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The West Wing: Enemies

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 225907
Airdate: Wednesday November 17th, 1999


Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Jul 27, 2001

  • Currently 9.7/10
9.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
As John Hoynes
Recurring

Guest Stars
Allison SmithAllison Smith
As Mallory O'Brien
Recurring
Charley LangCharley Lang
As Matt Skinner
Recurring
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Recurring
Renee EstevezRenee Estevez
As Nancy
Recurring
Timothy BusfieldTimothy Busfield
As Danny Concannon
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Colin Gray (1)Colin Gray (1)
As Bruce, Reporter
Recurring
Devika ParikhDevika Parikh
As Bonnie
Recurring
Jana Lee HamblinJana Lee Hamblin
As Bobbi
Recurring
Kathryn JoostenKathryn Joosten
As Delores Landingham
Recurring
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Recurring
Robyn PedrettiRobyn Pedretti
As Candy
Recurring
Shirley Y. ScottShirley Y. Scott
As Mildred, Court Stenographer
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
Rob LoweRob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Mandy Hampton
Episode Notes
This episode was nominated for WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing for Episodic Drama.

This is the first episode to not have Aaron Sorkin credited as a writer, story, or teleplay.



Episode Quotes
Bartlet: We should organize a staff field-trip to Shenandoah. I could even act as the guide. What do you think?
Josh: Good a place as any to dump your body.
Bartlet: What was that?
Josh: Did I say that out loud?

Sam: You're asking me out on a date.
Mallory: I'm asking you to accompany me to the Beijing Opera tonight.
Sam: How is this not a date?
Mallory: There will be, under no circumstances, any sex for you tonight.
Sam: Well, like most people, I'm an absolute nut for Chinese opera and with your guarantee there will be no sex, I don't see how I can refuse.

Josh: You're quite a nerd, Mr. President.

Josh: We talk about enemies more than we used to.

Mandy: Are you listening to me?
Toby: Yes.
Mandy: What was the last thing I said?
Toby: The last thing you said was "Are you listening to me?"

Mandy: You guys are idiots. Did you know that?
C.J.: In our own defense, we actally do know that.



Episode Goofs
Bartlet: I find [Cabinet] meetings to be a fairly mind-numbing experience, but Leo assures me they are Constitutionally required.

In actuality, Cabinet is formed and convened at the judgment of the President, and has no constitutional basis or requirement.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAaron Sorkin
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Thomas Schlamme  |  Aaron Sorkin
ProducerKristin Harms  |  Llewellyn Wells
Co-ProducerMichael Hissrich
Production DesignerJon Hutman
EditorChristopher Nelson (1)
CastingBarbara Miller (2)  |  John Levey  |  Kevin Scott (1)
Unit Production ManagerJean Higgins
First Assistant DirectorTony Alder
Second Assistant DirectorBrian Bettwy
MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Director of PhotographyThomas Del Ruth
 
Warning: The West Wing season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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