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The West Wing: 7A WF 83429

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: 176051
Airdate: Wednesday September 24th, 2003

Director: Alex Graves
Writer: John Wells


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Guest Stars
Anna Deavere Smith
As Nancy McNally
Recurring
Annabeth Gish
As Liz Bartlet Westin
Recurring
Charlotte Colavin
As Sheila Fields
Recurring
Clark Gregg
As Special Agent Michael Casper
Recurring
Geoff Pierson
As Sen. Tripplehorn
Recurring
John Amos
As Percy Fitzwallace
Recurring
Lily Tomlin
As Debbie Fiderer
Recurring
NiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Recurring
Nina Siemaszko
As Ellie Bartlet
Recurring
Steven Eckholdt
As Doug Westin
Recurring
Thomas Kopache
As Bob Slattery
Recurring
Timothy Busfield
As Danny Concannon
Recurring
Zeljko Ivanek
As Steve Atwood
Recurring
Bennet Guillory
As Rep. Jackson

Co-Guest Stars
Charles Noland
As Steve
Recurring
Hira Ambrosino
As Reporter #3
Recurring
Ivan Allen
As Roger Salier
Recurring
John Colella
As Reporter #2
Recurring
Kim Webster
As Ginger
Recurring
Melissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Recurring
Mindy Seeger
As Chris
Recurring
Peter James Smith
As Ed
Recurring
Timothy Davis-Reed
As Mark
Recurring
William Duffy
As Larry
Recurring
Richard Whiten
As Winston

Uncredited
John Goodman
As Glenallen Walken
Recurring
Main Cast
Martin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Richard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Joshua Malina
As Will Bailey
Warning: The West Wing season 5 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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