West Wing Continuity Guide
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Cast of NBC show (l-r) Allison Janney as Press Secretary CJ Cregg, Brad Whitford as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman, Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet, John Spencer as Chief of Staff Leo McGarry, Rob Lowe as Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn, Richard Schiff as Communications Director Toby Ziegler, Dule Hill as aide Charlie Young, Janel Moloney as Assistant Donna Moss
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#201 &  202 - #23-24 "In The Shadow of Two Gunmen": 2 parts - (October 4, 2000)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d:Thomas Schlamme
Picking up a couple of minutes after the assassination attempt of the last episode of the last season, this two parter explores the aftermath of the shooting as Josh fights for his life.
#203 - #25 "The Midterms" - (October 18, 2000)
w:Aaron Sorkin, d:Alex Graves
Starting a week after the assassination and running until the Midterm Elections November 7, this story covers problems with the election, the aftermath of the shooting, and the President's tirade against a radio host.
#204 - #26 "In This White House" - (October 25, 2000)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story: Peter Parnell & Allison Abner, d: Ken Olin
The President wants to hire a Republican who beat Sam in a televised debate.
#205 - #27 "And It's Surely To Their Credit" - (November 1, 2000)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story: Kevin Falls & Laura Glasser, d: Christopher Misiano
The new Republican Associate Counsel to the President takes some heat from several White House staffers.
#206 - #28 "The Lame Duck Congress" - (November 8, 2000)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story:Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., d: Jeremy Kagan
The staff think about calling a lame duck session of Congress as Leo lays down new rules to those wanting the President's time. And Sam takes Ainsley with him to a Congressional meeting.
#207 - #29 "The Portland Trip" - (November 15, 2000)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Paul Redford, d:Paris Barclay
Most of the senior staff join the President for a quick trip to Portland while Leo stays behind to deal with a situation in the Gulf.
#208 - #30 "Shibboleth" - (November 22, 2000)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Patrick H. Caddell, d:Laura Innes
The President deals with illegal Chinese immigrants around Thanksgiving as C.J. chooses a turkey, Charlie must find the right knife and Leo opposes bringing his sister into the administration.
#209 - #31 "Galileo" - (November 29, 2000)
w:Kevin Falls & Aaron Sorkin, d:Alex Graves
As a NASA space probe descends on Mars, the Russians deny they have a fire in a nuclear missile silo, C.J. & Sam have to confront people they are avoiding, and Josh must make a decision about a stamp.
#210 - #32 "Noël" - (December 20, 2000)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Peter Parnell, d:Thomas Schlamme
Josh is forced to confront his post traumatic stress symptoms as he discusses his actions and reactions during the weeks preceding Christmas.
#211 - #33 "The Leadership Breakfast" - (January 10, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Peter Parnell, d:Thomas Schlamme
The staff deal with their Republican rivals from the Congress before and after a bi-partisan breakfast.
#212 - #34 "The Drop In" - (January 24, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. d:Lou Antonio
While Sam writes a rousing speech on the environment, Toby plans to inject a 30 second "drop-in" comment. Meanwhile, Leo tries to sell the President, and anyone who will listen, on a missile defense system.
#213 - #35 "Bartlet's Third State of the Union" - (February 7, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Allison Abner & Dee Dee Myers d:Christopher Misiano
President Bartlet gives a rousing State of the Union Address to Congress and then things start to fall apart - Continued to #214 (36).
#214 - #36 "The War at Home" - (February 14, 2001)
w:Aaron Sorkin, d:Christopher Misiano
Right after the State of the Union, President Bartlet and his staff have to deal with the numerous problems including a hostage situation in Colombia.
#215 - #37 "Ellie" - (February 21, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Kevin Fall & Laura Glasser d:Michael Engler
The Surgeon General makes truthful comments about drugs that get the administration into political trouble.
#216 - #38 "Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail" - (February 28, 2001)
w:Paul Redford & Aaron Sorkin, d:Jessica Yu
Protesters and groups with agendas the staff doesn't usually listen to are given hearings. And then there is a pardon situation.
#217 - #39 "The Stackhouse Filibuster" - (March 14, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Pete McCabe, d:Bryan Gordon
Everybody is being held up by one lone Senator who won't give up his fight --- eventually, Donna figures out why and the White House change their tactics.
#218 - #40 "17 People" - (April 4, 2001)
w:Aaron Sorkin, d:Alex Graves
Toby knows there is something going on that he doesn't know. Finally, Leo tells the President that they have to tell Toby about the MS.
#219 - #41 "Bad Moon Rising" - (April 25, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Felicia Willson, d:Bill Johnson
The President and Leo consult the White House Chief Counsel about whether hiding the MS constitutes fraud on the American public.
#220 - #42 "The Fall's Gonna Kill You" - (May 2, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Patrick H. Caddell, d:Christopher Misiano
The rest of the President's senior staff are informed of the MS and each of them deals with it in his or her own way.
#221 - #43 "18th and Potomac" - (May 9, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story:Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., d:Robert Berlinger
While the President, his staff, and his wife deal with various crises, Mrs. Landingham buys a new car and that ends up causing the worst devastation of all.
#222 - #44 "Two Cathedrals" - (May 16, 2001)
w:Aaron Sorkin, d:Thomas Schlamme
President Bartlet is feeling like the Biblical Job and wonders what he's done wrong to be punished so badly.

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