The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 1

7A WF 83429

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode we finally learn where the fictional country of Qumar is located. On the map on the Situation room wall, Qumar is shown to be cut out of Iran with a coast line.

    • Danny: Pulling out of Qumar, the release of Bahji prisoners. I have to ask...

      Both Qumar and the Bahji terrorist cell are made up.

    • This episode is the first appearance of the Bartlets' eldest daughter Elizabeth 'Liz" Bartlet Westin. The character is played by the actress Annabeth Gish.

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  • Notes

    • Awards and Nominations: Episode was nominated for the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Thomas Del Ruth, A.S.C.) Nominated for the 2004 ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV Series (Thomas Del Ruth, A.S.C.).

    • Music: The haunting music in the background during the Mass is "Sanvean" by Lisa Gerrard, from her CD The Mirror Pool. Another version can be found on the Dead Can Dance live concert CD Toward the Within.

    • The title is the designation for the FBI's file on Zoey's kidnapping. "7A" is their code for kidnapping, "WF" indicates that the FBI's Washington, D.C. field office is handling the case, and "83429" is the case file number.

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