The West Wing/Jefferson Lives

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Jefferson Lives
Season 5, Episode 3
Airdate October 8, 2003
Production Number 176053
Written by teleplay
Carol Flint
Carol Flint
& Debora Cahn
Directed by Alex Graves
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Jefferson Lives is the third episode of the fifth season of The West Wing, and the ninety-first 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 Stars: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), William Devane (Secretary of State Lewis "Lew" Berryhill), Gary Cole (Vice President Bob Russell)

And Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer)

Guest Starring: Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Michael O'Neill (Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield), Steven Culp (Jeff Haffley), H. Richard Greene (Robert Royce, Sen. R-PA), Geoff Pierson (Senator Triplehorn), NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper), J. Patrick McCormack (General Jimmy Wendall), Charlotte Colavin (Sheila Fields), H.M. Wynant (Senator Starkey), Robert Arce (August Adair)

Co-Starring: Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Kris Murphy (Katie), Margaret Bacon (Youn Zoey), Donald Sage Mackay (Ellis), Tom W. Chick (Gordon), Mark Antonio Pritchett (Reporter #2), Rebecca Avery (Reporter #3), Hugh Dane (Judge)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


July 4th:

Zoey is doing a press appearance after the episode.

Republicans propose a list of other VP candidates, when Oval office fixed on one. -- Barry Hill.

A list of Arabs are taking oath as American Citizens.

Will sits down with Zoey for warm up interview.

Toby and Josh sits down with Republican list candidates. President tells Louis He will announce him as VP.

Abbey and Leo talk. Abbey makes sure she tells Leo She doesn't trust him.

Zoey is sent to farm. For some time.

President meets Congressman Russell.

Arabs takes oath.

Team attend fireworks.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments