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Twenty Five
Season 4, Episode 23
Airdate May 14, 2003
Production Number 175323
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Christopher Misiano
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Twenty Five is the twenty-third episode of the fourth season of The West Wing, and the eighty-eighth 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)

With John Amos (Admiral Percy Fitzwallace)

And Taye Diggs (Wesley "Wes" Davis)

Guest Starring: Michael O'Neill (Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy McNally), Clark Gregg (FBI Special Agent Mike Casper), Harry Groener (Roger Tribby), NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper), Trent Ford (Jean Paul Pierre Claude Charpentier Vicomte de Condé de Bourbon), Alan Dale (Mitch Bryce), Vernee Watson-Johnson (Nurse), J. Patrick McCormack (General Jimmy Wendall)

Co-Starring: Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), Kim Webster (Ginger), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Laura Gardner (Gwen), Kris Murphy (Katie), Timothy Davis-Reed (Mark), Charles Noland (Steve), Randolph Brooks (Lyle), Susanne Filkins (Geri), Sha' Bennett (Peggy), Lucy Butler (Jill), Lance E. Nichols (Jay), Mily Tarver (Jerry), Jon Van Ness (Andrew), Dan Manning (Banks), John Antonini (Jamie), Shannon Marshall (Randy), Gary Telles (FBI Agent #1), Kathryn Klavana (FBI Agent #2), Weston Blakesley (Dr. Wellman), Brady Rubin (Judge), Haskell Vaughn Anderson III (Interior Secretary), Estuardo Radriguez Minano (Paramedic), Ivan Allen (TV 3 & 4), Keely Jones (Reporter), Diane Badger (Cabinet Member), Jim Gabriel (Cabinet Member)

Uncredited: John Goodman (Speaker of the House Glenallen Walken)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


President is informed.

Commotion at the scene. Press has been briefed. More importantly there is no vice president.

Babies are being born. Toby and Andy's babies.

Donna finds a ransom note. says Qumar should be left alone.

Hour 4.

Abbey dashes into press room to appeal for terrorists. Realizes (thru Amy and C.J) its a bad idea.

An other problem. An unidentified Airplane 90 miles away from a nuclear plant. President is feeling some symptoms of M.S.

Tells Leo to very quietly arrange members of cabinet and call the speaker of the house. Indicating he would like to invoke 25.

Toby is with his babies. Names them Haq and Molly. Molly, after an incredibly brave woman.

Senior staff gather. Leo informs President is invoking 25.

Temporarily transfer all the power of Presidency to next in line. To political enemy.

Mr. Speaker shows up. Formalities are done. President is relieved from Presidential duties.

End of Season 4.




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