt, then informs C.J. that Albie Duncan, an old, crazy Republican will help C.J. in "spinning" the even for the White House. Meanwhile, Leo negotiates a settlement in the Qumar-Israel conflict; Sam attempts to get a deceased Democratic candidate removed from the Congressional ballot; and the staff watches as Bartlet easily defeats Richie in the debate.
Guest Stars: John Aniston as Alexander Thompson | Tony Amendola as Ali Nissir | James Brolin as Robert Ritchie | Stacy Reed as Girl in Bar | Michael Raysses as Ted Willard | Steve Stapenhorst as Martin | Nick Jameson as Chet | Tim Van Pelt as Harry | Ted Davis (1) as Bobby | Amy Bruckner as Sally | Hal Holbrook as Albie Duncan | Joshua Malina as Will Bailey | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Joanna Gleason as Jordon Elaine Kendall | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Ashleigh Olden as Sharon | Paige Orr as Karen | Trent Trail as Lawrence | Tomiko Martinez as Staffer | Gia Cross as Girl | Ashley Benson as Girl | Alison Robertson as Carrie | Jason McCune as Jonathan | Stephanie Venditto as June | Anita Dashiell as Joe | Ross Shimabuku as Derek | Mary Beth McDonough as Beth | Scott Facher as Stage Manager | Kim Webster as Ginger | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie | Amy Parks as Tammy
Director: Alex Graves

72 :04x07 - Election Night

Nov/06/2002
On Election Day, Bartlet leaves Washington to shake hands with the voters, but returns to Manchester after casting his own ballot. There, Charlie begins to notice a change in Bartlet's behavior that makes him worry about Bartlet's health. Meanwhile, the deceased Democratic congressional candidate isn't politically dead; Debbie Fiderer begins setting rules that Josh dislikes; and when Andy discovers she's pregnant, Toby worries about how kids will effect their political careers.
Guest Stars: Don Dowe as Technician | Kris Iyer as Andrea's Doctor | Lynette Romero as Anaheim Anchor | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Joshua Malina as Will Bailey | Howard Mann (1) as Senior Citizen | Christian Slater as Jack Reese | Derek Thompson (2) as Man | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Omar Benson Miller as Orlando Kettles | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Andrew McFarlane (2) as Anthony | Megan Cavanagh as Voting Shortcut | Kaarina Aufranc as Ten Dollars | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kim Webster as Ginger | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Richard Saxton as Anahiem Anchor | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Penny Griego as Anchor | Christopher Schauble as Anchor | Mindy Thomas as Anchor | Ron Ostrow as John | Charles Noland as Steve | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Maria Lozom Hanson as Passerby | Leesa Severyn as Michelle | Kris Murphy as Katie | Ron Morehouse as Bow Tie | Ashleigh Olden as Aide |
Uncredited: Michael Mulheren as Statehood Supporter

73 :04x08 - Process Stories

Nov/13/2002
The White House staff celebrates after Bartlet's landslide defeat of Robert Ritchie, but Bartlet wasn't the only winner -- Horton Wilde, the deceased Congressional candidate also won his race. This puts Sam in a bad position since someone leaked that Wilde's widow would be able to take over her late husband's seat. Toby's ex-wife, Andy Wyatt, also won her seat with 85% of the vote, but Toby worries how her pregnancy will affect her career. Meanwhile, a coup is brewing in Venezuela; and Bartlet tries to share a romantic night with Abbey to celebrate his victory.
Guest Stars: Tobin Bell as Colonel Whitcomb | Victor Raider-Wexler as Bernie | Christopher May (1) as Tom | Symba Smith as Annette | Gina Hecht as Julie | Christian Slater as Jack Reese | Tim Silva as George | Wendy Braun as Gail Mackee | Rae Ritke as Ashley | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Joshua Malina as Will Bailey | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Joanna Gleason as Jordon Elaine Kendall | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Nick Jameson as Martin | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kim Webster as Ginger | William Duffy as Larry | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | Marc Lynn as Whitaker | Diane Hsu (1) as Campaign Aide

74 :04x09 - Swiss Diplomacy

Nov/20/2002
The elections have finally wrapped up, but Hoynes is already planning for the next election, as well as the Senate minority leader, which is plotting to delay the president's legislative agenda. Meanwhile, when the 15 year-old son of an Iranian leader needs a heart and lung transplant and needs to come to the U.S. for the surgery, complicated politics threaten to interfere. Also, Toby tries to repay a Congresswoman whose proposal helped aide Bartlet's victory, but was damaging to the Congresswoman in the polls.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Bernard White as Ehsan Mohebi | Michael Raysses as Ted Willard | Joel Anderson as Clark | Jennifer Parsons as Aide | Dennis Neal (1) as Springer | Wolf Muser as Chris Von Rutte | Paul Vincent O'Connor as Laney | Leigh Curran as NASA Aide | Faran Tahir as Manny | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Joshua Malina as Will Bailey | Geoff Pierson as Sen. Tripplehorn | Lucinda Jenney as Karen Kroft | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Renee Estevez as Nancy | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Emiko Parise as Aide | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Anita Dashiell as Reporter

75 :04x10 - Arctic Radar

Nov/27/2002
Sam packs up for California to begin his campaign, leaving Toby without speechwriting help. Sam suggests that Will Bailey, a skilled campaign manager to take over his position. Meanwhile, when a female fighter pilot is dishonorably discharged after having an affair, women's groups, as well as the female staffers, want the President to intervene. Elsewhere, Donna asks Josh to find out if Commander Jack Reese has the hots for her.
Guest Stars: Vyto Ruginis as Mitch | Christian Slater as Jack Reese | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Joshua Malina as Will Bailey | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Audrey Wasilewski as Janice Trumbull | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Ron Ostrow as John | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Kris Murphy as Katie | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick
Story: Gene Sperling | Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

76 :04x11 - Holy Night

Dec/11/2002
It’s two days before Christmas and a winter storm blankets the northeast with snow while Danny shows up at the White House dressed as St. Nick, but spreads anything but cheer to the staff. Toby’s father also shows up at the White House, who Toby isn’t keen on seeing; and Zoey also returns to the White House with her boyfriend, who Charlie isn’t keen on seeing. Meanwhile, Bartlet decides to throw out the HHS budget, leading to endless work for the staff during the holiday week; and both Bartlet and Leo visit psychiatrist Stanley Keyworth to talk to him about concentration lapses.
Guest Stars: John Diehl as Claypool | Steve Ireland as Ron | Jerry Adler (1) as Jules Ziegler | Harry Karp as Zev | Danny Jacobs (1) as Young Jules | Alex Reznik as Jacob | Adam Arkin as Stanley Keyworth | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Trent Ford as Jean Paul | Kim Webster as Ginger | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Kris Murphy as Katie | Yale Whiffenpoofs as Themselves (as The Wiffenpoofs)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

77 :04x12 - Guns Not Butter

Jan/08/2003
The administration works tirelessly on the foreign-aid bill, but Senate Republicans, as well as Democrats, have different ideas, leaving Josh to get the votes the White House needs. To do so, Josh dispatches Donna to hunt down a freshman senator while Josh deals with a Senator who will only vote with the White House if they agree to fund a medical study on the efficacy of prayer. Meanwhile, Danny continues to get closer to the truth behind the Sharif affair; and Charlie sets out to help a soldier’s family who is in need of food stamps.
Guest Stars: Pat Skipper as Jimmy Hoebuck | Jesse Burch as Jay | John Del Regno as Giuseppe | Paul McCarthy-Boyington as Mike | Natsuko Ohama as Gwendolyn Chen | Kiersten Van Horne as Jane Cleary | Gabriel Jarret as Jason | Richard Gross as Beano | Megan Ward as Senator's Staffer | Ramon Estevez as Businessman | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Trent Ford as Jean Paul | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Christina Grandy as Ellen | Derek Coleman as Agent | Ron Ostrow as John | Kris Murphy as Katie | John H. Wan as Intern | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Nicole Lyn as Stacy | Kim Webster as Ginger | Maura Claire Barclay as Kelly | Rachel Pearson as Tammy | Bernadette Burgos as Hispanic Woman | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick
Director: Bill D'Elia

78 :04x13 - The Long Goodbye

Jan/15/2003
C.J. reluctantly returns to her hometown of Dayton, Ohio for her 20-year high school reunion, and ends up enjoying herself when she bumps into a handsome former classmate. However, her enjoyment is cut short when C.J. finds herself in the middle of a sad family crisis – her father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. But as C.J. deals with all the emotion, she constantly feels the need to check up on Toby who’s running the press briefings in her absence.
Guest Stars: Terry L. Beaver as Lee Voight | Donald Moffat as Talmidge Cregg | Verna Bloom as Molly Lapham | Betsy Aidem as Libby Lapham | Elijah Roberts as Harry | Matthew Modine as Marco Arlens | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Kris Murphy as Katie | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick
Director: Alex Graves

79 :04x14 - Inauguration: (Part 1)

Feb/05/2003
Bartlet’s second inauguration is only less than a week away, but the staff has to re-write his inauguration address after an escalating genocide in Africa leads Bartlet to consider using force to end it. However, Bartlet’s idea is met with negative responses from both the West Wing and countries from around the world. Meanwhile, C.J. becomes increasingly irritated with Danny while he continues to dig into the Sharif affair; the betrayal of a staff member leaves the administration stunned; and Charlie has trouble finding the Bible for Bartlet’s inauguration.
Guest Stars: Joel Anderson as Clark | John Cothran, Jr. as Civilian Advisor | Mark Chaet as Imam | Abdoulaye N'Gom as Zake Kintaka | Gibby Brand as Adam Kent | Paul Kent as Cardinal Patrick | Dan Ziskie as O'Donnell | Dan Gerrity as Director #3 | Geoffrey C. Ewing as Beckwith | Granville Van Dusen as Bryce Lilly | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Victor McCay as Peter | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Faran Tahir as Civilian Advisor | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Director #2 | Nicole Lyn as Intern | Timothy Rice as Chief Justice

80 :04x15 - Inauguration: Over There (Part 2)

Feb/12/2003
The staff continues to prepare Bartlet’s inauguration speech and newcomer Will Bailey’s work leaves everyone impressed, especially the foreign policy doctrine it promotes. Meanwhile, Charlie continues to hunt for the Bible for the inauguration; the staff gets ready for possible military action; and Danny’s reporting causes quite a stir.
Guest Stars: Jacqueline Harris (1) as Cynthia | Dave Lankford as Secret Service Agent | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Charles Noland as Steve | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Ron Ostrow as John | Teri Beasley as Presidential Staff

81 :04x16 - The California 47th

Feb/19/2003
While U.S. troops take military action against the genocide in Africa, the President and his staff fly to California to campaign on behalf of Sam. However, Congressional Republicans just announced a tax-cut proposal, leaving the administration to counter with a plan that would increase the tax on the rich – something that won’t go over well in Sam’s affluent Orange County district.
Guest Stars: Alex Hyde-White as Andrea's Accostor | Catherine Kwong as Lauren Chin | J. Patrick McCormack as Jimmy Wendall | Lara Phillips as Lauren Romano | Henry G. Sanders (1) as Ambassador Tiki | Rocky McMurray as Officer | Stephen Mendel as Speaker | Kimberlee Peterson as Lauren Shelby | Laura Henry as Betty | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Matthew Glave as Scott Holcomb | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Trent Ford as Jean Paul | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Claire Coffee as Cassie Tatum | Rick Najera as Ivan "Izzy" Perez | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Kim Webster as Ginger | Kris Murphy as Katie | Penny Griego as CNN Anchor | Ron Ostrow as John
Director: Vincent Misiano
Songs: The Stray Cats -- Rock This Town

82 :04x17 - Red Haven's on Fire

Feb/26/2003
News of the hostage situation in Africa cut the President’s California visit short, but Toby decides to say in Orange County to be campaign manager for Sam’s failing campaign. Back in Washington, Josh and the First Lady square off on a budget request involving immunization education; Will Bailey, feeling the pressure of working in the White House, terrorizes his interns; and tensions grow as the staff waits for news on the captured American soldiers.
Guest Stars: Catherine Kwong as Lauren Chin | Gil Christner as OMB Aide #1 | Lee Garlington as Alana Waterman | Lara Phillips as Lauren Romano | Daniel Zacapa as Steve Hernandez | Rocky McMurray as Taylor | Joy Stevens as Call Girl With Cell Phone | Kimberlee Peterson as Lauren Shelby | Carrie Snodgress as Martha Rowe | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Danica McKellar as Elsie Snuffin | Renee Estevez as Nancy | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Claire Coffee as Cassie Tatum | Elisabeth Rosen as Diane Halley | Michael Leydon Campbell (1) as Max | Mary Gallagher as Maddy | Madeline Lovejoy as Betty | Karl T. Wright as OMB Aide #2 | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Stephanie Venditto as Reporter | Amy Parks as Bartender | Giselle Fernandez as Anchor | Christopher Schauble as Newscaster
Director: Alex Graves

83 :04x18 - Privateers

Mar/26/2003
During Amy’s first day as Abbey’s chief of staff she is given her first task: get the President to veto his own foreign-aid bill now that an anti-abortion rider has been attached to it. Toby finds himself in a legal bind when a former classmate gets into a tough ethical situation involving the E.P.A. Meanwhile, while Zoey is about to be inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution, Abbey’s membership is threatened when it is uncovered that her ancestors were pirates, not patriots.
Guest Stars: Steven Hack as Paul Hendricks | Nathan Anderson as Matt Lambert | Robert Noble as Steward | Christopher Carroll as Mr. Thomas | Benjamin Brown as Mike | Andrea Savage as Heidi Choat | Amanda Carlin as Hillary Toobin | Helen Slayton-Hughes as Marion Cotesworth-Haye | Michael J. London as Usher | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Jeff Perry as Burt Ganz | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Trent Ford as Jean Paul | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kim Webster as Ginger | Gregory Linington as Don Novak | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier
Director: Alex Graves

84 :04x19 - Angel Maintenance

Apr/02/2003
As Air Force One prepares to land at Andrews Air Force Base, a front-wheel light indicator fails to go off, meaning either the light is burnt out or something potentially dangerous. Upon hearing this, C.J. has to keep the news from a plane full of reporters and keep them off their cell phones at the same time while the crew checks out the problem. Tensions begin to rise both in the air and on the ground as people begin to wonder if the plane has been tampered with. Meanwhile, Josh and a Republican Congressman work on a Chesapeake Bay-cleanup bill.
Guest Stars: James Morrison (1) as Jesse Weiskopf | George Wyner as Rep. Simmel | Matt McCoy as Tom Landis | Gregory Jbara as Rep. Segal | Aaron Kleven as Bill | Thom Barry as Mark Richardson | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Charles Noland as Steve | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Kris Murphy as Katie | Ron Ostrow as John | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed
Director: Jessica Yu

85 :04x20 - Evidence of Things Not Seen

Apr/23/2003
When a gunman opens fire in the press briefing room, the secret service puts the staff on lockdown until the situation is under control. While on lockdown, Josh interviews Joe Quincy, a lawyer who applied for Ainsley Hayes’ old job, and though the interview goes well, Josh has a nagging feeling that something is off with Joe. Meanwhile, poker night also continues despite the lockdown, but Bartlet keeps getting interrupted after a spy plane is shot down over Russia.
Guest Stars: J.P. Hubbell as Agent #1 | Robert Beuth as Translator | Willie Gault as Agent #3 | Jim Moret as Reporter | Penny Griego as News Anchor | Matthew Perry as Joe Quincy | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Bradley James as Agent #2

86 :04x21 - Life On Mars

Apr/30/2003
During his first day on the job, Joe Quincy is given three pieces of information and as he pieces them together, he uncovers a scandal that affects the upper-administration. However, the staff, thinking the leak is small and containable, isn’t aware that the leak is only the beginning of a larger, more damaging problem.
Guest Stars: John Apicella as Ralph Gish | Andy Umberger as Stevie | Catherine Kwong as Lauren Chin | Mandy Freund as Claire Huddle | Lara Phillips as Lauren Romano | Andy Milder as Aide #1 | Kimberlee Peterson as Lauren Shelby | Kiersten Warren as Blair Spoonhour | Claire Coffee as Cassie Tatum | Matthew Perry as Joe Quincy | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Jeff Mooring as Phil |
Uncredited: Sam Pancake as Stu Winkle

87 :04x22 - Commencement

May/07/2003
The night before Zoey’s commencement ceremony, Bartlet informs the staff of his role in a covert killing after five alleged terrorists go missing, leading C.J. and Danny to strike up a deal to keep the truth a secret. Meanwhile, Charlie has to decide whether or not to keep a promise he made to Zoey while they were dating; Andy’s water breaks; and Zoey goes missing from the nightclub where she was celebrating her graduation.
Guest Stars: Keith MacKechnie as Cooper | Arye Gross as Obstetrician | Cliff McMullen as Chancellor | Jennifer Ann Massey as Waitress | Shannon Marshall as Randy Weathers | John Antonini as Jamie Reed | Kimberly Bigsby as Molly O'Connor | Tricia Maio as Aide | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Taye Diggs as Wes Davis | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Trent Ford as Jean Paul | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Ralph Meyering, Jr. as Civilian |
Uncredited: Paul Majors as Secret Service Agent
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Massive Attack -- Angel

88 :04x23 - Twenty Five

May/14/2003
After Bartlet learns that Zoey’s kidnapping was arranged by Qumari terrorists, Washington D.C. is shut down as the search for his daughter begins. Thinking he may do something impulsive, Bartlet decides to evoke the 25th Amendment to avoid conflict of interest while the staff fears that terrorists might have orchestrated Zoey’s kidnapping. Meanwhile, Toby gets his first taste of fatherhood when Andy gives birth to twins – one boy and one girl. However, the moment proves to be bittersweet as Toby fears for Zoey’s safety and fears that he might not be a good father to his newborn twins.
Guest Stars: Lance E. Nichols as Jay | J. Patrick McCormack as Jimmy Wendall | Milt Tarver as Jerry | Harry Groener as Roger Tribbey | Alan Dale as Mitch Bryce | Vernee Watson-Johnson as Nurse | Jon Van Ness as Andrew | Lucy Butler as Jill | Haskell V. Anderson III as Interior Secretary | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Taye Diggs as Wes Davis | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Trent Ford as Jean Paul | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Laura Gardner as Gwen | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Susanne Filkins as Geri | Sha Bennett as Peggy | Dan Manning as Banks | John Antonini as Jamie Reed | Shannon Marshall as Randy Weathers | Gary Telles as FBI Agent #1 | Kathryn Klvana as FBI Agent #2 | Weston Blakesley (1) as Dr. Wellman | Brady Rubin as Judge | Estuardo Rodriguez Minano as Paramedic | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Keely Jones as Reporter | Diane Badger as Cabinet Member | Jim Gabriel as Cabinet Member |
Uncredited: John Goodman as Glenallen Walken
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Songs: Massive Attack -- Angel

Season 5

89 :05x01 - 7A WF 83429

Sep/24/2003
Seven hours have passed since Zoey’s kidnapping, and all eyes are on the situation as the world waits for news. After Bartlet evoked the 25th Amendment, Speaker of the House Glenallen Walken, now acting president, reviews military options upon receiving a ransom note from the terrorists. For Zoey’s safe return, the terrorists demand that U.S. troops pull out from Saudi Arabia and Qumar as well as the release of Pakistani terrorists. Meanwhile, the staff worries that Walken will order military action against Qumar; Charlie stays with Bartlet instead of serving acting President Walken; Danny threatens to release a story about the assassination of an official from Qumar; Josh continues to search for Vice Presidential candidates for when Bartlet returns to office; and Toby and Will prepare two speeches -- one if Zoey is alive and one if she isn't.
Guest Stars: Geoff Pierson as Sen. Tripplehorn | Bennet Guillory as Rep. Jackson | Zeljko Ivanek as Steve Atwood | Steven Eckholdt as Doug Westin | Charlotte Colavin as Sheila Fields | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Annabeth Gish as Liz Bartlet Westin | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery |
Co-Guest Stars: John Colella as Reporter #2 | Richard Whiten as Winston | Hira Ambrosino as Reporter #3 | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Charles Noland as Steve | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier |
Uncredited: John Goodman as Glenallen Walken
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: John Wells

90 :05x02 - The Dogs of War

Oct/01/2003
As the kidnapping crisis heightens, acting President Walken orders the bombing of terrorist training camps in Qumar. The kidnappers issue the U.S. a 24-hour deadline for the removal of American troops from Qumar. Meanwhile, Josh is certain that Walken’s aides are going to use the situation to get their conservative agenda though Congress; and Toby visits his newborn twins all while overseeing the writing of two versions of a presidential speech, each dependent on Zoey’s fate.
Guest Stars: Zeljko Ivanek as Steve Atwood | William Devane as Lewis Berryhill | Annabeth Gish as Liz Bartlet Westin | Steven Eckholdt as Doug Westin | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | Michael Hyatt as Angela Blake | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Saïd Taghmaoui as Umar Usef |
Co-Guest Stars: Rick Cramer as Colonel | Dan Manning as Agt. Elliott | Esther K. Chae as McKenzie | Shireen Kadivar as Anne Shahrair | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark |
Uncredited: Paul Majors as Secret Service Agent | John Goodman as Glenallen Walken
Writer: John Wells

91 :05x03 - Jefferson Lives

Oct/08/2003
In the wake of kidnapping situation, Bartlet makes his return to the Oval Office and turns his attention to finding a new Vice President. But this proves to be a difficult process when Bartlet has a tough time getting his first choice, secretary of state Lew Berryhill, through the approval process. Meanwhile, the First Lady continues to deal with the trauma of the kidnapping, and things are made worse when the Qumari assassination is exposed. Meanwhile, Josh is upset after being confronted by Amy, and Donna deals with Ryan, the new intern.
Guest Stars: Geoff Pierson as Sen. Tripplehorn | H.M. Wynant as Sen. Starkey | J. Patrick McCormack as Jimmy Wendall | Robert Arce as August Adair | Charlotte Colavin as Sheila Fields | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | William Devane as Lewis Berryhill | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | H. Richard Greene as Robert Royce | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Rebecca Avery as Reporter #3 | Margaret Bacon as Young Zoey | Hugh Dane as Judge | Donald Sage MacKay as Ellis | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Kris Murphy as Katie | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Marc Antonio Pritchett as Reporter #2
Director: Alex Graves

92 :05x04 - Han

Oct/22/2003
The White House welcomes a world-renowned North Korean pianist for a performance, but Leo worries that the pianist’s wish to defect will interfere with nuclear disarmament talks. The staff works to get Bartlet’s choice for Vice President, Bob Russell, approved by both the House and the Senate, but one “nay” vote could embarrass everyone. Meanwhile, Will and Toby are humiliated when a draft of a speech is accidentally substituted for the final draft of the speech.
Guest Stars: Benjamin Brown as Mike | Tony Lee (1) as Jai Yung Ahn | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | Christopher Cousins as Congressman Thiele | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Ron Marasco as OMB Director | Sean Smith (1) as Immigration Official | Tom Yi as Translator | Gil Glasgow (1) as Uncle Ted | Byron Chung as North Korean Handler | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Nathan LeGrand as Commerce Secretary | Kim Webster as Ginger | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Kris Murphy as Katie | Ben Siegler as George | Mary Linda Phillips as Aunt Barbara

93 :05x05 - Constituency of One

Oct/29/2003
It’s Josh’s birthday, but Will receives a gift instead: an offer to be newly confirmed Vice President Russell’s top aide. C.J. has to deal with Leo’s temper when she doesn’t stick to the administration’s script concerning an EPA report. Amy lands herself in a similar situation when her pushing for funding of the First Lady's agenda on violence prevention evokes the wrath of the President. Meanwhile, Josh is hailed as the "101st Senator" in a newspaper profile, then goes head-to-head with Senator Carrick over the approval of a backlog of military promotions.
Guest Stars: Tom Skerritt as Chris Carrick | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Erinn Hayes as Laura |
Co-Guest Stars: Matthew Lang as Staff Assistant | Karen Goberman as Researcher | Teresa Huang as Holly | Becky Meister as Sally | David O. Katz as Steve | Jamie Millhoff as Missy | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Eric Lemler as Nat
Director: Laura Innes

94 :05x06 - Disaster Relief

Nov/05/2003
Josh lands himself in hot water due to his role in Senator Carrick's switch to the Republican Party. Upon seeing this, C.J. talks to Donna about how to look out for Josh now that he’s not the party’s favorite person. Bartlet is preoccupied after a deadly tornado devastates Oklahoma and flies out to Oklahoma to lend his support to the community, but stays longer than he originally planned. Back in Washington, Leo worries about several crises that need the President’s attention, including the capital-gains tax, the chancellor of Germany and escalating hostilities between Greece and Albania.
Guest Stars: Steven Anderson (1) as Daniel Rubin | Bill Smillie as Elderly Man | Nick Searcy as Nate Singer | Brooks Almy as Tessa | Kurt Carley as Maitre d' | Lauren Stamile as Layla Cham | Rob Moran as Art Hughes | Bryan Callen as Louis Slater | Jim Moret as Newscaster | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | Michael Hyatt as Angela Blake | Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | William Duffy as Larry | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Charles Noland as Steve | Zena Leigh as Researcher | Susan Ziegler as Local Reporter

95 :05x07 - Separation of Powers

Nov/12/2003
While the staff debates Speaker Haffley over the federal budget, Toby enlists the help of Joe Quincy to persuade Chief Justice Roy Ashland to retire after recent health problems. Meanwhile, Josh watches as the rest of the staff negotiates with Congressional Republicans over the budget; and C.J., as well as President Bartlet, worry about Zoey’s television interview with a reporter who’s known for being able to expose raw emotions.
Guest Stars: Obi Ndefo as Donald | Bobbie Norman as Helen | Kristoffer Ryan Winters as Steve | Steven Pierce as OMB Director | Matthew Perry as Joe Quincy | Amy Stewart as Lisa Zimmer | Kathrin Lautner as Diane Mathers | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Michael Hyatt as Angela Blake | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | Milo O'Shea as Roy Ashland | H. Richard Greene as Robert Royce | NiCole Robinson as Margaret
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: Paul Redford

96 :05x08 - Shutdown

Nov/19/2003
Bartlet and the Speaker of the House continue to disagree about the budget, and the fiscal crisis results in the federal government being shut down. Opinion polls show that Americans blame the Democrats for the halt within the government, damaging the administration’s approval ratings. Josh, Leo, and Toby send the rest of the staff home while Bartlet unfolds a bold plan to challenge the Republicans and get the administration up and running once again. Meanwhile, Abbey emerges from her brief self-imposed hiding for a state dinner that she may have to cook for.
Guest Stars: Andrew A. Rolfes as Republican Pundit | Billy Mayo as Secret Service Agent | Sarah Benoit as Sen. Lindsay | Paul Mendoza as Rep. Ramirez | Tony Pasqualini as Rep. Jaffe | Michael Mack as Randy | Jane Beard as Tourist | Katya Abelsky as Girl | Joanne McGee as Wife | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Michael Hyatt as Angela Blake | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | Melissa Marsala as Marina "Rena" | H. Richard Greene as Robert Royce | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Devika Parikh as Bonnie | Kris Murphy as Katie | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Steven Pierce as OMB Director | Ben Siegler as George | Brandon Barash as Bret | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | Linda Bisesti as Dem. Pundit | Michael P. Byrne (1) as Husband
Writer: Mark Goffman

97 :05x09 - Abu el Banat

Dec/03/2003
Christmas spirit has once again returned to the White House, and the entire Bartlet family comes together for the annual White House tree-lighting ceremony. But everyone’s spirits soon fall when Bartlet learns that Christian relief workers have been imprisoned in Islamic northern Sudan. Later, Bartlet is surprised when his son-in-law informs him of his Congressional ambitions. Elsewhere, Toby tries to keep the administration out of a controversial debate when the licenses of some Oregon are suspended after they order drugs in an assisted suicide.
Guest Stars: Bruno Gioiello as Len | Mark Moses as Donald Richter | Jerry Giles as Mover | Steven Eckholdt as Doug Westin | Dylan Baker as Alan Fisk | Michael Krepack as Gus Westin | Jonathan Brent as Jim | Charles Currie as John | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Annabeth Gish as Liz Bartlet Westin | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick

98 :05x10 - The Stormy Present

Jan/07/2004
Bartlet joins “former president” Glenallen Walken aboard Air Force One to fly to the services for another former president who recently passed away. While at the funeral, Bartlet continues to monitor a building situation in Saudi Arabia as freedom protesters threaten civil war. Back in Washington, Josh mediates between two representatives over a copy of the Bill of Rights, while C.J. meets with a Pentagon scientist about invasive security innovations. Elsewhere, Leo learns that his ex-wife is engaged to be married.
Guest Stars: Ryan Cutrona as George Rollie | Stephen Tobolowsky as Max Milkman | James Cromwell as D. Wire Newman | Don Fischer as Major Castrop | Bellamy Young as Mary Lou Meriwether | Diana Douglas (1) as Libby Lassiter | David Andriole as Ralph Fairfax | Devon Michael (1) as Randall Fierstin | Maz Jobrani as Prince Bitar | John Goodman as Glenallen Walken | Michael Hyatt as Angela Blake | Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie | Devon Michaels as Randal Fierstin | Austin Priester as Secret Service Agent | Mitchell Thomas Gibney as Talking Head
Director: Alex Graves

99 :05x11 - The Benign Prerogative

Jan/14/2004
With the State of the Union address nearing, Bartlet goes over a long list of prisoners that qualify for pardons while considering the potential political repercussions due to "the benign prerogative". Charlie meets an attractive woman and shares small, private White House facts, and is horrified to learn that she’s a White House reporter. Meanwhile, Toby and Joey Lucas "mall test" an upcoming presidential speech; Abbey vows to be more pro-active when it comes to influencing Jed; and Bartlet entertains a couple from Colorado.
Guest Stars: Charles Howerton as Actor President | Stephen Lee (2) as Registered Voter | Doug Hale as Network Host | Charles C. Stevenson, Jr. as Bradenton Pollster | Margot Rose as Portia Colgrave | Mark Costello as Himself | Chris Gardner (1) as First Guest | Will Hall (2) as Other Guest | Anthony R. Jones as Mr. Holmes | Brooke Baumer as Bradenton Pollster
Writer: Carol Flint

100 :05x12 - Slow News Day

Feb/04/2004
Toby convinces President Bartlet to sanction a secret mission to “save” Social Security, but the administration is forced to retreat when efforts to recruit a Republican Senator are leaked. Meanwhile, C.J. deals with a reporter who threatens to write a story about the efforts; and the female staffers complain to Josh about the newest employee.
Guest Stars: James Ingersoll as Cable News Pundit | Josef Sommer as Steve Gaines | Michael Nouri as Roy Turner | Scott Allan Campbell as Grey Polk | Kate Burton as Sarah Brainerd | John J. Dalesandro as Secret Service Agent | Melissa Marsala as Marina "Rena" | Joaquim de Almeida as Carlos Carrio | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Ron Ostrow as John | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Tom W. Chick as Gordon
Director: Julie Hébert
Writer: Eli Attie

101 :05x13 - The Warfare of Genghis Khan

Feb/11/2004
A nuclear bomb explodes in the Indian Ocean, but no one in Washington knows who set it off. Bartlet and the staff scramble to figure out which country has nuclear capabilities, and when their thinking leads them to believe it's Iran, Bartlet orders bombers to destroy Iran's uranium-enriched targets. Meanwhile, Josh yells at NASA about the future of their program until he goes stargazing with a female administrator. Elsewhere, C.J. is fuming after being labeled "Chicken of the Week" by a local news station; and Will lobbies for a new "policy focus" for Vice President Russell.
Guest Stars: Ryan Cutrona as George Rollie | David Bickford as Karl | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Ginger Justin as Swiss Diplomat | Christina Chang as Alex Moreau | Christopher Maher as Iranian Ambassador | Armin Mueller-Stahl as Eli Zahavy | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Jay Mohr as Taylor Reid | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Charles Noland as Steve
Director: Bill D'Elia
Writer: Peter Noah

102 :05x14 - An Khe

Feb/18/2004
A Navy fighter pilot collides with a North Korean jet and the crew goes missing in hostile North Korean territory. Upon hearing this, Bartlet orders an elite Navy SEAL team on a rescue mission, triggering Leo's memories of being downed as a pilot over North Vietnam. Meanwhile, C.J. decides to go head-to-head on air with the newscaster who labeled her "chicken of the week"; Josh is angry after being undercut by Ryan in a briefing with the President; and Bartlet poses for his official portrait.
Guest Stars: Roger Hampton as Floor Manager | Carlos Gomez as Admiral McGill | Brian Kerwin as Ben Dryer | Philip Baker Hall as Matt Hunt | Jay Mohr as Taylor Reid | Jeffrey DeMunn as Kenneth Sean "Ken" O'Neal | Brian Catalano as USS Cowpens Officer | Allan Kolman as Mr. Thomas | Mara Casey as Lauren | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Anna Kathryn Holbrook as Sally O'Neal | Dev Johnson as Raven One | Matt Huhn (1) as Raven One Co-Pilot | Dat Phan as NVA Officer | Tang Nguyen (1) as NVA Soldier
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: John Wells

103 :05x15 - Full Disclosure

Feb/25/2004
The staff is shocked when John Hoynes is back in the news via a magazine article about how Hoynes is claiming that Bartlet and Leo tried to talk him out of resigning, as well as how he is writing a tell-all book that will embarrass the Bartlet administration. C.J. learns the news from cable talker Taylor Reid, while on Reid's live show, leading to disastrous results. Meanwhile, Toby fights with Union representatives over Chinese trade policy; Josh and Ryan go over military base closures; and D.C. mayor decides that school vouchers would be best for the city.
Guest Stars: Michael Mantell as Shelly Lukens | Roger Hampton as Floor Manager | Ron Dean as Tom Broderick | Kenneth Kimmins as Gen. Stanley | Jay Mohr as Taylor Reid | James Pickens, Jr. as Mayor | Frank Ashmore as Christopher Finn | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes | Melissa Marsala as Marina "Rena" | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Mandy Freund as Claire Huddle

104 :05x16 - Eppur Si Muove

Mar/03/2004
Bartlet becomes enraged when a Congresswoman uses her knowledge that Ellie Bartlet is working at a scientist for the National Institute of Health in order to get funding for a controversial medical study. Toby scrambles to find the internal leak who exposed Ellie's position while Josh meets with an old friend who happens to be a judicial nominee that's being held up in committee. Meanwhile, Abbey appears on an episode of Sesame Street, despite C.J.'s political concerns, with Elmo and Big Bird as a doctor who gives Elmo a check up.
Guest Stars: Doug Tompos as Bentley's Aide | Alice Dinnean as Rosita's Right Hand | Brian Kerwin as Ben Dryer | Michael Gaston as Eric Hayden | John Lafayette as Dr. Louis Foy | Deirdre Lovejoy as Lisa Wolfe | Fran Brill (1) as Zoe | Kevin Clash as Elmo | Penny Griego as Anchor | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Melissa Marsala as Marina "Rena" | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Cherry Jones as Barbara Layton | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Caroll Spinney as Big Bird | Carmen Osbahr as Rosita | Joey Mazzarino as Muppet Doctor | Paul McGinnis (1) as Elmo's Right Hand | Anthony Giangrande as Gary
Director: Llewellyn Wells
Writer: Alexa Junge

105 :05x17 - The Supremes

Mar/24/2004
When a Supreme Court justice dies suddenly, Bartlet and his staff rush to find a nominee to replace the late Republican justice. As the staff go over hundreds of possible candidates, Bartlet begins to think the nominee will be a "political minefield" until Josh comes up with a plan to get a liberal, Evelyn Baker Lang, approved by the Senate. Potential nominees are invited to the White House -- mainly to mislead the press -- but suspicions are heightened when Bartlet meets with a young, controversial judge.
Guest Stars: Saida Pagan as Reporter | Milo O'Shea as Roy Ashland | Mitchell Ryan as Roland Pierce | Deirdre Lovejoy as Lisa Wolfe | Glenn Close as Evelyn Baker Lang | William Fichtner as Christopher Mulready | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Melissa Marsala as Marina "Rena" | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Robert Picardo as E. Bradford Shelton | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick
Director: Jessica Yu

106 :05x18 - Access

Mar/31/2004
A documentary crew comes to the White House to film a documentary about a day-in-the-life -- their main focus being C.J. However, the constant presence of the crew adds stress to an already stressful FBI-standoff crisis in Washington State that C.J. is trying to keep under-wraps for the time being. During the day, Meanwhile, C.J. and her staff also prepare for Bartlet's upcoming trip to the Vatican to visit the Pope.
Guest Stars: James Ingersoll as Cable News Pundit | Alan Toy as Franklin | Rebecca Avery as Anna | Michael Kagan as George Arnold | Brian Poth as Eric Schaeffer | Kenneth Schmidt as Craig Bloom | Paul Jenkins as Martin Sheffield | Kevin Symons as FBI Press Rep | Albie Selznick as Todd Schumaker | Clark Gregg as Special Agent Michael Casper | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Wilson Cruz as Jack Sosa | Michael Gallagher (1) as Andrew Weltzman | Joseph Vassallo as Renato Mannari | Will Lyman as Narration | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Kris Murphy as Katie | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | Charles Noland as Steve | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Harper Roisman as Herb Morris | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Lee Oliver Boyd as Cable Anchor | David Castellani as Reporter On-Site | Kellynn Jones (1) as 2nd On-Site Reporter | Hira Ambrosino as White House Correspondent | Sharon Johnston as Terrance Neighbor
Director: Alex Graves

107 :05x19 - Talking Points

Apr/21/2004
The night before Bartlet's trip to Brussels to sign a trade pact, Josh is torn knowing that the pact will reverse Bartlet's stance on outsourcing American jobs to foreign countries. C.J. becomes increasingly frustrated over the FCC's ruling concerning companies increasing ownership of television stations. Meanwhile, Donna confronts Josh about her limited role on his staff; and Kate Harper, the new Deputy National Security Adviser, meets with Bartlet for the first time.
Guest Stars: Saida Pagan as Anchor #1 | Brian Kerwin as Ben Dryer | Wendy Schenker as Diane Golden | Wayne Duvall as Bill Parsons | Daniel Hugh Kelly as James Cook | Jim Gleason as Steve Hubbard | Penny Griego as Anchor #2 | Mary McCormack as Kate Harper | Jesse Bradford as Ryan Pierce | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Ben Siegler as George
Director: Richard Schiff
Writer: Eli Attie

108 :05x20 - No Exit

Apr/28/2004
After a fancy dinner at the White House, President Bartlet and his staff are placed on lock-down when a suspicious substance is detected. While waiting for clearance to leave, the staff are forced to stay in small rooms where they reflect on their past and their relationships with one another. However, the night turns confrontational when Toby accuses Will of being a backstabber to the President. Meanwhile, Debbie and Charlie agree to be inspected; C.J. gives Donna advice; and Josh tries find out why his joke was omitted from a speech.
Guest Stars: Tracey Costello as Agt. Moody | Jamison Yang as Agt. Lee | Reed Diamond as Dr. Mike Gordon | Beau Billingslea as Agt. Velasquez | Brent Huff as Agt. Broder | Mary McCormack as Kate Harper | Wilson Cruz as Jack Sosa | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Melette LeBlanc-Cabot as Nurse
Director: Julie Hébert

109 :05x21 - Gaza

May/12/2004
While on a fact-finding tour in the Gaza Strip, Donna is seriously injured in a terrorist car bombing that leaves three other Americans dead. The staff, as well as the President, find it hard to deal with their emotions while trying to come up with an official response to the attack. In flashbacks, Donna recalls falling for a British photojournalist who photographs deadly and bloody violence.
Guest Stars: Ryan Cutrona as George Rollie | Keith Sellon-Wright as Thomas Korb | Tim Lounibos as Col. Leahy | Traber Burns as Daniel DeSantos | Sayed Badreya as Fatah Official #2 | Novella Nelson as Gail Fitzwallace | David Koff as Yoav Itzhaki | Zina Zaflow as Suicide Bomber | Jason Isaacs as Colin Ayres | Zach Cohen as Yossi | Mary McCormack as Kate Harper | John Amos as Percy Fitzwallace | Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie | Charles Noland as Steve | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Elena K. Smith as Eliat Itzhaki | Anthony Batarse as Fatah Translator | Ghassan Mashini as Fatah Official #1 | Sam Aylia Sako as Ashraf Murad | Ken Weiler as Military Aide | Remo J. Braydi as Backgammon Player | Kamel Haddad as CoDel Translator | Andrea Helene as Stewardess |
Uncredited: Makram Khoury as Nizar Farad
Writer: Peter Noah

110 :05x22 - Memorial Day

May/19/2004
With Donna recovering in a military hospital in Germany, Bartlet struggles to decide what "appropriate" military action to take against the Palestinians. Fears are heightened when Israel launches its own strikes and the President is unable to contact the chairman. Josh, in Germany to see Donna, comes in contact with a mysterious foreign operative. Meanwhile, Bartlet, in a bullet-proof vest and with extra Secret Service protection, throws the ceremonial first pitch of the Major League Baseball season.
Guest Stars: John Colella as Commentator #2 | Doug Hale as Anchor | Marcelo Tubert as Saeb Mukarat | Gerald McRaney as Alan Adamley | Natalija Nogulich as Shira Galit | John Hartmann as Floor Manager | Dave McGowan as Stadium Announcer | Endre Hules as Maitre d' | Tim Lounibos as Col. Leahy | Mary McCormack as Kate Harper | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Jason Isaacs as Colin Ayres | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Navid Negahban as Maz | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Ron Ostrow as John | Ben Siegler as George | Sonya Leslie as Nurse Parnes | Di Koob as Nurse Rinier | Hira Ambrosino as Commentator | Jake Mailey as Commentator #3 |
Uncredited: Makram Khoury as Nizar Farad

Season 6

111 :06x01 - NSF Thurmont

Oct/20/2004
With Donna remaining in critical condition in a hospital in Germany, Palestinian leaders agree to meet with the U.S. and Israel to discuss a peaceful resolution to the pending conflict. As the three nations meet, Donna's condition worsens, Colin begins to question Josh about his true feelings for Donna.
Guest Stars: Michael Kagan as George Arnold | Marcelo Tubert as Saeb Mukarat | Natalija Nogulich as Shira Galit | Tim Lounibos as Col. Leahy | Charlotte Colavin as Sheila Fields | Eli Danker as Doran Mazar | Armin Mueller-Stahl as Eli Zahavy | Jason Isaacs as Colin Ayres | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Anneliza Scott as Second Nurse | Novella Nelson as Gail Fitzwallace | Leesa Severyn as AFT Anchor | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Ann Ducati as Maya Zahavy |
Uncredited: Makram Khoury as Nizar Farad
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: John Wells

112 :06x02 - The Birnam Wood

Oct/27/2004
With bombs falling on terrorist training camps in Syria, Palestine and Israel continue to talk about a resolution to the conflict. Bartlet and Leo continue to clash over the settlement, leaving the two to realize their irreconcilable differences. Meanwhile, Josh returns to Washington and begins questioning Leo's well-being.
Guest Stars: Marcelo Tubert as Saeb Mukarat | Natalija Nogulich as Shira Galit | Eli Danker as Doran Mazar | Makram Khoury as Nizar Farad | Armin Mueller-Stahl as Eli Zahavy | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Ann Ducati as Maya Zahavy | Cameron Steele as Capt. Garner | Wadi Sadellah as Prayer Leader | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: John Wells

113 :06x03 - Third-Day Story

Nov/03/2004
The staff returns after the Camp David peace settlement to chaos in the White House after Leo has a heart-attack. With Leo in the hospital, Josh and Toby are assigned to get congressional support for the peace accord. C.J. works to gain additional international support from the U.N. Security Council. Meanwhile, Donna returns home from Germany; and Charlie refuses to take a swimming test that would allow him to graduate.
Guest Stars: Jamie McShane as Doctor | Jim Abele as Rep. Benoit | Dey Young as Rep. Link | Blue Deckert as Rep. Borden | Pam Bel Anu as Nurse #2 | Richard V. Licata as Rep. Lackey | Armin Mueller-Stahl as Eli Zahavy | Makram Khoury as Nizar Farad | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | H. Richard Greene as Robert Royce | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Mindy Seeger as Chris |
Co-Guest Stars: John Colella as Announcer | Marcie Lynn Ross as Karen Browning | Deirdre M. Smith as Nurse #1 | Ben Siegler as George | Don Snell as Congressman Briggs | Jeffry Stein as Steward | Izzy Davis as Staffer | Bitsie Tulloch as Intern
Writer: Eli Attie

114 :06x04 - Liftoff

Nov/10/2004
While Leo continues to recuperate after his heart attack, C.J. is named Chief of Staff. But her first day on the job isn't made easy when an emissary from the Republic of Georgia comes to the White House to offer the U.S. enriched uranium from a former Soviet reactor. Josh goes to the DCCC for tax cut support and meets Matthew Santos, a congressman and potential Presidential candidate from Texas. Meanwhile, Toby and Donna interview applicants to fill C.J.'s old position.
Guest Stars: Andrew Borba as Alan Zwick | David Kelsey as Capt. Keltie | David Shatraw as Ed Merridy | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Eugene Alper as Roman Mindeli |
Co-Guest Stars: Terry Bozeman as Gerald Deloit | Wayne Thomas Yorke as Chris Lakely | Gregory Wagrowski as Dan Edmunds | Beau Billingslea as Agt. Caswell | Katherine Disque as Claire Stein | Bill Birch as Len Segal | Ron Ostrow as John | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Evan Arnold as Ned | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Armando Valdes-Kennedy as Dave | David Hadinger as Donald Donchick
Director: Alex Graves

115 :06x05 - The Hubbert Peak

Nov/17/2004
When Josh test drives an SUV and accidentally crashes into a hybrid car, Annabeth Schott, the newly named Press Secretary, must deal with the publicity as well as the general opinion that she's too young for the job. Meanwhile, Zoey throws Charlie a graduation party; Leo gives C.J. hints to succeed as Chief of Staff; and Toby worries that Annabeth may be too young to do well in her new position.
Guest Stars: Gregory White as Rep. Auren | Eric Lange as Paul Tyminski | John Short as Riley Sheets | Carol Avery as Rep. Gleason | Bonita Friedericy as Gail Addison | Wallace Langham as Terry Anders | Rachael Harris as Corinne McKenna | Bill Applebaum as Customer | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Suleka Mathew as Ms. Chakrabarty | Richard V. Licata as Rep. Lackey | Matt Price as Auto Salesman | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kris Murphy as Katie | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | Charles Noland as Steve | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | John Brantley Cole, Jr. as Roger Quast
Director: Julie Hébert
Writer: Peter Noah

116 :06x06 - The Dover Test

Nov/24/2004
After a U.S. peacekeeping compound is attacked, resulting in several American soldiers being fatally wounded, the White House struggles to contain the story when a soldier speaks out against the mission. Meanwhile, Congressman Santos attaches a patients' bill of rights to a Republican bill, setting up a strategy to add Democratic elements to a Republican agenda; Leo faces off with his nurse; and Charlie starts his job at the White House.
Guest Stars: Bruce Gray (1) as Otis | Nick Toth as Second Pundit | David St. James as Darren Gibson | Stephen Markle as Cmdr. Ruiz | Paul Schulze as Terrance Sligh | Dempsey Pappion as Lt. Martinez | Sarah Graham Hayes (1) as Deputy | Armando Valdes-Kennedy as Dave | Jonathan Earl Peck as Mr. Godfrey | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Suleka Mathew as Ms. Chakrabarty | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Robert R. Shafer as Cable Pundit | Jill Michelle as Female Soldier | Meera Patwarohan as Chakrabarty Daughter | Thomas Chaney (1) as Wounded Private
Director: Laura Innes
Writer: Carol Flint

117 :06x07 - A Change Is Gonna Come

Dec/01/2004
As the staff finalizes President Bartlet's visit to China, their plans are thrown a curve when Bartlet inadvertently accepts a a flag from the Taiwanese delegation representing the Taiwanese Independence Movement. His accidental action leads the Chinese to mobilize their forces, causing chaos among the White House staff.
Guest Stars: George Cheung as Ambassador Ling-Po | Katherine Ann McGregor (1) as Suzanne Hoynes | Ming Lo as Yahlin | Paxton Whitehead as Bernard Thatch | Philip Baker Hall as Harrison Hunt | Cheryl Carter (1) as Rep. Haas | Tim Snay as Sen. Harris | Kathrin Lautner as Diane Mathers | Michael Kostroff as Richard Squire | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Ed O'Neill as Eric Baker | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | James Taylor (1) as Himself | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier
Director: Vincent Misiano

118 :06x08 - In the Room

Dec/08/2004
At a Bartlet family birthday party at the White House, guests Penn and Teller burn an American flag, causing a publicity catastrophe for the staff. With Bartlet's second term nearing its end, candidates for President are emerging, including Senator Arnold Vinick, who has managed to impress Josh. Meanwhile, Bartlet experiences an MS episode while aboard Air Force One; and Josh is asked to run the Vice President's campaign for President.
Guest Stars: Tracey Costello as Agt. Moody | Penn Jillette as Himself | Stanley Kamel as Stanley | Steve Kramer as Deputy Secretary | Paul Rae as Walter | Alan Alda as Arnold Vinick | Mary Kay Place as Dr. Millicent Griffith | Ed O'Neill as Eric Baker | Ben Murray as Curtis Carruthers | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Teller as Himself | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Kris Murphy as Katie | Elizabeth Karr (1) as Reporter #4 | James Sharpe as Reporter #5
Director: Alex Graves

119 :06x09 - Impact Winter

Dec/15/2004
In China, Bartlet is having difficulty sitting through meetings due to his paralyzing MS episode while aboard Air Force One. Back in Washington, NASA warns the staff that an asteroid is heading towards Earth, leaving Josh and Leo to decide how to prepare for the possible collision. Meanwhile, Donna confronts Josh about her future while Josh continues to search for the perfect Democratic candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections.
Guest Stars: Patrick Fischler as Walter Sprout | David Grant Wright as Edward Austin Kelwick | Cleo King as Marla Whorisky | Ping Wu as Chinese Official | Raymond Ma as President Lian | Willie Gault as Secret Service Agent | William Hootkins as American Translator | Ben Murray as Curtis Carruthers | Jonathan Brent as White House Photographer | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Mary Kay Place as Dr. Millicent Griffith | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Kim Webster as Ginger | James Kyson Lee as Chinese Translator | Janette Kim as News Reporter #1

120 :06x10 - Faith Based Initiative

Jan/05/2005
The press get wind of a rumor that C.J. is a lesbian, and when C.J. refuses to comment on the rumor, the media becomes increasingly suspicious that the rumors are true. While the rumors fly, a Republican candidate attaches a rider to a bill that would ban gay marriages. Meanwhile, Santos tells Josh he'll run for President -- only if Josh will run his campaign; and Abbey, as well as the staff, assess Bartlet's health.
Guest Stars: Cleo King as Marla Whorisky | Paul Collins as Senator Sam Wilkinson | Ben Murray as Curtis Carruthers | DeVone Lawson, Jr. as Physical Therapist | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes | Reed Diamond as Dr. Mike Gordon | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Ben Siegler as George

