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The West Wing: Manchester: Part 1

When Bartlet decides to officially announce his plans for re-election, the staff is thrown into a frenzy to prepare a speech. The speech hits a snag when Sam realizes that Bartlet has yet to apologize for not disclosing his MS and then is further delayed when C.J. slips up in a press conference. Meanwhile, Bartlet has to deal with his own problems, including Abbey, who is enraged that he didn't talk to her about his re-election decision, and whether or not to give the orders for a military rescue of the U.S. embassy in Haiti. Elsewhere, Charlie is advised to get is own lawyer before prosecutors look into his possible involvement in the MS cover-up.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 227201
Airdate: Wednesday October 10th, 2001

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Nov 04, 2004

  • Currently 10/10
10/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Marlee MatlinMarlee Matlin
As Joey Lucas
Recurring
Oliver PlattOliver Platt
As Oliver Babish
Recurring
Ron SilverRon Silver
As Bruno Gianelli
Recurring

Guest Stars
Anna Deavere SmithAnna Deavere Smith
As Nancy McNally
Recurring
Bill OBill O'Brien (1)
As Kenny Thurman
Recurring
Connie BrittonConnie Britton
As Connie Tate
Recurring
Dennis CockrumDennis Cockrum
As Officer
Recurring
Evan HandlerEvan Handler
As Doug Wegland
Recurring
Glenn MorshowerGlenn Morshower
As Mike Chrysler
Recurring
Gregory Alan WilliamsGregory Alan Williams
As Robbie Mosley
Recurring
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Recurring
Renee EstevezRenee Estevez
As Nancy
Recurring
Victor McCayVictor McCay
As Peter
Recurring
Earl BoenEarl Boen
As Paulson
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Carl

Co-Guest Stars
Charles NolandCharles Noland
As Steve
Recurring
Doris McMillonDoris McMillon
As Newscaster
Recurring
Ivan AllenIvan Allen
As Roger Salier
Recurring
J.P. StevensonJ.P. Stevenson
As Jonathan
Recurring
Jacqueline TorresJacqueline Torres
As Sondra
Recurring
John EmmanuelJohn Emmanuel
As Agent
Recurring
Kim WebsterKim Webster
As Ginger
Recurring
Kris MurphyKris Murphy
As Katie
Recurring
Mindy SeegerMindy Seeger
As Chris
Recurring
Peter James SmithPeter James Smith
As Ed
Recurring
Randy BrooksRandy Brooks
As Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Recurring
William DuffyWilliam Duffy
As Larry
Recurring
Dayna DevonDayna Devon
As Air Force One Reporter #1
Jill RemezJill Remez
As Reporter #4
Kirk KinderKirk Kinder
As One Star General
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
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Episode Quotes
Sandy: Can you tell us right now if you'll be seeking a second term?
Bartlet: Yeah. And I'm gonna win.

Leo: With everything that's going on, I don't think we need to be marriage counselors too.
Toby: Well, yeah, because you and I would be so good at it.

Charlie: Aren't you supposed to be writing?
Toby: I am writing.
Charlie: I don't see paper.
Toby: We can sit back and admit with great sensitivity that life isn't fair ... and the less-advantaged are destined to their lot in life ... and the problems of those on the other side of the world should stay there ... paper's for wimps.

C.J.: Our numbers are less than yeasty.

Leo: You've all had time. How much more do you need?
Sam: Well, some of us have had more time than others.

Josh: Why aren't you smiling?
Toby: I'm wet.
Josh: I'm wet, and I'm smiling.
Toby: I'm smiling on the inside.



Warning: The West Wing season 3 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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