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1329 The West Wing S1E1 Pilot The entire White House staff bristles with activity when it`s learned that the President injured himself during a bicycle accident, and his absence becomes a factor as chief of staff Leo McGarry must juggle a host of impending crises, including a mass boatlift of Cuban refugees approaching the Florida coast and the reaction of conservative Christians to a controversial televised comment by deputy chief of staff Josh Lyman. 7
1331 The West Wing S1E3 A Proportional Response till seething over the downing of an fully loaded American jet in the Mideast, a vengeful President Bartlet overrules the joint chiefs` plan for a "proportional" military strike and demands a more severe attack that would result in thousands of enemy and civilian casualties. While Leo and other advisers try to cool off the Commander-in-Chief, Press Secretary C.J. scolds a wayward Sam over his potentially explosive private crusade to rescue a well-known call girl from her profession. 8
1797 The West Wing S1E12 He Shall From Time To Time The White House staff is in full crisis mode when President Bartlet is found unconscious as he prepares for the State of the Union speech while the India-Pakistan border skirmish flares again when a fearful Pakistan gives its field commanders control of its nuclear arsenal. While the President`s condition is officially blamed on the flu, the First Lady knows better, and Toby is too busy to notice as he polishes his boss` upcoming address. 7
1799 The West Wing S1E14 Take This Sabbath Day After the Supreme Court refuses to stay the execution of a Federal prisoner convicted of killing two drug kingpins, President Bartlet must decide whether or not to commute his sentence in less than 48 hours, so he calls upon his sagacious childhood priest for guidance. 8
1801 The West Wing S1E16 20 Hours In L.A. President Bartlet and several of his staff head to Los Angeles for a whirlwind visit that is topped off by a star-studded fundraiser hosted by a wealthy film honcho who threatens to cancel the bash unless Bartlet announces his opposition to a congressional bill banning gays in the military. Back in Washington, Leo tries to convince a stubborn Vice President Hoynes to break the Senate voting deadlock over an ethanol tax credit favored by the White House. 7
1804 The West Wing S1E19 Let Bartlet Be Bartlet Rumors percolate about a scathing memo that outlines the weaknesses of President Bartlet`s administration for his political rival and grip the White House until C.J. learns it came from one of the trusted staff. C.J. finally discovers that the memo is in the possession of one reporter and tries to dissuade him from publishing it. 7
1807 The West Wing S1E22 What Kind Of Day Has It Been President Bartlet prepares for a town hall meeting with college students while the U.S. military races to find a downed American pilot in the Iraqi desert before the Iraqi military captures him. C.J. doesn`t relish the notion of misleading the press over rescue preparations. Likewise, Toby tries to ignore updates from the distressed orbiting space shuttle which includes his brother, a payload specialist aboard the craft which cannot close its cargo doors. 8
1808 The West Wing S2E1 In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen Part 1 All the President`s men and women scramble in the chaotic wake of an assassination attempt that leaves some victims fighting for their lives. Meanwhile, as a manhunt continues, the wounded drift in and out of surgery recalling how Bartlet`s team came together during the dark months of his longshot primary campaign. 7
1809 The West Wing S2E2 In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen Part 1 Elsewhere, the press department is hounded by the media for details of the shooting while a military crisis looms in Iraq. 7
1811 The West Wing S2E4 In This White House When a confident Sam is outmatched by a novice Republican adviser on a political point-counterpoint television program, an impressed President Bartlet offers to hire her as assistant White House counsel despite her party affiliation-- a bold move that sends shock waves through the resentful staff. 7
1812 The West Wing S2E5 And Its Surely To Their Credit President Bartlet`s controversial -- and conservative -- new choice for associate White House counsel has rough sledding on her first day when she suffers the wrath of her hostile boss gets a chilly reception from her co-workers and is humiliated by two other staffers. 7
1813 The West Wing S2E6 The Lame Duck Congress President Bartlet considers the extraordinary option of recalling the Senate from a winter holiday to push through a ratification of a new nuclear test-ban treaty -- despite the lame-duck status of many Senators who will not return in the next session -- while the drunken Ukrainian leader thunders through the White House demanding to see the President. 7
1817 The West Wing S2E10 Noel Christmas draws near as Josh is ordered by Leo to consult with a doctor who specializes in analyzing trauma victims -- but Josh`s denial of his occasional emotional outbursts belie the fact that he isn`t fully recovered from his life-threatening injuries in the Presidential assassination attempt. 8
1820 The West Wing S2E13 Bartlets Third State Of The Union There`s electricity in the air as the President addresses the Congress for his third State of the Union address -- which was intricately composed by Toby -- and while Josh anxiously tracks public response via a phone poll, a crisis looms when five American drug agents are taken hostage by Colombian rebels. 7
1823 The West Wing S2E16 Somebody Going To Emergency Somebody Going To Jail While a contemptuous Toby is assigned to meet with a noisy, unruly mob protesting the World Trade Organization, Donna asks Sam to consider fronting an executive pardon for the grandfather of her friend who was imprisoned for espionage in the 1940s. 7
1825 The West Wing S2E18 17 People After a foreign terrorist is caught at the border with explosives, Bartlet ponders the impact of ordering a heightened security alert for the nation`s airports while an exasperated Toby is shocked to learn of the President`s secret affliction with multiple sclerosis -- and he details its political and legal ramifications. 7
1826 The West Wing S2E19 Bad Moon Rising The President`s vaunted administration could be brought down by the tiniest oversight as Bartlet secretly summons chief counsel Barash to discuss how his failure to divulge his multiple sclerosis condition could be a criminal violation of full disclosure -- which would give his enemies enough ammo to destroy him. 7
1829 The West Wing S2E20 The Fall`s Gonna Kill You Sam is happy to learn of a lowered surplus estimate that will reinforce the administration`s case for a revised tax cut and Josh seeks more funds to support the overwhelmed Justice Department in its prosecution of tobacco companies. 7
1827 The West Wing S2E21 18th And Potomac The newly elected president of Haiti flees for his life and asks for sanctuary in the U.S. embassy -- which would place the compound under army attack. Elsewhere, a frustrated Josh needs more money from a Senate committee to continue the Justice Department`s case against Big Tobacco companies. 8
1828 The West Wing S2E22 Two Cathedrals The Haitian army besieges the American Embassy there and Bartlet continues his campaign to sufficiently fund the Justice Department`s case against Big Tobacco. Additionally, Toby gets a surprising job offer and the President gets some sage advice from an unexpected corner. 8
1831 The West Wing S3E1 Manchester Part 1 Flashbacks reveal how the President will officially announce his plans to run for re-election, which sends his staff into disarray as they work on the speech. But two problems dog them when Sam realizes that Bartlet never apologized for not disclosing his multiple sclerosis while C.J. makes a crucial gaffe during a press conference. 7
1832 The West Wing S3E2 Manchester Part2 Flashbacks reveal the President as he refines his speech for a major re-election announcement while his staff works uneasily with a heavyweight political strategist over whether Bartlet should include a public apology in his remarks. 7
1839 The West Wing S3E9 Bartlet For America While the White House is festooned with Christmas finery, Leo fears the worst when he testifies in the Congressional investigation into the President`s possible lack of public disclosure about his illness while flashbacks reveal the background leading to Bartlet`s decision as governor to not come forward with the damaging information. 7
1840 The West Wing S3E10 H.Con-172 A defiant Leo rejects the Congressional Oversight Committee`s offer of a presidential public censure that would finally end its investigation of Bartlet`s concealment of his illness -- and spare Leo of any possible personal repercussions. 7
1846 The West Wing S3E17 Stirred The President`s staff reacts to the crash of a heavy rig bearing uranium fuel rods in a remote Idaho tunnel that could pose an environmental -- or terrorist -- crisis, while in another room, electoral strategy is stealthily mapped out that could include jettisoning Vice President Hoynes from the next ticket. 7