121 :06x11 - Opposition Research

Jan/12/2005
Santos begins to work on his Presidential campaign and sets up headquarters with Josh in New Hampshire. Together, they sort out a myriad of problems from setting up their office to the ideals and goals of the campaign. Meanwhile, Donna and Will work on Vice President Russell's campaign, but Donna has a hard time accepting that Josh is gone.
Guest Stars: Richard Waugh as Jamie Jardin | Christopher Hoffman as Reporter #3 | Frank Kopyc as State Senator Butler | Krista Sutton as Reporter #4 | Annabeth Gish as Liz Bartlet Westin | Stacey Moseley as Russell Receptionist | John F. Schaffer as Reporter #1 | Quinn Sullivan as Reporter #2 | Kirsten Bishopric as Janice Jardin | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | Steven Eckholdt as Doug Westin | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Evan Arnold as Ned | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Joe Egender as Santos Volunteer | Michael Rhoades as Reporter #5 | Martin Doyle as Proprietor | Paulette Sinclair as Woman #1 | Jessica Kelly as Woman #2 | Craig Eldridge as Man #2 | Dan Warry-Smith as Volunteer #1
Writer: Eli Attie

122 :06x12 - 365 Days

Jan/19/2005
Its the day after Bartlet's final State of the Union address, but there's no time to rest with a hostage crisis looming in Bolivia that takes the staff's attention away from an agenda meeting set up by Leo. Meanwhile, as Kate works on the Bolivia situation, C.J. monitors the situation in North Korea; Annabeth tutors Abbey on NASCAR etiquette; and Toby focuses his attention the unemployment situation.
Guest Stars: Ryan Cutrona as George Rollie | Gregory White as Congressman Auren | Reed Diamond as Dr. Mike Gordon | Aaron Ashmore as Trevor | Kristin Carey as Interviewer | Rafael J. Noble as Congressman Swarthout | Michael Edward Rose as Jonathan Creasy | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Carol Avery as Rep. Gleason | Ursula Burton as Woman | Thomas Spencer as Military Aide | Anthony Holiday as Guard | Alexa Alemanni as Leo's Intern
Writer: Mark Goffman

123 :06x13 - King Corn

Jan/26/2005
Presidential rivals Santos and Vinick meet by chance at an Iowa motel restaurant after a day of campaigning. Earlier in the day, the two candidates, as well as Vice President Russell spoke at the Iowa Corn Growers' Expo, each having to take a stance on ethanol subsidies. By the end of the day, Santos and Vinick come to realize that they both have worthy opponents.
Guest Stars: Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | Jay Paulson as Roger | Aaron Ashmore as Trevor | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks | Chris Coppola as Howard | Miriam Shor as Christine | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Evan Arnold as Ned | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Kim Fifield as Betty | Brent Schraff (1) as Kid in the Back | Andrew Caple-Shaw as Sean | Scott Wickware as Edgars | Joe Howard as Connors | John Bayliss as Johnson | Doug Sinclair as Farmer | Danny Hart as Banker
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: John Wells
Songs: Ryan Adams (1) -- Desire, Johnny Cash -- Green, Green Grass of Home, Patsy Cline -- Walkin' After Midnight

124 :06x14 - The Wake Up Call

Feb/09/2005
When the staff learns that the Iranian pilot had mistaken the passenger jet for a U.S. spy plane, Bartlet calls in Lord John Marbury for guidance. Meanwhile, Abbey and C.J. argue over the President's rigorous work schedule; Toby and a law professor help work out a constitution with the representatives of Belarus; and the rest of the staff attempt to avoid an appointment with Miss Universe.
Guest Stars: Elya Baskin as Mr. Zubatov | Christopher Lloyd (1) as Prof. Lawrence Lessig | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Roger Rees as Lord John Marbury | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Anthony Azizi as Chet | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Peter James Smith as Ed | William Duffy as Larry | Ben Murray as Curtis Carruthers | Charles Noland as Steve | Ron Ostrow as John | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Penny Griego as Newscaster | Derek Coleman as Secret Service | Pamela Salem as P.M. Maureen Graty | Oleg Vidov as Judge Igor Lipecki | Edward Shkolnikov as Helakal | Claudia Lynx as Miss World | Ken Weiler as Officer
Director: Laura Innes
Writer: Josh Singer

125 :06x15 - Freedonia

Feb/16/2005
With the New Hampshire primary quickly approaching, Josh has to find a way to get Santos into the local debate between front-runners John Hoynes and Vice President Russell. However, Santos and Josh take a gamble and stage their own debate, bringing in Amy Gardner, Josh’s ex-girlfriend, leading Josh and Santos to clash over the campaign.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Evan Arnold as Ned | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Joe Egender as Santos Volunteer | Jay Brazeau as Mackey Lowell | Gabe Cohen as Studio Manager | Joe Ochman as News Director | Reg Basco Hernandez as Russell Aide | Wesley Harris as Moderator | Kevin Hare as Chicken Bob | Sterling Jarvis as Secret Service Agent | Mark John Packer as Technician | Paul Clark (1) as Reporter | Laura DeCarteret as Repoter #6 | Saida Pagan as Repoter #5 | Krista Sutton as Reporter #1 | Michael Rhoades as Reporter #3 | Hamish McEwan as Reporter #2 | Erin Gooderham as Reporter #7 | Jonathan Walker as Reporter #8 | Jerry Levitan as TV Producer | Wendy Haller as Woman #1 | Kevin Bundy as Man #1 | Shari Hollett as Woman #2
Writer: Eli Attie

126 :06x16 - Drought Conditions

Feb/23/2005
Now that Vice President Russell appears to be the Democratic nomination front-runner, Josh is becoming increasingly annoyed that Santos is drawing less press coverage despite his strong New Hampshire finish. Josh begins to suspect that the White House is secretly backing a candidate when he finds a link between Senator Rafferty’s health care plan and Bartlet’s original health care plan. Meanwhile, C.J. deals with lobbyists over a Western drought; and Charlie talks with Kate Harper when a man at his gym asks about her.
Guest Stars: Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Mark Feuerstein as Cliff Calley | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | Mel Harris as Ricky Rafferty | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Evan Arnold as Ned Carlson | Kurt Scholler as Guard | J.F. Davis as Bartender | Rebecca Avery as Aide
Director: Alex Graves

127 :06x17 - A Good Day

Mar/02/2005
When the Speaker of the House won't schedule the President's stem cell bill, Santos hatches a plan to pass the bill. Bartlet reluctantly meets with the economist that he split his Nobel prize with, but the meeting doesn't go well since the two are political rivals. Meanwhile, Toby takes interest in a group of middle school children who come to the White House to talk to the staff about voting age; and Kate deals with a Canadian border crisis.
Guest Stars: Jack Conley as Major | Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley | Mako as Dr. Yosh Takahashi | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Mark Feuerstein as Cliff Calley | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Nathan Brooks Burgess as Junior Arkansas | Seth Adkins as Cody Zucker | Landry Allbright as Elisha | William O'Leary as Deputy | James Lashly as Canadian Ambassador | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Fred Ornstein as Harry Wade | Jonathan Goldstein as Knocking Congressman | Ken Strunk as Republican Congressman | Cheryl Carter (1) as Younger Congresswoman | Monica Garcia as Santos Aide | Carol Avery as Maryland Congresswoman | Robert Martin Robinson as Fecteau | Darren Robertson as Congressional Staffer | Mary-Pat Green as Vermont Congresswoman | Ernie Lively as Georgia Congressman
Director: Richard Schiff
Writer: Carol Flint

128 :06x18 - La Palabra

Mar/09/2005
Super Tuesday is approaching, and Santos flies to Sacramento in order to prepare -- if Santos fails to do well in California, his campaign will be over. While in Sacramento, Santos continues to work to push his health care agenda while he receives pressure from the press to take a stance on California's legislation that would provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, Russell decides not to travel to California; Donna tries to figure out why Hoynes refuses to campaign in California, then takes a bigger role in the Russell campaign by becoming the new spokeswoman.
Special Guest Stars: Tim Matheson as John Hoynes |
Guest Stars: Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Ray Wise as Governor Tillman | Castulo Guerra as Eddie Garcia | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Larry Cahn as Paul Hickman | Charles Noland as Steve | Dalia Phillips as Reporter #2 | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Christine Avila as Reporter #4 | Randy Brooks as Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Penny Griego as Anchor #3 | Becky Meister as Reporter #6 | Steven Meek as Reporter #7 | Alex Manette as Reporter #8 | John O'Brien as Reporter #9 | John Ross Clark (3) as Businessman | Darcy Shean as Woman | Edward Escobar as Man
Director: Jason Ensler
Writer: Eli Attie

129 :06x19 - Ninety Miles Away

Mar/16/2005
With rumors flying over the U.S.'s connection to Cuba, Bartlet is forced to decide whether he wants to continue talks with the communist dictator or reaffirm the sanctions that would lead to political fallout. Meanwhile, Leo and Kate find a common connection over corrupted elections and drinking habits.
Guest Stars: Mark Feuerstein as Cliff Calley | Brian Dennehy as Senator Rafe Framhagen | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Ryan Cutrona as George Sliger | Alex Fernandez as Andy Lazon | Scott MacDonald as Cyrus Yolander | P. J. Byrne as David Orbitz | Kevin West as Randy Wysniewsky | Kris Murphy as Katie | Charles Noland as Steve | Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Manuel Urrego as Civil Man | Michelle Courtney as Lisa Stanhower
Director: Rod Holcomb

130 :06x20 - In God We Trust

Mar/23/2005
Vinick wins the Republican nomination for presidency and immediately begins working tirelessly on his campaign. He brings in political operative Bruno Gianelli for advice on choosing a vice presidential candidate and the controversy over Vinick's lack of church going. Meanwhile, the Democrats have a three-way race for the nomination with Russell leading Santos and third-place Hoynes; and Bartlet tries to show party unity.
Guest Stars: Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks | H. Richard Greene as Robert Royce | Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | Don S. Davis as Reverend Don Bulter | Brett Cullen as Ray Sullivan | Penny Griego as Anchorwoman | Deven Streeton as Tina | Annie Morgan as Anne | Kent Shocknek as Anchorman | Ben Siegler as Reporter #6 | Andrew Caple-Shaw as Sean | Paul Webster as Pundit | Livia Trevino as Reporter #2 | Terri Cavanaugh as Reporter #7 | Eric Cazenave as Reporter #3

