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The West Wing: Bartlet's Third State of the Union

As Bartlet delivers his third State of the Union address to the United States, which Toby helped carefully craft, Bartlet ends up upsetting Abbey with what he doesn't say. Josh's tracking of public opinion polls is delayed by both a power outage and the news that five DEA officials have been taken hostage by a group of Colombian terrorists. Meanwhile, C.J. prepares for a live recording of "Capitol Beat" all while doing damage control when it is uncovered that a police officer Bartlet cited for heroism was once accused of brutally attacking a black suspect.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 226213
Airdate: Wednesday February 07th, 2001


Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Nov 06, 2003

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Special Guest Stars
Emily ProcterEmily Procter
As Ainsley Hayes
Recurring
Marlee MatlinMarlee Matlin
As Joey Lucas
Recurring
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Recurring

Guest Stars
Bill OBill O'Brien (1)
As Kenny Thurman
Recurring
Corbin BernsenCorbin Bernsen
As Congressman Henry Shallick
Recurring
Glenn MorshowerGlenn Morshower
As Mike Chrysler
Recurring
Gregory Alan WilliamsGregory Alan Williams
As Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)
Recurring
Kathryn JoostenKathryn Joosten
As Delores Landingham
Recurring
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Recurring
Richard RiehleRichard Riehle
As Jack Sloan
Recurring
Ted McGinleyTed McGinley
As Mark Gottfried
Recurring
Tony PlanaTony Plana
As Mickey Troop
Recurring
Barbara Eve HarrisBarbara Eve Harris
As Gretchen Tyler

Co-Guest Stars
Bradley JamesBradley James
As Donnie, Secret Service Agent
Recurring
Devika ParikhDevika Parikh
As Bonnie
Recurring
Doris McMillonDoris McMillon
As Newscaster
Recurring
J.P. StevensonJ.P. Stevenson
As Jonathan Reporter #2
Recurring
Kim WebsterKim Webster
As Ginger
Recurring
Larry Carroll (1)Larry Carroll (1)
As Newscaster #2
Recurring
Marvin KruegerMarvin Krueger
As Officer #2
Recurring
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Recurring
Mindy SeegerMindy Seeger
As Chris
Recurring
Molly SchafferMolly Schaffer
As Staffer
Recurring
Peter James SmithPeter James Smith
As Staffer Ed
Recurring
Ralph Meyering, Jr.Ralph Meyering, Jr.
As Tom
Recurring
Sean Patrick Murphy (1)Sean Patrick Murphy (1)
As Floor Manager
Recurring
Thomas SpencerThomas Spencer
As Military Aide
Recurring
William DuffyWilliam Duffy
As Staffer Larry
Recurring
Jon HershfieldJon Hershfield
As Pollster #2
Keith MillsKeith Mills
As Mr. Edgar Finney
Kelly McNairKelly McNair
As Pollster #1
Michael Francis ClarkeMichael Francis Clarke
As Congressman David Satch
Susan KrebsSusan Krebs
As Gail Schumer
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
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Rob LoweRob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Episode Notes
The song Ainsley sings is "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" by Annette Funicello.

For her role in this episode and in "The War At Home", Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet) was nominated for the 2001 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

This is Marlee Martin's (Joey Lucas) first appearance since season 1's "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics".



Episode Quotes
Josh: Where the hell have you been?
Joey: My plane had mechanical difficulties.
Josh: This is the State of the Union. There was nothing you could do about it?
Joey: No, because as a child I never paid attention during airplane mechanics class.



Other Episode Crew

MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
 
Warning: The West Wing season 2 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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