The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 3

Jefferson Lives

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 08, 2003 on NBC
8.0
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When he realizes that his first choice for Vice President faces an uphill fight for nomination, Jed nominates a congressman that none of the staff can get excited about; Josh is less than thrilled with his new intern.

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  • the president appoints a new vice president but only does so because he was told that he would be liked by the rest of the party. Josh also gets a new intern (played by Jesse Bradford) that he seems to dislike almost immediately.moreless

    7.2
    i thought that this episode was good. I thought that the vice president wearing really bad cowboy boots created a bit of light humour for the episode. This episode also saw the introduction of jesse bradford who also added a bit of light humour to the show. i prefer the epdisodes with a bit of humour in them becasue then you don't get caught up in just another boring and depressing drama.moreless
  • Not as good as many others..

    6.5
    I really think after all those good and intense episodes there just had to be some lowering the bar.. but that much? It felt in the end as not much happened.. it seemed to be all around vice president and to me, it just looked weird - the man they want.. the president want.. and they cannot get him. is it possible? Sounds weird and was weird to watch and the whole thing with list.. and from there on it went weird.



    But I did the storyline with Zoe.. the way Abby is just so mad with everyone and there will be much hard healing to be done.moreless
William Devane

William Devane

Lewis Berryhill

Guest Star

H.M. Wynant

H.M. Wynant

Sen. Starkey

Guest Star

Robert Arce

Robert Arce

August Adair

Guest Star

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Debbie Fiderer

Recurring Role

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Bob Russell

Recurring Role

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Amy Gardner

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Zoey was kidnapped in the last season the date was May 7. We know this from the piece of paper that Charlie had in his wallet for the champange bottle celebration with her. During this episode she is clearly still suffering from the trauma and C.J. is covering her return as if she was found a week or two before. This would be just fine if the episode wasn't based around the Fourth of July which is a whole two months later!

    • H. Richard Greene plays Robert Royce, the Senate Majority Leader. However in a previous episode he played a moderate Republican Representative in the House. It is very unlikely that a moderate Republican would switch over to the Senate and be made the Majority Leader so quickly.

    • When the staff is discussing the Speaker's list of vice presidential candidates and the political ramifications, Bartlet exclaims, "Come on people, the door is closed!" meaning let's be honest about our motives, because no one else can hear us. But in the next shot the door is open!

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Debbie: Mrs. Bartlet, I can't tell you how hard I prayed for you.
      Abbey: I appreciate that.
      Debbie: Well, you shouldn't. I'm not very religious. So there's the risk that my praying could be taken as insincere or even an affront, which, if it's a vengeful God, could have made matters worse.
      Abbey: Well, it didn't, so maybe there's a clue.

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