The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 11

The Benign Prerogative

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 14, 2004 on NBC
8.1
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In the days leading up to the State of the Union address, Toby gets crucial voter feedback when he accompanies Joey as she mall-tests the speech around the nation; Jed and the staff wrestle with the issues of presidential pardons and mandatory minimums; Charlie dates an attractive woman who's not what she seems; Joey Lucas derails Josh's plans when she arrives at the White House carrying a surprise; Jed and Abbey reach out to an old friend on the eve of his ex-wife's remarriage.moreless

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  • State of the Union

    8.5
    I loved the episode.. I most say... it was really good writing again, some exciting story developments and I loved the way story was given.. Started with those few clips, then going back and showing us what really happened.



    Considering that this was "State of the Union" episode, I was pleasantly surprised that they decided to concentrate on more minor chars like Donna and Charlie. We haven't had something for just them for long time, so it was very good difference.



    Also the whole process, those days, leading to the speech and the end.. president meeting that woman and saying those words.. that was powerfulmoreless
Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Meeshell Anders

Guest Star

Margot Rose

Margot Rose

Portia Colgrave

Guest Star

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

First Guest

Guest Star

Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin

Joey Lucas

Recurring Role

Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt

Angela Blake

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Nicole Robinson

Nicole Robinson

Margaret

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