The West Wing/7A WF 83429

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7A WF 83429
Season 5, Episode 1
Airdate September 24, 2003
Production Number 176051
Written by John Wells
Directed by Alex Graves
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7A WF 83429 is the first episode of the fifth season of The West Wing, and the eighty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), Dulé Hill (Charlie Young), Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler), John Spencer (Leo McGarry), Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman)

And Martin Sheen (President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet)

Special Guest Star: Timothy Busfield (Danny Concannon)

With John Amos (Admiral Percy Fitzwallace)

And Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer)

Guest Starring: Nina Siemaszko (Ellie Bartlet), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Annabeth Gish (Elizabeth Bartlet Westin), Clark Gregg (FBI Special Agent Mike Casper), Geoff Pierson (Senator Triplehorn), Željko Ivanek (Steve Atwood), Steven Eckholdt ([[The West Wing/Doug Westin|Doug Westin]), NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slatterly), Ben Guillory (Jackson)

Co-Starring: Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), Kim Webster (Ginger), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Richard F. Whiten (Winston), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Mindy Seeger (Chris), John Colella (Reporter 2), Hira Ambrosino (Reporter 3), Ivan Allen (Reporter 4)

Uncredited: John Goodman (Acting President Glenallen Walken)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


Mr. President is in the Oval office. The new appointed President.

Bartlet and Abbey talk.

Press brief: Press is informed about kidnapping.

Josh expresses he is uncomfortable replacing President.

Danny points out if there is a connection between Abdul Sheriff assassination and Zoey's kidnapping.

Leo meets Bartlet. FBI has a lead in Baltimore. Danny is running Sheriff's story.

Senior staff meet in Oval office; Close Markets for a day. Release Abdul Sheriff's Story.

WH releases AS story before Danny. President Walken holds a press conference. Kills it.

Leo calls for Angela Blake in NY.

Bartlet and family confront the story on TV about AS and Zoey's kidnapping.

Republican leadership is in the building.

Blast in Turkey. 30+ dead including 14 US citizens. President decides to bomb Qumar. Leo objects. Has no effect on President. Leo meets Bartlet.

Leo asks Toby and Will to work on two speeches. Bartlet and family at church.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments