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The West Wing: The Wake Up Call

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x14
Production Number: 2T5014
Airdate: Wednesday February 09th, 2005

Director: Laura Innes
Writer: Josh Singer

Guest Stars
Ben MurrayBen Murray
As Curtis Carruthers
Charles NolandCharles Noland
As Steve
Derek ColemanDerek Coleman
As Secret Service
Ken WeilerKen Weiler
As Officer
Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
As Annabeth Schott
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Penny GriegoPenny Griego
As Newscaster
Peter James SmithPeter James Smith
As Ed
Renee EstevezRenee Estevez
As Nancy
Roger ReesRoger Rees
As Lord John Marbury
Ron OstrowRon Ostrow
As John
Steve RyanSteve Ryan
As Miles Hutchinson
Tom W. ChickTom W. Chick
As Gordon
William DuffyWilliam Duffy
As Larry
Christopher Lloyd (1)Christopher Lloyd (1)
As Prof. Lawrence Lessig
Claudia LynxClaudia Lynx
As Miss World
Elya BaskinElya Baskin
As Mr. Zubatov
Oleg VidovOleg Vidov
As Judge Igor Lipecki
Pamela SalemPamela Salem
As P.M. Maureen Graty
Main Cast
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John SpencerJohn Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Alan AldaAlan Alda
As Senator Arnold Vinick
Mary McCormackMary McCormack
As Kate Harper
Episode Notes
Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman), Jimmy Smits (Matthew Santos), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss) and Joshua Malina (Will Bailey) do not appear in this episode

Episode Goofs
C.J. is woken up at 3:45 AM and is told about the plane being shot down. 3:45 AM is 12:15 Tehran time, so the Iranian army shot a plane down in the middle of the day, which is an odd strategy considering they thought it was a spy plane. Later, Bartlet and Lord Marbury are told via radio transmissions that the plane was shot down at 2:33 GMT, which would be 11:33 Eastern Standard Time. However, this is a different time than when C.J. is woken up.

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