The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 8

Shutdown

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 19, 2003 on NBC
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Jed's decision not to be held hostage by Haffley shuts down the federal government; unable to get through to Jed and fearing the worst, Leo calls in the reinforcements, and Abbey returns to Washington to deliver a message and provide her husband with a little perspective; after being benched from the staff meetings, Josh gets put back in the game by Jed and sets the stage for victory; disregarding the advice of more seasoned colleagues, Haffley makes a major misstep and loses his advantage over the White House; Jed and Haffley meet and reach an accord on the budget.moreless

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Steven Pierce

Steven Pierce

OMB Director

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Paul Mendoza

Paul Mendoza

Rep. Ramirez

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Andrew A. Rolfes

Andrew A. Rolfes

Republican Pundit

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Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt

Angela Blake

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Steven Culp

Steven Culp

Jeff Haffley

Recurring Role

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Bob Russell

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