1847 The West Wing S3E18 Enemies Foreign And Domestic As Sam works out the President`s final maddening details of an important upcoming summit with the Russian president, satellite photos reveal an Iranian nuclear bomb facility built with Russian technology -- a revelation that could torpedo the leaders` meeting. 7
1849 The West Wing S3E19 The Black Vera Wang The President and his staff scramble to head off a predicted terrorist attack over a broad area while C.J. chafes under the protective collar provided by a handsome but capable Secret Service agent. 8
1851 The West Wing S3E21 Posse Comitatus President Bartlet encounters Ritchie -- his Republican presidential rival -- when they attend a Broadway play while the President faces a terrorist threat after he discovers that a high-ranking Middle Eastern official has been supporting terrorism. 7
1854 The West Wing S4E3 College Kids The President`s team reacts to the ongoing inquiry into its pre-meditated Qumari assassination by lawyering up as they gingerly approach Leo`s lawyer while a key judicial ruling on presidential third-party candiates throws a monkeywrench into the campaign. 7
1856 The West Wing S4E5 Debate Camp While on a weekend retreat to prepare for the crucial debates, the President is confronted with an Israeli air attack on Qumar that could enflame the Mideast -- while his staff recalls the Bartlet administration`s first error-prone days in office. 7
1857 The West Wing S4E6 Game On Bartlet engages in the final debate of his career. 7
1858 The West Wing S4E7 Election Night It`s Election Day and there?s nothing for the staffers to do but wait. Donna discovers she accidentally voted for the wrong candidate and then spends the day trying to convince that candidate`s supporter to switch sides to cancel out her vote. 7
1861 The West Wing S4E10 Arctic Radar Sam packs up to begin his California campaign and refers talented campaign manager Will to Toby who reviews Will`s speechwriting skills. Elsewhere, C.J. duels with a reporter who`s upset over his new press room seat assignment. 7
1862 The West Wing S4E11 Holy Night The Christmas Episode. A winter storm blankets the northeast as a staffer gets a surprising visit from his father and Bartlet and Leo start to hear the footsteps. 7
1865 The West Wing S4E14 Inauguration Day Part 1 A situation in a thoroughly unimportant country on the other side of the world has the President and his staff re-writing his Inauguration address on the eve of his swearing-in as tensions between the White House and the Pentagon mount and the staff is stunned by the betrayal of one of their own. 7
1866 The West Wing S4E15 Inauguration Day Part 2 : Over There Preparations for the Inauguration (and the parties that follow) continue as the White House scuttles the President`s speech and moves closer and closer to an historic military action. 7
1868 The West Wing S4E16 California 47th En route to California to campaign for Sam`s congressional election challenge where everything that can go wrong, goes wrong, the President and his staff debate whether to announce his controversial tax plan that might damage Sam`s bid in conservative Orange Count. 7
1867 The West Wing S4E17 Red Havens On Fire The President waits tensely for the results of a military strike to rescue three captive American soldiers in Africa while Toby tries to help Sam`s California congressional campaign and Josh butts heads with the First Lady. 7
1872 The West Wing S4E21 Life On Mars A seemingly benign press leak begins a day and night long journey that ends with the discovery of a scandal that affects the uppermost levels of the administration, though what the staff doesn`t yet know is that this is merely the match that lights the fuse and that things are about to get considerably worse. 7
1873 The West Wing S4E22 The Commencement With the country at a heightened state of alert because suspected terrorists have disappeared, the President wrestles with what message to give his youngest daughter Zoey`s graduating class at Georgetown. As C.J. has to stop Danny from filing a story, Charlie decides whether to follow through a romantic promise he made to Zoey when they were dating. 9
1874 The West Wing S4E23 25 In the season finale, a national crisis is thrust on the President on the night of his daughter Zoey`s graduation, forcing him to shut down Washington, D.C. as he orders the Fifth Fleet to the Persian Gulf -- all of which prompts Bartlet to consider executive action that would have been unthinkable just hours earlier. 8
2260 The West Wing S5E1 7A WF 83429 The world watches the desperate search for the President`s abducted daughter while rival administrations form an uneasy alliance as they weigh options that might include a preemptive military strike at terrorist targets -- a move that could doom the victim. After President Bartlet invoked the 25th Amendment, House Speaker Walken addresses the nation after the news breaks about Bartlet`s assassination of a Qumari terrorist leader last year. 7
2267 The West Wing S5E2 The Dogs of War The international crisis concerning the terrorist abduction of Bartlet`s daughter Zoey reaches critical mass as Walken presides over the bombardment of Qumari terrorist camps while the kidnappers issue a 24-hour deadline for the unlikely removal of American troops from Qumar. 7
3043 The West Wing S5E5 Constituency Of One After Josh is hailed as the "101st Senator" in a newspaper profile, he butts heads with a conservative Idaho Democratic Senator who withholds out his approval of a backlog of military promotions to secure an expensive but faulty missile launcher to be built in his home state. 7
3114 The West Wing S5E7 Separation Of Powers As the President`s staff wrangle with Speaker Haffley over the pending federal budget, Toby dispatches former Supreme Court clerk and personal friend Joe Quincy to check on the condition of the stricken Chief Justice, an ancient Supreme Court icon who has Washington wondering if he will finally step down. 8
3115 The West Wing S5E8 Shutdown A disastrous fiscal crisis looms when the federal government is shut down after the President engages in a war of wills between the powerful GOP House Speaker over an extra two percent in budget reductions that would trim many of Bartlet`s key social programs -- and the Democrats are blamed based on opinion polls. 8
3280 The West Wing S5E11 The Benign Prerogative As the State of the Union speech nears, the President ponders a lengthy list of prisoners eligible for pardon, but he must weigh the political implications of "the benign prerogative". 7
3292 The West Wing S5E12 Slow News Day Toby convinces the President to secretly sanction his solo effort to make history by reforming Social Security but his efforts to recruit a Republican Senator and a Democratic cohort are leaked, forcing the administration to back-pedal while Josh and Leo are left clueless and stewing. 8
3293 The West Wing S5E13 The Warfare Of Genghis Khan When the flash of a secret nuclear detonation is detected over the Indian Ocean, the President scrambles his inner circle to investigate which nation now has weapons of mass destruction, and since conventional thinking favors Iran, Bartlet orders bombers into the air to destroy that nation`s most likely uranium-enriched targets. 8
3315 The West Wing S5E14 An Khe When five crew members of an airborne Thunderchief are shot down by North Korean jets near the hostile country, Bartlet dispatches an elite Navy SEAL team to retrieve them -- prompting Leo to to remember his own harrowing experience when he was downed as a pilot over North Vietnam. Leo`s good friend and fellow flyer saved his life and now is under fire for allegedly paying bribes to defense contractors to obtain military contracts. 8
3316 The West Wing S5E15 Full Disclosure The Bartlet administration reels from press leaks that ex-Vice President Hoynes is preparing a tell-all book that will embarrass the President and Leo as the Veep plans to make his own run for the White House. The news flash first stuns C.J. live on the air as she jousts with acerbic pundit Taylor Reid. 8
3322 The West Wing S5E16 Eppur Si Mouve The President explodes when a rival conservative congresswoman seeks to torpedo funding for a controversial medical study by the National Institute of Health by exposing the fact that Bartlet`s daughter Ellie is working there as a scientist. 7
3327 The West Wing S5E17 The Supremes When a Republican Supreme Court justice suddenly dies, the Bartlet administration scrambles to find a worthy replacement and the halls are flooded with candidates -- but the President senses that the process is a political minefield until Josh hits upon a wild plan that could open the door for an unthinkable liberal. 8
3326 The West Wing S5E18 Access C.J.`s every move is recorded by a TV documentarian as a crew follows her through a "typical" day for a program on White House press secretaries past and present, but the presence of outsiders adds stress when a crisis involving a terrorist shootout with the FBI has a smiling C.J. trying to keep a lid on the story. 7
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