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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

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Guest Stars
Ben Murray
As Curtis Carruthers
Charles Noland
As Steve
Derek Coleman
As Secret Service
Ken Weiler
As Officer
Kristin Chenoweth
As Annabeth Schott
Melissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
NiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Penny Griego
As Newscaster
Peter James Smith
As Ed
Renee Estevez
As Nancy
Roger Rees
As Lord John Marbury
Ron Ostrow
As John
Steve Ryan
As Miles Hutchinson
Tom W. Chick
As Gordon
William Duffy
As Larry
Christopher Lloyd (1)
As Prof. Lawrence Lessig
Claudia Lynx
As Miss World
Elya Baskin
As Mr. Zubatov
Oleg Vidov
As Judge Igor Lipecki
Pamela Salem
As P.M. Maureen Graty
Main Cast
Martin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Richard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Alan Alda
As Senator Arnold Vinick
Mary 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.

Warning: The West Wing season 6 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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