West Wing Continuity Guide
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Cast of NBC show Pictured: (back row, l-r) Rob Lowe as Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn, Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet, Allison Janney as Press Secretary C.J. Cregg, Richard Schiff as Communications Director Toby Ziegler, John Spencer as Chief of Staff Leo McGarry, Dule? Hill as aide Charlie Young, Janel Maloney as assistant Donna Moss; (front row, l-r) Stockard Channing as First Lady Abigail Bartlet, Bradley Whitford as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman
- NBC Photo: David Rose
300 - unnumbered - "Isaac and Ishmael": - (Oct. 3, 2001)
w:Aaron Sorkin, d:Christopher Misiano
Josh & his co-workers talk to some high school students while Leo helps interrogate a possible terrorist.
301 - #45 "Manchester, pt. 1" - (Oct. 10, 2001)
w:Aaron Sorkin, d:Thomas Schlamme
The President says he is going to run again, but he's just admitted hiding his illness from the country and he is breaking a promise to his wife.
302 - #46 "Manchester, pt. 2" - (Oct. 17, 2001)
w:Aaron Sorkin, d: Thomas Schlamme
The President prepares to make a formal announcement on his candidacy, the staff deals with new campaign people, and the First Couple are hardly speaking to each other.
303 - #47 "Ways and Means" - (Oct. 24, 2001)
teleplay:Aaron Sorkin, story: Eli Attie & Gene Sperling, d: Alex Graves
C.J. thinks the Special Prosecutor is too fair and impartial and they would be better off if the House of Representatives started their own investigation.
304 - #48 "On the Day Before" - (Oct. 31, 2001)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story:Paul Redford & Nanda Chitre, d: Jeremy Kagan
The staff scrambles to stop the House from overriding the president's veto. Plus two Americans are killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem.
305 - #49 "War Crimes" - (Nov. 7, 2001)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story:Allison Abner, d: Alex Graves
The President argues gun control with the VP, Donna lies to Congress, and Leo discusses war crimes with an old friend and Vietnam comrade.
306 - #50 "Gone Quiet" - (Nov. 14, 2001)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story: Julia Dahl & Laura Glasser, d: John Hutman
When an American spy submarine suddenly goes silent in hostile North Korean waters, the President must decide whether to "trust the captain, trust the crew" or initiate action of some kind.
307 - #51 "The Indians in the Lobby" - (Nov. 21, 2001)
teleplay: Allison Abner & Kevin Falls and Aaron Sorkin, story: Allison Abner, d: Paris Barclay
Two representatives of a Native American tribe stand quietly in the lobby of the West Wing after their meeting with a government official is cancelled at the last minute.
308 - #52 "The Women of Qumar" - (Nov. 28, 2001)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story: Felicia Willson, Laura Glasser, Julia Dahl, d: Alex Graves
Mad cow disease may have broken out in the U.S. Meanwhile, C.J, is forced to announce that the Administration will send weapons to Qumar, which represses women.
309 - #53 "Bartlet for America" - (Dec. 12, 2001)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d: Thomas Schlamme
Leo is called to testify before a House committee; which leads to flashbacks from him and the other staffers.
310 - #54 "H.Con - 172" - (Jan. 9, 2002)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story: Eli Attie, d: Vincent Misiano
Bartlet is offered a deal that would end the House investigation into the hiding of his MS. All he has to do is accept a Congressional censure.
311 - #55 "100,000 Airplanes" - (Jan. 16, 2002)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d: David Nutter
While Bartlet gives his fourth State of the Union address, Sam is followed around by a journalist with whom he has a history.
312 - #56 "The Two Bartlets" - (Jan. 30, 2002)
teleplay:Kevin Falls & Aaron Sorkin, story: Gene Sperling, d: Alex Graves
Toby feels the President is compromising his ideals in order to be liked. Meanwhile, Josh moves closer to Amy.
313 - #57 "Night Five" - (Feb. 6, 2002)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d: Christopher Misiano
The President consults a psychologist, C.J. tries to save a reporter from terrorists, a U.N. speech is prepared, and Sam is informed that comments he made to Ainsley were offensive.
314 - #58 "Hartsfield's Landing" - (Feb. 27, 2002)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d: Vincent Misiano
The President plays at least three games of chess at the same time: two against senior staffers and one against the Chinese.
315 - #59 "Dead Irish Writers" - (March 6, 2002)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story: Paul Redford, d: Alex Graves
Abbey has a birthday party the night before the Medical Board of New Hampshire will vote on reprimanding her for rule violations.
316 - #60 "The U.S. Poet Laureate" - (March 27, 2002)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin, story: Laura Glasser, d: Christopher Misiano
The President calls his Republican opponent stupid, Josh visits a website devoted to him and Toby talks to a poet.
317 - #61 "Stirred" - (April 3, 2002)
teleplay: Aaron Sorkin & Eli Attie, story: Dee Dee Myers, d: Jeremy Kagan
While the President deals with a nuclear waste transportation accident, Leo forces everyone to consider dumping the Vice President from the ticket.
Return of the King
318 - "Documentary Special" - (April 24, 2002)
d: Bill Coultouris
The real people who worked in the West Wing talk about what it is really like and clips from episodes illustrate some of what they discuss.
319 - "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" - (April 30, 2002)
w: Paul Redford & AaronSorkin, d: Alex Graves
After C.J. makes a comment about how women are treated in Saudi Arabia, her hate mail increases and includes threatening email that the Secret Service treats seriously
320 - "The Black Vera Wang" - (May 8, 2002)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d: Christopher Misiano
As C.J. gets to know the agent in charge of her Secret Service detail, Sam gets a lesson in trust, friendship and politics.
321 - "We Killed Yamamoto" - (May 15, 2002)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d: Thomas Schlamme
As C.J. and her Secret Service protector continue to grow closer, Fitzwallace and Leo discuss whether the U.S. is currently at war and what that would mean.
322 - "Posse Comitatus" - (May 22, 2002)
w: Aaron Sorkin, d: Alex Graves
Guns and deaths are the themes of this season finale (as with the previous two finales) written with an eye on the ratings. --- Well, all the other writers are doing it, Mom!

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