131 :06x21 - Things Fall Apart

Mar/30/2005
With Vinick securing the Republican nomination for president, Russell offers Santos the vice president slot in the Democratic ticket -- but Russell has yet to win the Democratic nomination. While Santos and his staff debate the offer, Bartlet gets Leo to help with the nomination stalemate. Meanwhile, the staff is put to work when a space station begins leaking oxygen and a rescue mission becomes more and more complex; and Bartlet catches Charlie leaving Zoey's bedroom at 1 in the morning.
Guest Stars: Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Ed O'Neill as Eric Baker | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Brett Cullen as Ray Sullivan | Mark L. Taylor as Steve Rorsche | Tim Kelleher as Dylan Clark | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Mindy Seeger as Chris | Charles Noland as Steve | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | David St. James as Darren Gibson | Matt McKenzie (1) as Speaker 2 | Nancy Linari as Speaker 3 | David Grant Wright as Edward Austin Kelwick
Writer: Peter Noah

132 :06x22 - 2162 Votes

Apr/06/2005
The Democratic convention begins and Santos, Russell and Hoyes continue to hunt for votes. The convention will nominate a candidate, but not before the candidates' scheming catches the attention of the nation. Meanwhile, Bartlet has to decide whether or not to launch a rescue mission to save the astronauts trapped in the space shuttle.
Special Guest Stars: Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Ed O'Neill as Eric Baker | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer |
Guest Stars: Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Vincent Guastaferro as Ernie Gambelli | Shannon O'Hurley as Susan Wertz | Tim Kelleher as Dylan Clark | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Evan Arnold as Ned Carlson | Karis Campbell as Ronna |
Co-Guest Stars: Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Kate Enggren as Dorothy Baker | Rebecca Avery as Co-Anchor | Petrea Burchard as Chair of CA Delegation | Will MacMillan as David Adams | Richard Hilton (1) as Convention Secretary
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: John Wells
Songs: Ryan Adams (1) -- Desire

Season 7

133 :07x01 - The Ticket

Sep/25/2005
Political commentators begin to criticize Santos' choice of running mate, but Josh remains sure of Leo as his running mate. The investigation into the leak continues and White House Council Babbish interviews C.J. about the investigation. Meanwhile, Donna approaches Josh for a job.
Special Guest Stars: Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas | Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish | Teri Polo as Helen Santos |
Guest Stars: Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Evan Arnold as Ned | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Kristin Chenoweth as Annabeth Schott | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto |
Co-Guest Stars: Phil Trask, Jr. as Reporter #3 (Kevin) | Paul Keeley as Agent Ellis Taylor | Barbara Lee Bragg as Reporter #1 (Christine) | Burt Bulos as Reporter #2 | Mindy Seeger as Chris

134 :07x02 - The Mommy Problem

Oct/02/2005
When the Grand Jury convenes on the military leak investigation, Santos and Vinick are left to deal with the fallout. Vinick deftly handles the issue, but Santos, bound by party loyalty, is forced to take the same stance as the Bartlet administration.
Special Guest Stars: Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton |
Guest Stars: Karis Campbell as Ronna | Evan Arnold as Ned | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Bill O'Brien (1) as Kenny Thurman | Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Sam Robards as Greg Brock | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | Vivianne Collins as Pebble Beach Reporter |
Co-Guest Stars: Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Rebecca Avery as Reporter #1 | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Ron Ostrow as John | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Michael McCafferty as Consultant #2 | John Bobek as Bill | Liann Pattison as Consultant #1 | William Charlton as Consultant #3 | Broocks Willich as Naval Base Reporter | David Brownstein as Reporter #3 | Ken Meseroll as Pundit #1
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: Eli Attie

135 :07x03 - Message Of The Week

Oct/09/2005
Weeks into the campaign, Vinick decides to begin targeting immigration - an issue that Santos hasn't yet addressed. Santos pulls a stunt which leads to higher approval ratings and throws off the Vinick campaign. Meanwhile, Vinick has a meeting with Charles Frost.
Special Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks |
Guest Stars: Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Peter MacKenzie as George Rohr | Tom Everett as Charles Frost | Brett Cullen as Ray Sullivan | Chris Matthews as Himself | Julian Acosta as Leon Montero | William Russ as Dan |
Co-Guest Stars: Annie Morgan as Anne | Michael Earl Reid as Harley Parker | Ken Michelman as Ted Zukosko | Alicia Lee as Senate Reporter | Gavin Glennon as Secret Service Agent | Becky Meister as TV Reporter | Sumalee Montano as Vinick Reporter #1 | Timothy Davis-Reed as Vinick Reporter #2 | Ben Siegler as Vinick Reporter #3 | Colette O'Connell as Ellen | Kris Murphy as Katie | Phil Trask, Jr. as Kevin

136 :07x04 - Mr. Frost

Oct/16/2005
C.J. has to deal with issues by herself when most of the White House staff is subpoenaed to testify in the leak investigation. A Palestinian leader is assassinated and Bartlet, despite major security issues, decides to attend the funeral. Meanwhile, C.J. is given intelligence information, and the public response to Santos' answer to an intelligent design question bothers Josh, though the rest of the staff is unaffected.
Special Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer |
Guest Stars: Abigail Kintanar as Matthew Santos Supporter | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Evan Arnold as Ned | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Tom Everett as Charles Frost | John Aylward as Barry Goodwin | Mitch Pileggi as Senator Dresden |
Co-Guest Stars: David Q. Combs as Clifford Reynolds | Tom W. Chick as Gordon | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | James Schendel as Father | Kerstin Lindquist (1) as Anchor | David Brownstein as Reporter #2 | Melanie Chapman as Teacher | Trev Broudy as Local Reporter
Writer: Alex Graves

137 :07x05 - Here Today

Oct/23/2005
As the White House copes with the knowledge of the leak, Babish's questioning leads Toby to call his lawyer. Josh, with the persuasion of Lou, decides that the Santos' campaign must clean house, and is forced to make hard decisions about who out of the young, inexperienced staff should go. Meanwhile, Bartlet and Abbey meet Ellie's fiancée, and Kate confronts Frost about his ambush on C.J.
Special Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish |
Guest Stars: Renee Estevez as Nancy | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Evan Arnold as Ned | Ben Weber as Ellie's Husband | Ryan Cutrona as George Sliger | Benjamin Brown as Mike | Lee Garlington as Alana Waterman | Tom Everett as Charles Frost |
Co-Guest Stars: William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Bradley James as Donnie | Lyndsey Gayer as Staffer | Richard Alan Brown as Zeke
Director: Alex Graves
Writer: Peter Noah

138 :07x06 - The Al Smith Dinner

Oct/30/2005
An attack ad on Santos sponsored by a pro-life organization puts both campaigns in a bind when the focus turns to the candidates' stance on abortion. Donna joins the Santos campaign team, but is hired by Lou, not Josh. Meanwhile, Will takes over Toby's old job and is forced to face the press buzz surrounding the leak investigation.
Special Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli |
Guest Stars: Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Lisa Darr as Becca | Dean Norris as Steve Hodder |
Co-Guest Stars: Charles Noland as Reporter #2 (Steve) | Kerstin Lindquist (1) as Anchor | Caroline Duncan (1) as Repoter #3 | Alex Manette as Reporter #1
Writer: Eli Attie

139 :07x07 - The Debate

Nov/06/2005
Santos and Vinick go head-to-head in a live, primetime debate. Two versions, one for the East coast and one for the West coast aired, moderated by Forrest Sawyer and hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Special Guest Stars: Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks | Forrest Sawyer as Himself - Moderator |
Uncredited: Ellen DeGeneres as Herself - Host
Director: Alex Graves

140 :07x08 - Undecideds

Dec/04/2005
After the boost from the debate, Santos runs into trouble when he visits a Los Angeles community where a young African-American boy was shot and killed by a Latino police officer. Meanwhile, Ellie continues to plan her wedding, and C.J. deals with a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.
Special Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Teri Polo as Helen Santos |
Guest Stars: Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Ben Weber as Vic Faison | Cress Williams as Lester | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Shelley Robertson as Brenda Burke | Lou Beatty, Jr. as Wilson Burke |
Co-Guest Stars: John Littlefield as Agent | Duane R. Shepard, Sr. as Pastor

141 :07x09 - The Wedding

Dec/11/2005
On the day of Ellie's wedding, Bartlet must try to help an escalating situation between China and Russia regarding oil all while preparing for his daughter wedding at the White House. Meanwhile, as Election day approaches, the Santos campaign begins to question Josh's leadership, threatening his job.
Special Guest Stars: Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton |
Guest Stars: Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet | Thomas Kopache as Bob Slattery | Richard Jenik as Congressman Cooper | John Aylward as Barry Goodwin | Ben Weber as Vic Faison | Robert Foxworth as Senator George Montgomery | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega |
Co-Guest Stars: Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Jan Devereaux as Shirley | Ron Ostrow as John | Joyce Guy as Charlayne | Dougald Park as Stan Mitchell | Yvans Jourdain as Bermudian Ambassador | Linden Goh as Translator
Director: Max Mayer
Writer: Josh Singer

142 :07x10 - Running Mates

Jan/08/2006
As the staff prepares for Leo's Vice-Presidential debate, they must deal with Internet criticism that Leo is weak and unfocused. Meanwhile, when Santos stops by his home while on the campaign trail, he and Helen must learn to cope with the new security surrounding their home as well as problems that Jorge Santos, Matt's brother, may cause them.
Special Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks |
Guest Stars: Brett Cullen as Ray Sullivan | Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | David Barrera as Jorge Santos | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Karis Campbell as Ronna |
Co-Guest Stars: Elizabeth Penn Payne as Pundit #1 | Ashlyn Sanchez as Miranda Santos | Amad Jackson as Agent | Charles Noland as Steve | Caroline Duncan (1) as Jane | David A. Kimball as Moderator | Joshua Cabrera as Peter Santos
Director: Paul McCrane
Writer: Peter Noah

