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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Pilot
      Episode 1
      9/22/99
      9.2
      The staff scrambles to respond to pages telling them that the President has been in an accident -- he's fallen off the bike he borrowed from Leo; C.J. tries to spin the story to the press. Sam finds out that the woman he picked up in a bar and spent the night with is a high-priced call girl; Josh gets into trouble with the religious right, and, meeting with a delegation in an attempt to smooth things over, Toby makes things worse by getting into a shouting match over the Ten Commandments; Jed joins in the fray by telling them to condemn an extremist group called "The Lambs of God", and then pointedly shows the delegation the door.moreless
    • 9/29/99
      8.7
      The Vice President refuses to fall in line with Bartlet; Sam discusses the problem of Laurie with Josh and Toby; the plane carrying Bartlet's doctor, a naval officer, is shot down en route to Jordan; Bartlet hires Mandy as his consultant.
    • 10/6/99
      9.1
      Still seething over the downing of an American jet, a vengeful President Bartlet overrules the joint chiefs' plan for a "proportional" military strike. While Leo and other advisers try to cool off POTUS, C.J.scolds a wayward Sam over his potentially explosive private crusade with Laurie. In other news, Josh hires Charlie as a personal aide to the President.moreless
    • Five Votes Down
      Episode 4
      10/13/99
      8.7
      Five votes keep a very important gun-control bill from being passed and the staff has 72 hours to track down the errant congressmen; Toby is accused of manipulating the stock market by having a friend testify to Commerce; Leo's wife gets fed up with his long hours.
    • 10/20/99
      9.1
      The staffers spend the day dealing with private organizations, aka the crackpots. Throughout the day, Sam deals with a UFO nut, CJ gets a proposal to build a wolves-only road, Toby and Bartlet clash over everything, and Josh is overwhelmed by guilt regarding his sister's death.
    • 11/3/99
      9.0
      Toby and Mandy push for a commerce bill with a census-counting provision, with three votes as the deciding factor; Sam tutors C.J. on the finer points of the census; Zoey faces a potentially dangerous situation when she goes out for the evening.
    • The State Dinner
      Episode 7
      11/10/99
      8.7
      The president of Indonesia is honored at a state dinner; the staff deals with Hurricane Sarah, a potential teamster strike, and a raid involving children in Idaho; a reporter flirts with C.J.
    • Enemies
      Episode 8
      11/17/99
      8.5
      Bartlet and Hoynes argue in front of the Cabinet; C.J. fends off Danny's advances when she suspects he's after a big story; Mallory asks Sam out; the staff leaps hurdles to pass a banking bill.
    • The Short List
      Episode 9
      11/24/99
      8.9
      Bartlet struggles to name a nominee to the Supreme Court when the perfect nominee turns out to be not so perfect; A congressman attacks the staff, claiming that 1 in 3 use drugs.
    • In Excelsis Deo
      Episode 10
      12/15/99
      9.4
      Toby tries to arrange a proper funeral for a homeless veteran; Josh and Sam try to set up a preemptive strike against Lillienfield, who is attacking Leo because of his prior drug and alcohol problem; CJ tries to get the staff to revisit the hate crimes issue; Bartlet sneaks out to do some last minute shopping.moreless
    • Lord John Marbury
      Episode 11
      1/5/00
      8.6
      War breaks out between India and Pakistan and Bartlet consults with Lord John Marbury; Toby accuses C.J. of being too friendly with the press when she objects to being kept in the dark; the staff realizes that Lillienfield's efforts to bring down Leo are going to get ugly when Josh gets a subpoena.moreless
    • 1/12/00
      9.0
      Bartlet collapses before his second State of the Union address; Leo publicly admits to his former alcoholism and drug abuse; things get interesting romantically for both Sam and C.J.; Lord John Marbury helps the staff negotiate an agreement between India and Pakistan.
    • 1/26/00
      8.7
      Josh and Sam are able to make a bargain to keep Leo from going through a hearing, at the expense of a new sex education report. Mandy doesn't think a couple should be present at the signing of a new hate crimes bill instigated by the death of their son. Toby contends with some of PBS's detractors.moreless
    • 2/9/00
      9.0
      After the Supreme Court refuses to stay the execution of a convicted murderer, Bartlet has forty-eight hours to decide whether or not to commute the sentence; Josh faces off with Joey Lucas about his staff's not backing her candidate as vigorously as she'd like.
    • 2/16/00
      9.3
      Toby and Sam travel to Connecticut to get Roberto Mendoza released from jail; Josh must run a press briefing when C.J. has an emergency root canal.
    • 20 Hours in L.A.
      Episode 16
      2/23/00
      8.5
      Bartlet and the senior staff fly to California to attend an important fundraiser; Hoynes must decide whether he will support Bartlet's stance or go with his convictions when the Senate is deadlocked on an ethanol tax bill.
    • 3/22/00
      8.5
      Abbey keeps the staff busy with the fallout when she leaks her personal preference for a Federal Reserve Board appointment and discusses child labor on a talk show, prompting a Congresswoman to offer an amendment which could shoot down the entire international tariff bill; Charlie's date with Zoey is cancelled because of threats by a white supremacist group.moreless
    • 4/5/00
      8.8
      Mendoza is confirmed by the Senate; Mandy needs Toby's help to replace a dead panda bear; Sam angers Mallory when she reads a position paper that he wrote supporting school vouchers; Josh meets with Jeff Breckenridge, who is irritating certain Congressmen with his stance on slavery reparations.
    • 4/26/00
      9.1
      Mandy's old memo about Bartlet administration weaknesses surfaces; Josh tries to get administration nominees appointed to the Federal Elections Committee; Sam works to get a better policy on gays in the military.
    • Mandatory Minimums
      Episode 20
      5/3/00
      8.7
      Josh gets payback while Sam gets played; Andrea Wyatt insists that mandatory minimums be added to a new drug policy the staff is developing; C.J. makes a mistake and sets them back.
    • 5/10/00
      8.9
      Bartlet gets closer to making the FEC campaign finance reform-friendly, but his opponents strike back by making Sam's former dalliance with the call girl public knowledge; CJ waits anxiously for the administration's approval rating.
    • 5/17/00
      9.5
      The staff deals with an American pilot who was shot down in Iraq; Toby's brother is in danger on a space shuttle whose doors won't close; Bartlet and the senior staff walk into a hail of bullets as they leave a town meeting.
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
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