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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
1330 The West Wing S1E2 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Despite warnings from fellow office workers, infatuated White House staffer Sam Seaborn presses his luck when he continues to publicly pursue a high-priced call girl with whom he shared a night of passion. Press secretary C.J. Gregg tries to defuse a potentially nasty public clash between the President (Martin Sheen) and his willful Vice President concerning the Veep`s quotes about a bill favored by the chief executive. 6
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
1332 The West Wing S1E4 Five Votes Down Presidential chief of staff Leo McGarry needs five more House votes to pass a bill restricting the sale of automatic firearms -- but the cost might be too high, especially if he has to go to the unpredictable Vice President to help put them over the top. The staff`s annual financial disclosure statements prove to be thorny for Toby, whose innocent technology stock purchase last year proved to be wildly profitable, which raises eyes due to his association with an expert in the field. 6
1333 The West Wing S1E5 The Crackpots And These Women Josh is troubled when he receives a special card informing him of where to safely go in the event of a nuclear attack -- a privilege denied to most of his White House co-workers -- while Leo instructs the senior staff to meet with various special interest groups, some of whom have wacky agendas. 6
1334 The West Wing S1E6 Mr Willis Of Ohio Toby and Mandy work to convince some congressmen -- including the nervous Mr. Willis, who assumed his late wife`s office -- to approve a commerce bill that includes a vital census-counting provision, while the President`s daughter gets into an ugly fracas in a Georgetown bar along with Josh and Sam. 6
1335 The West Wing S1E7 The State Dinner As that night`s stylish state dinner honoring the Indonesian president looms in the background, President Bartlet keeps his eye on a spate of potentially explosive problems: an FBI hostage standoff with dozens of militant survivalists, a Class-4 hurricane bearing down on a carrier group at sea and an impending national trucker`s strike. 6
1336 The West Wing S1E8 Enemies A crucial banking bill is at risk when political rivals of environmentally sensitive President Bartlet attach a land-use rider to it that would allow strip-mining some of the Montana wilderness while C.J. tries to stamp out rumors -- however true -- that the Chief Executive chastised the Vice President during a cabinet meeting. 6
1337 The West Wing S1E9 The Short List When a Supreme Court justice retires, President Bartlet has a golden opportunity to impact the court`s composition by nominating a favorite judge -- but when further study reveals the candidate`s conflicting ideology and cloudy social affiliations, the President might change his mind and opt for another judge. 6
1338 The West Wing S1E10 In Excelsis Deo As Christmas Eve approaches, President Bartlet eagerly sneaks out of the White House for some last-minute Christmas shopping, while a haunted Toby learns more about a forgotten Korean War hero who died alone on the district`s cold streets while wearing a coat that Toby once donated to charity. 6
1796 The West Wing S1E11 Lord John Marbury The Kashmir border powderkeg becomes more explosive when the Indian army invades Pakistani-held territory, making the threat of a nuclear confrontation frighteningly real to President Bartlet, who calls in Lord Marbury, an eccentric British diplomat with ties to both warring nations -- and a weakness for booze. 6
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
1798 The West Wing S1E13 Take Out The Trash Day While President Bartlet and his staff debate the appropriate response to a controversial new sex education study, there are fears that the parents of a murdered gay teenager should be excused from attending the signing of a hate crimes bill because of the father`s embarrassment about his son`s homosexuality. Josh and Sam meet with an appropriations subcommittee which is investigating Josh`s lack of cooperation in the White House staff drug probe -- all of which is designed to expose Leo`s former substance-abuse problem. 6
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
1800 The West Wing S1E15 Celestial Navigation Sam and Toby are dispatched to Connecticut for some damage control and to secure the secret release of President Bartlet`s primary choice for the Supreme Court, who has been jailed for alleged drunk driving and resisting arrest. 6
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
1802 The West Wing S1E17 The White House Pro-Am The President`s and First Lady`s staffs feud over rival agendas when her public statements about foreign child-labor abuse inspires a Congresswoman to attach an amendment that will surely torpedo a long-delayed international tariff bill favored by the President. What`s more, when the revered chairman of the Federal Reserve dies, the President is under pressure to name the former head`s top lieutenant as his successor -- the same handsome man who seriously dated the First Lady in college. 6
1803 The West Wing S1E18 Six Meetings Before Lunch When Zoey attends a college fraternity party in which one of her friends is busted for using illegal drugs, C.J. struggles to keep the embarrassing story out of the press while the White House staff celebrates the confirmation of their nominee, Judge Mendoza, for the Supreme Court. 6
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
1805 The West Wing S1E20 Mandatory Minimums A newly energized President Bartlet bucks tradition and throws down the gauntlet when he names two Democrats -- both campaign finance reformers -- to the Federal Election Commission despite threats from his political opponents to introduce embarrassing legislation that would dare him not to sign. Early reactions to his announcement are not encouraging, especially from top-notch pollster Al Kiefer. 6
1806 The West Wing S1E22 Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics While President Bartlet and his staff nervously await the results of a poll to determine his favorability rating, he begins a heady transfer of ambassadors and members of the Federal Election Committee designed to kickstart campaign finance reform and defuse a embarrassing incident overseas. 6
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

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