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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 Matlin
As Joey Lucas
Oliver Platt
As Oliver Babish
Ron Silver
As Bruno Gianelli

Guest Stars
Anna Deavere Smith
As Nancy McNally
Bill O'Brien (1)
As Kenny Thurman
Connie Britton
As Connie Tate
Dennis Cockrum
As Officer
Evan Handler
As Doug Wegland
Glenn Morshower
As Mike Chrysler
Gregory Alan Williams
As Robbie Mosley
NiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Renee Estevez
As Nancy
Victor McCay
As Peter
Earl Boen
As Paulson
Jim Beaver
As Carl

Co-Guest Stars
Charles Noland
As Steve
Doris McMillon
As Newscaster
Ivan Allen
As Roger Salier
J.P. Stevenson
As Jonathan
Jacqueline Torres
As Sondra
John Emmanuel
As Agent
Kim Webster
As Ginger
Kris Murphy
As Katie
Mindy Seeger
As Chris
Peter James Smith
As Ed
Randy Brooks
As Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
William Duffy
As Larry
Dayna Devon
As Air Force One Reporter #1
Jill Remez
As Reporter #4
Kirk Kinder
As One Star General
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
Stockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé 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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