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The West Wing Episode Guide

1 :01x01 - Pilot

First aired: Sep/22/1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: F. William Parker (Al Caldwell), Marc Grapey (Bill Kenworthy), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Lisa Edelstein (Laurie), Annie Corley (Mary Marsh), David Sage (John Van Dyke), Marlene Warfield (Ruth), Hamilton Mitchell (Luther), Wendell Wright (Fred), Diane Michelle (Woman), Dean Biasucci (Man), Dafidd McCracken (Mike), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Peter James Smith (Ed), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), William Duffy (Larry), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Marcus Boddie (Police Officer), Ossi Taylor (College Student #1), Elizabeth Greer (Flight Attendant), Wendy Blair (Flight Attendant #2), Tressa DiFiglia (College Student #2), Molly Schaffer (Senior Staffer)

The White House staff springs into action when they learn that President Bartlet was injured in a bicycle accident. During the President’s absence, chief of staff Leo McGarry must handle several crises including Cuban refugees trying to escape into Florida and the conservative Christians’ reaction to a comment made by deputy chief of staff Josh Lyman. Meanwhile, Sam learns that the woman he picked up at a bar was actually a call girl and Toby gets into an argument over the Ten Commandments.



2 :01x02 - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

First aired: Sep/29/1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Morris Tolliver), Merrin Dungey (Daisy Reese), John Bedford Lloyd (Lloyd Russell), Lisa Edelstein (Laurie), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Tim Matheson (Vice President John Hoynes), Andy Umberger (Stevie), Victor Love (Mike), Chuti Tiu (Woman #2), Robyn Pedretti (Candy), Steven M. Gagnon (Officer #1), Chris Hendrie (Businessman), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), William Duffy (Larry), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Bradley James (Donnie), J. August Richards (Billy), Rose Rollins (Suzanne), Gilles Savard (Larouche), Brad Van Grack (Pedestrian), Paul Doherty (Aide #1), Eric Fleeks (Officer #2), Tammy Tavares (Woman #1), Mary Kay Wulf (Janet), Neal Moran (Aide #2)

Sam, despite the rest of the staff urging him not to, decides to publicly pursue the call girl he spent the night with. C.J. tries to make the best of the ongoing clash between the Vice President and President over a bill. Meanwhile, President Bartlet hires Mandy Hampton as his consultant and the plane carrying Bartlet’s doctor is shot down, leaving a young African-American Navy captain to substitute as the President’s physician.



3 :01x03 - A Proportional Response

First aired: Oct/06/1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Marc Buckland
Guest star: John Amos (Admiral Percy Fitzwallace), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Victor Love (Mike), George McDaniel (Officer #2), Christopher Kriesa (Officer #3), Hunter Von Leer (Officer #4), Andrew Shaifer (Reporter #4), Chad McKnight (Staffer #2), Rose Rollins (Suzanne), Marvin Krueger (Officer #1), Kathryn Joosten ( Delores Landingham), Kim Webster (Ginger), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Jack Montoya (Floor Manager), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon)

Still angry about an American jet being shot down in the Mideast, President Bartlet overrules a plan for a “proportional” military strike put together by the joint chiefs of staff. Bartlett wants a more severe attack, but the type of attack he wants would result in thousands of casualties. While Leo tries to cool Bartlet down, C.J. talks to Sam about the possible ramifications of his ongoing relationship with Laurie, the call girl. Meanwhile, Josh hires an African American teenager as an aide to the President.



4 :01x04 - Five Votes Down

First aired: Oct/13/1999
Director: Michael Lehmann
Guest star: Tim Matheson (Vice President John Hoynes), Thom Barry (Mark Richardson), Michael McGuire (Cal Tillinghouse), Mark Blum (Rep. Katzenmoyer), Jillian Armenante (Leela), Sara Botsford (Jenny McGarry), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Jay Underwood (Christopher Wick), Mongo Brownlee (Secret Service Agent #2), Victor Love (Reporter (Mike)), Sheila Frazier (Newscaster #2), Jackie Mari Roberts (Janeane), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ivan Allen (Newscaster #3 (Roger Salier)), Penny Griego (Newscaster #1), Bradley James (Donnie Secret Service Agent #1), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Julia Pearlstein (Volunteer), Mia Tate (Cocktail Waitress), Hanna Cheek (Female Groupie #3), Paige Taylor Adams (Female Groupie #2), Cynthia Abeln (Female Groupie #1)

With only five votes keeping an important bill restricting the sale of automatic weapons, the staff has only 72 hours to find a way to get the five votes. Toby has to testify when he is accused of manipulating the stock market after one of his stock purchases becomes extremely profitable. Meanwhile, President Bartlet accidentally takes the wrong medication for his aching back and Leo’s long hours begin to strain his home life.



5 :01x05 - The Crackpots and These Women

First aired: Oct/20/1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Anthony Drazan
Guest star: Nicholas Cascone (Loomis), Sam Lloyd (Bob Engler), David Fabrizio (Jonathan Lacey), Nick Offerman (Jerry), Rachel Singer (Marge), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Guy Boyd (Stanley Maxwell), Michele Marsh (Economist), Juwan Howard (Mr. "Rodney Grant" Collins), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

The staff must deal with several problems throughout the course of a day, including UFOs and smallpox. The senior staff meets with several interest groups referred to as "the crackpots". Josh becomes shaken when he receives a card that instructs him where to go in case of a nuclear attack. Meanwhile, Toby and President Bartlet clash over plans for a trip to California and Bartlet prepares for a press conference.



6 :01x06 - Mr. Willis of Ohio

First aired: Nov/03/1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Charley Lang (Matt Skinner), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Elisabeth Moss ( Zoey Bartlet), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Allison Smith ( Mallory O'Brien), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Al Fann (Joe Willis), Kenneth Tigar (Congressman Gladman), Juan A. Riojas (Secret Service Agent #3), Greg Wrangler (Secret Service Agent #2), Justin Urich (Frat Boy #2), Gathering Marbet (Waitress), Blake Shields (Frat Boy #1), Bradley James (Secret Service Agent #1 (Donnie)), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Eric Balfour (Frat Boy #3)

Toby and Mandy work together to get a commerce bill with a census counting provision approved. In order to do this, they have to convince Mr. Willis, a congressman who took over his wife’s office after her death. Sam helps C.J. understand what stance the administration is taking on the random census in 2000. Meanwhile, Zoey gets herself into a dangerous situation when she goes to a Georgetown bar and President Bartlet approaches Leo after learning that Leo’s wife left him.



7 :01x07 - The State Dinner

First aired: Nov/10/1999
Writer: Paul Redford, Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Steve Rankin (FBI Agent #2), John Kapelos (Seymour Little), Dennis Cockrum (Captain), Sal Landi (Chafey), William Lucking (Bobby Russo), Jeff Williams (Harold Lewis), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Lisa Edelstein (Laurie), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), David Rasche (Carl Everett), Peter Kors (Rahmadi Sumahidjo Bambang), Nelson Mashita (Minaldi), Jacqueline Torres (Sondra), Rod Porter (Photographer (Harry)), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan, Reporter), Bradley James (Secret Service Agent (Donnie)), Tyler Bowe (Gomez), Colin K. Gray (Bruce, Reporter), Ariono Suriawinata (President of Indonesia (Rahm Siguto))

With a state dinner in honor of an Indonesian president drawing closer, President Bartlet must deal with several problems including an FBI hostage standoff, a nearing category 4 hurricane, and a potential teamsters union strike. Meanwhile, the First Lady prepares to host the dinner, a reporter flirts with C.J., and Sam is surprised when he spots his call girl friend in attendance at the dinner.



8 :01x08 - Enemies

First aired: Nov/17/1999
Director: Alan Taylor
Guest star: Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Charley Lang (Matt Skinner), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Robyn Pedretti (Candy), Seth Walker (Tony), Shirley Y. Scott (Mildred, Court Stenographer), Kathryn Joosten ( Delores Landingham), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Colin K. Gray (Bruce, Reporter)

Bartlet’s political rivals attach a land-use rider is to a vital banking bill. C.J. attempts to silence rumors that Bartlet and Vice President Hoynes fought during a Cabinet meeting, despite the rumors being true. Leo isn’t happy when his daughter, Mallory, asks Sam out, and is less enthusiastic when he accepts. Meanwhile, C.J. continues to ignore Danny’s advances when she begins to suspect that he’s only trying to get a lead on a story.



9 :01x09 - The Short List

First aired: Nov/24/1999
Director: Bill D'Elia
Guest star: Edward James Olmos (Roberto Mendoza), Mason Adams (Joseph Crouch), Ken Howard (Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III), Holmes Osborne (Peter Lillienfield), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Diana Morgan (Jesse, Reporter #1), Kris Murphy (Reporter #3), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter #2), Peter James Smith (Ed)

A current Supreme Court justice retires, giving Bartlet an opportunity to nominate a justice, but his perfect nominee turns out to be less perfect than Bartlet had originally thought. Meanwhile, a congressman accuses White House staff of drug use.



10 :01x10 - In Excelsis Deo

First aired: Dec/15/1999
Writer: Aaron Sorkin, Rick Cleveland
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Paul Austin (George Huffnagle), Tom Quinn (John Noonan), Lisa Edelstein (Laurie), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Reiner Schöne (Homeless Man), Morina Pierce (Jessica Hodges), Becky Woodley (Aide), Lance Reddick (DC Police Officer), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Bradley James (Donnie), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Christian Copelin (Jeffrey Lucas)

As Christmas quickly approaches, President Bartlet sneaks out to finish some last minute shopping. Toby, after learning more about a forgotten Korean War veteran, arranges a funeral for him. C.J. tries to get the staff to focus on the hate crime issue again while continuing to fend off the reporter who keeps asking her out. Sam and Josh plan a strike against Congressman Lillenfield who’s been hinting at Leo’s past involving drug and alcohol abuse.



11 :01x11 - Lord John Marbury

First aired: Jan/05/2000
Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Guest star: John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury), James Hong (David), Erick Avari (Ambassador Habib), John Diehl (Claypool), David Doty (Military Officer), Clyde Kusatsu (Joe), Iqbal Theba (Indian Ambassador), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Ryan Cutrona (CIA Director Rollie), Carlos Cervantes (Bobby), Roger Ranney (Civilian), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Bill Stevenson (Jaworski), Charles Hoyes (Thompson), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom), J. David Krassner (Jack), Christopher Kriesa (Mitch), William Duffy (Larry (as Bill Duffy)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Tom Hall (Officer Mike), Dafidd McCracken (Security Officer Mike), Charles Noland (Reporter #1 (Steve)), Colin K. Gray (Bruce)

When India and Pakistan go to war with each other and threaten nuclear war, Bartlet calls British diplomat Lord Marbury for advise on how to handle the crisis. Josh gets subpoenaed to testify in Lillenfield’s investigation of Leo’s prior drug and alcohol abuse. Toby accuses C.J. of being overly friendly with the media and Charlie asks Bartlet permission to date his daughter.



12 :01x12 - He Shall, From Time to Time

First aired: Jan/12/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Arlene Sanford
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), David Spielberg (Congressman), Harry Groener (Roger Tribbey), Austin Tichenor (Raymond Burns), Madison Mason (Admiral Hackett), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Christopher Kriesa (Mitch (as Chris Kriesa)), Marvin Krueger (Officer #1), Roger Ontiveros (Sidney, Officer #3), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, Newscaster), Ronne Troup (Pratt), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom)

The White House staff shifts into crisis mode after Bartlet collapses prior to his first State of the Union address. The tension between India and Pakistan heightens when Pakistan gives its commanders control of the nuclear weapons, which leads to the staff once again consulting Lord John Marbury. Meanwhile, Leo publicly discloses his past alcohol abuse and both Sam and C.J. have romantic encounters.



13 :01x13 - Take Out the Trash Day

First aired: Jan/26/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Ken Olin
Guest star: James Handy (Joseph Bruno), Ray Baker (Jonathan Lydell), Linda Gehringer (Jennifer Lydell), Liza Weil (Karen Larsen), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Dakin Matthews (Simon Blye), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Jacqueline Torres (Sondra, Reporter #2), Larry Sullivan (Hamlin (as Larry Sullivan, Jr.)), Sheryl Arenson (Lock), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Bradley James (Donnie), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi, Reporter #1), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter #3), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt, Reporter #4)

Josh and Sam meet with the Senate appropriations subcommittee to try to get Leo out of having to attend a hearing over his past alcohol abuse problems. Bartlet and the staff debate what the appropriate response should be to the new sex education study while Mandy believes that a couple shouldn’t attend the signing of a hate crimes bill brought on by the death of their son. Meanwhile, C.J. continues to flirt with a White House reporter, Toby goes up against congressmen holding up the appointments for the Public Broadcasting Corporation, and Bartlet urges Zoey to drop a sociology class when the professor teaches ideas very different from his own.



14 :01x14 - Take This Sabbath Day

First aired: Feb/09/2000
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), David Proval (Rabbi Glassman), Felton Perry (Jerry), Karl Malden (Tom Cavanaugh), Herb Mitchell (Public Defender), Noah Emmerich (Bobby Zane), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Richard Gross (Bailiff), Carmela Rioseco (Sophia Cruz), Ellen Sugarman (Cantor), Joe Cosgrove (Peter Hayes), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Juan A. Riojas (Secret Service Agent)

When the Supreme Court fails to stay the execution of a convicted murder, President Bartlet has to decide whether or not to commute his sentence within the next 48 hours. To do so, Bartlet gets advice from Tom Cavanaugh, a childhood priest of Bartlet’s. Meanwhile, Josh goes head to head with Joey Lucas, a campaign manager, when her candidate isn’t being backed strongly backed by the Democratic party.



15 :01x15 - Celestial Navigation

First aired: Feb/16/2000
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Edward James Olmos (Roberto Mendoza), Robert David Hall (David Nessler), Vaughn Armstrong (Sgt. McNamara), CCH Pounder (Debbie O'Leary), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Diana Morgan (Jesse, Reporter #3), Victor Love (Mike), Jacqueline Torres (Sondra, Reporter #1), Bob Thompson (Billy, Steward), Jason C. Morgan (Peter), Kris Murphy (Reporter, Katie), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kim Webster (Ginger), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter #2), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan), Kelly Fialing (Pretty College Student)

Sam and Toby rush to Connecticut when Roberto Mendoza, Bartlet’s Supreme Court nominee, is jailed for drunk driving. There, Sam and Toby try to secure the secret release of the nominee while doing damage control along the way. Meanwhile, Josh does his best as a replacement White House spokesman when C.J. has an emergency root canal.



16 :01x16 - 20 Hours in L.A.

First aired: Feb/23/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alan Taylor
Guest star: Bob Balaban (Ted Marcus), Jay Leno (Himself), David Hasselhoff (Himself), Veronica Webb (Herself), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Chris Hogan (Mark Miller), Jorja Fox (Gina Toscano), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), John de Lancie (Al Kiefer), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Juan A. Riojas (Secret Service Agent), Bart Braverman (Shapiro), Christopher Shea (Man #2), Robert Pine (Greer), Bill Bolender (Man #1), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), William Duffy (Larry (as Bill Duffy)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Giovanni Sirchia (Carmine), Franklin Dennis Jones (Man #3), Mary Kathleen Gordon (Woman)

President Bartlet and the staff travel to Los Angeles for a fundraiser hosted by a wealthy filmmaker. Back in Washington, Leo has to convince the Vice President to support Bartlet’s stance on an ethanol tax bill that is deadlocked in the Senate. Meanwhile, in order to protect his daughter, Bartlet has the Secret Service close down a restaurant where she’s dining.



17 :01x17 - The White House Pro-Am

First aired: Mar/22/2000
Writer: Paul Redford, Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr., Aaron Sorkin
Director: Ken Olin
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Rolonda Watts (Melissa, TV Host), Brandon Hammond (Jeffrey Morgan), Kathleen Garrett (Congresswoman), Richard Fancy (Congressman), Amy Aquino (Congresswoman Becky Reisman), Jorja Fox (Gina Toscano), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Nadia Dajani (Lilli Mays, First Lady's Chief of Staff), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), David A. Kimball (Intelligence Officer #2), Joe O'Connor (Rep. Calhoun, Congressman #3), Roger Eschbacher (Intelligence Officer #1), Catherine Schreiber (Segment Producer), Valeri Ross (Woman #2), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, Newscaster), Julie Pop (Aide), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Mindy Seeger (Chris, Reporter #2), Charles Noland (Steve), Laura Henry (Woman #1)

The First Lady’s staff is sent into action when her statements about foreign child-labor laws motivate a Congresswoman to suggest an amendment that would end an international tariff bill. The President is also kept busy when the chairman of the Federal Reserve dies and Bartlet must appoint a successor. Meanwhile, Zoey fights with Charlie when she suggests that they don’t go to a club opening again, per the request of the Secret Service after they receive hat letters about their interracial relationship.



18 :01x18 - Six Meetings Before Lunch

First aired: Apr/05/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Clark Johnson
Guest star: Carl Lumbly (Jeff Breckenridge), Lindsay Sloane (Stacy), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Jorja Fox (Gina Toscano), Janel Moloney ( Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss ( Zoey Bartlet), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Christopher Wynne (Edgar Drumm), Heather Dawn (College Student #1), Kenneth Choi (Secret Service Agent #1 Mike), Erin LeShawn Wiley (College Student #2), Kimiko Gelman (Secret Service Agent Kelly), Todd Sandler (Secret Service Agent #2), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield)

When Zoey attends a party where one of her friends is caught using illegal drugs, C.J. tries to keep the story out of the media. The staff celebrates when Supreme Court nominee Mendoza is confirmed by the Senate. Josh meets with Jeff Breckenridge, a nominee for assistant attorney general who believes in slavery reparations. Meanwhile, Sam fights with Mallory over private school vouchers and Mandy works to get two new pandas for the National Zoo.



19 :01x19 - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

First aired: Apr/26/2000
Director: Laura Innes
Guest star: John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Aaron Lustig (Jerry Graham), David Brisbin (Ken), Richard Penn (Blakely), James DuMont (Major Thompson), Ted Marcoux (Major Tate), Andy Buckley (Mike Satchel), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Paul Provenza (Steve Onorato), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Kim Webster (Ginger), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Charles Noland ( Steve), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt)

Rumors fly when a memo surfaces that outline the weakness of the administration. C.J. soon finds that a reporter has the memo and she tries to persuade him not to publish it. Sam and Toby meet with the military to work out a better policy about gays in the military. Meanwhile, Josh tries to get Democrats nominated when two Federal Election Commission members resign and Leo has issues with the White House’s e-mail system.



