The West Wing/Posse Comitatus

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Posse Comitatus
Season 3, Episode 21
Airdate May 22, 2002
Production Number 227222
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Alex Graves
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Posse Comitatus is the twenty-first episode of the third season of The West Wing, and the sixty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Rob Lowe (Sam Seaborn), Dulé Hill (Charlie Young), Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg), 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: Adam Arkin (Dr. Stanley Keyworth), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Mark Harmon (Secret Service Agent Simon Donovan), Lily Tomlin (Debbie Fiderer), James Brolin (Governor Robert Ritchie)

With John Amos (Admiral Percy Fitzwallace)

Guest Starring: Kurt Fuller (SitRoom Civilian Advisor), Michael O'Neill (Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield), David Huddleston (Senator Max Lobell), Armin Shimerman (Richard III), NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper), Renée Estevez (Nancy), Andrew McFarlane (Anthony Marcus), William Thomas, Jr. (SitRoom Civilian Advisor David), Fred Sanders (Ted, Florida Republican), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chysler), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slatterly), Wren T. Brown (), Ken Thorley (), Basil Hoffman ()

Co-Starring: Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), Al No'Mani (Shareef), Al Faris (Translator), John David Conti (Howell), Nate Reese (Cantwell), Paul Norwood (Bristol), Randolph Brooks (Arthur), Mindy Seeger (Chris), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Heidi Anderson (Waitress), William Dennis Hunt (Duke of York), Jeanie Hacket (Queen Margaret), Orlando Seale (Young Clifford), Douglas Weston (Bedford), Adrian Diamond (Young Boy), Joshua Wolf Coleman (Chorus), Charles Currier (Chorus), Russell Edge (Chorus), Joshua Fardon (Chorus), Richard Gould (Chorus), Rob Nagle (Chorus), Kevin Owers (Chorus), Graham Shiels (Chorus), Richard Soto (Chorus), Glenn Kubota (Grocer), Karen Tsen Lee (Reporter), Ted Koch (Reporter), Mark Gerald Douglas (Agent), Lisa Datz (Agent), James Villani (Thug)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


C.J briefs reporters about trip to New York. Mentions President is meeting with Qumari defense minister Abdul Sheriff.

President is briefed how the 'act' will be taken place.

Josh sits down with Amy and tries to convince about bill.

C.J's bodyguard shows up and says he will be ready by evening for Now York trip.

President meets with Psychiatrist. Later meets with Abdul Sheriff in Oval office. Meets with Mrs. Fiderer.

Leo sits down with Gang of Eight -- Posse Comitatus.

C.J and Agent in NY. The guy is caught and Agent is done with guaring C.J

Wars of Roses Act1:

Richie did not show up at Ny church instead went to Yankees game. Toby and Sam discuss it to make a punchline of it.

Josh solves voting issue by getting Amy's boss.

C.J's Agent Simon is shot. dead. President gives the orders for Act.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments