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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
2432 The West Wing S5E3 Jefferson Lives As a White House Fourth of July ceremony nears following a harrowing chapter in the nation`s history, Bartlet endures the painful process of nominating a proper candidate for vice president -- but his first choice is his secretary of state who faces a nasty uphill fight for approval. 6
2433 The West Wing S5E4 Han A renowned North Korean pianist is greeted in the White House for a solo performance but the formalities hit a sour note when he slips a message to the President stating that he wants to defect -- and despite C.J.`s passionate argument, others counsel Bartlet that doing so would endanger crucial ongoing negotiations with the nation. 6
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
3052 The West Wing S5E6 Disaster Relief Josh fears the worst after a political miscalculation costs the Democrats dearly as the President is pre-occupied with a killer tornado in Oklahoma and flies there to lend his support but his compassion overrules good judgment and he stays longer than planned. Meanwhile, a worried Leo (John Spencer) has several crises back home that need the president`s immediate attention. 6
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
3278 The West Wing S5E9 Abu El Banat The festive Christmas spirit at the annual White House tree-lighting is dimmed when the President learns that Christian relief workers have been jailed in Islamic northern Sudan while he welcomes his three headstrong daughters, including the returning Zoey. 6
3279 The West Wing S5E10 The Stormy Present Bartlet clears his schedule to attend the funeral of a former President whose conservative views often clashed with his own while he monitors a potential firestorm in Saudi Arabia as freedom protesters threaten civil war. 6
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
3339 The West Wing S5E19 - - 7
3356 The West Wing S5E20 - - 7
3357 The West Wing S5E21 - - 8
3358 The West Wing S5E22 - - 8

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