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The West Wing/Privateers

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Season 4, Episode 18
Airdate March 26, 2003
Production Number 175318
Written by teleplay
Paul Redford
& Debora Cahn
and Aaron Sorkin
Paul Redford
& Debora Cahn
Directed by Alex Graves
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Privateers is the eighteenth episode of the fourth season of The West Wing, and the eighty-third 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: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner)

Guest Starring: Jeff Perry (Burt Ganz), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Trent Ford (Jean Paul Pierre Claude Charpentier Vicomte de Condé de Bourbon), Amanda Carlin (Hillary Toobin), Benjamin Brown (Mike Wayne), Nathan Anderson (Matthew "Matt" Lambert), Andrea Savage (Heidi Choat), Helen Slayton-Hughes (Marion Cotesworth-Haye)

Co-Starring: Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Kim Webster (Ginger), Steven Hack (Hendricks), Gregory Linington (Don Novak), Eric Lemler (Nat), Ivan Allen (Reporter), Christopher Carroll (Thomas), Robert Noble (Steward), Michael J. London (Usher)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


First couple at breakfast. Power breakfast. Foreign Ops bill vs $2 billion moved.

Natural dam broke as Glacier melted in Alaska. First lady is from a Pirate's family?

Amy is on throwing out govt on First lady's order. To work on Global gag rule -- to veto the bill.

Toby's first room mate is in oval office. Asks for whistle blower's protection. Talks to lawyers. He recommends to get immunity. Toby agrees.

Amy talks to Josh about recommending to veto President's own bill. Donna is watching someone covertly at Great American daughters party.

Leo gets briefing from Hydro-Climatologist about glacier waters.

Jon Paul and Charlie talks. Jon is high.

Leo suggests they should politicize green house gas thing.

Leo and his friend talk. Informs he will get the immunity.

Amy has a good day at work. Or so is told by First Lady.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments