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The West Wing/Life on Mars

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Life on Mars
Season 4, Episode 21
Airdate April 30, 2003
Production Number 175321
Written by teleplay
Aaron Sorkin
Paul Redford
& Dee Dee Myers
Directed by John David Coles
← 4x20
Evidence of Things Not Seen
4x22 →
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Life on Mars is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of The West Wing, and the eighty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: 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: Matthew Perry (Joe Quincy)

And Tim Matheson (Vice President John Hoynes)

Guest Starring: Kiersten Warren (Blair Spoonhour), Claire Coffee (Cassie Tatum), NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper), John Apicella (Ralph Gish), Andy Umberger (Stevie)

Co-Starring: Lara Phillips (Lauren Romano), Kimberlee Peterson (Lauren Shelby), Catherine Kwong (Lauren Chin), Mandy Freund (Claire), Andy Milder (Aide #1), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), Kris Murphy (Katie), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Jeff Mooring (Phil)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


VP resigns. Following are the events happened before.

There is life on Mars. A Science reporter brings it to Senior WH reporter. She brings it to C.J. C.J takes it to WH counsel. VP is head of NASA.

Joe and C.J finds out the leak was from V.P. V.P has an affair with a woman who has a book deal.

President is informed. President and Leo talk to V.P.

Next day. 6 AM. Vice President sends his resignation letter.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments