The West Wing

The West Wing

1999 - 2006, Drama, News
The White House staff addresses political and personal issues.
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Episode Guide

  • The West Wing - Tomorrow (Season 7 Episode 22)
    Season 7 Episode 22:


    Santos and his staff prepare for the inauguration as Bartlet and his team look back on their years in the White House.

  • The West Wing - Institutional Memory (Season 7 Episode 21)
    Season 7 Episode 21:

    Institutional Memory

    Administrational transition forces CJ and Will to contemplate their futures.

  • The West Wing - The Last Hurrah (Season 7 Episode 20)
    Season 7 Episode 20:

    The Last Hurrah

    Issues facing the new first family overwhelm Helen; Vinick ponders his future.

  • The West Wing - Transition (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:


    The president-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position from the one Bartlet currently espouses.

  • The West Wing - Requiem (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:


    President Bartlet and his current and former staffers come together for Leo's funeral.

  • The West Wing - Election Day, Part II (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    Election Day, Part II

    The polls close, results are tallied, and Josh and Santos must face the loss of their vice presidential candidate.

  • The West Wing - Welcome to Wherever You Are (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    Welcome to Wherever You Are

    The attorney general presses Toby to reveal his source of information on the shuttle leak.

  • The West Wing - Two Weeks Out (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    Two Weeks Out

    As the election nears, an interesting and unexpected twist gives Vinick the opportunity to damage the Santos campaign.

  • The West Wing - The Cold (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    The Cold

    The polls come back with surprising results; Bartlett must consider sending troops to Central Asia.

  • The West Wing - Duck and Cover (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Duck and Cover

    The possibility of an exploding nuclear reactor in California poses the greatest challenge yet for President Bartlet; Kate monitors the impending battle between Russia and China over Kazakhstan.

  • The West Wing - Internal Displacement (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Internal Displacement

    Embarrassing information about a Bartlet distracts C.J., who is trying to negotiate a deal so that Russia and China do not go to war over Kazakhstan.

  • The West Wing - Running Mates (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Running Mates

    As Leo struggles through debate practice, he makes Josh and Lou extremely nervous; Santos takes time off the campaign trail to see his family.

  • The West Wing - The Wedding (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    The Wedding

    Bartlet tries to deal with a rapidly disintegrating international situation as his daughter's White House wedding gets under way; Josh struggles with dwindling campaign funds and ad purchases.

  • The West Wing - Undecideds (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:


    Santos visits a black family whose child was killed by a Latino police officer; C.J. tries to mitigate a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.

  • The West Wing - Live Debate Episode (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Live Debate Episode

    Presidential candidates Rep. Matt Santos and Sen. Arnold Vinick debate.

  • The West Wing - The Al Smith Dinner (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    The Al Smith Dinner

    When a third party raises the issue of abortion, it brings unwanted attention to both Santos' and Vinick's stance.

  • The West Wing - Here Today (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Here Today

    Babish's questioning of Toby convinces him that he should retain counsel; Josh must make tough decisions as he tries to bolster the Santos campaign.

  • The West Wing - Mr. Frost (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Mr. Frost

    As C.J. tries to manage without most of her staff, trouble breaks out in the Middle East, jeopardizing President Bartlet's peace plan.

  • The West Wing - Message of the Week (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Message of the Week

    The Vinick campaign tries to turn things around by targeting issues of immigration, issues Santos has avoided.

  • The West Wing - The Mommy Problem (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    The Mommy Problem

    As a Grand Jury convenes to investigate the military-shuttle leak by the White House, the campaign's focus changes to national security.

  • The West Wing - The Ticket (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    The Ticket

    Josh is surprised when political commentators are critical of Leo as a vice presidential candidate.

  • The West Wing - 2162 Votes (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    2162 Votes

    As the contest for the Democratic nomination for president narrows, Bartlet tries to devise a way to rescue astronauts trapped in the space station.

  • The West Wing - Things Fall Apart (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Things Fall Apart

    The president asks Leo to take charge of the Democratic convention when the organization of the GOP gathering starts to make his party look chaotic.

  • The West Wing - In God We Trust (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    In God We Trust

    Vinick wins the nomination and seeks Bruno's counsel on possible vice presidential candidates and how to react to questions about his faith.

  • The West Wing - Ninety Miles Away (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Ninety Miles Away

    President Bartlet must decide whether to continue secret talks with Cuba's ailing dictator and lift an antiquated embargo or to yield to bipartisan political pressure and reaffirm the 40-year-old sanctions.

  • The West Wing - La Palabra (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    La Palabra

    While campaigning in California, the media pressures Santos (Jimmy Smits) to take a stand on an anti-immigration bill, while Russell (Gary Cole) and Hoynes (Tim Matheson) both dodge the issue.

  • The West Wing - A Good Day (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    A Good Day

    Santos masterminds a plot to get a stem-cell bill passed; a group of middle-school children seeks out Toby to discuss the voting age.

  • The West Wing - Drought Conditions (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Drought Conditions

    When Sen. Rafferty (Mel Harris) gives an impassioned speech that captures the media's attention, she supplants Vice President Russell (Gary Cole) as the favorite candidate.

  • The West Wing - Freedonia (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:


    Five days before the New Hampshire primary, Josh is desperate to get his candidate into the local newspaper's debate; Santos hires Josh's ex-girlfriend Amy Gardner as an adviser, leading Josh to clash with both of them over the listless campaign.

  • The West Wing - The Wake Up Call (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    The Wake Up Call

    Bartlet confers with Lord John Marbury (Roger Rees) after an Iranian fighter jet shoots down a British passenger plane; Toby and a legal professor (Christopher Lloyd) try to hammer out a new democratic constitution with representatives of Belarus.

  • The West Wing - King Corn (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    King Corn

    The Iowa Corn Grower's Expo becomes a staging ground for the Democratic candidates hoping to follow Bartlet, as Russell, Santos and Vinick give speeches at the event, making the differences between them very clear.

  • The West Wing - 365 Days (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    365 Days

    Leo starts his new job by watching tapes of old State of the Union addresses for inspiration; Kate, Toby and C.J. spend the day putting out fires regarding Bolivia, North Korea and Washington, D.C.

  • The West Wing - Opposition Research (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Opposition Research

    Josh goes to New Hampshire with Santos (Jimmy Smits) to set up campaign headquarters, where personal differences about the campaign goals are immediately apparent.

  • The West Wing - Faith-Based Initiative (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Faith-Based Initiative

    The Internet press runs a story questioning C.J.'s sexual orientation; the effects of the president's MS become more pronounced; Santos announces his intent to run for president if Josh will manage the campaign.

  • The West Wing - Impact Winter (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Impact Winter

    As Bartlet and his staff arrive in Beijing for the summit, the president continues to feel the effects of his recent episode; Josh and Leo man the home front as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth.

  • The West Wing - In the Room (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    In the Room

    Penn & Teller burn a U.S. flag in the White House at a Bartlet family birthday celebration, touching off a publicity nightmare; aboard Air Force One, the president has a debilitating episode caused by the MS.

  • The West Wing - A Change Is Gonna Come (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    A Change Is Gonna Come

    The president accepts a flag representing the Taiwanese Independence Movement from the Taiwan delegation, prompting China to mobilize for military action.

  • The West Wing - The Dover Test (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    The Dover Test

    The White House struggles to contain the story when American soldiers are killed in an attack on the U.S. peacekeeping compound; Congressman Santos attaches his Patients Bill of Rights to a piece of GOP legislation.

  • The West Wing - The Hubbert Peak (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Hubbert Peak

    Josh crashes into a hybrid vehicle while test-driving an SUV, resulting in bad publicity that the new press secretary, Annabeth (Kristin Chenoweth), must counter.

  • The West Wing - Liftoff (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:


    An emissary from the Republic of Georgia walks into the White House and offers weapons-grade plutonium; Josh tries to drum up support for the tax cut proposal and meets an enigmatic congressman from Texas (Jimmy Smits).

  • The West Wing - Third-Day Story (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Third-Day Story

    C.J. works to get international support from the U.N. Security Council for President Bartlet's peace accord, while Toby and Josh seek congressional support.

  • The West Wing - The Birnam Wood (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Birnam Wood

    President Bartlet invites Israeli and Palestinian leaders to Camp David to negotiate peace, while Leo remains at the White House to give the OK to strike a terrorist training camp in Syria.

  • The West Wing - NSF Thurmont (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    NSF Thurmont

    In the aftermath of the Gaza attack, Bartlet proposes peace talks instead of military action even as he enters into a risky negotiation to have the terrorist leader responsible for the attack delivered into U.S. custody.

  • The West Wing - Memorial Day (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Memorial Day

    Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip, and the murder of high-ranking U.S. officials prompts President Bartlet to consider a military response.

  • The West Wing - Gaza (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:


    The president considers military options when a congressional fact-finding team's vehicle is bombed during an investigation of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict.

  • The West Wing - No Exit (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    No Exit

    The president and his staff must wait out a White House lockdown after a foreign substance is detected in the building.

  • The West Wing - Talking Points (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Talking Points

    On the eve of a trade summit, Josh learns the president will reverse himself on outsourcing American jobs; Kate Harper (Mary McCormack) steps in as the new deputy national security adviser.

  • The West Wing - Access (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:


    A documentary film crew tags along with C.J. on a typical day in the life of a White House press secretary, then a crisis erupts involving a terrorist shootout with the FBI.

  • The West Wing - The Supremes (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    The Supremes

    President Bartlet faces a political minefield when seeking to replace a deceased Supreme Court justice; Josh proffers a liberal judicial nominee (Glenn Close), while the president meets with a bright, conservative judge (William Fichtner).

  • The West Wing - Eppur Si Muove (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Eppur Si Muove

    A rival congresswoman uses Bartlet's daughter (Nina Siemaszko) to suggest a conflict of interest with funding of a medical study; the first lady does a public service announcement with the Muppets from "Sesame Street."

  • The West Wing - Full Disclosure (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Full Disclosure

    Former Vice President Hoynes (Tim Matheson) plans to write a tell-all book about the Bartlet White House; Josh deals with school vouchers and the closing of a military base; Toby parleys with trade-union bosses.

  • The West Wing - An Khe (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    An Khe

    The president dispatches a Navy SEAL team to retrieve five pilots shot down by North Korean planes, prompting Leo to remember his experience as a downed pilot; C.J. spars with a conservative talk-show host (Jay Mohr).

  • The West Wing - The Warfare of Genghis Khan (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    The Warfare of Genghis Khan

    An unknown nation detonates a nuclear device over the Indian Ocean; Josh reconsiders the merit of space exploration; a talk-show host maligns C.J.; Will insinuates to the vice president that he is thought of as a buffoon.

  • The West Wing - Slow News Day (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Slow News Day

    President Bartlet sanctions Toby's hush-hush mission to reform Social Security, then backpedals when details are leaked to the press; female staffers complain to Josh about a new co-worker.

  • The West Wing - The Benign Prerogative (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Benign Prerogative

    Bartlet ponders a lengthy list of prisoners eligible for a presidential pardon; Charlie shares insider tidbits with an attractive woman (Gabrielle Union); Toby joins a pollster (Marlee Matlin) on a tour of Middle America.

  • The West Wing - The Stormy Present (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    The Stormy Present

    En route to a funeral, Bartlet discusses the burdens of office with a former president (James Cromwell) and the House speaker (John Goodman); a congresswoman demands the return of her state's Bill of Rights, stolen by a Union soldier.

  • The West Wing - Abu El Banat (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Abu El Banat

    News of relief workers jailed in northern Sudan oppresses the holiday spirit at the tree-lighting ceremony; the president welcomes his three daughters; Toby tries to keep the administration out of a debate over doctor-assisted suicide.

  • The West Wing - Shutdown (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:


    The president engages in a war of wills with the House speaker (Steven Culp), resulting in a government shutdown; Bartlet seeks to end the fiscal crisis by challenging Republicans in the halls of the Capitol.

  • The West Wing - Separation of Powers (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Separation of Powers

    Toby dispatches former Supreme Court clerk Joe Quincy (Matthew Perry) to check on the condition of the stricken chief justice; the president focuses on a crucial national television interview.

  • The West Wing - Disaster Relief (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Disaster Relief

    Bartlet flies to Oklahoma to lend support to tornado victims, while Leo contends with crises that need the president's immediate attention; Josh lands in the dog house after a miscalculation costs the Democrats dearly.

  • The West Wing - Constituency of One (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Constituency of One

    Josh skirmishes with a conservative senator (Tom Skerritt) over a backlog of military promotions; the new vice president (Gary Cole) makes a flattering offer to Will; CJ's unscripted statements anger Leo.

  • The West Wing - Han (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:


    A North Korean pianist slips President Bartlet a message saying he wants to defect; a backdoor campaign seeks approval for the vice president (Gary Cole), but there is one holdout; Donna gives her aunt and uncle a tour.

  • The West Wing - Jefferson Lives (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Jefferson Lives

    Bartlet endures the painful process of nominating an appropriate candidate for vice president; Amy champions the first lady's violence-prevention provisions for an upcoming bill.

  • The West Wing - The Dogs of War (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Dogs of War

    House Speaker Walken (John Goodman) presides over the bombardment of terrorist camps; Zoey's kidnappers deliver an ultimatum; Toby visits his newborn twins while drafting two presidential speeches that hinge on Zoey's fate.

  • The West Wing - 7A WF 83429 (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    7A WF 83429

    The search continues for the president's abducted daughter; the administration weighs launching a pre-emptive military strike; news breaks about Bartlet's approval for the assassination of a terrorist leader.

  • The West Wing - Twenty-Five (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:


    President Bartlet shuts down Washington, D.C., and orders the Fifth Fleet to the Persian Gulf, as he contends with a national crisis on the night of his daughter's graduation.

  • The West Wing - Commencement (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:


    The president works on a speech to give at Zoey's graduation; several suspected terrorists disappear; Charlie decides whether to follow through a romantic promise he made to Zoey when they were dating.

  • The West Wing - Life on Mars (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Life on Mars

    A minor press-leak begins to snowball until it becomes a major problem discovered by the new White House attorney (Matthew Perry).

  • The West Wing - Evidence of Things Not Seen (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Evidence of Things Not Seen

    The staff remains under lockdown after a gunman fires at the White House; Josh interviews a candidate (Matthew Perry) for the position of associate counsel.

  • The West Wing - Angel Maintenance (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Angel Maintenance

    A warning indicator leads the crew of Air Force One to believe the landing gear may have malfunctioned.

  • The West Wing - Privateers (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:


    Abbey seeks to torpedo a foreign aid bill with an anti-abortion rider attached; Toby gets into a legal bind when an ex-classmate blows the whistle on a chemical company.

  • The West Wing - Red Haven's on Fire (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Red Haven's on Fire

    The president waits for the results of a military rescue mission in Africa; Toby tries to help Sam with his congressional campaign.

  • The West Wing - California 47th (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    California 47th

    President Bartlet is willing to campaign on Sam's behalf, but controversy over the president's tax plan may cause more harm than good.

  • The West Wing - Inauguration: Over There (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Inauguration: Over There

    The staff scuttles the president's inaugural speech, as the White House moves closer to a military action.

  • The West Wing - Inauguration (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:


    An international incident prompts the staff to rewrite the president's address on the eve of his inauguration.

  • The West Wing - The Long Goodbye (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Long Goodbye

    C.J. returns to Dayton, Ohio, for her 20th high-school reunion, encountering a rich and handsome classmate (Matthew Modine).

  • The West Wing - Guns Not Butter (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Guns Not Butter

    The staff pulls together to fight a losing battle in the Senate over foreign aid.

  • The West Wing - Holy Night (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Holy Night

    A winter storm blankets the Northeast with snow; a White House staffer gets a surprise visit from his father; Bartlet and Leo hear footsteps.

  • The West Wing - Arctic Radar (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Arctic Radar

    Sam packs up to begin his California campaign; C.J. deals with a reporter who is upset with his seat assignment in the press room.

  • The West Wing - Swiss Diplomacy (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Swiss Diplomacy

    The Iranian leader makes a secret request of Bartlet to allow his son to be flown to the United States for life-saving surgery.

  • The West Wing - Process Stories (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Process Stories

    Election night draws to a close.

  • The West Wing - Election Night (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Election Night

    President Bartlet and his staff count exit poll results on election day; Sam pays close attention to a conservative congressional district in California.

  • The West Wing - Game On (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Game On

    President Bartlet engages in what may be the final debate of his political career.

  • The West Wing - Debate Camp (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Debate Camp

    An Israeli air strike in Qumar interrupts Bartlet's preparations for presidential debates; the staff reflects on the administration's early days in Washington, D.C.

  • The West Wing - The Red Mass (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Red Mass

    The president greenlights a raid on homegrown terrorists in Idaho; the staff tries to negotiate more debates with Bartlet's Republican rival.

  • The West Wing - College Kids (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    College Kids

    The president's team gathers lawyers for an assassination inquiry; Sam, Toby and Josh hatch a new idea to pay for college education.

  • The West Wing - 20 Hours in America (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    20 Hours in America

    President Bartlet hits the campaign trail; a probe into the circumstances surrounding a downed airplane deepens.

  • The West Wing - 20 Hours in America (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    20 Hours in America

    President Bartlet hits the campaign trail; a probe into the circumstances surrounding a downed airplane deepens.

  • The West Wing - Posse Comitatus (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Posse Comitatus

    Bartlet encounters his Republican presidential rival (James Brolin) while at a Broadway play; intelligence reveals a high-ranking Middle East official has been supporting terrorism.

  • The West Wing - We Killed Yamamoto (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    We Killed Yamamoto

    A known terrorist enjoys diplomatic immunity; C.J. develops newfound respect for her Secret Service bodyguard (Mark Harmon); Josh battles his lover (Mary-Louise Parker) over a welfare reform bill.

  • The West Wing - The Black Vera Wang (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    The Black Vera Wang

    The White House staff responds to a warning of a terrorist attack, while frustrated C.J. deals with an inflexible Secret Service agent (Mark Harmon) assigned to protect her.

  • The West Wing - Enemies Foreign and Domestic (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Enemies Foreign and Domestic

    A summit between Bartlet and the Russian president is threatened when satellite photos link Russia to a nuclear-bomb facility in Iran; Bartlet assigns the Secret Service to protect C.J. when public statements prompt death threats from a stalker.

  • The West Wing - Stirred (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:


    When a uranium-bearing rig crashes in an Idaho tunnel, the White House scrambles to assess the potential crisis; election strategists mull dropping Vice President Hoynes (Tim Matheson) from the Democratic ticket.

  • The West Wing - The U.S. Poet Laureate (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    The U.S. Poet Laureate

    The newly appointed U.S. poet laureate raises concern in the White House when she threatens to challenge the administration's policy on land mines.

  • The West Wing - Dead Irish Writers (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Dead Irish Writers

    The White House celebrates the first lady's birthday on the eve of her possibly losing her medical license; a British ambassador (Roger Rees) argues against the president's meeting with an Irish terrorist.

  • The West Wing - Hartsfield's Landing (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Hartsfield's Landing

    The president uses chess to illustrate tensions between the United States and China over Taiwan's testing of Patriot missiles.

  • The West Wing - Night Five (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Night Five

    The president consults a psychiatrist (Adam Arkin) about a sleep disorder; C.J. lobbies for the release of a White House reporter taken hostage in the Congo.

  • The West Wing - The Two Bartlets (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Two Bartlets

    The president and his staff ponder countering a verbal assault on affirmative action by a fellow candidate.

  • The West Wing - 100,000 Airplanes (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    100,000 Airplanes

    President Bartlet and his staff prepare the State of the Union; Sam's former girlfriend (Traylor Howard) interviews him for a Vanity Fair profile.

  • The West Wing - H.Con - 172 (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    H.Con - 172

    Leo rejects an offer from the Congressional Oversight Committee that would end the investigation into Bartlet's concealment of his illness.

  • The West Wing - Bartlet for America (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Bartlet for America

    As the presidential investigation intensifies, Bartlet recalls the circumstances surrounding his decision not to disclose his multiple sclerosis.

  • The West Wing - The Women of Qumar (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Women of Qumar

    Josh meets with a women's caucus to discuss a U.N. treaty banning prostitution; President Bartlet grapples with how much to reveal to the public about a possible mad-cow epidemic.

  • The West Wing - The Indians in the Lobby (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Indians in the Lobby

    While the president frets about where to spend Thanksgiving, C.J. attends to two American Indians who refuse to leave the White House before speaking to an official.

  • The West Wing - Gone Quiet (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Gone Quiet

    A crisis erupts when a U.S. spy submarine disappears in North Korean waters, putting the president in the position of either notifying the enemy or attempting a rescue.

  • The West Wing - War Crimes (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    War Crimes

    The president asks the reluctant vice president to speak at an anti-gun rally in Texas after a church shooting.

  • The West Wing - On the Day Before (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    On the Day Before

    President Bartlet vetoes the "death tax" bill, but the staff must move quickly when they learn the House has enough votes to immediately override it.

  • The West Wing - Ways and Means (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Ways and Means

    C.J. fights back when a special prosecutor begins investigating the president's non-disclosure of his illness.

  • The West Wing - Manchester (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    Bartlet refines his re-election speech and contemplates adding a public apology to his remarks; C.J. considers what actions to take to defuse her ill-timed remarks.

  • The West Wing - Manchester (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    The president's bid for re-election could be in jeopardy after Sam realizes Bartlet never apologized for concealing his condition and C.J. makes a crucial mistake at a press conference.

  • The West Wing - Two Cathedrals (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Two Cathedrals

    The Haitian army besieges the U.S. Embassy; Bartlet campaigns to fund the Justice Department's case against a tobacco industry.

  • The West Wing - 18th and Potomac (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    18th and Potomac

    The president prepares to break the news of his medical condition to the public; a military uprising in Haiti forces the country's newly elected president to seek sanctuary at the U.S. embassy.

  • The West Wing - The Fall's Gonna Kill You (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Fall's Gonna Kill You

    White House counsel Babish (Oliver Platt) interrogates staff members on their awareness of the president's multiple sclerosis.

  • The West Wing - Bad Moon Rising (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Bad Moon Rising

    President Bartlet consults the chief counsel (Oliver Platt) on the legal ramifications of not divulging his multiple sclerosis.

  • The West Wing - 17 People (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    17 People

    The president ponders a response to a possible terrorist plot; Toby learns of the president's battle with multiple sclerosis.

  • The West Wing - The Stackhouse Filibuster (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Stackhouse Filibuster

    An elderly senator attempts to thwart Bartlet's Family Wellness Act; Toby questions the vice president's motives for supporting a fuel-emission standards bill.

  • The West Wing - Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail

    Toby must meet with unruly protesters; Donna asks Sam to front an executive pardon for a convicted spy.

  • The West Wing - Ellie (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:


    The surgeon general (Mary Kay Place) hints that marijuana should be decriminalized; Bartlet is angry when his daughter publicly states he would never fire the woman.

  • The West Wing - The War at Home (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The War at Home

    Complications arise in a rescue effort to save federal drug agents taken hostage by Colombian terrorists; a senator threatens to run for president.

  • The West Wing - Bartlet's Third State of the Union (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Bartlet's Third State of the Union

    The crisis of U.S. hostages taken in Colombia looms, as the president delivers the State of the Union.

  • The West Wing - The Drop-In (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Drop-In

    Leo tries to convince President Bartlet to approve a pricey missile defense system; C.J. attempts to dissuade a comic from performing at an annual dinner.

  • The West Wing - The Leadership Breakfast (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Leadership Breakfast

    A bipartisan breakfast with members of Congress promises to be divisive; Josh and Sam start a fire in the Mural Room.

  • The West Wing - Noel (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:


    Leo orders Josh to seek counseling; the president insists on signing all of his Christmas cards; Sam is at odds with a representative who publicly supports the use of oil reserves.

  • The West Wing - Galileo (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:


    Problems plague President Bartlet as he prepares to address thousands of schoolchildren, including a fire in a Russian nuclear missile silo and lost communication with a Mars spacecraft.

  • The West Wing - Shibboleth (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    President Bartlet and his staff argue over granting asylum to a boatload of Chinese evangelical Christians.

  • The West Wing - The Portland Trip (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Portland Trip

    While President Bartlet travels to an education speech, Leo stays behind to monitor a precarious situation in the Persian Gulf.

  • The West Wing - The Lame Duck Congress (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Lame Duck Congress

    President Bartlet considers recalling the Senate from a winter holiday in hopes of ratifying a nuclear test-ban treaty.

  • The West Wing - And It's Surely to Their Credit (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    And It's Surely to Their Credit

    The new associate White House counsel has a rough first day when her fellow staffers give her the cold shoulder; Sam tries to convince Josh to sue the men who shot him.

  • The West Wing - In This White House (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    In This White House

    President Bartlet offers a Republican adviser an assistant position after she one-ups Sam during a televised debate program.

  • The West Wing - The Midterms (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Midterms

    The White House staff focuses on midterm congressional elections while coping with the aftermath of attempted assassination.

  • The West Wing - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    In the Shadow of Two Gunmen

    An assassination attempt on President Bartlet leaves some of his team fighting for their lives; a crisis in Iraq requires immediate action.

  • The West Wing - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen - Part Two (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    In the Shadow of Two Gunmen - Part Two

  • The West Wing - What Kind of Day Has It Been (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    What Kind of Day Has It Been

    The president prepares for a town-hall meeting with college students, while the military searches for a downed pilot in the Iraqi desert.

  • The West Wing - Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    The president nervously awaits the results of a poll to determine his favorability rating; guest Marlee Matlin.

  • The West Wing - Mandatory Minimums (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Mandatory Minimums

    The president names two Democrats to the Federal Election Commission despite threats from political opponents to introduce embarrassing legislation.

  • The West Wing - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

    A White House insider writes a scathing memo for a political rival that outlines the weaknesses of the president's administration.

  • The West Wing - Six Meetings Before Lunch (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Six Meetings Before Lunch

    Police make arrests at a fraternity party attended by the president's daughter; Sam and Mallory clash over the issue of private-school vouchers.

  • The West Wing - The White House Pro-Am (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The White House Pro-Am

    The president's and first lady's staffs feud over rival agendas; the president must name a replacement for the late chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • The West Wing - 20 Hours in L.A. (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    20 Hours in L.A.

    The president goes to Los Angeles for a star-studded fund-raiser; Leo pressures the vice president to break a Senate voting deadlock.

  • The West Wing - Celestial Navigation (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Celestial Navigation

    Sam and Toby must secretly spring the president's primary Supreme Court choice, who has been jailed for drunken driving and resisting arrest.

  • The West Wing - Take This Sabbath Day (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Take This Sabbath Day

    A campaign manager (Marlee Matlin) for a congressional candidate seeks a meeting with the president; Bartlet consults a priest (Karl Malden) about a murderer sentenced to death by a federal court.

  • The West Wing - Take Out the Trash Day (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Take Out the Trash Day

    President Bartlet must deal with a new sex study and discord over a hate-crimes bill-signing ceremony.

  • The West Wing - He Shall, From Time to Time ... (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    He Shall, From Time to Time ...

    The president is found unconscious shortly before his State of the Union address, and the first lady doesn't believe the official explanation.

  • The West Wing - Lord John Marbury (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Lord John Marbury

    President Bartlet calls on an eccentric British diplomat for help when the threat of nuclear confrontation is imminent.

  • The West Wing - In Excelsis Deo (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    In Excelsis Deo

    As the president leaves the White House to do some Christmas shopping, Toby finds out about a war hero who died alone; a persistent reporter begins to win over C.J. for a date.

  • The West Wing - The Short List (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Short List

    A clash of ideologies forces the president to have second thoughts on nominating a favorite judge to the Supreme Court; accusations of substance abuse hit the White House staff.

  • The West Wing - Enemies (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    The president's political rivals threaten the future of his banking bill; Leo isn't pleased having his daughter date Sam; a reporter tries to woo C.J.

  • The West Wing - The State Dinner (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The State Dinner

    Amid the festivities of a fancy state dinner, the president keeps his eye on multiple problematic situations; a reporter flirts with C.J.; Sam's call-girl friend makes an appearance.

  • The West Wing - Mr. Willis of Ohio (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Mr. Willis of Ohio

    Toby and Mandy work to convince some congressmen to approve a commerce bill that includes a census provision.

  • The West Wing - The Crackpots and These Women (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Crackpots and These Women

    Josh is troubled when he receives privileges denied to most White House co-workers; Toby opposes President Bartlet's plans for a California trip.

  • The West Wing - Five Votes Down (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Five Votes Down

    The chief of staff (John Spencer) seeks five more House votes to get a bill passed restricting the sale of automatic firearms.

  • The West Wing - A Proportional Response (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A Proportional Response

    After an American jet is downed in the Mideast, President Bartlet urges an attack that could result in thousands of casualties.

  • The West Wing - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

    Sam pursues a call girl with whom he spent a night of passion; C.J. tries to defuse a clash between the president and the vice president.

  • The West Wing - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    The president (Martin Sheen) and his White House staff make up an eclectic group; with John Spencer, Brad Whitford, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly.

  • The West Wing - Documentary Special (Special)

    Documentary Special

    The cast celebrates real people who have served in the White House; clips highlight the series' first three seasons; interviews with David Gergen, Dee Dee Myers, Henry Kissinger, Leon Panetta, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton.

  • The West Wing - Isaac and Ishmael (Special)

    Isaac and Ishmael

    The White House is under lockdown during an emergency situation.

  • The West Wing - Pilot (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:


    El presidente (Martin Sheen) y su personal de la Casa Blanca forman un ecléctico grupo; con John Spencer, Brad Whitford, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly.

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