143 :07x11 - Internal Displacement

Jan/15/2006
C.J., while in the middle of the China-Russia crisis, must deal with embarrassing information about a Bartlet all while monitoring the conditions in the Sudan. Meanwhile, Josh goes to Will for help with the campaign, and C.J. and Danny go to dinner together.
Special Guest Stars: Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon |
Guest Stars: Annabeth Gish as Liz Bartlet Westin | Steven Eckholdt as Doug Westin | George Cheung as Ambassador Ling-Po | Tim Guinee as Steve Laussen | Ronald Guttman as Franz | François Giroday as Jaques Ornand | NiCole Robinson as Margaret |
Co-Guest Stars: Stacy Hogue as Waitress

144 :07x12 - Duck And Cover

Jan/22/2006
With the possibility of a nuclear reactor exploding in California, the presidential hopefuls struggle try to come up with a strategy to deal with the impending disaster while President Bartlet faces the problem as well. Meanwhile, Kate keeps close watch on Russia and China fighting over Kazakhstan.
Special Guest Stars: Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Teri Polo as Helen Santos |
Guest Stars: Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | J.K. Simmons as Harry Ravitch | Michael Chieffo as Hayes |
Co-Guest Stars: Timothy Davis-Reed as Mark | Adam Shulman as Youth Voter #1 | Vanessa Lee Chester as Youth Voter #2 (Karen) | Matt Corboy as Asst. HHS Sect. Blieden | Peggy Dunne as D.O.E. Spokeswoman | Emil Beheshti as Reporter #1 | Paul Rae as Reporter #2 (Walter) | Caroline Duncan (1) as Reporter #3 (Jane) | Joyce Guy as Santos Reporter #1 | Sumalee Montano as Vinick Reporter #1 | Penny Griego as Anchor #1 | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier, Anchor #2 | John Hemphill as EPA Spokesman
Writer: Eli Attie

145 :07x13 - The Cold

Mar/12/2006
The candidates are surprised at their poll ratings after a close call at the San Andreo nuclear plant. Meanwhile, Bartlet debates whether or not to send U.S. troops to Central Asia to keep the peace between China and Russia in their continuing battle over Kazakhstan.
Special Guest Stars: Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks |
Guest Stars: Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Karis Campbell as Ronna | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | J. Patrick McCormack as Jimmy Wendall | Ron Canada as Theodore Barrow | Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | Dean Norris as Steve Hodder | Melinda McGraw as Jane Braun | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Brett Cullen as Ray Sullivan |
Co-Guest Stars: Annie Morgan as Anne | Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | John L. Curtis (1) as Vinick Aide
Director: Alex Graves

146 :07x14 - Two Weeks Out

Mar/19/2006
As election day nears, the candidates begin to feel the strain of the campaign trail. Despite the lack of sleep and physical ailments, the candidates are forced to make difficult campaign choices. Things take an unexpected turn when Vinick finds an opportunity to hurt the Santos campaign.
Special Guest Stars: Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton |
Guest Stars: Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Lily Rains as Santos Aide #1 | Michael Spound as Doctor | Anna Maganini as TV Anchor | Melinda McGraw as Jane Braun |
Co-Guest Stars: Annie Morgan as Anne | Colette O'Connell as Ellen | Ken Michelman as Ted Zukosko | Danny Pudi as Santos Aide #2 | Leith M. Burke as Agent (as Leith Burke) | Sunil Malhotra as Vinick Aide | Matthew J. Willig as Famous Athlete
Director: Laura Innes

147 :07x15 - Welcome to Wherever You Are

Mar/26/2006
Toby is pressured to reveal the source of the shuttle leak; as election day nears, Santos pushes himself to his limit while on the campaign trial.
Special Guest Stars: Jon Bon Jovi as Himself | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton |
Guest Stars: Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Lee Garlington as Alana Waterman | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | David Ramsey as Teddy Wallace | John Aylward as Barry Goodwin | Matt Letscher (1) as Peter Blake |
Co-Guest Stars: Glenda Morgan Brown as Woman | Ashlyn Sanchez as Miranda Santos | Francesca Ferrara as Local Reporter #1 | Daphna Cardinale as Reporter #2 | Eric Christie as Reporter #3 | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Loren Lester as Jarin | Dylan Naber as Huck | Alexis Cardenas as Molly | Kylie Cardenas as Molly | Joshua Cabrera as Peter Santos
Director: Matia Karrell
Writer: Josh Singer

148 :07x16 - Election Day, Part 1

Apr/02/2006
During the night before Election Day, C.J. is faced with choosing between job offers, Josh stresses over the returns, and Annabeth makes a shocking discovery.
Special Guest Stars: Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Foo Fighters as Themselves | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton |
Guest Stars: Karis Campbell as Ronna | Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | Cress Williams as Lester | Melinda McGraw as Jane Braun | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | David Ramsey as Teddy Wallace |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Runyon as Drew | Annie Morgan as Anne | Rebecca Marshall as Carrie Marino | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Paul Moyer as Anchor #2 | Paul Keeley as Agent Ellis Taylor
Director: Mimi Leder
Songs: Foo Fighters -- No Way Back

149 :07x17 - Election Day, Part 2

Apr/09/2006
As the polls close and results begin to trickle in, tensions, as well as emotions, fly. Santos and Josh deal with the loss of the Vice Presidential Candidate, and Vinick argues with his campaign team. Meanwhile, the First Lady and Liz Bartlet-Westin eagerly await the results of Doug's campaign for Congress.
Special Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks | Foo Fighters as Themselves |
Guest Stars: Karis Campbell as Ronna | Diana-Maria Riva as Edie Ortega | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | David Grohl as Himself | Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | John Aylward as Barry Goodwin | Melinda McGraw as Jane Braun | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Shawn Michael Patrick as Gene | Michael Bofshever as Kagan |
Co-Guest Stars: Mike Kersey as Bruce | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Penny Griego as Anchor #2 | Paul Moyer as Anchor #3
Songs: U2 -- Beautiful Day, Foo Fighters -- Miracle, Stevie Wonder -- My Cherie Amour

150 :07x18 - Requiem

Apr/16/2006
In the wake of Leo's death, the current staff, as well as staff members from the past, join President Bartlet at Leo's funeral. Meanwhile, Santos must deal with the loss of his running mate.
Special Guest Stars: Marlee Matlin as Joey Lucas | Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Nina Siemaszko as Ellie Bartlet | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Tim Matheson as John Hoynes | Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet | Emily Procter as Ainsley Hayes | Gary Cole as Bob Russell | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | Annabeth Gish as Liz Bartlet Westin | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer |
Guest Stars: NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | Karis Campbell as Ronna | John Aylward as Barry Goodwin | Chris Ellis (1) as Congressman Tim Fields | John Getz as Congressman Selner | Ken Lerner as Congressman Jim Marino |
Co-Guest Stars: Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | Mitchell Edmonds as Bishop Campbell | Pete Postiglione as Secret Service Agent
Director: Steve Shill

151 :07x19 - Transition

Apr/23/2006
The White House is shocked when the President-Elect calls the President of China, taking a different position on foreign policy than that of President Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh debates who to choose as deputy Chief of Staff.
Special Guest Stars: Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton |
Guest Stars: Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn | Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | Ramon De Ocampo as Otto | Ashlyn Sanchez as Miranda Santos | Jerry Kernion as Driver |
Co-Guest Stars: Greg Callahan as Man (on airplane) | Chandler Hill as Attorney #1 | Corie Vickers as Attorney #2 | Ken Weiler as Bowman
Writer: Peter Noah

152 :07x20 - The Last Hurrah

Apr/30/2006
While Santos debates who to choose as his Vice President, Helen has to deal with her new duties as First Lady and new issues the First Family are facing. Meanwhile, Vinick has to figure out what to do now that the election is over.
Special Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Amy Gardner | Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Patricia Richardson as Sheila Brooks | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton |
Guest Stars: Stephen Root as Bob Mayer | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | John Aylward as Barry Goodwin | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | David Clennon as Jim | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Marlene Forte as Linda | Bonita Friedericy as Gail Addison | Adrian Sparks as Dr. Wexler |
Co-Guest Stars: Ashlyn Sanchez as Miranda Santos | Joshua Cabrera as Peter Santos | Annie Morgan as Anne | Paul Keeley as Agent Ellis Taylor | Ivan Allen as Roger Salier | Van Epperson as Curtis Schaefer | Alexandra Ryan as Receptionist | Parvesh Cheena as Barista | Maria Broom as Cathy Holland
Director: Tim Matheson

153 :07x21 - Institutional Memory

May/07/2006
With Santos' inauguration nearing and the Bartlet administration preparing to leave the White House, C.J., as well as the other staff members, has to decide what to do with her future. Meanwhile, Andy asks Bartlet to pardon Toby so he won't be faced with jail time, and C.J. and Danny talk about their relationship.
Special Guest Stars: Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon | Teri Polo as Helen Santos |
Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Kathleen York as Rep. Andy Wyatt | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Vince Grant as Gil Silverly | Scott Klace as DCCC | Matt Malloy as Herb | David Hornsby as Fred | Xander Berkeley as Franklin "Frank" Hollis |
Co-Guest Stars: Alexandra Ryan as Receptionist

154 :07x22 - Tomorrow

May/14/2006
As the Bartlet administration prepares to make their exit, the staff pauses to look back on their past 8 years working in the West Wing. Meanwhile, the incoming Santos administration nervously awaits the inauguration, and then Santos' staff take their new positions and offices in the White House.
Special Guest Stars: Teri Polo as Helen Santos | Lily Tomlin as Debbie Fiderer | Keb' Mo' as Himself |
Guest Stars: Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn | Janeane Garofalo as Louise "Lou" Thornton | Matthew Del Negro as Bram | NiCole Robinson as Margaret | Karis Campbell as Ronna | Renee Estevez as Nancy | Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield | Allison Smith as Mallory O'Brien | John Getz as Congressman Selner |
Co-Guest Stars: Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick | William Duffy as Larry | Peter James Smith as Ed | Charles Noland as Steve | Jerry Cerwonka as Cardinal Doherty | Ann Ryerson as Chief Justice | Marco Antonio Martinez as Agent Darryl | John Balma as Cartwright | Kim Webster as Ginger | Kia Glover as Steward | Van Epperson as Curtis Schaefer | Catherine Aselford as Bonnie Kilmer | Chris Bloch as Man |
Uncredited: Aaron Sorkin as An Extra
Writer: John Wells
Songs: Keb' Mo' -- America The Beautiful, Jack's Mannequin -- Dark Blue, Jeff Buckley -- Hallelujah, Charles Brown -- I Want to Go Home, Jaci Velasquez -- The Angel Song
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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