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

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), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Merrin Dungey (Daisy Reese), John Bedford Lloyd (Lloyd Russell), Tim Matheson (Vice President John Hoynes), Lisa Edelstein (Laurie), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Chuti Tiu (Woman #2), Andy Umberger (Stevie), Steven M. Gagnon (Officer #1), Victor Love (Mike), Bradley James (Donnie), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Eric Fleeks (Officer #2), William Duffy (Larry), J. August Richards (Billy), Tammy Tavares (Woman #1), Robyn Pedretti (Candy), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Chris Hendrie (Businessman), Rose Rollins (Suzanne), Mary Kay Wulf (Janet), Paul Doherty (Aide #1), Peter James Smith (Ed), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Gilles Savard (Larouche), Brad Van Grack (Pedestrian), 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), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Victor Love (Mike), Kathryn Joosten ( Delores Landingham), George McDaniel (Officer #2), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Mindy Seeger (Chris), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Christopher Kriesa (Officer #3), Hunter Von Leer (Officer #4), Andrew Shaifer (Reporter #4), Chad McKnight (Staffer #2), Rose Rollins (Suzanne), Marvin Krueger (Officer #1), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Kim Webster (Ginger), 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), Jay Underwood (Christopher Wick), Michael McGuire (Cal Tillinghouse), Sara Botsford (Jenny McGarry), Thom Barry (Mark Richardson), Mark Blum (Rep. Katzenmoyer), Jillian Armenante (Leela), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Sheila Frazier (Newscaster #2), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Victor Love (Reporter (Mike)), Bradley James (Donnie Secret Service Agent #1), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Mongo Brownlee (Secret Service Agent #2), Ivan Allen (Newscaster #3 (Roger Salier)), Jackie Mari Roberts (Janeane), Julia Pearlstein (Volunteer), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Penny Griego (Newscaster #1), Mia Tate (Cocktail Waitress), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Nick Offerman (Jerry), David Fabrizio (Jonathan Lacey), Sam Lloyd (Bob Engler), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Guy Boyd (Stanley Maxwell), Nicholas Cascone (Loomis), Rachel Singer (Marge), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Michele Marsh (Economist), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Juwan Howard (Mr. "Rodney Grant" Collins), 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: Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Al Fann (Joe Willis), Kenneth Tigar (Congressman Gladman), Charley Lang (Matt Skinner), Allison Smith ( Mallory O'Brien), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss ( Zoey Bartlet), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Justin Urich (Frat Boy #2), Bradley James (Secret Service Agent #1 (Donnie)), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Juan A. Riojas (Secret Service Agent #3), Greg Wrangler (Secret Service Agent #2), Blake Shields (Frat Boy #1), Gathering Marbet (Waitress), 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), Sal Landi (Chafey), Dennis Cockrum (Captain), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), John Kapelos (Seymour Little), William Lucking (Bobby Russo), Lisa Edelstein (Laurie), David Rasche (Carl Everett), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Jeff Williams (Harold Lewis), Peter Kors (Rahmadi Sumahidjo Bambang), Jacqueline Torres (Sondra), Bradley James (Secret Service Agent (Donnie)), Nelson Mashita (Minaldi), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan, Reporter), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Colin K. Gray (Bruce, Reporter), Rod Porter (Photographer (Harry)), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Tyler Bowe (Gomez), 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), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kathryn Joosten ( Delores Landingham), Robyn Pedretti (Candy), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Colin K. Gray (Bruce, Reporter), Seth Walker (Tony), Shirley Y. Scott (Mildred, Court Stenographer), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi)

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

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

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

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), Austin Tichenor (Raymond Burns), Madison Mason (Admiral Hackett), Harry Groener (Roger Tribbey), David Spielberg (Congressman), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Ronne Troup (Pratt), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, Newscaster), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Christopher Kriesa (Mitch (as Chris Kriesa)), Marvin Krueger (Officer #1), Roger Ontiveros (Sidney, Officer #3), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

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

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), Felton Perry (Jerry), David Proval (Rabbi Glassman), Herb Mitchell (Public Defender), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Karl Malden (Tom Cavanaugh), Noah Emmerich (Bobby Zane), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Richard Gross (Bailiff), Carmela Rioseco (Sophia Cruz), Ellen Sugarman (Cantor), Joe Cosgrove (Peter Hayes), 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), Vaughn Armstrong (Sgt. McNamara), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), CCH Pounder (Debbie O'Leary), Robert David Hall (David Nessler), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Jacqueline Torres (Sondra, Reporter #1), Victor Love (Mike), Jason C. Morgan (Peter), Diana Morgan (Jesse, Reporter #3), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter #2), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Bob Thompson (Billy, Steward), Kris Murphy (Reporter, Katie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), 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: Jay Leno (Himself), Bob Balaban (Ted Marcus), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), David Hasselhoff (Himself), Veronica Webb (Herself), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), John de Lancie (Al Kiefer), Jorja Fox (Gina Toscano), Chris Hogan (Mark Miller), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Bart Braverman (Shapiro), Robert Pine (Greer), Bill Bolender (Man #1), William Duffy (Larry (as Bill Duffy)), Juan A. Riojas (Secret Service Agent), Christopher Shea (Man #2), Franklin Dennis Jones (Man #3), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Peter James Smith (Ed), Mary Kathleen Gordon (Woman), Giovanni Sirchia (Carmine)

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

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), Suzy Nakamura (Kathy), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Jorja Fox (Gina Toscano), Lindsay Sloane (Stacy), Janel Moloney ( Donna Moss), Elisabeth Moss ( Zoey Bartlet), Christopher Wynne (Edgar Drumm), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Todd Sandler (Secret Service Agent #2), Kenneth Choi (Secret Service Agent #1 Mike), Heather Dawn (College Student #1), Kimiko Gelman (Secret Service Agent Kelly), Erin LeShawn Wiley (College Student #2), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), 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), Ted Marcoux (Major Tate), Aaron Lustig (Jerry Graham), Richard Penn (Blakely), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), James DuMont (Major Thompson), David Brisbin (Ken), Andy Buckley (Mike Satchel), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Paul Provenza (Steve Onorato), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Charles Noland ( Steve), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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

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

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

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

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

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), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Rebecca Creskoff (Sarah Jordan), Alfonso Freeman (Andrew Mackintosh), James Denton (Tom Jordan (as Jamie Denton)), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Jesse Corti (Dave Stewart), Franc Ross (Sonny Saunders), William Duffy (Larry), Alan McRae (Gary With A "G"), Myles Kilpatrick (Jeffrey Mackintosh (as Myles Killpatrick)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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), Ted McGinley (Mark Gottfried), Tom Gallop (Bruce), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Zakes Mokae (President "Ned" Nimbala), Len Cariou (Alan Damson, Pharmaceutical Company Leader), Sam Jaeger (Bill Kelley), Lorenzo Callender (George), Jerry Sroka (Reporter #1), Charles Noland (Steve), Bill Stevenson (Jaworski), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Tom Hall (Officer), Kris Murphy (Katie), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Tracy McCubbin (Lilly), Molly Schaffer (Aide), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Sean Patrick Murphy (Floor Manager)

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), Daniel Roebuck (Lt. Buckley), Steven Flynn (Mark Brookline), Paul Perri (Steve Joyce), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Tom Bower (Ed Barrie), Bradley James (Donnie), Jack Shearer (Engineer), Karen Lockhart (OEOB Staffer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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), Eugene Lazarev (Vasily Konanov), Tegan West (Peter), Mike Starr (Tony Marino), Wayne Wilderson (Senator's Aide #3), David Kaufman (Bob Fowler), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Brian Stepanek (Senator's Aide #2), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Richard Tanner (Joe Fox), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Charles Noland (Steve), Sima Kostov (Russian Woman), Amy Turner (Waitress), Kris Murphy (Katie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

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

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

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: Charlotte Cornwell (Russian Ambassador Nadia Kozlowski), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Troy Ruptash (Scott Tate), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), John Carroll Lynch (Jack Reese), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Colm Feore (Tad Whitney), Matthew Dickens (Benny, Man #3), Nigel Gibbs (Aide #2), Nina Hodoruk (Military Aide), Duffy Epstein (Aide #1), Tom Hall (Officer Mike), John Leslie Wolfe (Man #2), Molly Schaffer (Staffer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Adam Arkin (Stanley Keyworth), Yo-Yo Ma (Himself), Paxton Whitehead (Bernard Thatch), Carlos Cervantes (Bobby), Daniel Von Bargen (Air Force General Ken Shannon), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Timothy Davis-Reed (Reporter Mark), Eric Payne (Secret Service Agent (as Eric A. Payne)), Robert Noble (Valet), Greg Wrangler (Secret Service Agent), Michael Crider (David Housman), Purva Bedi (Kaytha Trask), Kris Murphy (Katie), Jana Lee Hamblin (Reporter Bobbi), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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), Marc Goldsmith (Staff Aide #1), William Duffy (Staffer Larry), Charles Noland (Steve), Ivan Allen (Newscaster Roger Salier), Bruce Winant (Henry Hanson), Rhonda Overby (Reporter), Tom McCarthy (Senator Randall Thomas), Tim Williams (Craig, Reporter), Patrick Falls (Billy, Steward), Dude Walker (Simon), Peter James Smith (Staffer Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Lesley D. Van Arsdall (Reporter)

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

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), Tony Plana (Mickey Troop), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Richard Riehle (Jack Sloan), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Ted McGinley (Mark Gottfried), Corbin Bernsen (Congressman Henry Shallick), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Barbara Eve Harris (Gretchen Tyler), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Susan Krebs (Gail Schumer), Kelly McNair (Pollster #1), Bradley James (Donnie, Secret Service Agent), Larry Carroll (Newscaster #2), William Duffy (Staffer Larry), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan Reporter #2), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Jon Hershfield (Pollster #2), Michael Francis Clarke (Congressman David Satch), Marvin Krueger (Officer #2), Keith Mills (Mr. Edgar Finney), Thomas Spencer (Military Aide), Peter James Smith (Staffer Ed), Molly Schaffer (Staffer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Sean Patrick Murphy (Floor Manager), 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), Tony Plana (Mickey Troop), Ed Begley, Jr. (Senator Seth Gillette), Adam Alexi-Malle (Translator), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Richard Riehle (Jack Sloan), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Ted McGinley (Mark Gottfried), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Sean Patrick Murphy (Floor Manager), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Lee Warren Jones (Aide), J. Michael Flynn (Officer), Marvin Krueger (Officer #2), Patrick Falls (Billy), Thomas Spencer (Jeff, Military Aide), Emiko Parise (Carrie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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

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), Brent Hinkley (Donald Huke), Jordan Baker (Cynthia Sayles), Christopher Neiman (OMB Staffer), John Billingsley (John Fallow), Jolie Jenkins (Stephanie Gault), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Richard Stay (Terry Webber), Shirley Jordan (FBI Receptionist), William Duffy (Larry), Shana O'Neil (Protester #1), John Strand (Cop), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kim Webster (Ginger), 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), Cara DeLizia (Winifred Hooper), George Coe (Senator Howard Stackhouse), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Harrison Young (Senator Tom Grissom), Shishir Kurup (Zach), William Duffy (Larry), Andy Milder (Mark, V. P. Assistant), Pete Leal (Steward), Charles Noland (Steve), Ron Harper (Chairman), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Jessica Pennington (Sally), Robyn Pedretti (Candy, V. P. Aide #1), Larry Stahoviak (Staffer #1), Lisa Croisette (Staffer #2), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), David O. Katz (Staffer #3 (as David Katz)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi, Reporter #2), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Dilva Henry (News Anchor), Darren Foreman (V.P. Aide #2)

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

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), Spencer Garrett (Richard Will), Douglas Roberts (Henry, Congressional Aide #1), Rosalind Chao (Jane Gentry), Lee Wilkof (Martin Connelly), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Lucia Vincent (Helen, Congressional Aide #3), Ariel Felix (Bobby), Barry Livingston (Speechwriter #2), William Duffy (Larry), Shannon Nelson (Staffer #2), Emiko Parise (Carrie, Abbey's Aide #1), Lenore Foster (Staffer), Jossie Thacker (Staffer (as Jossie Harris Thacker)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Debbie Ann Thomas (Speechwriter), Julie A. Koehnen (Abbey's Aide #2), Jon Wolfe Nelson (Dale Bracket), Katie Rimmer (Waitress)

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), Richard McGonagle (Senator Warren), John Rubinstein (Andy Ritter), Peter Michael Goetz (Paul Hackett), Victor McCay (Jake Dandridge), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), Robert Walden (Senator Rossiter), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Bradley James (Donnie, Secret Service Agent), Eric Payne (Agent At Door (as Eric A. Payne)), Ana Mercedes (Sally), Wendy Haines (Abbey's Secret Service Agent), Charles Noland (Steve), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Roger Ontiveros (Sidney), Thomas Spencer (Jeff, Officer #1), Kris Murphy (Katie Witt), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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), Bill Gratton (Advisor #1), Don McManus (Greg Summerhays), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Kirsten Nelson (Young Dolores Landingham), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley (as Gregalan Williams)), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Jason Widener (Young Jed Bartlet), John Bennett Perry (Bill Wakefield), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Fred Ornstein (Congressman Harry Wade), Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. (Dr. Bartlet), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Christopher Murray (Tony Phillips), Patrick T. O'Brien (Hanson), Jane Lynch (Lucy, Reporter In Briefing Room), William Duffy (Larry), E.E. Bell (Advisor #2), Angelo Tiffe (Greenway), Charles Noland (Steve, Reporter), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, News Anchor), Shelley Malil (Renfro), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Doris McMillon (Sandy), Robert A. Becker (Minister Monohan), Trevor Eddy (Young Bartlet's Friend), 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: Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Jonathan Nichols (Agent Cleary), Jeanette Brox (Student), Ajay Naidu (Raqim Ali), Willie Gault (Agent #2), Marcus Toji (Boy #3), Cyd Strittmatter (Joan), Frantz Turner (Agent Greg), Dan Horton (Agent #1), Mongo Brownlee (Secret Service Agent), Josh Zuckerman (Boy #1), Arjay Smith (Boy #4), William J. Jones (FBI Agent), Susie Geiser (Marjorie Mann), Chastity Dotson (Girl #2), Ben Donovan (Boy #2), Kristine Woo (Girl #1)

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: Henry Kissinger (Himself), Dee Dee Myers (Herself), Jimmy Carter (Himself), Paul Begala (Himself), Karl Rove (Himself), Bill Clinton (Himself), Gerald Ford (Himself), Peggy Noonan (Herself), Gene Sperling (Himself), Betty Currie (Herself), Ken Duberstein (Himself), Marlin Fitzwater (Himself), Davis Gergen (Himself), Leon Panetta (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), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Evan Handler (Doug Wegland), Dennis Cockrum (Officer), Earl Boen (Paulson), Jim Beaver (Carl), Victor McCay (Peter), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Connie Britton (Connie Tate), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Lois Foraker (Lois), Jacqueline Torres (Sondra), Dayna Devon (Air Force One Reporter #1), William Duffy (Larry), Jill Remez (Reporter #4), Charles Noland (Steve), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), J.P. Stevenson (Jonathan), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Mark Henderson (Driver), John Emmanuel (Agent), Kris Murphy (Katie), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kim Webster (Ginger), Doris McMillon (Newscaster), Kirk Kinder (One Star General)

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), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Connie Britton (Connie Tate), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), William Duffy (Larry), Kris Arnold (Staffer), John Emmanuel (Agent), 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), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Evan Handler (Doug Wegland), Miguel Sandoval (Victor Campos), Edmund L. Shaff (Bill Horton), Nicholas Pryor (Clement Rollins), Thom Barry (Mark Richardson), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Connie Britton (Connie Tate), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Andrea C. Robinson (Barbara), Charles Noland (Steve), Nadia Axakowsky (Reporter), Felix Solis (Hammaker), Tom McCarthy (Senator Randall Thomas), Max Chalawsky (Kinnis), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Lewis Grenville (Reporter), Stephanie Cantu (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: H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Mary Mara (Sherri Wexler), Kevin Tighe (Jack Buckland), Ana Mercedes (Sally), Cliff DeYoung (Rep. Kimball), Scott Michael Campbell (Donald Dolan), John F. O'Donohue (Mr. Koveleski), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Rick Cramer (Officer), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Steven J. Levy (Jonathan), William Duffy (Larry), Richard Saxton (Alan), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Tom), Elizabeth Taheri (Pam Wachtel), Kris Murphy (Katie), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Jeff Mooring (Phil)

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

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

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), Shashawnee Hall (Russell Angler), Jenny Gago (Bernice Collette), Georgina Lightning (Maggie Morningstar-Charles), Armando Pucci (Alberto Fedrigotti), Gary Farmer (Jack Lone Feather), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Dave Hager (Mark Faragut), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Patrick O'Connell (Officer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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

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), Mark Hutter (Rep. Erickson (R)), Randy Thompson (CEO Donor), Carlos Jacott (Allen), Dennis Haskins (CEO), Steven Gilborn (Paul Dearborn), Doug Ballard (Ed Pratt), James Handy (Joseph Bruno), Kathryn Joosten (Delores Landingham), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), Todd Waring (Rep. Rathburn), Ellis E. Williams (Algiss Skyler), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ashley L. Clark (Alan), Greta Sesheta (Congresswoman), David St. James (Darren Gibson), Joe O'Connor (Rep. Calhoun), Judy Kain (Event Planner), 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), Kinga Philipps (Waitress), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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

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), Thomas Knickerbocker (Civilian (as Tom Knickerbocker)), Ted Garcia (TV Reporter), Elizabeth Liang (Staffer), Tom Porter (Officer), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Basil Wallace (McKonnen Loboko), Paul Fitzgerald (Casey Reed), Nancy Cassaro (Janet Price), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Alanna Ubach (Celia Walton), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy (Katie), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), James Keane (Registrar of Voters), James Hong (David), Gregory Alan Williams (Robbie Mosley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Anna Deavere Smith ( Nancy McNally), Rick Cramer (Officer), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Teddy Lane, Jr. (Agent), Dan Sachoff (Reporter), William Duffy (Larry), J.P. Hubbell (Agent), Charles Noland (Steve), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Matthew Yang King (Staffer), Kris Murphy (Katie), Jack Choy (Civilian), Lionel D. Carson (Tommy), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Hector Elizondo (Dr. Dalton Millgate), Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), 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: Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Laura Dern (Tabatha Fortis), Yolanda Lloyd Delgado (Terry), James Eckhouse (Bud Wachtel), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Beth Littleford (Leslie), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Christopher Michael (Floor Manager), David Gautreaux (Stuart), Diana Morgan (Jesse), Tim Haldeman (Barnett), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Kris Murphy (Katie), Jennifer Marley (Student), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Jana Lee Hamblin (Bobbi), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Jeff Mooring (Phil)

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), Felton Perry (Friend of Bill W. #3), David Dunard (Friend of Bill W. #1), Randy Oglesby (Friend of Bill W. #2), Jim Jansen (Bill Fisher), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), William Duffy (Larry), Tim Van Pelt (Harry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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: Mark Harmon (Simon Donovan), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Ian McShane (Nikolai Ivanovich), Gregory Itzin (State Department Representative), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Peter Scolari (Jake Kimball), Svetlana Efremova (Ludmilla Koss), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Bill Cobbs (Alan Tatum), Renee Estevez (Nancy), George Tasudis (George Kowzlowski), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Valarie Pettiford (Janice), Damien Leake (Dr. Tatum), Elizabeth Liang (Staffer), Kris Murphy (Katie), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Jeff Mooring (Phil), 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), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Patrick Breen (Kevin Kahn), Michael Holden (Network News Director), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Gerry Becker (Network News Director), Leon Russom (Network News Director), Evan Rachel Wood (Hogan Cregg), Ned Schmidtke (Admiral), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Steve Tom (General), Maggie Baird (Carney), William J. Jones (Jamie Dawson), Richard Saxton (Alan), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Civilian), Penny Griego (TV Reporter), David O. Katz (Assistant), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ivy Jones (Martha), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kate Palmer (Assistant), David Burtka (Bruce)

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), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Kurt Fuller (Advisor), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), William Thomas, Jr. (David), Bob Morrisey (Harry Conroy), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), Juan Garcia (Rick Pintero), Christopher Curry (Col. Lee), Annika Peterson (Jane), Nicki Micheaux (Muriel), William Duffy (Larry), Kevin Brief (Democrat), Harry S. Murphy (Witness), Roz Witt (Democrat), Kim Brockington (Agent Thayer), Peter James Smith (Ed), S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Kim Webster (Ginger), Horward Lockie (Democrat)

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

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

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

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: Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Larry Cox (Aide), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chrysler), William Duffy (Larry), John P. Connolly (Matt Kelley), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Alex Paez (David), Charles Noland (Steve), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Kris Murphy (Katie), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Peter James Smith (Ed), Mary Kathleen Gordon (Woman), Pamela Shaddock (Jan), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), 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: John Cothran, Jr. (Civilian Advisor), Richard Green (Jerry), Noel Conlon (Jason Weaver), Larry Brandenburg (Michael Jackson), Malachi Throne (Ben Yosef), Andrew McFarlane (Anthony), Deborah May (Janet), George Coe (Howard Stackhouse), Robin Bartlett (Susan Thomas), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Civilian), Joe Marinelli (Morris), Lynn Tufeld (Grace), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Joe Cosgrove (Peter Hayes), Kris Murphy (Katie), Helen Duffy (Sen. White), Becky Meister (Sally), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Kim Webster (Ginger), Brandon Noll (Staffer), Hilary Angelo (Emily)

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

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

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: Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Leesa Severyn (Michelle), Kris Iyer (Andrea's Doctor), Don Dowe (Technician), Kathleen York ( Rep. Andy Wyatt), Christian Slater (Jack Reese), Howard Mann (Senior Citizen), Ron Ostrow (John), William Duffy (Larry), Lynette Romero (Anaheim Anchor), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Andrew McFarlane (Anthony), Ron Morehouse (Bow Tie), Charles Noland (Steve), Kaarina Aufranc (Ten Dollars), Richard Saxton (Anahiem Anchor), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Kris Murphy (Katie), Penny Griego (Anchor), Danica McKellar ( Elsie Snuffin), Peter James Smith (Ed), Megan Cavanagh (Voting Shortcut), Omar Benson Miller (Orlando Kettles), Melissa Fitzgerald ( Carol Fitzpatrick), Maria Lozom Hanson (Passerby), Ashleigh Olden (Aide), Derek Thompson (Man), Kim Webster (Ginger), Christopher Schauble (Anchor), Mindy Thomas (Anchor), 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: Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Tobin Bell (Colonel Whitcomb), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Christian Slater (Jack Reese), Nick Jameson (Martin), William Duffy (Larry), Victor Raider-Wexler (Bernie), Joanna Gleason (Jordon Elaine Kendall), Christopher May (Tom), Symba Smith (Annette), Gina Hecht (Julie), Wendy Braun (Gail Mackee), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Tim Silva (George), Rae Ritke (Ashley), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Ron Silver ( Bruno Gianelli), Peter James Smith (Ed), Marc Lynn (Whitaker), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Kim Webster (Ginger), 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), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Faran Tahir (Manny), Bernard White (Ehsan Mohebi), Lucinda Jenney (Karen Kroft), Paul Vincent O'Connor (Laney), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Joel Anderson (Clark), Jennifer Parsons (Aide), Wolf Muser (Chris Von Rutte), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Geoff Pierson (Sen. Tripplehorn), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Leigh Curran (NASA Aide), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Dennis Neal (Springer), Emiko Parise (Aide), Michael Raysses (Ted Willard), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Anita Dashiell (Reporter), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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

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

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

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: Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Terry Beaver (Lee Voight), Verna Bloom (Molly Lapham), Donald Moffat (Talmidge Cregg), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Betsy Aidem (Libby Lapham), Matthew Modine (Marco Arlens), Kris Murphy (Katie), Elijah Roberts (Harry), Randy Brooks ( Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), 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: Devika Parikh (Bonnie), John Cothran, Jr. (Civilian Advisor), Faran Tahir (Civilian Advisor), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Joel Anderson (Clark), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Victor McCay (Peter), Paul Kent (Cardinal Patrick), Gibby Brand (Adam Kent), William Duffy (Larry), Mark Chaet (Imam), Dan Gerrity (Director #3), Granville Van Dusen (Bryce Lilly), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Director #2), Dan Ziskie (O'Donnell), Geoffrey C. Ewing (Beckwith), Nicole Lyn (Intern), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Abdoulaye N'Gom (Zake Kintaka), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Ron Ostrow (John), William Duffy (Larry), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Charles Noland (Steve), Kris Murphy (Katie), Jacqueline Harris (Cynthia), Dave Lankford (Secret Service Agent), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Rocky McMurray (Officer), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Henry G. Sanders (Ambassador Tiki), Stephen Mendel (Speaker), Laura Henry (Betty), Ron Ostrow (John), William Duffy (Larry), Alex Hyde-White (Andrea's Accostor), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Kimberlee Peterson (Lauren Shelby), Charles Noland (Steve), Catherine Kwong (Lauren Chin), Matthew Glave (Scott Holcomb), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Kris Murphy (Katie), Lara Phillips (Lauren Romano), Penny Griego (CNN Anchor), Claire Coffee (Cassie Tatum), Danica McKellar (Elsie Snuffin), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald ( Carol Fitzpatrick), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Kim Webster (Ginger), Rick Najera (Ivan "Izzy" Perez)

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

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

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), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Gregory Jbara (Rep. Segal), Ron Ostrow ( John), William Duffy (Larry), Thom Barry (Mark Richardson), Charles Noland (Steve), George Wyner (Rep. Simmel), Matt McCoy (Tom Landis), Mindy Seeger (Chris), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Aaron Kleven (Bill), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), 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: Willie Gault (Agent #3), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Bradley James (Agent #2), Robert Beuth (Translator), Matthew Perry (Joe Quincy), William Duffy (Larry), J.P. Hubbell (Agent #1), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Jim Moret (Reporter), Penny Griego (News Anchor), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet)

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: Andy Umberger (Stevie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), John Apicella (Ralph Gish), Matthew Perry (Joe Quincy), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Andy Milder (Aide #1), Kimberlee Peterson (Lauren Shelby), Catherine Kwong (Lauren Chin), Mandy Freund (Claire Huddle), Mindy Seeger (Chris), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kiersten Warren (Blair Spoonhour), Kris Murphy (Katie), Lara Phillips (Lauren Romano), Claire Coffee (Cassie Tatum), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Keith MacKechnie (Cooper), Kathleen York ( Rep. Andy Wyatt), Cliff McMullen (Chancellor), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Arye Gross (Obstetrician), Ralph Meyering, Jr. (Civilian), Jennifer Ann Massey (Waitress), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Taye Diggs (Wes Davis), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Shannon Marshall (Randy Weathers), John Antonini (Jamie Reed), Kimberly Bigsby (Molly O'Connor), Tricia Maio (Aide), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), 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: Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Lance E. Nichols (Jay), Harry Groener (Roger Tribbey), Sha Bennett (Peggy), Milt Tarver (Jerry), Vernee Watson-Johnson (Nurse), Haskell V. Anderson III (Interior Secretary), Laura Gardner (Gwen), Charles Noland (Steve), Alan Dale (Mitch Bryce), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Lucy Butler (Jill), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Taye Diggs (Wes Davis), Weston Blakesley (Dr. Wellman), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Kris Murphy (Katie), Shannon Marshall ( Randy Weathers), John Antonini (Jamie Reed), Jon Van Ness (Andrew), Dan Manning (Banks), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Trent Ford (Jean Paul), Brady Rubin (Judge), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Kim Webster (Ginger), Susanne Filkins (Geri), Gary Telles (FBI Agent #1), Estuardo Rodriguez Minano (Paramedic), Keely Jones (Reporter), Diane Badger (Cabinet Member), Jim Gabriel (Cabinet Member), Kathryn Klvana (FBI Agent #2), 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: Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Zeljko Ivanek (Steve Atwood), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Bennet Guillory (Rep. Jackson), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), Geoff Pierson (Sen. Tripplehorn), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), John Amos ( Percy Fitzwallace), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Hira Ambrosino (Reporter #3), Richard Whiten (Winston), William Duffy (Larry), John Colella (Reporter #2), Charles Noland (Steve), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), 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: William Devane (Lewis Berryhill), Michael Hyatt (Angela Blake), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Zeljko Ivanek (Steve Atwood), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Clark Gregg (Special Agent Michael Casper), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Saïd Taghmaoui (Umar Usef), Rick Cramer (Colonel), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Esther K. Chae (McKenzie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Dan Manning (Agt. Elliott), Shireen Kadivar (Anne Shahrair), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), John Goodman (Glenallen Walken), Paul Majors (Secret Service Agent)

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: H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), William Devane (Lewis Berryhill), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Robert Arce (August Adair), H.M. Wynant (Sen. Starkey), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Geoff Pierson (Sen. Tripplehorn), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Donald Sage MacKay (Ellis), Rebecca Avery (Reporter #3), Hugh Dane (Judge), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Margaret Bacon (Young Zoey), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Tony Lee (Jai Yung Ahn), Christopher Cousins (Congressman Thiele), Benjamin Brown (Mike), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Sean Smith (Immigration Official), Tom Yi (Translator), Byron Chung (North Korean Handler), Ben Siegler (George), William Duffy (Larry), Gil Glasgow (Uncle Ted), Ron Marasco (OMB Director), Mary Linda Phillips (Aunt Barbara), Nathan LeGrand (Commerce Secretary), Kris Murphy (Katie), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kim Webster (Ginger)

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), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez ( Nancy), Erinn Hayes (Laura), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Joyce Guy ( Charlayne), William Duffy (Larry), Karen Goberman (Researcher), Matthew Lang (Staff Assistant), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Teresa Huang (Holly), Becky Meister (Sally), David O. Katz (Steve), Jamie Millhoff (Missy), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Michael Hyatt (Angela Blake), Nick Searcy (Nate Singer), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Zena Leigh (Researcher), Brooks Almy (Tessa), William Duffy ( Larry), Charles Noland (Steve), Lauren Stamile (Layla Cham), Rob Moran (Art Hughes), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Bryan Callen (Louis Slater), Mindy Seeger (Chris), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Bill Smillie (Elderly Man), Jim Moret (Newscaster), Kurt Carley (Maitre d'), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Susan Ziegler (Local Reporter), Steven Anderson (Daniel Rubin)

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

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

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: Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Mark Moses (Donald Richter), Michael Krepack (Gus Westin), Jerry Giles (Mover), Bruno Gioiello (Len), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Dylan Baker (Alan Fisk), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Jonathan Brent (Jim), Charles Currie (John), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet)

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: Stephen Tobolowsky (Max Milkman), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Maz Jobrani (Prince Bitar), Michael Hyatt ( Angela Blake), David Andriole (Ralph Fairfax), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), James Cromwell (D. Wire Newman), Ryan Cutrona (George Rollie), Bellamy Young (Mary Lou Meriwether), Don Fischer (Major Castrop), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), John Goodman (Glenallen Walken), Kris Murphy (Katie), Diana Douglas (Libby Lassiter), Devon Michael (Randall Fierstin), Devon Michaels (Randal Fierstin), Austin Priester (Secret Service Agent), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Margot Rose (Portia Colgrave), Charles C. Stevenson, Jr. (Bradenton Pollster), Mark Costello (Himself), Charles Howerton (Actor President), Doug Hale (Network Host), Stephen Lee (Registered Voter), Will Hall (Other Guest), Chris Gardner (First 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: Scott Allan Campbell (Grey Polk), James Ingersoll (Cable News Pundit), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Josef Sommer (Steve Gaines), Ron Ostrow (John), Kate Burton (Sarah Brainerd), Michael Nouri (Roy Turner), John J. Dalesandro (Secret Service Agent), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Melissa Marsala (Marina "Rena"), Joaquim de Almeida (Carlos Carrio), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

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

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

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), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kenneth Kimmins (Gen. Stanley), Jay Mohr (Taylor Reid), William Duffy (Larry), Ron Dean (Tom Broderick), Roger Hampton (Floor Manager), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Frank Ashmore (Christopher Finn), James Pickens, Jr. (Mayor), Mandy Freund (Claire Huddle), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Melissa Marsala (Marina "Rena"), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce)

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

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

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

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

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: Beau Billingslea (Agt. Velasquez), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Jamison Yang (Agt. Lee), Tracey Costello (Agt. Moody), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Brent Huff (Agt. Broder), Reed Diamond (Dr. Mike Gordon), Wilson Cruz (Jack Sosa), Mary McCormack (Kate Harper), 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: Tim Lounibos (Col. Leahy), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Zina Zaflow (Suicide Bomber), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Sayed Badreya (Fatah Official #2), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Ryan Cutrona (George Rollie), Jason Isaacs (Colin Ayres), Zach Cohen (Yossi), Ken Weiler (Military Aide), Traber Burns (Daniel DeSantos), Charles Noland (Steve), Keith Sellon-Wright (Thomas Korb), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), John Amos (Percy Fitzwallace), Novella Nelson (Gail Fitzwallace), Kris Murphy (Katie), Mary McCormack (Kate Harper), David Koff (Yoav Itzhaki), Sam Aylia Sako (Ashraf Murad), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Anthony Batarse (Fatah Translator), Ghassan Mashini (Fatah Official #1), Elena K. Smith (Eliat Itzhaki), 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: Tim Lounibos (Col. Leahy), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Endre Hules (Maitre d'), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Navid Negahban (Maz), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Hira Ambrosino (Commentator), Doug Hale (Anchor), Ben Siegler (George), Ron Ostrow ( John), Natalija Nogulich (Shira Galit), John Colella (Commentator #2), Jason Isaacs (Colin Ayres), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Gerald McRaney (Alan Adamley), Marcelo Tubert (Saeb Mukarat), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Renee Estevez (Nancy), John Hartmann (Floor Manager), Mary McCormack (Kate Harper), Dave McGowan (Stadium Announcer), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Sonya Leslie (Nurse Parnes), Di Koob (Nurse Rinier), 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: Tim Lounibos (Col. Leahy), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Michael Kagan (George Arnold), Eli Danker (Doran Mazar), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Natalija Nogulich (Shira Galit), Jason Isaacs (Colin Ayres), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Marcelo Tubert (Saeb Mukarat), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eli Zahavy), Leesa Severyn (AFT Anchor), Anneliza Scott (Second Nurse), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Novella Nelson (Gail Fitzwallace), Ann Ducati (Maya Zahavy), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Eli Danker (Doran Mazar), Terry O'Quinn (General Nicholas Alexander), Natalija Nogulich (Shira Galit), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Marcelo Tubert (Saeb Mukarat), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eli Zahavy), Makram Khoury (Nizar Farad), Kris Murphy ( Katie), Ann Ducati (Maya Zahavy), Cameron Steele (Capt. Garner), Wadi Sadellah (Prayer Leader), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

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: H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), Jim Abele (Rep. Benoit), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), Pam Bel Anu (Nurse #2), Jamie McShane (Doctor), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Dey Young (Rep. Link), Blue Deckert (Rep. Borden), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Mindy Seeger (Chris), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Richard V. Licata (Rep. Lackey), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eli Zahavy), Makram Khoury (Nizar Farad), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ben Siegler (George), John Colella (Announcer), Deirdre M. Smith (Nurse #1), Marcie Lynn Ross (Karen Browning), Jeffry Stein (Steward), Don Snell (Congressman Briggs), 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: David Kelsey (Capt. Keltie), Andrew Borba (Alan Zwick), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Lily Tomlin ( Debbie Fiderer), David Shatraw (Ed Merridy), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Eugene Alper (Roman Mindeli), Beau Billingslea (Agt. Caswell), Terry Bozeman (Gerald Deloit), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Wayne Thomas Yorke (Chris Lakely), Evan Arnold (Ned), Katherine Disque (Claire Stein), Ron Ostrow (John), Gregory Wagrowski (Dan Edmunds), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Bill Birch (Len Segal), Armando Valdes-Kennedy ( Dave), Mindy Seeger (Chris), 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: John Short (Riley Sheets), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Bonita Friedericy (Gail Addison), Rachael Harris (Corinne McKenna), Eric Lange (Paul Tyminski), Carol Avery (Rep. Gleason), Matt Price (Auto Salesman), Gregory White (Rep. Auren), Charles Noland (Steve), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Wallace Langham (Terry Anders), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Bill Applebaum (Customer), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Richard V. Licata (Rep. Lackey), Kris Murphy (Katie), John Brantley Cole, Jr. (Roger Quast), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Suleka Mathew (Ms. Chakrabarty)

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: Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Dempsey Pappion (Lt. Martinez), Bruce Gray (Otis), David St. James (Darren Gibson), Stephen Markle (Cmdr. Ruiz), Nick Toth (Second Pundit), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Armando Valdes-Kennedy (Dave), Mindy Seeger (Chris), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Paul Schulze (Terrance Sligh), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Sarah Graham Hayes (Deputy), Jonathan Earl Peck (Mr. Godfrey), Robert R. Shafer (Cable Pundit), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Suleka Mathew (Ms. Chakrabarty), 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: Paxton Whitehead (Bernard Thatch), George Cheung (Ambassador Ling-Po), Ming Lo (Yahlin), Ed O'Neill (Eric Baker), Tim Snay (Sen. Harris), Cheryl Carter (Rep. Haas), Katherine Ann McGregor (Suzanne Hoynes), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), James Taylor (Himself), Philip Baker Hall (Harrison Hunt), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kathrin Lautner (Diane Mathers), Michael Kostroff (Richard Squire), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick)

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

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: Willie Gault (Secret Service Agent), Ping Wu (Chinese Official), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), David Grant Wright (Edward Austin Kelwick), Raymond Ma (President Lian), Mary Kay Place ( Dr. Millicent Griffith), Cleo King (Marla Whorisky), Patrick Fischler (Walter Sprout), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Jonathan Brent (White House Photographer), Ben Murray (Curtis Carruthers), William Hootkins (American Translator), James Kyson Lee (Chinese Translator), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), 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: Paul Collins (Senator Sam Wilkinson), Ben Siegler (George), Cleo King (Marla Whorisky), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Mindy Seeger (Chris), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Reed Diamond (Dr. Mike Gordon), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Ben Murray (Curtis Carruthers), DeVone Lawson, Jr. (Physical Therapist)

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: Michael Rhoades (Reporter #5), Evan Arnold (Ned), Martin Doyle (Proprietor), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Richard Waugh (Jamie Jardin), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Joe Egender (Santos Volunteer), Christopher Hoffman (Reporter #3), Frank Kopyc (State Senator Butler), Krista Sutton (Reporter #4), Stacey Moseley (Russell Receptionist), John F. Schaffer (Reporter #1), Quinn Sullivan (Reporter #2), Kirsten Bishopric (Janice Jardin), Craig Eldridge (Man #2), Jessica Kelly (Woman #2), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Paulette Sinclair (Woman #1), 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: Anthony Holiday (Guard), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Ryan Cutrona (George Rollie), William Duffy (Larry), Michael Edward Rose (Jonathan Creasy), Carol Avery (Rep. Gleason), Aaron Ashmore (Trevor), Gregory White (Congressman Auren), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Rafael J. Noble (Congressman Swarthout), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Reed Diamond (Dr. Mike Gordon), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Thomas Spencer (Military Aide), Kristin Carey (Interviewer), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Ursula Burton (Woman), 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: Doug Sinclair (Farmer), Evan Arnold (Ned), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Andrew Caple-Shaw (Sean), Aaron Ashmore (Trevor), Miriam Shor (Christine), Jay Paulson (Roger), Joe Howard (Connors), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Ivan Allen ( Roger Salier), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Chris Coppola (Howard), Kim Fifield (Betty), Scott Wickware (Edgars), John Bayliss (Johnson), Brent Schraff (Kid in the Back), 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: Anthony Azizi (Chet), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Elya Baskin (Mr. Zubatov), Ron Ostrow (John), William Duffy (Larry), Christopher Lloyd (Prof. Lawrence Lessig), Ken Weiler (Officer), Pamela Salem (P.M. Maureen Graty), Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury), Charles Noland (Steve), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Penny Griego (Newscaster), Ben Murray (Curtis Carruthers), Peter James Smith (Ed), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Derek Coleman (Secret Service), Oleg Vidov (Judge Igor Lipecki), Edward Shkolnikov (Helakal), Claudia Lynx (Miss World)

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

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: Mel Harris (Ricky Rafferty), Evan Arnold (Ned Carlson), Rebecca Avery (Aide), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), J.F. Davis (Bartender), Kurt Scholler (Guard)

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

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), Castulo Guerra (Eddie Garcia), Christine Avila (Reporter #4), Ray Wise (Governor Tillman), John O'Brien (Reporter #9), Steven Meek (Reporter #7), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Darcy Shean (Woman), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Charles Noland (Steve), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Larry Cahn (Paul Hickman), Penny Griego (Anchor #3), Randy Brooks (Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)), Becky Meister (Reporter #6), Alex Manette (Reporter #8), John Ross Clark (Businessman), Dalia Phillips (Reporter #2), 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: Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Alex Fernandez (Andy Lazon), Kevin West (Randy Wysniewsky), Ryan Cutrona (George Sliger), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Charles Noland (Steve), Mark Feuerstein (Cliff Calley), Scott MacDonald (Cyrus Yolander), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Brian Dennehy (Senator Rafe Framhagen), Kris Murphy (Katie), P.J. Byrne (David Orbitz), 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: Don S. Davis (Reverend Don Bulter), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce), Paul Webster (Pundit), Brett Cullen (Ray Sullivan), Ben Siegler (Reporter #6), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Andrew Caple-Shaw (Sean), Kent Shocknek (Anchorman), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Annie Morgan (Anne), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Penny Griego (Anchorwoman), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Eric Cazenave (Reporter #3), Deven Streeton (Tina), Terri Cavanaugh (Reporter #7), Livia Trevino (Reporter #2)

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

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: Ed O'Neill (Eric Baker), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Tim Kelleher (Dylan Clark), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Evan Arnold (Ned Carlson), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Vincent Guastaferro (Ernie Gambelli), Shannon O'Hurley (Susan Wertz), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Rebecca Avery (Co-Anchor), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Petrea Burchard (Chair of CA Delegation), Will MacMillan (David Adams), Kate Enggren (Dorothy Baker), 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), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Oliver Platt (Oliver Babish), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Evan Arnold (Ned), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Kristin Chenoweth (Annabeth Schott), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Barbara Lee Bragg (Reporter #1 (Christine)), Paul Keeley (Agent Ellis Taylor), Burt Bulos (Reporter #2), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Phil Trask, Jr. (Reporter #3 (Kevin))

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), Evan Arnold (Ned), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Sam Robards (Greg Brock), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Vivianne Collins (Pebble Beach Reporter), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Michael McCafferty (Consultant #2), Liann Pattison (Consultant #1), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Ron Ostrow (John), Rebecca Avery (Reporter #1), Ken Meseroll (Pundit #1), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), William Charlton (Consultant #3), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), David Brownstein (Reporter #3), John Bobek (Bill), Broocks Willich (Naval Base Reporter)

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: Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Brett Cullen (Ray Sullivan), Tom Everett (Charles Frost), William Russ (Dan), Peter MacKenzie (George Rohr), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Julian Acosta (Leon Montero), Chris Matthews (Himself), Gavin Glennon (Secret Service Agent), Timothy Davis-Reed (Vinick Reporter #2), Ben Siegler (Vinick Reporter #3), Michael Earl Reid (Harley Parker), Annie Morgan (Anne), Sumalee Montano (Vinick Reporter #1), Kris Murphy (Katie), Becky Meister (TV Reporter), Ken Michelman (Ted Zukosko), Colette O'Connell (Ellen), Alicia Lee (Senate Reporter), 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: Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), John Aylward (Barry Goodwin), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Tom Everett (Charles Frost), Evan Arnold (Ned), Mitch Pileggi (Senator Dresden), Karis Campbell (Ronna), NiCole Robinson ( Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Abigail Kintanar (Matthew Santos Supporter), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), David Q. Combs (Clifford Reynolds), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Trev Broudy (Local Reporter), David Brownstein (Reporter #2), James Schendel (Father), Kristin Lindquist (Anchor), Melanie Chapman (Teacher)

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

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: Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Dean Norris (Steve Hodder), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Lisa Darr (Becca), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Charles Noland (Reporter #2 (Steve)), Alex Manette (Reporter #1), Kristin Lindquist (Anchor), Caroline Duncan (Repoter #3)

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), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), 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: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Lou Beatty, Jr. (Wilson Burke), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Shelley Robertson (Brenda Burke), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Ben Weber (Vic Faison), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Cress Williams (Lester), 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), Robert Foxworth (Senator George Montgomery), John Aylward (Barry Goodwin), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slattery), Richard Jenik (Congressman Cooper), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Ben Weber (Vic Faison), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Joyce Guy (Charlayne), Yvans Jourdain (Bermudian Ambassador), Dougald Park (Stan Mitchell), Ron Ostrow (John), Jan Devereaux (Shirley), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), David Barrera (Jorge Santos), Brett Cullen ( Ray Sullivan), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), David A. Kimball (Moderator), Elizabeth Penn Payne (Pundit #1), Charles Noland (Steve), Ashlyn Sanchez (Miranda Santos), Amad Jackson (Agent), Caroline Duncan (Jane), 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), George Cheung (Ambassador Ling-Po), François Giroday (Jaques Ornand), Steven Eckholdt (Doug Westin), Ronald Guttman (Franz), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Tim Guinee (Steve Laussen), 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: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), J.K. Simmons (Harry Ravitch), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Michael Chieffo (Hayes), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Joyce Guy (Santos Reporter #1), Matt Corboy (Asst. HHS Sect. Blieden), Paul Rae (Reporter #2 (Walter)), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier, Anchor #2), Vanessa Lee Chester (Youth Voter #2 (Karen)), Sumalee Montano (Vinick Reporter #1), John Hemphill (EPA Spokesman), Penny Griego (Anchor #1), Peggy Dunne (D.O.E. Spokeswoman), Emil Beheshti (Reporter #1), Caroline Duncan (Reporter #3 (Jane)), Adam Shulman (Youth Voter #1)

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: Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Dean Norris (Steve Hodder), J. Patrick McCormack (Jimmy Wendall), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Brett Cullen (Ray Sullivan), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Ramon De Ocampo ( Otto), 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: Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Michael Spound (Doctor), Lily Rains (Santos Aide #1), Anna Maganini (TV Anchor), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Annie Morgan (Anne), Ken Michelman (Ted Zukosko), Leith M. Burke (Agent (as Leith Burke)), Colette O'Connell (Ellen), Sunil Malhotra (Vinick Aide), Danny Pudi (Santos Aide #2), 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), John Aylward ( Barry Goodwin), Lee Garlington (Alana Waterman), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), David Ramsey (Teddy Wallace), Matt Letscher (Peter Blake), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Glenda Morgan Brown (Woman), Loren Lester (Jarin), Ashlyn Sanchez (Miranda Santos), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Eric Christie (Reporter #3), Francesca Ferrara (Local Reporter #1), Daphna Cardinale (Reporter #2), 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: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Foo Fighters (Themselves), David Ramsey (Teddy Wallace), Stephen Root (Bob Mayer), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), Cress Williams (Lester), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Paul Keeley (Agent Ellis Taylor), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Annie Morgan (Anne), Rebecca Marshall (Carrie Marino), Jonathan Runyon (Drew), Paul Moyer (Anchor #2)

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: Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Patricia Richardson (Sheila Brooks), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Ron Silver (Bruno Gianelli), Foo Fighters (Themselves), Michael Bofshever (Kagan), John Aylward (Barry Goodwin), Shawn Michael Patrick (Gene), Stephen Root ( Bob Mayer), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Melinda McGraw (Jane Braun), Diana-Maria Riva (Edie Ortega), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), David Grohl (Himself), Ivan Allen (Roger Salier), Penny Griego (Anchor #2), Mike Kersey (Bruce), 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: Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon), Tim Matheson (John Hoynes), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), Gary Cole (Bob Russell), Emily Procter (Ainsley Hayes), Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Annabeth Gish (Liz Bartlet Westin), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), John Aylward ( Barry Goodwin), Chris Ellis (Congressman Tim Fields), Ken Lerner (Congressman Jim Marino), Karis Campbell (Ronna), John Getz (Congressman Selner), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Mitchell Edmonds (Bishop Campbell), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), 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: Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Steve Ryan (Miles Hutchinson), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Rob Lowe (Sam Seaborn), Jerry Kernion (Driver), Karis Campbell ( Ronna), Ashlyn Sanchez (Miranda Santos), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Ramon De Ocampo (Otto), Greg Callahan (Man (on airplane)), Ken Weiler (Bowman), Chandler Hill (Attorney #1), Corie Vickers (Attorney #2)

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

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), Xander Berkeley (Franklin "Frank" Hollis), Scott Klace (DCCC), Kathleen York (Rep. Andy Wyatt), Matt Malloy (Herb), Vince Grant (Gil Silverly), Karis Campbell (Ronna), David Hornsby (Fred), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), 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: Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), Teri Polo (Helen Santos), Keb' Mo' (Himself), Michael O'Neill (Ron Butterfield), Matthew Del Negro (Bram), Rob Lowe (Sam Seaborn), Karis Campbell (Ronna), Allison Smith (Mallory O'Brien), John Getz (Congressman Selner), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Renee Estevez (Nancy), Janeane Garofalo (Louise "Lou" Thornton), Van Epperson (Curtis Schaefer), John Balma (Cartwright), William Duffy (Larry), Charles Noland (Steve), Ann Ryerson (Chief Justice), Peter James Smith (Ed), Marco Antonio Martinez (Agent Darryl), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick), Kim Webster (Ginger), Jerry Cerwonka (Cardinal Doherty), Kia Glover (Steward), 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.