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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 SmithAnna Deavere Smith
As Nancy McNally
Recurring
Annabeth GishAnnabeth Gish
As Liz Bartlet Westin
Recurring
Charlotte ColavinCharlotte Colavin
As Sheila Fields
Recurring
Clark GreggClark Gregg
As Special Agent Michael Casper
Recurring
Geoff PiersonGeoff Pierson
As Sen. Tripplehorn
Recurring
John AmosJohn Amos
As Percy Fitzwallace
Recurring
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
As Debbie Fiderer
Recurring
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Recurring
Nina SiemaszkoNina Siemaszko
As Ellie Bartlet
Recurring
Steven EckholdtSteven Eckholdt
As Doug Westin
Recurring
Thomas KopacheThomas Kopache
As Bob Slattery
Recurring
Timothy BusfieldTimothy Busfield
As Danny Concannon
Recurring
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As Steve Atwood
Recurring
Bennet GuilloryBennet Guillory
As Rep. Jackson

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

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