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The West Wing: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 2

Now that the shooter has been taken into custody, the target of his shooting is revealed to be Charlie, not Bartlet as the staff assumed. Meanwhile, the staff awaits news on Josh's condition and reflects back on how C.J. and Donna became involved with the campaign.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 226202
Airdate: Wednesday October 04th, 2000

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Sep 18, 2003

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Special Guest Stars
Stockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Timothy Busfield
As Danny Concannon

Guest Stars
Elisabeth Moss
As Zoey Bartlet
Ernie Lively
As Mr. Loch
Jody Wood
As Mr. Cameron
Michael O'Neill
As Ron Butterfield
NiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Peter White (1)
As Jack Gage
Allen Garfield
As Roger Becker

Co-Guest Stars
Chad McKnight
As Aide #5
Charles Noland
As Steve, Reporter
Devika Parikh
As Bonnie
Kris Murphy
As Katie Witt
Larry Carroll (1)
As TV Announcer
Melissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Penny Griego
As D.C. Anchor
Randy Brooks
As Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Richard Saxton
As Boston Anchor
Sean Moran
As Dr. Holbrook (as Sean Morgan)
Andy Brewster
As Isobel's Assistant
Garret Wright
As Skinhead
Harris Mann
As Lawyer #2
Lauri Hendler
As Lawyer
Warner Saunders
As Chicago Anchor
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
Rob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Episode Notes
In conjunction with "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 1", this episode won two Emmy awards in 2001: Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

In conjunction with "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 1", this episode was nominated for two Emmy awards in 2001: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.

For his performance in this episode, and in conjunction with "Noel", Bradley Whitford won the 2001 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

For her performance in this episode and "Galileo", Allison Janney won the 2001 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Kool & The GangCelebration 

Episode Quotes
Toby: Come join the campaign.
C.J.: How much does it pay?
Toby: How much were you making before?
C.J.: $550,000 a year.
Toby: This pays $600 a week.
C.J.: So, this would be less.

C.J.: This is our 5th press briefing since midnight. Obviously, there's one story that going dominating news around the world for the next few days, and it would be easy to think that President Bartlet, Joshua Lyman, and Stephanie Abbott were the only victims of a gun crime last night. They weren't. Mark Davis and Sheila Evans of Philadelphia were killed by a gun last night. He was a Biology Teacher and she was a Nursing student. Tina Bishop and Linda Larkin were killed with a gun last night. They were 12. There were 36 homicides last night. 480 sexual assaults, 3,411 robberies, 3,685 aggravated assaults, all at gunpoint. And if anyone thinks those crimes could have been prevented if the victims themselves had been carrying guns, I'd only remind you that the President of the United States himself was shot last night while surrounded by the best trained armed guards in the history of the world. Back to the briefing.

Episode Goofs
During one of the flashbacks, a phone that Josh uses has a Verizon logo on it. However, during the time of the flashback, Verizon was not yet a company.

Cultural References
Episode Title: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen

The episode title is based off of the 1923 Sean O'Casy play, The Shadow of a Gunman.

Other Episode Crew

MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Warning: The West Wing season 2 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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