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The West Wing: The Portland Trip

The President takes a late night flight to Portland the night before an education speech. Sam goes along with the President because Bartlet is having trouble getting the speech right, and Toby goes along as well to help Sam. C.J. is also forced to go after she criticized Notre Dame, Bartlet's alma mater. Meanwhile back in Washington, Josh argues with gay Congressman Matt Skinner over a bill prohibiting same-sex marriages, while Leo keeps an eye on a crisis in the Persian Gulf. Margaret worries that Leo might be tempted to drink again after he is served divorce papers.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 226207
Airdate: Wednesday November 15th, 2000

Director: Paris Barclay
Story: Paul Redford
Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Oct 09, 2003

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Special Guest Stars
Timothy Busfield
As Danny Concannon

Guest Stars
Charley Lang
As Matt Skinner
David Graf
As Colonel Mark Chase
Emily Procter
As Ainsley Hayes
NiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Gregg Daniel
As Steve Adamley
Michael Tomlinson
As Congressman

Co-Guest Stars
Don Chastain
As Reporter #2
Jana Lee Hamblin
As Bobbi, Reporter #1
Melissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Randy Brooks
As Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Michael Cunio
As Adamley's Aide
Richard Hoyt Miller
As Air Force One Stewart
Timothy Dale Agee
As Air Force One Stewart
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
This episode was nominated in the 2000 DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night.

Episode Quotes
C.J.: Excuse me, I have to go look like an idiot.

Sam: Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place. We should be talking about not being satisfied with past solutions, we should be talking about a permanent revolution.

Episode Goofs
Near the beginning of the episode when C.J. is giving her press briefing on the bus, her arm switches from resting on the rail near the door to resting on the rail near the bus driver.

Other Episode Crew

MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Warning: The West Wing season 2 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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