20 :01x20 - Mandatory Minimums

First aired: May/03/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Robert Berlinger
Guest star: Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Paul Provenza (Steve Onorato), Bruce Weitz (Senate Majority Leader), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), John de Lancie (Al Kiefer), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Diana Morgan (Jesse), Michael Luckerman (Aide #1 (Stuart)), Diana Nadeau (Aide), Chris Conner (Jack), Karolyn Nishioka (Celia), Kathryn Joosten ( Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Charles Noland (Steve), Mindy Seeger (Chris), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan), Paul Laurence (Aide #2)

President Bartlet names two Democrats to the Federal Election Commission, despite threats not to do so. However, the polls show that the public’s reaction the appointments are not good. Toby agrees to meet with his ex-wife to hear her reaction to a new drug policy. Meanwhile, C.J. makes a mistake that sets the staff back and Leo agrees to be the front man for the drug law revisions.



21 :01x21 - Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

First aired: May/10/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Don Scardino
Guest star: Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), David Huddleston (Max Lobell), Reiko Aylesworth (Janine), Austin Pendleton (Barry Haskell), Lawrence Pressman (Ken Cochran), Lisa Edelstein (Laurie), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Thom Gossom, Jr. (Ted Mitchell), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Bruce Wright (Ross Kassenbach), Don Chastain (Reporter #2), Conrad Bachmann (Ken Kato), Justin Colvin (Rodney), Sherry Houston (Dan Larsen), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), M.G. Mills (Rob Konrad), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry)

While the staff nervously awaits the newest poll results, Bartlet begins to reassign Federal Election Committee members in order to start campaign finance reform. But his plan is delayed when a photographer catches Sam giving a gift to his call girl friend. Meanwhile, C.J. worries that she’s being marginalized for her recent mistakes and Josh clashes with Joey.



22 :01x22 - What Kind of Day Has It Been?

First aired: May/17/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Jorja Fox (Gina Toscano), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Suzy Nakamura (Cathy), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), George McDaniel (Officer #2), Steven M. Gagnon (Officer #1), Derek Triplett (Mikey), Emidio Antonio (Lou), Linda Burden-Williams (Moderator), Christopher Dukes (Phil), Larry Stahoviak (Steve), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh ( Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Charles Noland (Steve), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom), Lisa Croisette (Patty)

Bartlet and the staff prepare for a town meeting with college students while dealing with getting an American pilot, who was shot down in Iraqi territory, home before he’s captured. Toby’s brother is involved in a potential disaster on an orbiting space shuttle. Josh works to convince the Vice President to change his stance on campaign finance reform. Later, as Bartlet and the staff leave the meeting, bullets begin to fly.



23 :02x01 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 1

First aired: Oct/04/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Andy Umberger (Cal Mathis), Pamela Gordon (Tracy), Peter White (Jack Gage), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Jorja Fox (Gina Toscano), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Kathryn Joosten ( Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Daniel Von Bargen (General Jack Shannon), Michael Bryan French (Hospital Administrator), Jim Ortlieb (Dr. Benjamin Keller), Ernie Lively (Mr. Loch), Jody Wood (Mr. Cameron), Carlos Cervantes (Bobby, Civilian Advisor), Juan A. Riojas (Agent #2), Sean Moran (Dr. Holbrook), Ming Lo (Dr. David Lee Clancy), David Ursin (Bartender), Robyn Pedretti (Candy, Senator's Aide), Jane Lynch (Lucy, Reporter), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, TV Anchor), Willie Gault (Agent Madsen), Elijah Mahar (Agent Dixon), Dafidd McCracken (Agent #1), Bradley James (Donnie, Agent #3), Al Twanmo (Agent Cho), Derek Coleman (Agent #4), Rhonda Stubbins White (Dr. Whitaker), Carol Kiernan (Doctor), Dan Gunther (Doctor #1), Maria McCann (Nurse), Trisha Simmons (Nurse Debbie), Ted Garcia (TV Reporter), Matthew Robert Gottlieb (Military Aide), Thomas Spencer (Aide #3), Andy Milder (Senator's Aide), Victor McCay (Henry), Kat Sawyer-Young (Sam's Secretary), V. Kim Blish (Volleyball Player), Scott Parrott (Paramedic #1), Sunita Koshy (Paramedic #2), Shawn Woodyard (Paramedic #3), Chad Knight (Paramedic #4), Tanya Linette Smith (Paramedic #5), Kivi Rogers (Paramedic #6), Garrison Hershberger (Jerry), Peter Birkenhead (Steven), Jerry Sroka (Reporter), Jenny Buchanan (Questioner #1), Harris Laskaway (Questioner #2), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks))

As the staff awaits the news on the condition of Bartlet and Josh after the shooting, they reflect on how Josh, Sam, and Toby became involved in the campaign years ago. Meanwhile, the media demands details on the shooting while the staff deals with a military crisis in Iraq after a fighter pilot's aircraft is downed.



24 :02x02 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 2

First aired: Oct/04/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Peter White (Jack Gage), Allen Garfield (Roger Becker), Jody Wood (Mr. Cameron), Ernie Lively (Mr. Loch), Elisabeth Moss ( Zoey Bartlet), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Grace Zabriskie (Isobel), Larry Carroll (TV Announcer), Sean Moran (Dr. Holbrook (as Sean Morgan)), Richard Saxton (Boston Anchor), Lauri Hendler (Lawyer), Warner Saunders (Chicago Anchor), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Garret Wright (Skinhead), Penny Griego (D.C. Anchor), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter), Harris Mann (Lawyer #2), Andy Brewster (Isobel's Assistant), Chad McKnight (Aide #5)

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.



25 :02x03 - The Midterms

First aired: Oct/18/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Claire Yarlett (Jenna Jacobs), Alfonso Freeman (Andrew Mackintosh), Rebecca Creskoff (Sarah Jordan), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), James Denton (Tom Jordan (as Jamie Denton)), Franc Ross (Sonny Saunders), Alan McRae (Gary With A "G"), Jesse Corti (Dave Stewart), Myles Kilpatrick (Jeffrey Mackintosh (as Myles Killpatrick)), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), William Duffy (Larry), Kim Webster (Ginger), Peter James Smith (Ed)

In the aftermath of the shooting, Josh continues to recover from his bullet wounds while the staff prepares for the upcoming midterm congressional elections. C.J., knowing how the staff was affected psychologically, deflects press questions about the mood in the White House. After Charlie learns more about the shooting, he begins to pull away from Bartlet and Zoey. Meanwhile, Sam encourages a friend to run for congress, and Bartlet keeps an eye on a school board election in New Hampshire.



26 :02x04 - In This White House

First aired: Oct/25/2000
Director: Ken Olin
Guest star: Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Michael Cavanaugh (Pharmaceutical Company Executive), Brigid Brannagh (Harriet), Michael Chinyamurindi (Nimbala's Interpreter), Len Cariou (Alan Damson, Pharmaceutical Company Leader), Tom Gallop (Bruce), Ted McGinley (Mark Gottfried), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Zakes Mokae (President "Ned" Nimbala), Sam Jaeger (Bill Kelley), Lorenzo Callender (George), Jerry Sroka (Reporter #1), Bill Stevenson (Jaworski), Charles Noland (Steve), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kris Murphy (Katie), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Tracy McCubbin (Lilly), Sean Patrick Murphy (Floor Manager), Tom Hall (Officer), Molly Schaffer (Aide)

After outdoing Sam on a television program, Bartlet offers to hire Ainsley Hayes, a Republican adviser, as assistant White House counsel, despite being from the Republican party. However, Bartlet's offer shocks the rest of the staff and causes resentment to build. Meanwhile, Toby and Josh attend a summit concerning the cost and availability of AIDS medication in the African countries that need it the most.



27 :02x05 - And It's Surely to Their Credit

First aired: Nov/01/2000
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), John Larroquette (Lionel Tribbey), Paul Perri (Steve Joyce), Steven Flynn (Mark Brookline), Daniel Roebuck (Lt. Buckley), Tom Bower (Ed Barrie), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Jack Shearer (Engineer), Karen Lockhart (OEOB Staffer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Bradley James (Donnie), Kim Webster (Ginger)

Ainsley Hayes has a rough first day as new White House counsel after she receives her first assignment: clean up after two staffers who gave an inaccurate testimony before the House. Her day isn't made any easier when she gets a less then welcome response from the staff and is later humiliated by two other staffers, Mark Brookline and Steve Joyce. Meanwhile, Josh's insurance denies his claims for his recent medical bills and Sam urges Josh to sue the shooters -- which happens to be the Ku Klux Klan.



28 :02x06 - The Lame Duck Congress

First aired: Nov/08/2000
Director: Jeremy Kagan
Guest star: Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Mike Starr (Tony Marino), Brian Stepanek (Senator's Aide #2), Tegan West (Peter), David Kaufman (Bob Fowler), Richard Tanner (Joe Fox), Wayne Wilderson (Senator's Aide #3), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Eugene Lazarev (Vasily Konanov), Sima Kostov (Russian Woman), Amy Turner (Waitress), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Charles Noland (Steve), Kris Murphy (Katie)

Sam, Josh, Toby and Bartlet consider calling back Congress from their winter holiday break in order to push through a nuclear test-ban treaty. A drunken Ukrainian leader shows up at the White House demanding a meeting with President Bartlet. Meanwhile, Donna attempts to get the President to back legislation on stress injuries; Sam reluctantly works with Ainsley Hayes; and C.J. argues with Danny over him wanting access to the President for an exclusive story.



29 :02x07 - The Portland Trip

First aired: Nov/15/2000
Director: Paris Barclay
Guest star: Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Charley Lang (Matt Skinner), Michael Tomlinson (Congressman), Gregg Daniel (Steve Adamley), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), David Graf (Colonel Mark Chase), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Richard Hoyt Miller (Air Force One Stewart), Don Chastain (Reporter #2), Timothy Dale Agee (Air Force One Stewart), Michael Cunio (Adamley's Aide), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi, Reporter #1), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks))

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.



30 :02x08 - Shibboleth

First aired: Nov/22/2000
Director: Laura Innes
Guest star: Sam Anderson (John LaSalle), Annie Corley (Mary Marsh), F. William Parker (Reverend Al Caldwell), Deborah Hedwall (Josephine McGarry, Ph.D.), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Henry O (Jhin Wei), Cameron Daddo (Aide #2), Ivar Brogger (Aide #1), Al Rodrigo (Commander Cale), John Prosky (Aide #4), John Mariano (Bertram), Jonah Rooney (Morton Horn), Joe D'Angerio (Joseph Russo), Sharon Omi (Gardner), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kim Webster (Ginger), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter #1), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark, Reporter #2), Rich Cooper (Aide #3)

As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, Bartlet must decide what to do with 83 Chinese citizens who stowed away on a ship bound for California in order to seek asylum from religious persecution. C.J. has her own minor crisis to deal with when she is forced to chose one of the two turkeys that will receive a Presidential "pardon". Meanwhile, Toby encourages the President to appoint Leo's sister to an education post despite Leo's objections; Josh, Sam and Toby make plans to watch the football game; and Charlie is sent out to find the perfect knife for Bartlet to use for Thanksgiving dinner.



31 :02x09 - Galileo

First aired: Nov/29/2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin, Kevin Falls
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: John Carroll Lynch (Jack Reese), Charlotte Cornwell (Russian Ambassador Nadia Kozlowski), Troy Ruptash (Scott Tate), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Colm Feore (Tad Whitney), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Nigel Gibbs (Aide #2), Duffy Epstein (Aide #1), Nina Hodoruk (Military Aide), Tom Hall (Officer Mike), Matthew Dickens (Benny, Man #3), John Leslie Wolfe (Man #2), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Molly Schaffer (Staffer), Ann Lim (Staff Aide), Steve Shih (Man #1)

As Bartlet prepares to speak to thousands of elementary students as the Galileo probe approaches Mars, major problems begin to pop up, including a missing F-15 fighter pilot, a fire inside a Russian nuclear missile silo, and the loss of contact with the Galileo probe. Meanwhile, Josh and Donna work together to decide whose face will appear on the newest postage stamp; and C.J. and Sam accompany Bartlet to a concert where they run awkward situations with people they've tried to avoid.



32 :02x10 - Noël

First aired: Dec/20/2000
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Yo-Yo Ma (Himself), Adam Arkin (Stanley Keyworth), Carlos Cervantes (Bobby), Paxton Whitehead (Bernard Thatch), Daniel Von Bargen (Air Force General Ken Shannon), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Greg Wrangler (Secret Service Agent), Robert Noble (Valet), Michael Crider (David Housman), Eric Payne (Secret Service Agent (as Eric A. Payne)), Purva Bedi (Kaytha Trask), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy (Katie), Jana Lee Hamblin (Reporter Bobbi), Timothy Davis-Reed (Reporter Mark), Deborah Snipes (Staffer), Etyl Leder (Rebecca Housman)

Christmas has arrived at The White House but Josh's lack of holiday spirit forces Leo to ask Josh to consult with a doctor who specializes in helping trauma victims. Meanwhile, President Bartlet decides that he wants to sign his Christmas cards by hand -- all 100,000 of them. Sam confronts the Energy Secretary after he advocates the use of federal oil reserves. Elsewhere, C.J. becomes interested in a elderly female tourist who has a strange reaction to French painting and sets out to find the story behind the painting.



33 :02x11 - The Leadership Breakfast

First aired: Jan/10/2001
Director: Scott Winant
Guest star: Felicity Huffman (Ann Stark), Corbin Bernsen (Congressman Henry Shallick), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kevin Fry (Staff Aide #2), Bruce Winant (Henry Hanson), Marc Goldsmith (Staff Aide #1), Rhonda Overby (Reporter), Tom McCarthy (Senator Randall Thomas), Tim Williams (Craig, Reporter), Patrick Falls (Billy, Steward), Dude Walker (Simon), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), William Duffy (Staffer Larry), Peter James Smith (Staffer Ed), Kim Webster (Ginger), Lesley D. Van Arsdall (Reporter), Ivan Allen (Newscaster Roger Salier), Charles Noland (Steve)

With Congress reconvening, the White House plans a bi-partisan "leadership breakfast". To do so, Toby has to meet with Ann Stark, the Senate Majority Leader's chief of staff, to work out the details. Meanwhile, Sam wants to move the media briefing room out of the White House; and after Leo, Donna and Sam embarrass themselves in front of a columnist, Leo asks Josh to apologize for him.



34 :02x12 - The Drop-In

First aired: Jan/24/2001
Director: Lou Antonio
Guest star: Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury), Rocky Carroll (Corey Sykes), Robert Clotworthy (Tom), David Graf (Colonel Mark Chase), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Renee Estevez (Nancy), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Erik Holland (Peter Hans), Alberto Isaac (Tada Sumatra), Jodie Hanson (Caprice), Eric Payne (Secret Service Agent (as Eric A. Payne)), Eliott Goretsky (Staffer), Elkin Antoniou (Alice, Bartender (as Elkin Antoniou G)), Brian Watt (Staffer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Tom Hall (Mike, Officer), Kris Murphy (Katie), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark, Reporter)

Leo continues to try to get President Bartlet to back the expensive missile defense system while the President fulfills his Chief Diplomat duties by welcoming foreign ambassadors to the U.S., including the charming Lord John Marbury. Meanwhile, C.J. is sent out to convince a comedian to decline an invitation to a dinner in which the President will be in attendance. Elsewhere, Sam is enraged when Toby adds a "drop-in" to Sam's seemingly perfect speech without his consent.



35 :02x13 - Bartlet's Third State of the Union

First aired: Feb/07/2001
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Richard Riehle (Jack Sloan), Tony Plana (Mickey Troop), Corbin Bernsen (Congressman Henry Shallick), Barbara Eve Harris (Gretchen Tyler), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ted McGinley (Mark Gottfried), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Larry Carroll (Newscaster #2), Kelly McNair (Pollster #1), Keith Mills (Mr. Edgar Finney), Susan Krebs (Gail Schumer), Michael Francis Clarke (Congressman David Satch), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), William Duffy (Staffer Larry), Peter James Smith (Staffer Ed), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Bradley James (Donnie, Secret Service Agent), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan Reporter #2), Jon Hershfield (Pollster #2), Sean Patrick Murphy (Floor Manager), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom), Molly Schaffer (Staffer), Thomas Spencer (Military Aide), Marvin Krueger (Officer #2), Doris McMillon (Newscaster)

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.



36 :02x14 - The War at Home

First aired: Feb/14/2001
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Richard Riehle (Jack Sloan), Tony Plana (Mickey Troop), Ed Begley, Jr. (Senator Seth Gillette), Adam Alexi-Malle (Translator), Ted McGinley (Mark Gottfried), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Sean Patrick Murphy (Floor Manager), J. Michael Flynn (Officer), Lee Warren Jones (Aide), Patrick Falls (Billy), Marvin Krueger (Officer #2), Thomas Spencer (Jeff, Military Aide), Emiko Parise (Carrie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie)

As the crisis surrounding the captured DEA agents becomes increasingly worse, Bartlet authorizes a rescue, but the rescue attempt doesn't go as planned. C.J. continues to deal with the fallout of the merited police officer's accused beating while Toby deals with a Senator who threatens to run for President as a third-party candidate after the State of the Union's Social Security reform changes. Meanwhile, Sam arranges for Ainsley to meet the President, but she fails to make a good impression; Bartlet and Abbey talk about possibly running for a second term; and Josh finally gets the poll results from Joey Lucas all while being urged by Donna to ask her out.



37 :02x15 - Ellie

First aired: Feb/21/2001
Director: Michael Engler
Guest star: Mary Kay Place (Dr. Millicent Griffith), John Capodice (Lenny), Ned Schmidtke (Industry Leader #1), Paul Eiding (Labor Leader), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Robert Knepper (Morgan Ross), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Peter James Smith (Ed), Greg Wrangler (Secret Service Agent), James Kiriyama-Lem (Industry Leader #2), Greg Baker (Interviewer), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kris Murphy (Katie), Mindy Seeger (Chris), William Duffy (Larry)

The President returns from Tokyo and is met by a wave of controversy after Surgeon General Griffith says that marijuana should be legalized. Things are made worse when the President's daughter, Ellie, tells reporter Danny Concannon that her father would never fire the Surgeon General. But Bartlet has much more personal things to worry about after he confronts Ellie about her statement. Meanwhile, Toby is forced to ask his ex-wife, a Maryland Congresswoman, for help regarding the Social Security panel; and Charlie's choice of movie for the President to watch ends up creating more controversy than expected.



38 :02x16 - Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail

First aired: Feb/28/2001
Writer: Paul Redford, Aaron Sorkin
Director: Jessica Yu
Guest star: Roma Maffia (Rhonda Sachs), Christopher Neiman (OMB Staffer), John Billingsley (John Fallow), Jordan Baker (Cynthia Sayles), Brent Hinkley (Donald Huke), Jolie Jenkins (Stephanie Gault), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Shirley Jordan (FBI Receptionist), Richard Stay (Terry Webber), Shana O'Neil (Protester #1), John Strand (Cop), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Free Brooks (Protestor #2), Michael Charles Vaccaro (Protestor #3)

It's once again "Big Block of Cheese" Day, and the staff is sent out to meet with organizations that aren't typically heard from at the White House. Toby is assigned to meet with World Bank protesters while C.J. meets with the Cartographers for Social Equality. Meanwhile, after a friend of Donna's enlists Sam's help in getting her late grandfather a pardon; and Bartlet is enraged when complications arise surrounding his choice location for his Presidential library.



39 :02x17 - The Stackhouse Filibuster

First aired: Mar/14/2001
Director: Bryan Gordon
Guest star: Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), George Coe (Senator Howard Stackhouse), Cara DeLizia (Winifred Hooper), Harrison Young (Senator Tom Grissom), Robyn Pedretti (Candy, V. P. Aide #1), Shishir Kurup (Zach), Andy Milder (Mark, V. P. Assistant), Ron Harper (Chairman), Pete Leal (Steward), Lisa Croisette (Staffer #2), Jessica Pennington (Sally), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi, Reporter #2), Darren Foreman (V.P. Aide #2), Larry Stahoviak (Staffer #1), David O. Katz (Staffer #3 (as David Katz)), Charles Noland (Steve), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Dilva Henry (News Anchor)

The staff, eager to begin their weekend, are blindsided when a stubborn, elderly Senator takes the floor to stage a Friday-night filibuster against the Family Wellness Act bill everyone thought they had in the bag. Toby becomes suspicious when the Vice President, who typically supports the oil industry, suddenly supports a fuel-emission standards bill. Meanwhile, C.J. racks her brain in order to find a ceramic cat statue given to the President by an Egyptian official who expects to see it on his next visit to the White House; and Josh works hurriedly in order to catch his flight to Florida to see the New York Mets' spring training camp.



40 :02x18 - 17 People

First aired: Apr/04/2001
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed)

Toby, thinking that there's something going on with Bartlet, connects the dots and figures out that the President has multiple sclerosis. Toby is the 17th person to find out about the President's ailment and quickly becomes the second person -- the first being Abbey -- to forcefully challenge him on the political and legal ramifications of hiding his disease. Meanwhile, Bartlet decide whether or not to order a heightened security alert for airports when a terrorist is caught at the U.S. border carrying explosives. Elsewhere, Sam and Josh try to add one-liners to the President's upcoming speech while Sam and Ainsley argue over equal rights for women.



41 :02x19 - Bad Moon Rising

First aired: Apr/25/2001
Director: Bill Johnson
Guest star: Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Michael Mantell (Congressional Staffer), Scott Lawrence (Congressional Staffer), Robert Curtis Brown (Jamie Hotchkiss), Scott Atkinson (Staffer # 2), Eric Stonestreet (Staffer # 1), Jacqueline Kim (First Lieutenant Emily Lowenbrau), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Jossie Thacker (Staffer #3 (as Jossie Harris Thacker)), Shishir Kurup (Zach), David Ackert (Babish Staffer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), William Duffy (Larry), Charles Noland (Steve), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Trace Beaulieu (Cal)

President Bartlet goes to Oliver Babbish for advice on the potential ramifications of hiding his MS. Meanwhile, an oil spill near the Delaware coast spikes Sam's personal interest; Josh deals with a Mexican economic crisis, all while bickering with Donna; and Toby orders C.J. to get rid of a White House leak about a change in the President's position on school vouchers.



42 :02x20 - The Fall's Gonna Kill You

First aired: May/02/2001
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Rosalind Chao (Jane Gentry), Douglas Roberts (Henry, Congressional Aide #1), Spencer Garrett (Richard Will), Lucia Vincent (Helen, Congressional Aide #3), Lee Wilkof (Martin Connelly), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ariel Felix (Bobby), Barry Livingston (Speechwriter #2), Shannon Nelson (Staffer #2), Emiko Parise (Carrie, Abbey's Aide #1), Lenore Foster (Staffer), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Debbie Ann Thomas (Speechwriter), Julie A. Koehnen (Abbey's Aide #2), Jon Wolfe Nelson (Dale Bracket), Katie Rimmer (Waitress), Jossie Thacker (Staffer (as Jossie Harris Thacker))

Oliver Babish questions both Abbey and C.J. about their involvement with President Bartlet's MS cover-up, and Josh secretly asks Joey Lucas to take a public opinion poll about a hypothetical situation similar to the one Bartlet is in. Meanwhile, Sam is happy to hear about a lowered surplus estimate; Josh tries to seek out more funding for the Justice Department and its prosecution of tobacco companies; and as a Chinese satellite sails towards Earth at 2000 miles per hour, none of the staff members are alarmed -- except Donna.



43 :02x21 - 18th and Potomac

First aired: May/09/2001
Director: Robert Berlinger
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), John Rubinstein (Andy Ritter), Richard McGonagle (Senator Warren), Peter Michael Goetz (Paul Hackett), Robert Walden (Senator Rossiter), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Victor McCay (Jake Dandridge), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Wendy Haines (Abbey's Secret Service Agent), Eric Payne (Agent At Door (as Eric A. Payne)), Roger Ontiveros (Sidney), Thomas Spencer (Jeff, Officer #1), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Bradley James (Donnie, Secret Service Agent), Ana Mercedes (Sally), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Carlos Cervantes (Bobby)

The White House staff and the President deal with the disastrous hypothetical poll results but are torn away from the national broadcast announcing his condition when the newly elected Haitian president flees and requests sanctuary in the U.S. embassy. C.J. and Leo discuss the keeping the news under wraps while Babish talks to Abbey about her treatment of Bartlet's MS. Meanwhile, Josh has to deal with two Senators who aren't supporting the Bartlet Administration's lawsuit against tobacco companies; and Mrs. Landingham buys a new car, but her excitement soon turns tragic.



44 :02x22 - Two Cathedrals

First aired: May/16/2001
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Kirsten Nelson (Young Dolores Landingham), Don McManus (Greg Summerhays), Fred Ornstein (Congressman Harry Wade), John Bennett Perry (Bill Wakefield), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Jason Widener (Young Jed Bartlet), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. (Dr. Bartlet), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Bill Gratton (Advisor #1), E.E. Bell (Advisor #2), Patrick T. O'Brien (Hanson), Jane Lynch (Lucy, Reporter In Briefing Room), Angelo Tiffe (Greenway), Shelley Malil (Renfro), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kim Webster (Ginger), Christopher Murray (Tony Phillips), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter), Robert A. Becker (Minister Monohan), Trevor Eddy (Young Bartlet's Friend), Doris McMillon (Sandy), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, News Anchor), Lewis Grenville (Reporter), Wendy Poole (Staffer)

On the day of Mrs. Landingham's funeral after her car accident, the staff has to deal with the building Haitian President crisis. Bartlet continues to deal with the Senators who don't support the tobacco company lawsuit while preparing to disclose to the public that he has MS and has been hiding it for the past eight years. Meanwhile, Toby gets an unexpected job offer; and Bartlet must decide whether or not he will seek reelection.



Isaac and Ishmael

First aired: Oct/03/2001
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Ajay Naidu (Raqim Ali), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Jonathan Nichols (Agent Cleary), Jeanette Brox (Student), Cyd Strittmatter (Joan), Frantz Turner (Agent Greg), Susie Geiser (Marjorie Mann), Mongo Brownlee (Secret Service Agent), Josh Zuckerman (Boy #1), Ben Donovan (Boy #2), Marcus Toji (Boy #3), Arjay Smith (Boy #4), Kristine Woo (Girl #1), Chastity Dotson (Girl #2), Dan Horton (Agent #1), Willie Gault (Agent #2), William J. Jones (FBI Agent)

In this special episode, the White House is put on lockdown and the staff tries to help a class of gifted high school students come to grips with the events of September 11th.



Documentary Special

First aired: Apr/24/2002
Director: William Couturie
Guest star: Bill Clinton (Himself), Paul Begala (Himself), Dee Dee Myers (Herself), Betty Currie (Herself), Ken Duberstein (Himself), Marlin Fitzwater (Himself), Davis Gergen (Himself), Henry Kissinger (Himself), Peggy Noonan (Herself), Leon Panetta (Himself), Karl Rove (Himself), Gene Sperling (Himself), Gerald Ford (Himself), Jimmy Carter (Himself)

In this documentary special, clips from all three seasons of the series are aired. Former Presidents of the United States, including Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter, as well as former White House staff are interviewed



45 :03x01 - Manchester: Part 1

First aired: Oct/10/2001
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Dennis Cockrum (Officer), Earl Boen (Paulson), Evan Handler (Doug Wegland), Jim Beaver (Carl), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Connie Britton (Connie Tate), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Victor McCay (Peter), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley), Dayna Devon (Air Force One Reporter #1), Jill Remez (Reporter #4), Mark Henderson (Driver), Lois Foraker (Lois), Jacqueline Torres (Sondra), Kim Webster (Ginger), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Charles Noland (Steve), Kris Murphy (Katie), Doris McMillon (Newscaster), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Kirk Kinder (One Star General), John Emmanuel (Agent)

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.



46 :03x02 - Manchester: Part 2

First aired: Oct/17/2001
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Evan Handler (Doug Wegland), Victor McCay (Peter), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Connie Britton (Connie Tate), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Kris Arnold (Staffer), John Emmanuel (Agent), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed)

In part two of the season premiere, the staff continues to refine Bartlet's re-election announcement to the American public and call in a political strategist to help them decide whether or not Bartlet should publicly apologize for not disclosing his MS. C.J. continues to deal with the aftermath of her statements of the press conference. Meanwhile, Bartlet continues to make peace with Abbey while contemplating if he should accept the requests of the Haitian leader.



47 :03x03 - Ways and Means

First aired: Oct/24/2001
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Miguel Sandoval (Victor Campos), Thom Barry (Mark Richardson), Evan Handler (Doug Wegland), Edmund L. Shaff (Bill Horton), Connie Britton (Connie Tate), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Nicholas Pryor (Clement Rollins), Andrea C. Robinson (Barbara), Tom McCarthy (Senator Randall Thomas), Felix Solis (Hammaker), Max Chalawsky (Kinnis), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Lewis Grenville (Reporter), Stephanie Cantu (Reporter), Nadia Axakowsky (Reporter)

Special Prosecutor Clement Rollins begins his investigation into the President's non-disclosure of his illness. The White House staff isn't happy with getting Rollins as the Special Prosecutor, so C.J. shrewdly drops subtle clues to the press that might get the prosecutor replaced with someone more favorable to the staff. Meanwhile, a forest fire rages in Wyoming and the governor rages along with it when Bartlet backs up the forestry departments decision to let the fire burn itself out; Josh and Toby work on the estate tax that has been tied up in Congress; and Donna goes on a date with a Republican.



48 :03x04 - On the Day Before

First aired: Oct/31/2001
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Cliff DeYoung (Rep. Kimball), John F. O'Donohue (Mr. Koveleski), Kevin Tighe (Jack Buckland), Scott Michael Campbell (Donald Dolan), Ana Mercedes (Sally), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Mary Mara (Sherri Wexler), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Rick Cramer (Officer), Richard Saxton (Alan), Steven J. Levy (Jonathan), Elizabeth Taheri (Pam Wachtel), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy (Katie), Jeff Mooring (Phil), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks))

With the State Department dinner nearing, Bartlet vetoes the "death tax" bill, throwing the staff into a frenzy when they learn that the House of Representatives will have enough votes to override the veto. Meanwhile, Josh talks to a governor who is debating running against Bartlet in the next Presidential election; Charlie is urged to ask for immunity in the upcoming testimony concerning Bartlet's non-disclosure; and C.J. singles out an entertainment reporter, Sherri Wexler, for retribution.



49 :03x05 - War Crimes

First aired: Nov/07/2001
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Gerald McRaney (Alan Adamley), Michael O'Keefe (Will Sawyer), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Bob Glouberman (Congressman's Aide), Marcy Goldman (Reporter), Chris Ufland (Benton), Mary Ostrow (Sharon), Keith Pillow (Klesko), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Charles Noland (Steve), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks))

Testimonies begin in the non-disclosure investigation and Donna is first to give her deposition to the House committee. There she is questioned by none other than Cliff, the Republican she's been dating. Bartlet and Vice President Hoynes argue over gun control when Bartlet asks his Vice President to speak at an anti-gun rally in Texas. Meanwhile, Leo and Alan Adamley, an Air Force General have it out over the War Crimes Tribunal; Sam is perplexed by legislation that would eliminate the use of the penny; and C.J. informs Toby that Will Sawyer, a reporter, overheard one of his comments that doesn't shed good light on the President.



50 :03x06 - Gone Quiet

First aired: Nov/14/2001
Director: Jon Hutman
Guest star: Hal Holbrook (Albie Duncan), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Connie Britton (Connie Tate), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Valerie Mahaffey (Tawny Cryer), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley), Rick Cramer (Officer), Dennis Cockrum (Officer), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

When a United States submarine "goes quiet" of the coast of North Korea, Bartlet is forced to decide between contacting the enemy or launching a risky rescue. Meanwhile, Abbey learns that past malpractice suits against her might damage the President's criminal investigation; C.J. is thrilled when a presidential candidate is indecisive while speaking in public; and Toby meets with a committee about Congress' controversial funding of avant-garde artists.



51 :03x07 - The Indians in the Lobby

First aired: Nov/21/2001
Director: Paris Barclay
Guest star: Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Armando Pucci (Alberto Fedrigotti), Jenny Gago (Bernice Collette), Shashawnee Hall (Russell Angler), Georgina Lightning (Maggie Morningstar-Charles), Dave Hager (Mark Faragut), Gary Farmer (Jack Lone Feather), Renee Estevez (Nancy), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Patrick O'Connell (Officer), Kim Webster (Ginger), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark)

On the eve of Thanksgiving day, Bartlet stresses over all things turkey, especially how to best cook a gourmet turkey. C.J. deals with two Native Americans who set up camp in the lobby waiting to meet with an official about public health projects on their reservation, and threaten to start a media bonanza if they don't get their meeting. Meanwhile, Josh tries to get a teenage boy who murdered his teacher extradited back to the U.S. from Italy; Sam works on the new poverty income index that could bring the President serious trouble; and Toby talks to Bartlet about ways to improve his poll numbers.



52 :03x08 - The Women of Qumar

First aired: Nov/28/2001
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Sid Conrad (Ed Ramsey), James Hornbeck (Dr. Bedrosian), Christian Clemenson (Evan Woodkirk), Bruce Kirby (Barney Lang), Bill Erwin (Ronald Kruckshank), Bradley White (James), Ty Burrell (Tom Starks), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Dinah Lenney (Mary Klein), Elizabeth Liang (Staffer), Michael Canavan (Flynn), Larry Cox (Aide), Kim Sykes (Secretary), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kim Webster (Ginger), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), William Duffy (Larry), Fort Atkinson (Grant), Stan Sellers (Califf), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Dean White (Aide)

C.J. goes up against the rest of the staff, including the President, over whether or not to publicize a mad cow disease outbreak. Later, C.J. takes a negative stance on the administration's decision to renew the air base lease in Qumar, a country known for its poor treatment of women. Meanwhile, Josh works with a women's group lobbyist concerned with the wording of a treaty concerning prostitution; Sam deals with a lawsuit against the administration by a woman angry with Bartlet's remarks about a national seat belt law; and Toby meets with WWII veterans protesting a Pearl Harbor exhibit at the Smithsonian



53 :03x09 - Bartlet for America

First aired: Dec/12/2001
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Doug Ballard (Ed Pratt), Carlos Jacott (Allen), Randy Thompson (CEO Donor), Steven Gilborn (Paul Dearborn), Ellis E. Williams (Algiss Skyler), Todd Waring (Rep. Rathburn), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), James Handy (Joseph Bruno), Mark Hutter (Rep. Erickson (R)), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ashley L. Clark (Alan), Dennis Haskins (CEO), David St. James (Darren Gibson), Joe O'Connor (Rep. Calhoun), Judy Kain (Event Planner), Greta Sesheta (Congresswoman), Thomas Carrington (Congressional Staffer)

The White House is adorned with holiday decorations, but the staff is feeling anything but merry as they deal with threats to firebomb black churches in Tennessee on Christmas Eve. Leo is also lacking the holiday spirit as he prepares to testify to the House committee concerning the non-disclosure of Bartlet's MS issue -- and the $650 an hour he's paying his lawyer doesn't help any. Flashbacks reveal the President's reasons for not disclosing his illness during his time as governor.



54 :03x10 - H. Con-172

First aired: Jan/09/2002
Director: Vincent Misiano
Guest star: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), William Duffy (Larry), Kinga Philipps (Waitress), Peter James Smith (Ed)

Leo rejects Congressional Oversight Committee's offer that would end the investigation into Bartlet's non-disclosure of his illness. The rest of the staff deals with a revealing book published by a former White House photographer. Meanwhile, Josh plots to meet with Amy Gardner, an attractive women's rights leader; and Bartlet decides to give Charlie a 1709 map of Palestine as a gift, but the staff warns him of the political ramifications of doing so since the map does not include the nation of Israel.



55 :03x11 - 100,000 Airplanes

First aired: Jan/16/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: David Nutter
Guest star: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Nancy Linehan Charles (Oncologist), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Traylor Howard (Lisa Sherborne), Howard S. Miller (Oncologist), Nicholas Hormann (Bobby), Charles Walker (Oncologist), Brian Baker (John Tandy), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Marcus Eley (Bartender)

As the staff works endlessly on Bartlet's State of the Union address, Bartlet suddenly requests that a section promising to find a cancer cure within 10 years is added. Sam is interviewed for an article in Vanity Fair magazine by a reporter who has a close personal history with him -- they were once engaged. Meanwhile, Josh has a hard time getting Amy Gardner's attention after telling her that her current relationship with a Congressman is only due to political gain; and Joey Lucas studies the poll numbers prior to Bartlet's speech.



56 :03x12 - The Two Bartlets

First aired: Jan/30/2002
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Sam Lloyd (Bob Engler), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Kim Webster (Ginger), Ted Garcia (TV Reporter), Thomas Knickerbocker (Civilian (as Tom Knickerbocker)), Elizabeth Liang (Staffer), Tom Porter (Officer)

While the staff debates on whether or not to counter an attack on Bartlet from a Republican presidential candidate, Josh is forced to postpone his vacation with Amy Gardner in order to deal with a situation at a Navy firing range Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Sam has a meeting with Robert Engler who believes that gold is missing from Fort Knox; C.J. and Toby square off on affirmative action; and Donna asks Josh to relieve her of jury duty.



57 :03x13 - Night Five

First aired: Feb/06/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Adam Arkin (Stanley Keyworth), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Carmen Argenziano (Leonard Wallace), Alanna Ubach (Celia Walton), Paul Fitzgerald (Casey Reed), Basil Wallace (McKonnen Loboko), Nancy Cassaro (Janet Price), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kris Murphy (Katie), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark)

Five days after the Iowa caucuses Bartlet is still having trouble sleeping so he consults Dr. Stanley Keyworth for treatment, but it becomes more a sobering wake-up for Bartlet. C.J. lobbies for the release of a White House reporter after the reporter is taken hostage in the Congo. Meanwhile, Toby faces off with his ex-wife over an upcoming foreign policy speech; Sam asks Ainsley to review an act that calls for the U.S. to payback loans to the United Nations; and Donna receives a surprising job offer.



58 :03x14 - Hartsfield's Landing

First aired: Feb/27/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Vincent Misiano
Guest star: Dennis Cockrum (Officer), James Keane (Registrar of Voters), Anna Deavere Smith ( Nancy McNally), James Hong (David), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Teddy Lane, Jr. (Agent), J.P. Hubbell (Agent), Rick Cramer (Officer), Dan Sachoff (Reporter), Matthew Yang King (Staffer), Jack Choy (Civilian), Lionel D. Carson (Tommy), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Charles Noland (Steve), Jeff Mooring (Phil)

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Bartlet becomes involved in a game of military chess against China after the Chinese threaten to attack Taiwan. Meanwhile, Josh stresses over 42 votes in the small New Hampshire town of Hartsfield's Landing's election that typically predict the winner of the state's primary; and C.J. plays games with Charlie when she hides his copy of the President's daily schedule, leading to a inter-office war of tricks and mind games.



59 :03x15 - Dead Irish Writers

First aired: Mar/06/2002
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury), Hector Elizondo (Dr. Dalton Millgate), Robin Thomas (Senator Jack Enlow), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Jerry Lambert (Chuck Kane)

It's Abbey's birthday, but she isn't in the mood to celebrate as the medical board is about to rule on her on involvement in the non-disclosure investigation. But despite her lack of birthday spirit, a party is being thrown in her honor and high-ranking guests including Lord John Marbury are invited. Meanwhile, Sam has a meeting with a Senator who is blocking the funding for a superconductor; Abbey, C.J. and other female staff members sneak away to a closet to drink and gossip; and Donna finds out that she's not technically American.



60 :03x16 - The U.S. Poet Laureate

First aired: Mar/27/2002
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Laura Dern (Tabatha Fortis), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Yolanda Lloyd Delgado (Terry), James Eckhouse (Bud Wachtel), Beth Littleford (Leslie), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), David Gautreaux (Stuart), Christopher Michael (Floor Manager), Diana Morgan (Jesse), Tim Haldeman (Barnett), Jennifer Marley (Student), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kim Webster (Ginger), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Jeff Mooring (Phil), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi)

After Bartlet's remarks about a potential Republican presidential nominee, C.J. is dispatched to do damage control. Toby meets with the new U.S. poet laureate to try to convince her to not speak out about the United States' non-support for a land-mines treaty. Meanwhile, Sam cuts Ainsley's vacation short when he needs help spinning Bartlet's remarks; Bartlet thinks about saving a failing company; and Josh is intrigued when he finds out he has an Internet fan-site: LemonLyman.com.



61 :03x17 - Stirred

First aired: Apr/03/2002
Director: Jeremy Kagan
Guest star: Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), David Dunard (Friend of Bill W. #1), Randy Oglesby (Friend of Bill W. #2), Felton Perry (Friend of Bill W. #3), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Jim Jansen (Bill Fisher), Kim Webster (Ginger), Tim Van Pelt (Harry), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed)

A truck carrying uranium fuel crashes in an Idaho tunnel, leaving the staff to prepare for an environmental crisis. Bartlet continues to work out campaign strategy, which may include dropping Vice President Hoynes from the ticket. Meanwhile, unaware of his potential exit from the campaign, Hoynes works on a bill that would provide Internet access to the poor, then attends the same Alcoholics Anonymous meeting as Leo. Elsewhere, Charlie files his taxes on-line after being urged to do so by Bartlet, but immediately regrets taking his advice; and Josh tries to get a presidential proclamation honoring the retirement of Donna's favorite teacher.



62 :03x18 - Enemies Foreign and Domestic

First aired: May/01/2002
Writer: Paul Redford, Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Ian McShane (Nikolai Ivanovich), Mark Harmon (Simon Donovan), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), George Tasudis (George Kowzlowski), Gregory Itzin (State Department Representative), Peter Scolari (Jake Kimball), Bill Cobbs (Alan Tatum), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Svetlana Efremova (Ludmilla Koss), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Elizabeth Liang (Staffer), Valarie Pettiford (Janice), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Damien Leake (Dr. Tatum), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Kris Murphy (Katie), Jeff Mooring (Phil), Kim Webster (Ginger), Lee Faranda (Aide)

After making a critical public statement about Saudi Arabia, C.J. receives a serious death thread leading Bartlet to assign Secret Service protection to her. While Sam is busy working out the details of the President's upcoming summit with the new Russian President, satellite photographs show an Iranian nuclear facility built with the help of Russian technology. Meanwhile, Charlie works to find out the source of an encoded letter sent to the President; and Toby debates whether or not to let a controversial Russian reporter attend the upcoming summit.



63 :03x19 - The Black Vera Wang

First aired: May/08/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Mark Harmon (Simon Donovan), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Gerry Becker (Network News Director), Ned Schmidtke (Admiral), Leon Russom (Network News Director), Michael Holden (Network News Director), Evan Rachel Wood (Hogan Cregg), Patrick Breen (Kevin Kahn), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Maggie Baird (Carney), Steve Tom (General), Richard Saxton (Alan), William J. Jones (Jamie Dawson), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kate Palmer (Assistant), Ivy Jones (Martha), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Civilian), David O. Katz (Assistant), David Burtka (Bruce), Penny Griego (TV Reporter)

While C.J., now code-named "Flamingo", adjusts to being followed by Secret Service Agent Donovan, Bartlet and the staff rush to deal with a predicted terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Toby argues with TV network executives when they threaten to pull coverage of national conventions from their broadcast; Sam gets his hands on a copy of a commercial bashing the President; and Josh, back in Washington after the Helsinki summit, gives Donna a gift from his trip: cured moose meat.



64 :03x20 - We Killed Yamamoto

First aired: May/15/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: Mark Harmon (Simon Donovan), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Christopher Curry (Col. Lee), Bob Morrisey (Harry Conroy), Kurt Fuller (Advisor), Juan Garcia (Rick Pintero), William Thomas, Jr. (David), Annika Peterson (Jane), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Nicki Micheaux (Muriel), Roz Witt (Democrat), Kevin Brief (Democrat), S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Harry S. Murphy (Witness), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Horward Lockie (Democrat), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kim Brockington (Agent Thayer)

As Bartlet, with the help of Leo and Fitzwallace, struggles over deciding whether or not to forfeit diplomatic immunity for a Middle Eastern official known to be plotting terrorist attacks, Josh and Amy square off over a welfare reform bill. Meanwhile, Sam kills environment-friendly legislation for the Everglades; C.J. begins to appreciate her bodyguard even more; Toby advises the President not to attend a fundraiser; and Donna travels to North Dakota as the administration's representative at a meeting to change the state's name.



65 :03x21 - Posse Comitatus

First aired: May/22/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Armin Shimerman (Richard III), Kevin Owers (Chorus), James Brolin (Robert Ritchie), William Dennis Hunt (Duke of York), Ken Thorley ("No" Vote Man), John David Conti (Howell), Rob Nagle (Chorus), Graham Shiels (Chorus), Kurt Fuller (Advisor), Adam Arkin (Stanley Keyworth), Mark Harmon (Simon Donovan), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), David Huddleston (Senator Max Lobell), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Andrew McFarlane (Anthony), William Thomas, Jr. (David), Fred Sanders (Ted), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Wren T. Brown (A No Vote), Basil Hoffman (Congressman), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Al No' Mani (Abdul Shareef), Nasser Faris (Translator), Nate Reese (Cantwell), Paul Norwood (Bristol), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Heidi Anderson (Waitress), Jeanie Hackett (Queen Margaret), Orlando Seale (Young Clifford), Douglas Weston (Bedford), Adrian Diamond (Young Boy), Joshua Wolf Coleman (Chorus), Charles Currier (Chorus), Russell Edge (Chrous), Joshua Fardon (Chorus), Richard Gould (Chorus), Richard Soto (Chorus), Glenn Kubota (Grocer), Karen Tsen Lee (Reporter), Ted Koch (Reporter), Mark Gerald Douglas (Agent), Lisa Datz (Agent), James Villani (Thug)

Bartlet has a life-or-death decision to make regarding the known foreign diplomat terrorist, and thinks on it while attending a charity event where Governor Robert Ritchie is also in attendance. Meanwhile, C.J. and Donovan come to an understanding regarding their flirtation; Josh and Amy's relationship is threatened when they take opposite stances on a piece of key legislation; and as the search for a replacement for the late Mrs. Landingham continues, Charlie recommends Deborah Fiderer, a former White House secretary.



66 :04x01 - 20 Hours in America (1)

First aired: Sep/25/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Art Chudabala (Peter Lien), Danielle Harris (Kiki), Amy Adams (Cathy), Alan Dale (Mitch Bryce), Larry Cox (Staffer), Valorie Armstrong (Mrs. Harrison), Dan Gerrity (Civilian), Constance Pfeifer (Elderly Woman), Jack Tate (Civilian), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Joan MacIntosh (Mrs. Meredith Walker), Victor McCay (Peter), John Gallagher, Jr. (Tyler), Ernestine Jackson (Fiona), Joel Marsh Garland (Cap), Marina Palmier (Civilian), Kim Webster (Ginger), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Tori Reid (Aide), S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ron Newell (Store Manager), Rohn Thomas (Sy), Tommy LaFitte (Earl), Danielle Jones (Friend), Jennifer Armour (Friend #2), Amy K. Harmon (Volunteer), Harry O'Toole (Man at Counter), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks))

The re-election campaign is in full swing, and moving quickly -- so rapidly, in fact, that Josh, Toby, and Donna are stranded in Indiana when they are left behind by the motorcade carrying the other staff members. Back in Washington, Sam fills in for Josh; Bartlet interviews Debbie Fiderer for the late Mrs. Landingham's job; Abbey creates a buzz when she calls herself "just a wife and mother"; and the Middle East begins to stir over their missing Defense Minister.



67 :04x02 - 20 Hours in America (2)

First aired: Sep/25/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Don Perry (Muriel Keith), Thomas Crawford (Bill Lacey), Mary-Pat Green (Sen. Choate), Robert Noble (Butler), Victor McCay (Donald McKittridge), John Fletcher (Photographer), John P. Connolly (Matt Kelley), David Early (Bartender), Albert Owens (Fred Shuler), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), John Gallagher, Jr. (Tyler), Allan Wasserman (Donald McKittridge), Andrew McFarlane (Anthony), Kim Webster (Ginger), William Duffy (Larry), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Aaron Marcus (Deskman), Jeff Gage (Train Conductor), Susan Allenbach (Driver), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks))

Bartlet interviews Debbie Fiderer for the secretarial position for the second time, and for the second time it doesn't go well. With the Dow continuing to drop and the stress over the Qumaris, Bartlet takes out his frustration on an elderly White House visitor. Meanwhile, General Fitzwallace and Nancy McNally worry about how much the Qumaris know about their missing Defense Minister; Toby, Josh, and Donna continue to make their way back to Washington; and the staff has to deal with a crisis in Iowa when a bomb explodes at a University of Iowa swim meet.



68 :04x03 - College Kids

First aired: Oct/02/2002
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Mary Kathleen Gordon (Woman), Alex Paez (David), John P. Connolly (Matt Kelley), Larry Cox (Aide), Pamela Shaddock (Jan), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy (Katie), Charles Noland (Steve), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), NiCole Robinson (Margaret)

Bartlet, worried about his liability in the Qumari matter, has Leo hire him a lawyer. The re-election campaign deals with a setback when a judge rules that debates must be open to all third-party candidates. Meanwhile, Josh gets mad at Amy after she accepts a job interview; Toby and Josh plan out a new idea for college tuition payments; and the approval process for Deborah Fiderer goes slower than expected when new evidence is uncovered.



69 :04x04 - The Red Mass

First aired: Oct/09/2002
Director: Vincent Misiano
Guest star: Richard Green (Jerry), Malachi Throne (Ben Yosef), Noel Conlon (Jason Weaver), Larry Brandenburg (Michael Jackson), John Cothran, Jr. (Civilian Advisor), Lynn Tufeld (Grace), Deborah May (Janet), Robin Bartlett (Susan Thomas), Helen Duffy (Sen. White), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), George Coe (Howard Stackhouse), Andrew McFarlane (Anthony), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kim Webster (Ginger), Hilary Angelo (Emily), Kris Murphy (Katie), Becky Meister (Sally), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Civilian), Joe Marinelli (Morris), Brandon Noll (Staffer), Joe Cosgrove (Peter Hayes)

Bartlet debates the consequences of ordering a strike force to breakup a barricaded group of terrorists in Iowa, one of whom needs medical attention. Governor Robert Ritchie, Bartlet's Republican rival wants to have less debates, but the staff attempts to negotiate with the Governor for more debates. Meanwhile, Josh accuses his girlfriend of helping Senator Howard Stackhouse, the liberal third-party candidate, draw votes away from Bartlet; and Leo secretly meets with an Israeli official over strategy in regards to the Qumari assassination.



70 :04x05 - Debate Camp

First aired: Oct/16/2002
Director: Paris Barclay
Guest star: John Aniston (Alexander Thompson), Bill Ferrell (Guard), Rick Cramer (Aide), Eyal Podell (Michael Gordon), Bruce French (Bill Stark), Nicole Lyn (Intern), Lance Baldwin (Peter Harlow), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Kathleen York ( Rep. Andy Wyatt), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Jeffrey Pierce (Jeff Johnson), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed)

The staff goes on a weekend retreat to North Carolina to prepare for the upcoming presidential debates. While preparing, Bartlet must deal with a possible Israeli air attack on Qumar that could light a fire under other Middle Eastern countries. Meanwhile, flashbacks recall Bartlet and the staff's error-filled first days in office; Josh and Donna recall how she almost lost her job over a national security issue; and Toby considers the prospect of parenthood.



71 :04x06 - Game On

First aired: Oct/30/2002
Writer: Paul Redford, Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: John Aniston (Alexander Thompson), Tony Amendola (Ali Nissir), James Brolin (Robert Ritchie), Stacy Reed (Girl in Bar), Michael Raysses (Ted Willard), Steve Stapenhorst (Martin), Nick Jameson (Chet), Tim Van Pelt (Harry), Ted Davis (Bobby), Amy Bruckner (Sally), Hal Holbrook (Albie Duncan), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Kathleen York ( Rep. Andy Wyatt), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Ashleigh Olden (Sharon), Paige Orr (Karen), Trent Trail (Lawrence), Tomiko Martinez (Staffer), Gia Cross (Girl), Ashley Benson (Girl), Alison Robertson (Carrie), Jason McCune (Jonathan), Stephanie Venditto (June), Anita Dashiell (Joe), Ross Shimabuku (Derek), Mary Beth McDonough (Beth), Scott Facher (Stage Manager), Kim Webster (Ginger), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Amy Parks (Tammy)

On the eve of Bartlet's final debate of his career, Toby is skeptical that Bartlet is prepared to go head to head with his popular Republican rival, Robert Richie. After rehearsal, Toby meets up with his ex-wife, Congresswoman Andy Wyatt, then informs C.J. that Albie Duncan, an old, crazy Republican will help C.J. in "spinning" the even for the White House. Meanwhile, Leo negotiates a settlement in the Qumar-Israel conflict; Sam attempts to get a deceased Democratic candidate removed from the Congressional ballot; and the staff watches as Bartlet easily defeats Richie in the debate.



72 :04x07 - Election Night

First aired: Nov/06/2002
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Don Dowe (Technician), Kris Iyer (Andrea's Doctor), Lynette Romero (Anaheim Anchor), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Howard Mann (Senior Citizen), Christian Slater (Jack Reese), Derek Thompson (Man), Kathleen York ( Rep. Andy Wyatt), Omar Benson Miller (Orlando Kettles), Danica McKellar ( Elsie Snuffin), Andrew McFarlane (Anthony), Megan Cavanagh (Voting Shortcut), Kaarina Aufranc (Ten Dollars), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kim Webster (Ginger), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald ( Carol Fitzpatrick), Richard Saxton (Anahiem Anchor), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Penny Griego (Anchor), Christopher Schauble (Anchor), Mindy Thomas (Anchor), Ron Ostrow (John), Charles Noland (Steve), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Maria Lozom Hanson (Passerby), Leesa Severyn (Michelle), Kris Murphy (Katie), Ron Morehouse (Bow Tie), Ashleigh Olden (Aide), Michael Mulheren (Statehood Supporter)

On Election Day, Bartlet leaves Washington to shake hands with the voters, but returns to Manchester after casting his own ballot. There, Charlie begins to notice a change in Bartlet's behavior that makes him worry about Bartlet's health. Meanwhile, the deceased Democratic congressional candidate isn't politically dead; Debbie Fiderer begins setting rules that Josh dislikes; and when Andy discovers she's pregnant, Toby worries about how kids will effect their political careers.



73 :04x08 - Process Stories

First aired: Nov/13/2002
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Tobin Bell (Colonel Whitcomb), Victor Raider-Wexler (Bernie), Christopher May (Tom), Symba Smith (Annette), Gina Hecht (Julie), Christian Slater (Jack Reese), Tim Silva (George), Wendy Braun (Gail Mackee), Rae Ritke (Ashley), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Ron Silver ( Bruno Gianelli), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Nick Jameson (Martin), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kim Webster (Ginger), William Duffy (Larry), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith (Ed), Marc Lynn (Whitaker), Diane Hsu (Campaign Aide)

The White House staff celebrates after Bartlet's landslide defeat of Robert Ritchie, but Bartlet wasn't the only winner -- Horton Wilde, the deceased Congressional candidate also won his race. This puts Sam in a bad position since someone leaked that Wilde's widow would be able to take over her late husband's seat. Toby's ex-wife, Andy Wyatt, also won her seat with 85% of the vote, but Toby worries how her pregnancy will affect her career. Meanwhile, a coup is brewing in Venezuela; and Bartlet tries to share a romantic night with Abbey to celebrate his victory.



74 :04x09 - Swiss Diplomacy

First aired: Nov/20/2002
Writer: Eli Attie, Kevin Falls
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Bernard White (Ehsan Mohebi), Michael Raysses (Ted Willard), Joel Anderson (Clark), Jennifer Parsons (Aide), Dennis Neal (Springer), Wolf Muser (Chris Von Rutte), Paul Vincent O'Connor (Laney), Leigh Curran (NASA Aide), Faran Tahir (Manny), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Geoff Pierson (Sen. Tripplehorn), Lucinda Jenney (Karen Kroft), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Renee Estevez (Nancy), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Emiko Parise (Aide), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Anita Dashiell (Reporter)

The elections have finally wrapped up, but Hoynes is already planning for the next election, as well as the Senate minority leader, which is plotting to delay the president's legislative agenda. Meanwhile, when the 15 year-old son of an Iranian leader needs a heart and lung transplant and needs to come to the U.S. for the surgery, complicated politics threaten to interfere. Also, Toby tries to repay a Congresswoman whose proposal helped aide Bartlet's victory, but was damaging to the Congresswoman in the polls.



75 :04x10 - Arctic Radar

First aired: Nov/27/2002
Director: John David Coles
Guest star: Vyto Ruginis (Mitch), Christian Slater (Jack Reese), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Audrey Wasilewski (Janice Trumbull), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Ron Ostrow (John), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy (Katie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

Sam packs up for California to begin his campaign, leaving Toby without speechwriting help. Sam suggests that Will Bailey, a skilled campaign manager to take over his position. Meanwhile, when a female fighter pilot is dishonorably discharged after having an affair, women's groups, as well as the female staffers, want the President to intervene. Elsewhere, Donna asks Josh to find out if Commander Jack Reese has the hots for her.



76 :04x11 - Holy Night

First aired: Dec/11/2002
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Guest star: John Diehl (Claypool), Steve Ireland (Ron), Jerry Adler (Jules Ziegler), Harry Karp (Zev), Danny Jacobs (Young Jules), Alex Reznik (Jacob), Adam Arkin (Stanley Keyworth), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Kim Webster (Ginger), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy (Katie), Yale Whiffenpoofs (Themselves (as The Wiffenpoofs))

It’s two days before Christmas and a winter storm blankets the northeast with snow while Danny shows up at the White House dressed as St. Nick, but spreads anything but cheer to the staff. Toby’s father also shows up at the White House, who Toby isn’t keen on seeing; and Zoey also returns to the White House with her boyfriend, who Charlie isn’t keen on seeing. Meanwhile, Bartlet decides to throw out the HHS budget, leading to endless work for the staff during the holiday week; and both Bartlet and Leo visit psychiatrist Stanley Keyworth to talk to him about concentration lapses.



77 :04x12 - Guns Not Butter

First aired: Jan/08/2003
Writer: Eli Attie, Kevin Falls, Aaron Sorkin
Director: Bill D'Elia
Guest star: Pat Skipper (Jimmy Hoebuck), Jesse Burch (Jay), John Del Regno (Giuseppe), Paul McCarthy-Boyington (Mike), Natsuko Ohama (Gwendolyn Chen), Kiersten Van Horne (Jane Cleary), Gabriel Jarret (Jason), Richard Gross (Beano), Megan Ward (Senator's Staffer), Ramon Estevez (Businessman), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Danica McKellar ( Elsie Snuffin), Christina Grandy (Ellen), Derek Coleman ( Agent), Ron Ostrow (John), Kris Murphy (Katie), John H. Wan (Intern), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Nicole Lyn (Stacy), Kim Webster (Ginger), Maura Claire Barclay (Kelly), Rachel Pearson (Tammy), Bernadette Burgos (Hispanic Woman), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

The administration works tirelessly on the foreign-aid bill, but Senate Republicans, as well as Democrats, have different ideas, leaving Josh to get the votes the White House needs. To do so, Josh dispatches Donna to hunt down a freshman senator while Josh deals with a Senator who will only vote with the White House if they agree to fund a medical study on the efficacy of prayer. Meanwhile, Danny continues to get closer to the truth behind the Sharif affair; and Charlie sets out to help a soldier’s family who is in need of food stamps.



78 :04x13 - The Long Goodbye

First aired: Jan/15/2003
Writer: Jon Robin Baitz
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Terry Beaver (Lee Voight), Donald Moffat (Talmidge Cregg), Verna Bloom (Molly Lapham), Betsy Aidem (Libby Lapham), Elijah Roberts (Harry), Matthew Modine (Marco Arlens), Randy Brooks ( Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Kris Murphy (Katie), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

C.J. reluctantly returns to her hometown of Dayton, Ohio for her 20-year high school reunion, and ends up enjoying herself when she bumps into a handsome former classmate. However, her enjoyment is cut short when C.J. finds herself in the middle of a sad family crisis – her father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. But as C.J. deals with all the emotion, she constantly feels the need to check up on Toby who’s running the press briefings in her absence.



79 :04x14 - Inauguration: (Part 1)

First aired: Feb/05/2003
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Joel Anderson (Clark), John Cothran, Jr. (Civilian Advisor), Mark Chaet (Imam), Abdoulaye N'Gom (Zake Kintaka), Gibby Brand (Adam Kent), Paul Kent (Cardinal Patrick), Dan Ziskie (O'Donnell), Dan Gerrity (Director #3), Geoffrey C. Ewing (Beckwith), Granville Van Dusen (Bryce Lilly), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Victor McCay (Peter), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Faran Tahir (Civilian Advisor), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Director #2), Nicole Lyn (Intern), Timothy Rice (Chief Justice)

Bartlet’s second inauguration is only less than a week away, but the staff has to re-write his inauguration address after an escalating genocide in Africa leads Bartlet to consider using force to end it. However, Bartlet’s idea is met with negative responses from both the West Wing and countries from around the world. Meanwhile, C.J. becomes increasingly irritated with Danny while he continues to dig into the Sharif affair; the betrayal of a staff member leaves the administration stunned; and Charlie has trouble finding the Bible for Bartlet’s inauguration.



80 :04x15 - Inauguration: Over There (Part 2)

First aired: Feb/12/2003
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Jacqueline Harris (Cynthia), Dave Lankford (Secret Service Agent), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Charles Noland (Steve), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Ron Ostrow (John), Teri Beasley (Presidential Staff)

The staff continues to prepare Bartlet’s inauguration speech and newcomer Will Bailey’s work leaves everyone impressed, especially the foreign policy doctrine it promotes. Meanwhile, Charlie continues to hunt for the Bible for the inauguration; the staff gets ready for possible military action; and Danny’s reporting causes quite a stir.



81 :04x16 - The California 47th

First aired: Feb/19/2003
Director: Vincent Misiano
Guest star: Alex Hyde-White (Andrea's Accostor), Catherine Kwong (Lauren Chin), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Lara Phillips (Lauren Romano), Henry G. Sanders (Ambassador Tiki), Rocky McMurray (Officer), Stephen Mendel (Speaker), Kimberlee Peterson (Lauren Shelby), Laura Henry (Betty), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Matthew Glave (Scott Holcomb), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Claire Coffee (Cassie Tatum), Rick Najera (Ivan "Izzy" Perez), Melissa Fitzgerald ( Carol Fitzpatrick), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kris Murphy (Katie), Penny Griego (CNN Anchor), Ron Ostrow (John)

While U.S. troops take military action against the genocide in Africa, the President and his staff fly to California to campaign on behalf of Sam. However, Congressional Republicans just announced a tax-cut proposal, leaving the administration to counter with a plan that would increase the tax on the rich – something that won’t go over well in Sam’s affluent Orange County district.



82 :04x17 - Red Haven's on Fire

First aired: Feb/26/2003
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Catherine Kwong (Lauren Chin), Gil Christner (OMB Aide #1), Lee Garlington (Alana Waterman), Lara Phillips (Lauren Romano), Daniel Zacapa (Steve Hernandez), Rocky McMurray (Taylor), Joy Stevens (Call Girl With Cell Phone), Kimberlee Peterson (Lauren Shelby), Carrie Snodgress (Martha Rowe), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Renee Estevez (Nancy), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Claire Coffee (Cassie Tatum), Elisabeth Rosen (Diane Halley), Michael Leydon Campbell (Max), Mary Gallagher (Maddy), Madeline Lovejoy (Betty), Karl T. Wright (OMB Aide #2), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Stephanie Venditto (Reporter), Amy Parks (Bartender), Giselle Fernandez (Anchor), Christopher Schauble (Newscaster)

News of the hostage situation in Africa cut the President’s California visit short, but Toby decides to say in Orange County to be campaign manager for Sam’s failing campaign. Back in Washington, Josh and the First Lady square off on a budget request involving immunization education; Will Bailey, feeling the pressure of working in the White House, terrorizes his interns; and tensions grow as the staff waits for news on the captured American soldiers.



83 :04x18 - Privateers

First aired: Mar/26/2003
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Steven Hack (Paul Hendricks), Nathan Anderson (Matt Lambert), Robert Noble (Steward), Christopher Carroll (Mr. Thomas), Benjamin Brown (Mike), Andrea Savage (Heidi Choat), Amanda Carlin (Hillary Toobin), Helen Slayton-Hughes (Marion Cotesworth-Haye), Michael J. London (Usher), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Jeff Perry (Burt Ganz), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kim Webster (Ginger), Gregory Linington (Don Novak), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier)

During Amy’s first day as Abbey’s chief of staff she is given her first task: get the President to veto his own foreign-aid bill now that an anti-abortion rider has been attached to it. Toby finds himself in a legal bind when a former classmate gets into a tough ethical situation involving the E.P.A. Meanwhile, while Zoey is about to be inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution, Abbey’s membership is threatened when it is uncovered that her ancestors were pirates, not patriots.



84 :04x19 - Angel Maintenance

First aired: Apr/02/2003
Director: Jessica Yu
Guest star: James Morrison (Jesse Weiskopf), George Wyner (Rep. Simmel), Matt McCoy (Tom Landis), Gregory Jbara (Rep. Segal), Aaron Kleven (Bill), Thom Barry (Mark Richardson), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Charles Noland (Steve), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Ron Ostrow ( John), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed)

As Air Force One prepares to land at Andrews Air Force Base, a front-wheel light indicator fails to go off, meaning either the light is burnt out or something potentially dangerous. Upon hearing this, C.J. has to keep the news from a plane full of reporters and keep them off their cell phones at the same time while the crew checks out the problem. Tensions begin to rise both in the air and on the ground as people begin to wonder if the plane has been tampered with. Meanwhile, Josh and a Republican Congressman work on a Chesapeake Bay-cleanup bill.



85 :04x20 - Evidence of Things Not Seen

First aired: Apr/23/2003
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: J.P. Hubbell (Agent #1), Robert Beuth (Translator), Willie Gault (Agent #3), Jim Moret (Reporter), Penny Griego (News Anchor), Matthew Perry (Joe Quincy), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Bradley James (Agent #2)

When a gunman opens fire in the press briefing room, the secret service puts the staff on lockdown until the situation is under control. While on lockdown, Josh interviews Joe Quincy, a lawyer who applied for Ainsley Hayes’ old job, and though the interview goes well, Josh has a nagging feeling that something is off with Joe. Meanwhile, poker night also continues despite the lockdown, but Bartlet keeps getting interrupted after a spy plane is shot down over Russia.



86 :04x21 - Life On Mars

First aired: Apr/30/2003
Director: John David Coles
Guest star: John Apicella (Ralph Gish), Andy Umberger (Stevie), Catherine Kwong (Lauren Chin), Mandy Freund (Claire Huddle), Lara Phillips (Lauren Romano), Andy Milder (Aide #1), Kimberlee Peterson (Lauren Shelby), Kiersten Warren (Blair Spoonhour), Claire Coffee (Cassie Tatum), Matthew Perry (Joe Quincy), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy (Katie), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Jeff Mooring (Phil), Sam Pancake (Stu Winkle)

During his first day on the job, Joe Quincy is given three pieces of information and as he pieces them together, he uncovers a scandal that affects the upper-administration. However, the staff, thinking the leak is small and containable, isn’t aware that the leak is only the beginning of a larger, more damaging problem.



87 :04x22 - Commencement

First aired: May/07/2003
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Keith MacKechnie (Cooper), Arye Gross (Obstetrician), Cliff McMullen (Chancellor), Jennifer Ann Massey (Waitress), Shannon Marshall (Randy Weathers), John Antonini (Jamie Reed), Kimberly Bigsby (Molly O'Connor), Tricia Maio (Aide), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Taye Diggs (Wes Davis), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Kathleen York ( Rep. Andy Wyatt), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Civilian), Paul Majors (Secret Service Agent)

The night before Zoey’s commencement ceremony, Bartlet informs the staff of his role in a covert killing after five alleged terrorists go missing, leading C.J. and Danny to strike up a deal to keep the truth a secret. Meanwhile, Charlie has to decide whether or not to keep a promise he made to Zoey while they were dating; Andy’s water breaks; and Zoey goes missing from the nightclub where she was celebrating her graduation.



88 :04x23 - Twenty Five

First aired: May/14/2003
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Lance E. Nichols (Jay), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Milt Tarver (Jerry), Harry Groener (Roger Tribbey), Alan Dale (Mitch Bryce), Vernee Watson-Johnson (Nurse), Jon Van Ness (Andrew), Lucy Butler (Jill), Haskell V. Anderson III (Interior Secretary), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Taye Diggs (Wes Davis), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Laura Gardner (Gwen), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Susanne Filkins (Geri), Sha Bennett (Peggy), Dan Manning (Banks), John Antonini (Jamie Reed), Shannon Marshall ( Randy Weathers), Gary Telles (FBI Agent #1), Kathryn Klvana (FBI Agent #2), Weston Blakesley (Dr. Wellman), Brady Rubin (Judge), Estuardo Rodriguez Minano (Paramedic), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Keely Jones (Reporter), Diane Badger (Cabinet Member), Jim Gabriel (Cabinet Member), John Goodman (Glenallen Walken)

After Bartlet learns that Zoey’s kidnapping was arranged by Qumari terrorists, Washington D.C. is shut down as the search for his daughter begins. Thinking he may do something impulsive, Bartlet decides to evoke the 25th Amendment to avoid conflict of interest while the staff fears that terrorists might have orchestrated Zoey’s kidnapping. Meanwhile, Toby gets his first taste of fatherhood when Andy gives birth to twins – one boy and one girl. However, the moment proves to be bittersweet as Toby fears for Zoey’s safety and fears that he might not be a good father to his newborn twins.



89 :05x01 - 7A WF 83429

First aired: Sep/24/2003
Writer: John Wells
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Geoff Pierson (Sen. Tripplehorn), Bennet Guillory (Rep. Jackson), Zeljko Ivanek (Steve Atwood), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), John Amos ( Percy Fitzwallace), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), John Colella (Reporter #2), Richard Whiten (Winston), Hira Ambrosino (Reporter #3), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), John Goodman (Glenallen Walken)

Seven hours have passed since Zoey’s kidnapping, and all eyes are on the situation as the world waits for news. After Bartlet evoked the 25th Amendment, Speaker of the House Glenallen Walken, now acting president, reviews military options upon receiving a ransom note from the terrorists. For Zoey’s safe return, the terrorists demand that U.S. troops pull out from Saudi Arabia and Qumar as well as the release of Pakistani terrorists. Meanwhile, the staff worries that Walken will order military action against Qumar; Charlie stays with Bartlet instead of serving acting President Walken; Danny threatens to release a story about the assassination of an official from Qumar; Josh continues to search for Vice Presidential candidates for when Bartlet returns to office; and Toby and Will prepare two speeches -- one if Zoey is alive and one if she isn't.



90 :05x02 - The Dogs of War

First aired: Oct/01/2003
Writer: John Wells
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Zeljko Ivanek (Steve Atwood), William Devane (Lewis Berryhill), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), Michael Hyatt (Angela Blake), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Saïd Taghmaoui (Umar Usef), Rick Cramer (Colonel), Dan Manning (Agt. Elliott), Esther K. Chae (McKenzie), Shireen Kadivar (Anne Shahrair), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Paul Majors (Secret Service Agent), John Goodman (Glenallen Walken)

As the kidnapping crisis heightens, acting President Walken orders the bombing of terrorist training camps in Qumar. The kidnappers issue the U.S. a 24-hour deadline for the removal of American troops from Qumar. Meanwhile, Josh is certain that Walken’s aides are going to use the situation to get their conservative agenda though Congress; and Toby visits his newborn twins all while overseeing the writing of two versions of a presidential speech, each dependent on Zoey’s fate.



91 :05x03 - Jefferson Lives

First aired: Oct/08/2003
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Geoff Pierson (Sen. Tripplehorn), H.M. Wynant (Sen. Starkey), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Robert Arce (August Adair), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), William Devane (Lewis Berryhill), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Rebecca Avery (Reporter #3), Margaret Bacon (Young Zoey), Hugh Dane (Judge), Donald Sage MacKay (Ellis), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Marc Antonio Pritchett (Reporter #2)

In the wake of kidnapping situation, Bartlet makes his return to the Oval Office and turns his attention to finding a new Vice President. But this proves to be a difficult process when Bartlet has a tough time getting his first choice, secretary of state Lew Berryhill, through the approval process. Meanwhile, the First Lady continues to deal with the trauma of the kidnapping, and things are made worse when the Qumari assassination is exposed. Meanwhile, Josh is upset after being confronted by Amy, and Donna deals with Ryan, the new intern.



92 :05x04 - Han

First aired: Oct/22/2003
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Benjamin Brown (Mike), Tony Lee (Jai Yung Ahn), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Christopher Cousins (Congressman Thiele), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ron Marasco (OMB Director), Sean Smith (Immigration Official), Tom Yi (Translator), Gil Glasgow (Uncle Ted), Byron Chung (North Korean Handler), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Nathan LeGrand (Commerce Secretary), Kim Webster (Ginger), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kris Murphy (Katie), Ben Siegler (George), Mary Linda Phillips (Aunt Barbara)

The White House welcomes a world-renowned North Korean pianist for a performance, but Leo worries that the pianist’s wish to defect will interfere with nuclear disarmament talks. The staff works to get Bartlet’s choice for Vice President, Bob Russell, approved by both the House and the Senate, but one “nay” vote could embarrass everyone. Meanwhile, Will and Toby are humiliated when a draft of a speech is accidentally substituted for the final draft of the speech.



93 :05x05 - Constituency of One

First aired: Oct/29/2003
Director: Laura Innes
Guest star: Tom Skerritt (Chris Carrick), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez ( Nancy), Erinn Hayes (Laura), Matthew Lang (Staff Assistant), Karen Goberman (Researcher), Teresa Huang (Holly), Becky Meister (Sally), David O. Katz (Steve), Jamie Millhoff (Missy), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Joyce Guy ( Charlayne), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Eric Lemler (Nat)

It’s Josh’s birthday, but Will receives a gift instead: an offer to be newly confirmed Vice President Russell’s top aide. C.J. has to deal with Leo’s temper when she doesn’t stick to the administration’s script concerning an EPA report. Amy lands herself in a similar situation when her pushing for funding of the First Lady's agenda on violence prevention evokes the wrath of the President. Meanwhile, Josh is hailed as the "101st Senator" in a newspaper profile, then goes head-to-head with Senator Carrick over the approval of a backlog of military promotions.



94 :05x06 - Disaster Relief

First aired: Nov/05/2003
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Steven Anderson (Daniel Rubin), Bill Smillie (Elderly Man), Nick Searcy (Nate Singer), Brooks Almy (Tessa), Kurt Carley (Maitre d'), Lauren Stamile (Layla Cham), Rob Moran (Art Hughes), Bryan Callen (Louis Slater), Jim Moret (Newscaster), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Michael Hyatt (Angela Blake), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), William Duffy ( Larry), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Charles Noland (Steve), Zena Leigh (Researcher), Susan Ziegler (Local Reporter)

Josh lands himself in hot water due to his role in Senator Carrick's switch to the Republican Party. Upon seeing this, C.J. talks to Donna about how to look out for Josh now that he’s not the party’s favorite person. Bartlet is preoccupied after a deadly tornado devastates Oklahoma and flies out to Oklahoma to lend his support to the community, but stays longer than he originally planned. Back in Washington, Leo worries about several crises that need the President’s attention, including the capital-gains tax, the chancellor of Germany and escalating hostilities between Greece and Albania.



95 :05x07 - Separation of Powers

First aired: Nov/12/2003
Writer: Paul Redford
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Obi Ndefo (Donald), Bobbie Norman (Helen), Kristoffer Ryan Winters (Steve), Steven Pierce (OMB Director), Matthew Perry (Joe Quincy), Amy Stewart (Lisa Zimmer), Kathrin Lautner (Diane Mathers), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Michael Hyatt (Angela Blake), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Milo O'Shea (Roy Ashland), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), NiCole Robinson (Margaret)

While the staff debates Speaker Haffley over the federal budget, Toby enlists the help of Joe Quincy to persuade Chief Justice Roy Ashland to retire after recent health problems. Meanwhile, Josh watches as the rest of the staff negotiates with Congressional Republicans over the budget; and C.J., as well as President Bartlet, worry about Zoey’s television interview with a reporter who’s known for being able to expose raw emotions.



96 :05x08 - Shutdown

First aired: Nov/19/2003
Writer: Mark Goffman
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Andrew A. Rolfes (Republican Pundit), Billy Mayo (Secret Service Agent), Sarah Benoit (Sen. Lindsay), Paul Mendoza (Rep. Ramirez), Tony Pasqualini (Rep. Jaffe), Michael Mack (Randy), Jane Beard (Tourist), Katya Abelsky (Girl), Joanne McGee (Wife), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Michael Hyatt (Angela Blake), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Melissa Marsala (Marina "Rena"), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Steven Pierce (OMB Director), Ben Siegler (George), Brandon Barash (Bret), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Linda Bisesti (Dem. Pundit), Michael P. Byrne (Husband)

Bartlet and the Speaker of the House continue to disagree about the budget, and the fiscal crisis results in the federal government being shut down. Opinion polls show that Americans blame the Democrats for the halt within the government, damaging the administration’s approval ratings. Josh, Leo, and Toby send the rest of the staff home while Bartlet unfolds a bold plan to challenge the Republicans and get the administration up and running once again. Meanwhile, Abbey emerges from her brief self-imposed hiding for a state dinner that she may have to cook for.



97 :05x09 - Abu el Banat

First aired: Dec/03/2003
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Bruno Gunn (Len), Mark Moses (Donald Richter), Jerry Giles (Mover), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Dylan Baker (Alan Fisk), Michael Krepack (Gus Westin), Jonathan Brent (Jim), Charles Currie (John), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

Christmas spirit has once again returned to the White House, and the entire Bartlet family comes together for the annual White House tree-lighting ceremony. But everyone’s spirits soon fall when Bartlet learns that Christian relief workers have been imprisoned in Islamic northern Sudan. Later, Bartlet is surprised when his son-in-law informs him of his Congressional ambitions. Elsewhere, Toby tries to keep the administration out of a controversial debate when the licenses of some Oregon are suspended after they order drugs in an assisted suicide.



98 :05x10 - The Stormy Present

First aired: Jan/07/2004
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Ryan Cutrona (George Rollie), Stephen Tobolowsky (Max Milkman), James Cromwell (D. Wire Newman), Don Fischer (Major Castrop), Bellamy Young (Mary Lou Meriwether), Diana Douglas (Libby Lassiter), David Andriole (Ralph Fairfax), Devon Michael (Randall Fierstin), Maz Jobrani (Prince Bitar), John Goodman (Glenallen Walken), Michael Hyatt ( Angela Blake), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy (Katie), Devon Michaels (Randal Fierstin), Austin Priester (Secret Service Agent), Mitchell Thomas Gibney (Talking Head)

Bartlet joins “former president” Glenallen Walken aboard Air Force One to fly to the services for another former president who recently passed away. While at the funeral, Bartlet continues to monitor a building situation in Saudi Arabia as freedom protesters threaten civil war. Back in Washington, Josh mediates between two representatives over a copy of the Bill of Rights, while C.J. meets with a Pentagon scientist about invasive security innovations. Elsewhere, Leo learns that his ex-wife is engaged to be married.



99 :05x11 - The Benign Prerogative

First aired: Jan/14/2004
Writer: Carol Flint
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Charles Howerton (Actor President), Stephen Lee (Registered Voter), Doug Hale (Network Host), Charles C. Stevenson, Jr. (Bradenton Pollster), Margot Rose (Portia Colgrave), Mark Costello (Himself), Chris Gardner (First Guest), Will Hall (Other Guest), Anthony R. Jones (Mr. Holmes), Brooke Baumer (Bradenton Pollster)

With the State of the Union address nearing, Bartlet goes over a long list of prisoners that qualify for pardons while considering the potential political repercussions due to "the benign prerogative". Charlie meets an attractive woman and shares small, private White House facts, and is horrified to learn that she’s a White House reporter. Meanwhile, Toby and Joey Lucas "mall test" an upcoming presidential speech; Abbey vows to be more pro-active when it comes to influencing Jed; and Bartlet entertains a couple from Colorado.



100 :05x12 - Slow News Day

First aired: Feb/04/2004
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Julie Hébert
Guest star: James Ingersoll (Cable News Pundit), Josef Sommer (Steve Gaines), Michael Nouri (Roy Turner), Scott Allan Campbell (Grey Polk), Kate Burton (Sarah Brainerd), John J. Dalesandro (Secret Service Agent), Melissa Marsala (Marina "Rena"), Joaquim de Almeida (Carlos Carrio), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Ron Ostrow (John), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Tom W. Chick (Gordon)

Toby convinces President Bartlet to sanction a secret mission to “save” Social Security, but the administration is forced to retreat when efforts to recruit a Republican Senator are leaked. Meanwhile, C.J. deals with a reporter who threatens to write a story about the efforts; and the female staffers complain to Josh about the newest employee.



101 :05x13 - The Warfare of Genghis Khan

First aired: Feb/11/2004
Writer: Peter Noah
Director: Bill D'Elia
Guest star: Ryan Cutrona (George Rollie), David Bickford (Karl), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Ginger Justin (Swiss Diplomat), Christina Chang (Alex Moreau), Christopher Maher (Iranian Ambassador), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eli Zahavy), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Jay Mohr (Taylor Reid), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Charles Noland (Steve)

A nuclear bomb explodes in the Indian Ocean, but no one in Washington knows who set it off. Bartlet and the staff scramble to figure out which country has nuclear capabilities, and when their thinking leads them to believe it's Iran, Bartlet orders bombers to destroy Iran's uranium-enriched targets. Meanwhile, Josh yells at NASA about the future of their program until he goes stargazing with a female administrator. Elsewhere, C.J. is fuming after being labeled "Chicken of the Week" by a local news station; and Will lobbies for a new "policy focus" for Vice President Russell.



102 :05x14 - An Khe

First aired: Feb/18/2004
Writer: John Wells
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Roger Hampton (Floor Manager), Carlos Gomez (Admiral McGill), Brian Kerwin (Ben Dryer), Philip Baker Hall (Matt Hunt), Jay Mohr (Taylor Reid), Jeffrey DeMunn (Kenneth Sean "Ken" O'Neal), Brian Catalano (USS Cowpens Officer), Allan Kolman (Mr. Thomas), Mara Casey (Lauren), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Anna Kathryn Holbrook (Sally O'Neal), Dev Johnson (Raven One), Matt Huhn (Raven One Co-Pilot), Dat Phan (NVA Officer), Tang Nguyen (NVA Soldier)

A Navy fighter pilot collides with a North Korean jet and the crew goes missing in hostile North Korean territory. Upon hearing this, Bartlet orders an elite Navy SEAL team on a rescue mission, triggering Leo's memories of being downed as a pilot over North Vietnam. Meanwhile, C.J. decides to go head-to-head on air with the newscaster who labeled her "chicken of the week"; Josh is angry after being undercut by Ryan in a briefing with the President; and Bartlet poses for his official portrait.



103 :05x15 - Full Disclosure

First aired: Feb/25/2004
Writer: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Michael Mantell (Shelly Lukens), Roger Hampton (Floor Manager), Ron Dean (Tom Broderick), Kenneth Kimmins (Gen. Stanley), Jay Mohr (Taylor Reid), James Pickens, Jr. (Mayor), Frank Ashmore (Christopher Finn), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Melissa Marsala (Marina "Rena"), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Mandy Freund (Claire Huddle)

The staff is shocked when John Hoynes is back in the news via a magazine article about how Hoynes is claiming that Bartlet and Leo tried to talk him out of resigning, as well as how he is writing a tell-all book that will embarrass the Bartlet administration. C.J. learns the news from cable talker Taylor Reid, while on Reid's live show, leading to disastrous results. Meanwhile, Toby fights with Union representatives over Chinese trade policy; Josh and Ryan go over military base closures; and D.C. mayor decides that school vouchers would be best for the city.



104 :05x16 - Eppur Si Muove

First aired: Mar/03/2004
Writer: Alexa Junge
Director: Llewellyn Wells
Guest star: Doug Tompos (Bentley's Aide), Alice Dinnean (Rosita's Right Hand), Brian Kerwin (Ben Dryer), Michael Gaston (Eric Hayden), John Lafayette (Dr. Louis Foy), Deirdre Lovejoy (Lisa Wolfe), Fran Brill (Zoe), Kevin Clash (Elmo), Penny Griego (Anchor), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Melissa Marsala (Marina "Rena"), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Cherry Jones (Barbara Layton), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Caroll Spinney (Big Bird), Carmen Osbahr (Rosita), Joey Mazzarino (Muppet Doctor), Paul McGinnis (Elmo's Right Hand), Anthony Giangrande (Gary)

Bartlet becomes enraged when a Congresswoman uses her knowledge that Ellie Bartlet is working at a scientist for the National Institute of Health in order to get funding for a controversial medical study. Toby scrambles to find the internal leak who exposed Ellie's position while Josh meets with an old friend who happens to be a judicial nominee that's being held up in committee. Meanwhile, Abbey appears on an episode of Sesame Street, despite C.J.'s political concerns, with Elmo and Big Bird as a doctor who gives Elmo a check up.



105 :05x17 - The Supremes

First aired: Mar/24/2004
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Jessica Yu
Guest star: Saida Pagan (Reporter), Milo O'Shea (Roy Ashland), Mitchell Ryan (Roland Pierce), Deirdre Lovejoy (Lisa Wolfe), Glenn Close (Evelyn Baker Lang), William Fichtner (Christopher Mulready), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Melissa Marsala (Marina "Rena"), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Robert Picardo (E. Bradford Shelton), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

When a Supreme Court justice dies suddenly, Bartlet and his staff rush to find a nominee to replace the late Republican justice. As the staff go over hundreds of possible candidates, Bartlet begins to think the nominee will be a "political minefield" until Josh comes up with a plan to get a liberal, Evelyn Baker Lang, approved by the Senate. Potential nominees are invited to the White House -- mainly to mislead the press -- but suspicions are heightened when Bartlet meets with a young, controversial judge.



106 :05x18 - Access

First aired: Mar/31/2004
Writer: Lauren Schmidt
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: James Ingersoll (Cable News Pundit), Alan Toy (Franklin), Rebecca Avery (Anna), Michael Kagan (George Arnold), Brian Poth (Eric Schaeffer), Kenneth Schmidt (Craig Bloom), Paul Jenkins (Martin Sheffield), Kevin Symons (FBI Press Rep), Albie Selznick (Todd Schumaker), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), Sam Robards ( Greg Brock), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Wilson Cruz (Jack Sosa), Michael Gallagher (Andrew Weltzman), Joseph Vassallo (Renato Mannari), Will Lyman (Narration), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Kris Murphy (Katie), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Charles Noland (Steve), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Harper Roisman (Herb Morris), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Lee Oliver Boyd (Cable Anchor), David Castellani (Reporter On-Site), Kellynn Jones (2nd On-Site Reporter), Hira Ambrosino (White House Correspondent), Sharon Johnston (Terrance Neighbor)

A documentary crew comes to the White House to film a documentary about a day-in-the-life -- their main focus being C.J. However, the constant presence of the crew adds stress to an already stressful FBI-standoff crisis in Washington State that C.J. is trying to keep under-wraps for the time being. During the day, Meanwhile, C.J. and her staff also prepare for Bartlet's upcoming trip to the Vatican to visit the Pope.



107 :05x19 - Talking Points

First aired: Apr/21/2004
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Richard Schiff
Guest star: Saida Pagan (Anchor #1), Brian Kerwin (Ben Dryer), Wendy Schenker (Diane Golden), Wayne Duvall (Bill Parsons), Daniel Hugh Kelly (James Cook), Jim Gleason (Steve Hubbard), Penny Griego (Anchor #2), Mary McCormack (Kate Harper), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith ( Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Ben Siegler (George)

The night before Bartlet's trip to Brussels to sign a trade pact, Josh is torn knowing that the pact will reverse Bartlet's stance on outsourcing American jobs to foreign countries. C.J. becomes increasingly frustrated over the FCC's ruling concerning companies increasing ownership of television stations. Meanwhile, Donna confronts Josh about her limited role on his staff; and Kate Harper, the new Deputy National Security Adviser, meets with Bartlet for the first time.



108 :05x20 - No Exit

First aired: Apr/28/2004
Director: Julie Hébert
Guest star: Tracey Costello (Agt. Moody), Jamison Yang (Agt. Lee), Reed Diamond (Dr. Mike Gordon), Beau Billingslea (Agt. Velasquez), Brent Huff (Agt. Broder), Mary McCormack (Kate Harper), Wilson Cruz (Jack Sosa), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Melette LeBlanc-Cabot (Nurse)

After a fancy dinner at the White House, President Bartlet and his staff are placed on lock-down when a suspicious substance is detected. While waiting for clearance to leave, the staff are forced to stay in small rooms where they reflect on their past and their relationships with one another. However, the night turns confrontational when Toby accuses Will of being a backstabber to the President. Meanwhile, Debbie and Charlie agree to be inspected; C.J. gives Donna advice; and Josh tries find out why his joke was omitted from a speech.



109 :05x21 - Gaza

First aired: May/12/2004
Writer: Peter Noah
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Ryan Cutrona (George Rollie), Keith Sellon-Wright (Thomas Korb), Tim Lounibos (Col. Leahy), Traber Burns (Daniel DeSantos), Sayed Badreya (Fatah Official #2), Novella Nelson (Gail Fitzwallace), David Koff (Yoav Itzhaki), Zina Zaflow (Suicide Bomber), Jason Isaacs (Colin Ayres), Zach Cohen (Yossi), Mary McCormack (Kate Harper), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy (Katie), Charles Noland (Steve), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Elena K. Smith (Eliat Itzhaki), Anthony Batarse (Fatah Translator), Ghassan Mashini (Fatah Official #1), Sam Aylia Sako (Ashraf Murad), Ken Weiler (Military Aide), Remo J. Braydi (Backgammon Player), Kamel Haddad (CoDel Translator), Andrea Helene (Stewardess), Makram Khoury (Nizar Farad)

While on a fact-finding tour in the Gaza Strip, Donna is seriously injured in a terrorist car bombing that leaves three other Americans dead. The staff, as well as the President, find it hard to deal with their emotions while trying to come up with an official response to the attack. In flashbacks, Donna recalls falling for a British photojournalist who photographs deadly and bloody violence.



110 :05x22 - Memorial Day

First aired: May/19/2004
Writer: Josh Singer, John Sacret Young
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: John Colella (Commentator #2), Doug Hale (Anchor), Marcelo Tubert (Saeb Mukarat), Gerald McRaney (Alan Adamley), Natalija Nogulich (Shira Galit), John Hartmann (Floor Manager), Dave McGowan (Stadium Announcer), Endre Hules (Maitre d'), Tim Lounibos (Col. Leahy), Mary McCormack (Kate Harper), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Jason Isaacs (Colin Ayres), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Navid Negahban (Maz), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Ron Ostrow ( John), Ben Siegler (George), Sonya Leslie (Nurse Parnes), Di Koob (Nurse Rinier), Hira Ambrosino (Commentator), Jake Mailey (Commentator #3), Makram Khoury (Nizar Farad)

With Donna recovering in a military hospital in Germany, Bartlet struggles to decide what "appropriate" military action to take against the Palestinians. Fears are heightened when Israel launches its own strikes and the President is unable to contact the chairman. Josh, in Germany to see Donna, comes in contact with a mysterious foreign operative. Meanwhile, Bartlet, in a bullet-proof vest and with extra Secret Service protection, throws the ceremonial first pitch of the Major League Baseball season.



111 :06x01 - NSF Thurmont

First aired: Oct/20/2004
Writer: John Wells
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Michael Kagan (George Arnold), Marcelo Tubert (Saeb Mukarat), Natalija Nogulich (Shira Galit), Tim Lounibos (Col. Leahy), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), Eli Danker (Doran Mazar), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eli Zahavy), Jason Isaacs (Colin Ayres), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Anneliza Scott (Second Nurse), Novella Nelson (Gail Fitzwallace), Leesa Severyn (AFT Anchor), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Ann Ducati (Maya Zahavy), Makram Khoury ( Nizar Farad)

With Donna remaining in critical condition in a hospital in Germany, Palestinian leaders agree to meet with the U.S. and Israel to discuss a peaceful resolution to the pending conflict. As the three nations meet, Donna's condition worsens, Colin begins to question Josh about his true feelings for Donna.



112 :06x02 - The Birnam Wood

First aired: Oct/27/2004
Writer: John Wells
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Marcelo Tubert (Saeb Mukarat), Natalija Nogulich (Shira Galit), Eli Danker (Doran Mazar), Makram Khoury (Nizar Farad), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eli Zahavy), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ann Ducati (Maya Zahavy), Cameron Steele (Capt. Garner), Wadi Sadellah (Prayer Leader), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy ( Katie)

With bombs falling on terrorist training camps in Syria, Palestine and Israel continue to talk about a resolution to the conflict. Bartlet and Leo continue to clash over the settlement, leaving the two to realize their irreconcilable differences. Meanwhile, Josh returns to Washington and begins questioning Leo's well-being.



113 :06x03 - Third-Day Story

First aired: Nov/03/2004
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Jamie McShane (Doctor), Jim Abele (Rep. Benoit), Dey Young (Rep. Link), Blue Deckert (Rep. Borden), Pam Bel Anu (Nurse #2), Richard V. Licata (Rep. Lackey), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eli Zahavy), Makram Khoury (Nizar Farad), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mindy Seeger (Chris), John Colella (Announcer), Marcie Lynn Ross (Karen Browning), Deirdre M. Smith (Nurse #1), Ben Siegler (George), Don Snell (Congressman Briggs), Jeffry Stein (Steward), Izzy Davis (Staffer), Bitsie Tulloch (Intern)

The staff returns after the Camp David peace settlement to chaos in the White House after Leo has a heart-attack. With Leo in the hospital, Josh and Toby are assigned to get congressional support for the peace accord. C.J. works to gain additional international support from the U.N. Security Council. Meanwhile, Donna returns home from Germany; and Charlie refuses to take a swimming test that would allow him to graduate.



114 :06x04 - Liftoff

First aired: Nov/10/2004
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Andrew Borba (Alan Zwick), David Kelsey (Capt. Keltie), David Shatraw (Ed Merridy), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Lily Tomlin ( Debbie Fiderer), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Eugene Alper (Roman Mindeli), Terry Bozeman (Gerald Deloit), Wayne Thomas Yorke (Chris Lakely), Gregory Wagrowski (Dan Edmunds), Beau Billingslea (Agt. Caswell), Katherine Disque (Claire Stein), Bill Birch (Len Segal), Ron Ostrow (John), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Evan Arnold (Ned), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Armando Valdes-Kennedy ( Dave), David Hadinger (Donald Donchick)

While Leo continues to recuperate after his heart attack, C.J. is named Chief of Staff. But her first day on the job isn't made easy when an emissary from the Republic of Georgia comes to the White House to offer the U.S. enriched uranium from a former Soviet reactor. Josh goes to the DCCC for tax cut support and meets Matthew Santos, a congressman and potential Presidential candidate from Texas. Meanwhile, Toby and Donna interview applicants to fill C.J.'s old position.



115 :06x05 - The Hubbert Peak

First aired: Nov/17/2004
Writer: Peter Noah
Director: Julie Hébert
Guest star: Gregory White (Rep. Auren), Eric Lange (Paul Tyminski), John Short (Riley Sheets), Carol Avery (Rep. Gleason), Bonita Friedericy (Gail Addison), Wallace Langham (Terry Anders), Rachael Harris (Corinne McKenna), Bill Applebaum (Customer), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Suleka Mathew (Ms. Chakrabarty), Richard V. Licata (Rep. Lackey), Matt Price (Auto Salesman), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kris Murphy (Katie), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Charles Noland (Steve), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), John Brantley Cole, Jr. (Roger Quast)

When Josh test drives an SUV and accidentally crashes into a hybrid car, Annabeth Schott, the newly named Press Secretary, must deal with the publicity as well as the general opinion that she's too young for the job. Meanwhile, Zoey throws Charlie a graduation party; Leo gives C.J. hints to succeed as Chief of Staff; and Toby worries that Annabeth may be too young to do well in her new position.



116 :06x06 - The Dover Test

First aired: Nov/24/2004
Writer: Carol Flint
Director: Laura Innes
Guest star: Bruce Gray (Otis), Nick Toth (Second Pundit), David St. James (Darren Gibson), Stephen Markle (Cmdr. Ruiz), Paul Schulze (Terrance Sligh), Dempsey Pappion (Lt. Martinez), Sarah Graham Hayes (Deputy), Armando Valdes-Kennedy (Dave), Jonathan Earl Peck (Mr. Godfrey), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Suleka Mathew (Ms. Chakrabarty), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Robert R. Shafer (Cable Pundit), Jill Michelle (Female Soldier), Meera Patwarohan (Chakrabarty Daughter), Thomas Chaney (Wounded Private)

After a U.S. peacekeeping compound is attacked, resulting in several American soldiers being fatally wounded, the White House struggles to contain the story when a soldier speaks out against the mission. Meanwhile, Congressman Santos attaches a patients' bill of rights to a Republican bill, setting up a strategy to add Democratic elements to a Republican agenda; Leo faces off with his nurse; and Charlie starts his job at the White House.



117 :06x07 - A Change Is Gonna Come

First aired: Dec/01/2004
Director: Vincent Misiano
Guest star: George Cheung (Ambassador Ling-Po), Katherine Ann McGregor (Suzanne Hoynes), Ming Lo (Yahlin), Paxton Whitehead (Bernard Thatch), Philip Baker Hall (Harrison Hunt), Cheryl Carter (Rep. Haas), Tim Snay (Sen. Harris), Kathrin Lautner (Diane Mathers), Michael Kostroff (Richard Squire), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Ed O'Neill (Eric Baker), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), James Taylor (Himself), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier)

As the staff finalizes President Bartlet's visit to China, their plans are thrown a curve when Bartlet inadvertently accepts a a flag from the Taiwanese delegation representing the Taiwanese Independence Movement. His accidental action leads the Chinese to mobilize their forces, causing chaos among the White House staff.



118 :06x08 - In the Room

First aired: Dec/08/2004
Writer: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Tracey Costello (Agt. Moody), Penn Jillette (Himself), Stanley Kamel (Stanley), Steve Kramer (Deputy Secretary), Paul Rae (Walter), Alan Alda (Arnold Vinick), Mary Kay Place (Dr. Millicent Griffith), Ed O'Neill (Eric Baker), Ben Murray (Curtis Carruthers), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Teller (Himself), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy (Katie), Elizabeth Karr (Reporter #4), James Sharpe (Reporter #5)

At a Bartlet family birthday party at the White House, guests Penn and Teller burn an American flag, causing a publicity catastrophe for the staff. With Bartlet's second term nearing its end, candidates for President are emerging, including Senator Arnold Vinick, who has managed to impress Josh. Meanwhile, Bartlet experiences an MS episode while aboard Air Force One; and Josh is asked to run the Vice President's campaign for President.



119 :06x09 - Impact Winter

First aired: Dec/15/2004
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Patrick Fischler (Walter Sprout), David Grant Wright (Edward Austin Kelwick), Cleo King (Marla Whorisky), Ping Wu (Chinese Official), Raymond Ma (President Lian), Willie Gault (Secret Service Agent), William Hootkins (American Translator), Ben Murray (Curtis Carruthers), Jonathan Brent (White House Photographer), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Mary Kay Place ( Dr. Millicent Griffith), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), James Kyson Lee (Chinese Translator), Janette Kim (News Reporter #1)

In China, Bartlet is having difficulty sitting through meetings due to his paralyzing MS episode while aboard Air Force One. Back in Washington, NASA warns the staff that an asteroid is heading towards Earth, leaving Josh and Leo to decide how to prepare for the possible collision. Meanwhile, Donna confronts Josh about her future while Josh continues to search for the perfect Democratic candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections.



120 :06x10 - Faith Based Initiative

First aired: Jan/05/2005
Writer: Bradley Whitford
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Cleo King (Marla Whorisky), Paul Collins (Senator Sam Wilkinson), Ben Murray (Curtis Carruthers), DeVone Lawson, Jr. (Physical Therapist), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Reed Diamond (Dr. Mike Gordon), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Ben Siegler (George)

The press get wind of a rumor that C.J. is a lesbian, and when C.J. refuses to comment on the rumor, the media becomes increasingly suspicious that the rumors are true. While the rumors fly, a Republican candidate attaches a rider to a bill that would ban gay marriages. Meanwhile, Santos tells Josh he'll run for President -- only if Josh will run his campaign; and Abbey, as well as the staff, assess Bartlet's health.



121 :06x11 - Opposition Research

First aired: Jan/12/2005
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Richard Waugh (Jamie Jardin), Christopher Hoffman (Reporter #3), Frank Kopyc (State Senator Butler), Krista Sutton (Reporter #4), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Stacey Moseley (Russell Receptionist), John F. Schaffer (Reporter #1), Quinn Sullivan (Reporter #2), Kirsten Bishopric (Janice Jardin), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Evan Arnold (Ned), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Joe Egender (Santos Volunteer), Michael Rhoades (Reporter #5), Martin Doyle (Proprietor), Paulette Sinclair (Woman #1), Jessica Kelly (Woman #2), Craig Eldridge (Man #2), Dan Warry-Smith (Volunteer #1)

Santos begins to work on his Presidential campaign and sets up headquarters with Josh in New Hampshire. Together, they sort out a myriad of problems from setting up their office to the ideals and goals of the campaign. Meanwhile, Donna and Will work on Vice President Russell's campaign, but Donna has a hard time accepting that Josh is gone.



122 :06x12 - 365 Days

First aired: Jan/19/2005
Writer: Mark Goffman
Director: Andrew Bernstein
Guest star: Ryan Cutrona (George Rollie), Gregory White (Congressman Auren), Reed Diamond (Dr. Mike Gordon), Aaron Ashmore (Trevor), Kristin Carey (Interviewer), Rafael J. Noble (Congressman Swarthout), Michael Edward Rose (Jonathan Creasy), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Carol Avery (Rep. Gleason), Ursula Burton (Woman), Thomas Spencer (Military Aide), Anthony Holiday (Guard), Alexa Alemanni (Leo's Intern)

Its the day after Bartlet's final State of the Union address, but there's no time to rest with a hostage crisis looming in Bolivia that takes the staff's attention away from an agenda meeting set up by Leo. Meanwhile, as Kate works on the Bolivia situation, C.J. monitors the situation in North Korea; Annabeth tutors Abbey on NASCAR etiquette; and Toby focuses his attention the unemployment situation.



123 :06x13 - King Corn

First aired: Jan/26/2005
Writer: John Wells
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Jay Paulson (Roger), Aaron Ashmore (Trevor), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Chris Coppola (Howard), Miriam Shor (Christine), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Evan Arnold (Ned), Ivan Allen ( Roger Salier), Kim Fifield (Betty), Brent Schraff (Kid in the Back), Andrew Caple-Shaw (Sean), Scott Wickware (Edgars), Joe Howard (Connors), John Bayliss (Johnson), Doug Sinclair (Farmer), Danny Hart (Banker)

Presidential rivals Santos and Vinick meet by chance at an Iowa motel restaurant after a day of campaigning. Earlier in the day, the two candidates, as well as Vice President Russell spoke at the Iowa Corn Growers' Expo, each having to take a stance on ethanol subsidies. By the end of the day, Santos and Vinick come to realize that they both have worthy opponents.



124 :06x14 - The Wake Up Call

First aired: Feb/09/2005
Writer: Josh Singer
Director: Laura Innes
Guest star: Elya Baskin (Mr. Zubatov), Christopher Lloyd (Prof. Lawrence Lessig), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Anthony Azizi (Chet), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Ben Murray (Curtis Carruthers), Charles Noland (Steve), Ron Ostrow (John), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Penny Griego (Newscaster), Derek Coleman (Secret Service), Pamela Salem (P.M. Maureen Graty), Oleg Vidov (Judge Igor Lipecki), Edward Shkolnikov (Helakal), Claudia Lynx (Miss World), Ken Weiler (Officer)

When the staff learns that the Iranian pilot had mistaken the passenger jet for a U.S. spy plane, Bartlet calls in Lord John Marbury for guidance. Meanwhile, Abbey and C.J. argue over the President's rigorous work schedule; Toby and a law professor help work out a constitution with the representatives of Belarus; and the rest of the staff attempt to avoid an appointment with Miss Universe.



125 :06x15 - Freedonia

First aired: Feb/16/2005
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Evan Arnold (Ned), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Joe Egender (Santos Volunteer), Jay Brazeau (Mackey Lowell), Gabe Cohen (Studio Manager), Joe Ochman (News Director), Reg Basco Hernandez (Russell Aide), Wesley Harris (Moderator), Kevin Hare (Chicken Bob), Sterling Jarvis (Secret Service Agent), Mark John Packer (Technician), Paul Clark (Reporter), Laura DeCarteret (Repoter #6), Saida Pagan (Repoter #5), Krista Sutton (Reporter #1), Michael Rhoades (Reporter #3), Hamish McEwan (Reporter #2), Erin Gooderham (Reporter #7), Jonathan Walker (Reporter #8), Jerry Levitan (TV Producer), Wendy Haller (Woman #1), Kevin Bundy (Man #1), Shari Hollett (Woman #2)

With the New Hampshire primary quickly approaching, Josh has to find a way to get Santos into the local debate between front-runners John Hoynes and Vice President Russell. However, Santos and Josh take a gamble and stage their own debate, bringing in Amy Gardner, Josh’s ex-girlfriend, leading Josh and Santos to clash over the campaign.



126 :06x16 - Drought Conditions

First aired: Feb/23/2005
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Mel Harris (Ricky Rafferty), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Evan Arnold (Ned Carlson), Kurt Scholler (Guard), J.F. Davis (Bartender), Rebecca Avery (Aide)

Now that Vice President Russell appears to be the Democratic nomination front-runner, Josh is becoming increasingly annoyed that Santos is drawing less press coverage despite his strong New Hampshire finish. Josh begins to suspect that the White House is secretly backing a candidate when he finds a link between Senator Rafferty’s health care plan and Bartlet’s original health care plan. Meanwhile, C.J. deals with lobbyists over a Western drought; and Charlie talks with Kate Harper when a man at his gym asks about her.



127 :06x17 - A Good Day

First aired: Mar/02/2005
Writer: Carol Flint
Director: Richard Schiff
Guest star: Jack Conley (Major), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Mako (Dr. Yosh Takahashi), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Nathan Brooks Burgess (Junior Arkansas), Seth Adkins (Cody Zucker), Landry Allbright (Elisha), William O'Leary (Deputy), James Lashly (Canadian Ambassador), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Fred Ornstein (Harry Wade), Jonathan Goldstein (Knocking Congressman), Ken Strunk (Republican Congressman), Cheryl Carter (Younger Congresswoman), Monica Garcia (Santos Aide), Carol Avery (Maryland Congresswoman), Robert Martin Robinson (Fecteau), Darren Robertson (Congressional Staffer), Mary-Pat Green (Vermont Congresswoman), Ernie Lively (Georgia Congressman)

When the Speaker of the House won't schedule the President's stem cell bill, Santos hatches a plan to pass the bill. Bartlet reluctantly meets with the economist that he split his Nobel prize with, but the meeting doesn't go well since the two are political rivals. Meanwhile, Toby takes interest in a group of middle school children who come to the White House to talk to the staff about voting age; and Kate deals with a Canadian border crisis.



128 :06x18 - La Palabra

First aired: Mar/09/2005
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Jason Ensler
Guest star: Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Ray Wise (Governor Tillman), Castulo Guerra (Eddie Garcia), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Larry Cahn (Paul Hickman), Charles Noland (Steve), Dalia Phillips (Reporter #2), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Christine Avila (Reporter #4), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Penny Griego (Anchor #3), Becky Meister (Reporter #6), Steven Meek (Reporter #7), Alex Manette (Reporter #8), John O'Brien (Reporter #9), John Ross Clark (Businessman), Darcy Shean (Woman), Edward Escobar (Man)

Super Tuesday is approaching, and Santos flies to Sacramento in order to prepare -- if Santos fails to do well in California, his campaign will be over. While in Sacramento, Santos continues to work to push his health care agenda while he receives pressure from the press to take a stance on California's legislation that would provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, Russell decides not to travel to California; Donna tries to figure out why Hoynes refuses to campaign in California, then takes a bigger role in the Russell campaign by becoming the new spokeswoman.



129 :06x19 - Ninety Miles Away

First aired: Mar/16/2005
Writer: John Sacret Young
Director: Rod Holcomb
Guest star: Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), Brian Dennehy (Senator Rafe Framhagen), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ryan Cutrona (George Sliger), Alex Fernandez (Andy Lazon), Scott MacDonald (Cyrus Yolander), P.J. Byrne (David Orbitz), Kevin West (Randy Wysniewsky), Kris Murphy (Katie), Charles Noland (Steve), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Manuel Urrego (Civil Man), Michelle Courtney (Lisa Stanhower)

With rumors flying over the U.S.'s connection to Cuba, Bartlet is forced to decide whether he wants to continue talks with the communist dictator or reaffirm the sanctions that would lead to political fallout. Meanwhile, Leo and Kate find a common connection over corrupted elections and drinking habits.



130 :06x20 - In God We Trust

First aired: Mar/23/2005
Writer: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Don S. Davis (Reverend Don Bulter), Brett Cullen (Ray Sullivan), Penny Griego (Anchorwoman), Deven Streeton (Tina), Annie Morgan (Anne), Kent Shocknek (Anchorman), Ben Siegler (Reporter #6), Andrew Caple-Shaw (Sean), Paul Webster (Pundit), Livia Trevino (Reporter #2), Terri Cavanaugh (Reporter #7), Eric Cazenave (Reporter #3)

Vinick wins the Republican nomination for presidency and immediately begins working tirelessly on his campaign. He brings in political operative Bruno Gianelli for advice on choosing a vice presidential candidate and the controversy over Vinick's lack of church going. Meanwhile, the Democrats have a three-way race for the nomination with Russell leading Santos and third-place Hoynes; and Bartlet tries to show party unity.



131 :06x21 - Things Fall Apart

First aired: Mar/30/2005
Writer: Peter Noah
Director: Nelson McCormick
Guest star: Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Ed O'Neill (Eric Baker), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Brett Cullen (Ray Sullivan), Mark L. Taylor (Steve Rorsche), Tim Kelleher (Dylan Clark), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Charles Noland (Steve), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), David St. James (Darren Gibson), Matt McKenzie (Speaker 2), Nancy Linari (Speaker 3), David Grant Wright (Edward Austin Kelwick)

With Vinick securing the Republican nomination for president, Russell offers Santos the vice president slot in the Democratic ticket -- but Russell has yet to win the Democratic nomination. While Santos and his staff debate the offer, Bartlet gets Leo to help with the nomination stalemate. Meanwhile, the staff is put to work when a space station begins leaking oxygen and a rescue mission becomes more and more complex; and Bartlet catches Charlie leaving Zoey's bedroom at 1 in the morning.



132 :06x22 - 2162 Votes

First aired: Apr/06/2005
Writer: John Wells
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Ed O'Neill (Eric Baker), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Vincent Guastaferro (Ernie Gambelli), Shannon O'Hurley (Susan Wertz), Tim Kelleher (Dylan Clark), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Evan Arnold (Ned Carlson), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Kate Enggren (Dorothy Baker), Rebecca Avery (Co-Anchor), Petrea Burchard (Chair of CA Delegation), Will MacMillan (David Adams), Richard Hilton (Convention Secretary)

The Democratic convention begins and Santos, Russell and Hoyes continue to hunt for votes. The convention will nominate a candidate, but not before the candidates' scheming catches the attention of the nation. Meanwhile, Bartlet has to decide whether or not to launch a rescue mission to save the astronauts trapped in the space shuttle.



133 :07x01 - The Ticket

First aired: Sep/25/2005
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Evan Arnold (Ned), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Phil Trask, Jr. (Reporter #3 (Kevin)), Paul Keeley (Agent Ellis Taylor), Barbara Lee Bragg (Reporter #1 (Christine)), Burt Bulos (Reporter #2), Mindy Seeger (Chris)

Political commentators begin to criticize Santos' choice of running mate, but Josh remains sure of Leo as his running mate. The investigation into the leak continues and White House Council Babbish interviews C.J. about the investigation. Meanwhile, Donna approaches Josh for a job.



134 :07x02 - The Mommy Problem

First aired: Oct/02/2005
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Evan Arnold (Ned), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Vivianne Collins (Pebble Beach Reporter), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Rebecca Avery (Reporter #1), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ron Ostrow (John), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Michael McCafferty (Consultant #2), John Bobek (Bill), Liann Pattison (Consultant #1), William Charlton (Consultant #3), Broocks Willich (Naval Base Reporter), David Brownstein (Reporter #3), Ken Meseroll (Pundit #1)

When the Grand Jury convenes on the military leak investigation, Santos and Vinick are left to deal with the fallout. Vinick deftly handles the issue, but Santos, bound by party loyalty, is forced to take the same stance as the Bartlet administration.



135 :07x03 - Message Of The Week

First aired: Oct/09/2005
Writer: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Peter MacKenzie (George Rohr), Tom Everett (Charles Frost), Brett Cullen (Ray Sullivan), Chris Matthews (Himself), Julian Acosta (Leon Montero), William Russ (Dan), Annie Morgan (Anne), Michael Earl Reid (Harley Parker), Ken Michelman (Ted Zukosko), Alicia Lee (Senate Reporter), Gavin Glennon (Secret Service Agent), Becky Meister (TV Reporter), Sumalee Montano (Vinick Reporter #1), Timothy Davis-Reed (Vinick Reporter #2), Ben Siegler (Vinick Reporter #3), Colette O'Connell (Ellen), Kris Murphy (Katie), Phil Trask, Jr. (Kevin)

Weeks into the campaign, Vinick decides to begin targeting immigration - an issue that Santos hasn't yet addressed. Santos pulls a stunt which leads to higher approval ratings and throws off the Vinick campaign. Meanwhile, Vinick has a meeting with Charles Frost.



136 :07x04 - Mr. Frost

First aired: Oct/16/2005
Writer: Alex Graves
Director: Andrew Bernstein
Guest star: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Abigail Kintanar (Matthew Santos Supporter), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Evan Arnold (Ned), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Tom Everett (Charles Frost), John Aylward (Barry Goodwin), Mitch Pileggi (Senator Dresden), David Q. Combs (Clifford Reynolds), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), James Schendel (Father), Kristin Lindquist (Anchor), David Brownstein (Reporter #2), Melanie Chapman (Teacher), Trev Broudy (Local Reporter)

C.J. has to deal with issues by herself when most of the White House staff is subpoenaed to testify in the leak investigation. A Palestinian leader is assassinated and Bartlet, despite major security issues, decides to attend the funeral. Meanwhile, C.J. is given intelligence information, and the public response to Santos' answer to an intelligent design question bothers Josh, though the rest of the staff is unaffected.



137 :07x05 - Here Today

First aired: Oct/23/2005
Writer: Peter Noah
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Evan Arnold (Ned), Ben Weber (Ellie's Husband), Ryan Cutrona (George Sliger), Benjamin Brown (Mike), Lee Garlington (Alana Waterman), Tom Everett (Charles Frost), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Bradley James (Donnie), Lyndsey Gayer (Staffer), Richard Alan Brown (Zeke)

As the White House copes with the knowledge of the leak, Babish's questioning leads Toby to call his lawyer. Josh, with the persuasion of Lou, decides that the Santos' campaign must clean house, and is forced to make hard decisions about who out of the young, inexperienced staff should go. Meanwhile, Bartlet and Abbey meet Ellie's fiancée, and Kate confronts Frost about his ambush on C.J.



138 :07x06 - The Al Smith Dinner

First aired: Oct/30/2005
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Lisa Darr (Becca), Dean Norris (Steve Hodder), Charles Noland (Reporter #2 (Steve)), Kristin Lindquist (Anchor), Caroline Duncan (Repoter #3), Alex Manette (Reporter #1)

An attack ad on Santos sponsored by a pro-life organization puts both campaigns in a bind when the focus turns to the candidates' stance on abortion. Donna joins the Santos campaign team, but is hired by Lou, not Josh. Meanwhile, Will takes over Toby's old job and is forced to face the press buzz surrounding the leak investigation.



139 :07x07 - The Debate

First aired: Nov/06/2005
Writer: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Forrest Sawyer (Himself - Moderator), Ellen DeGeneres (Herself - Host)

Santos and Vinick go head-to-head in a live, primetime debate. Two versions, one for the East coast and one for the West coast aired, moderated by Forrest Sawyer and hosted by Ellen Degeneres.



140 :07x08 - Undecideds

First aired: Dec/04/2005
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ben Weber (Vic Faison), Cress Williams (Lester), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Shelley Robertson (Brenda Burke), Lou Beatty, Jr. (Wilson Burke), John Littlefield (Agent), Duane R. Shepard, Sr. (Pastor)

After the boost from the debate, Santos runs into trouble when he visits a Los Angeles community where a young African-American boy was shot and killed by a Latino police officer. Meanwhile, Ellie continues to plan her wedding, and C.J. deals with a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.



141 :07x09 - The Wedding

First aired: Dec/11/2005
Writer: Josh Singer
Director: Max Mayer
Guest star: Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Richard Jenik (Congressman Cooper), John Aylward (Barry Goodwin), Ben Weber (Vic Faison), Robert Foxworth (Senator George Montgomery), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Jan Devereaux (Shirley), Ron Ostrow (John), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Dougald Park (Stan Mitchell), Yvans Jourdain (Bermudian Ambassador), Linden Goh (Translator)

On the day of Ellie's wedding, Bartlet must try to help an escalating situation between China and Russia regarding oil all while preparing for his daughter wedding at the White House. Meanwhile, as Election day approaches, the Santos campaign begins to question Josh's leadership, threatening his job.



142 :07x10 - Running Mates

First aired: Jan/08/2006
Writer: Peter Noah
Director: Paul McCrane
Guest star: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Brett Cullen ( Ray Sullivan), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), David Barrera (Jorge Santos), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Elizabeth Penn Payne (Pundit #1), Ashlyn Sanchez (Miranda Santos), Amad Jackson (Agent), Charles Noland (Steve), Caroline Duncan (Jane), David A. Kimball (Moderator), Joshua Cabrera (Peter Santos)

As the staff prepares for Leo's Vice-Presidential debate, they must deal with Internet criticism that Leo is weak and unfocused. Meanwhile, when Santos stops by his home while on the campaign trail, he and Helen must learn to cope with the new security surrounding their home as well as problems that Jorge Santos, Matt's brother, may cause them.



143 :07x11 - Internal Displacement

First aired: Jan/15/2006
Writer: Bradley Whitford
Director: Andrew Bernstein
Guest star: Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), George Cheung (Ambassador Ling-Po), Tim Guinee (Steve Laussen), Ronald Guttman (Franz), François Giroday (Jaques Ornand), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Stacy Hogue (Waitress)

C.J., while in the middle of the China-Russia crisis, must deal with embarrassing information about a Bartlet all while monitoring the conditions in the Sudan. Meanwhile, Josh goes to Will for help with the campaign, and C.J. and Danny go to dinner together.



144 :07x12 - Duck And Cover

First aired: Jan/22/2006
Writer: Eli Attie
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), J.K. Simmons (Harry Ravitch), Michael Chieffo (Hayes), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Adam Shulman (Youth Voter #1), Vanessa Lee Chester (Youth Voter #2 (Karen)), Matt Corboy (Asst. HHS Sect. Blieden), Peggy Dunne (D.O.E. Spokeswoman), Emil Beheshti (Reporter #1), Paul Rae (Reporter #2 (Walter)), Caroline Duncan (Reporter #3 (Jane)), Joyce Guy (Santos Reporter #1), Sumalee Montano (Vinick Reporter #1), Penny Griego (Anchor #1), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, Anchor #2), John Hemphill (EPA Spokesman)

With the possibility of a nuclear reactor exploding in California, the presidential hopefuls struggle try to come up with a strategy to deal with the impending disaster while President Bartlet faces the problem as well. Meanwhile, Kate keeps close watch on Russia and China fighting over Kazakhstan.



145 :07x13 - The Cold

First aired: Mar/12/2006
Director: Alex Graves
Guest star: Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Karis Campbell (Ronna), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ramon De Ocampo ( Otto), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Dean Norris (Steve Hodder), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Brett Cullen (Ray Sullivan), Annie Morgan (Anne), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), John L. Curtis (Vinick Aide)

The candidates are surprised at their poll ratings after a close call at the San Andreo nuclear plant. Meanwhile, Bartlet debates whether or not to send U.S. troops to Central Asia to keep the peace between China and Russia in their continuing battle over Kazakhstan.



146 :07x14 - Two Weeks Out

First aired: Mar/19/2006
Writer: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
Director: Laura Innes
Guest star: Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Lily Rains (Santos Aide #1), Michael Spound (Doctor), Anna Maganini (TV Anchor), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Annie Morgan (Anne), Colette O'Connell (Ellen), Ken Michelman (Ted Zukosko), Danny Pudi (Santos Aide #2), Leith M. Burke (Agent (as Leith Burke)), Sunil Malhotra (Vinick Aide), Matthew J. Willig (Famous Athlete)

As election day nears, the candidates begin to feel the strain of the campaign trail. Despite the lack of sleep and physical ailments, the candidates are forced to make difficult campaign choices. Things take an unexpected turn when Vinick finds an opportunity to hurt the Santos campaign.



147 :07x15 - Welcome to Wherever You Are

First aired: Mar/26/2006
Writer: Josh Singer
Director: Matia Karrell
Guest star: Jon Bon Jovi (Himself), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Lee Garlington (Alana Waterman), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), David Ramsey (Teddy Wallace), John Aylward ( Barry Goodwin), Matt Letscher (Peter Blake), Glenda Morgan Brown (Woman), Ashlyn Sanchez (Miranda Santos), Francesca Ferrara (Local Reporter #1), Daphna Cardinale (Reporter #2), Eric Christie (Reporter #3), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Loren Lester (Jarin), Dylan Naber (Huck), Alexis Cardenas (Molly), Kylie Cardenas (Molly), Joshua Cabrera (Peter Santos)

Toby is pressured to reveal the source of the shuttle leak; as election day nears, Santos pushes himself to his limit while on the campaign trial.



148 :07x16 - Election Day, Part 1

First aired: Apr/02/2006
Writer: Lauren Schmidt
Director: Mimi Leder
Guest star: Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Foo Fighters (Themselves), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Cress Williams (Lester), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), David Ramsey (Teddy Wallace), Jonathan Runyon (Drew), Annie Morgan (Anne), Rebecca Marshall (Carrie Marino), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Paul Moyer (Anchor #2), Paul Keeley (Agent Ellis Taylor)

During the night before Election Day, C.J. is faced with choosing between job offers, Josh stresses over the returns, and Annabeth makes a shocking discovery.



149 :07x17 - Election Day, Part 2

First aired: Apr/09/2006
Writer: John Wells, Eli Attie
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Foo Fighters (Themselves), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), David Grohl (Himself), Stephen Root ( Bob Mayer), John Aylward (Barry Goodwin), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Shawn Michael Patrick (Gene), Michael Bofshever (Kagan), Mike Kersey (Bruce), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Penny Griego (Anchor #2), Paul Moyer (Anchor #3)

As the polls close and results begin to trickle in, tensions, as well as emotions, fly. Santos and Josh deal with the loss of the Vice Presidential Candidate, and Vinick argues with his campaign team. Meanwhile, the First Lady and Liz Bartlet-Westin eagerly await the results of Doug's campaign for Congress.



150 :07x18 - Requiem

First aired: Apr/16/2006
Writer: John Wells, Eli Attie, Debora Cahn
Director: Steve Shill
Guest star: Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Karis Campbell (Ronna), John Aylward ( Barry Goodwin), Chris Ellis (Congressman Tim Fields), John Getz (Congressman Selner), Ken Lerner (Congressman Jim Marino), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mitchell Edmonds (Bishop Campbell), Pete Postiglione (Secret Service Agent)

In the wake of Leo's death, the current staff, as well as staff members from the past, join President Bartlet at Leo's funeral. Meanwhile, Santos must deal with the loss of his running mate.



151 :07x19 - Transition

First aired: Apr/23/2006
Writer: Peter Noah
Director: Nelson McCormick
Guest star: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Rob Lowe (Sam Seaborn), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Karis Campbell ( Ronna), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Ashlyn Sanchez (Miranda Santos), Jerry Kernion (Driver), Greg Callahan (Man (on airplane)), Chandler Hill (Attorney #1), Corie Vickers (Attorney #2), Ken Weiler (Bowman)

The White House is shocked when the President-Elect calls the President of China, taking a different position on foreign policy than that of President Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh debates who to choose as deputy Chief of Staff.



152 :07x20 - The Last Hurrah

First aired: Apr/30/2006
Writer: Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.
Director: Tim Matheson
Guest star: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), John Aylward ( Barry Goodwin), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), David Clennon (Jim), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Marlene Forte (Linda), Bonita Friedericy (Gail Addison), Adrian Sparks (Dr. Wexler), Ashlyn Sanchez (Miranda Santos), Joshua Cabrera (Peter Santos), Annie Morgan (Anne), Paul Keeley (Agent Ellis Taylor), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Van Epperson (Curtis Schaefer), Alexandra Ryan (Receptionist), Parvesh Cheena (Barista), Maria Broom (Cathy Holland)

While Santos debates who to choose as his Vice President, Helen has to deal with her new duties as First Lady and new issues the First Family are facing. Meanwhile, Vinick has to figure out what to do now that the election is over.



153 :07x21 - Institutional Memory

First aired: May/07/2006
Writer: Debora Cahn
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Guest star: Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Vince Grant (Gil Silverly), Scott Klace (DCCC), Matt Malloy (Herb), David Hornsby (Fred), Xander Berkeley (Franklin "Frank" Hollis), Alexandra Ryan (Receptionist)

With Santos' inauguration nearing and the Bartlet administration preparing to leave the White House, C.J., as well as the other staff members, has to decide what to do with her future. Meanwhile, Andy asks Bartlet to pardon Toby so he won't be faced with jail time, and C.J. and Danny talk about their relationship.



154 :07x22 - Tomorrow

First aired: May/14/2006
Writer: John Wells
Director: Christopher Misiano
Guest star: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Keb' Mo' (Himself), Rob Lowe (Sam Seaborn), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), John Getz (Congressman Selner), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Charles Noland (Steve), Jerry Cerwonka (Cardinal Doherty), Ann Ryerson (Chief Justice), Marco Antonio Martinez (Agent Darryl), John Balma (Cartwright), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kia Glover (Steward), Van Epperson (Curtis Schaefer), Catherine Aselford (Bonnie Kilmer), Chris Bloch (Man), Aaron Sorkin (An Extra)

As the Bartlet administration prepares to make their exit, the staff pauses to look back on their past 8 years working in the West Wing. Meanwhile, the incoming Santos administration nervously awaits the inauguration, and then Santos' staff take their new positions and offices in the White House.