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The West Wing/We Killed Yamamoto

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We Killed Yamamoto
Season 3, Episode 20
Airdate May 15, 2002
Production Number 227221
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Thomas Schlamme
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We Killed Yamamoto is the twentieth episode of the third season of The West Wing, and the sixty-fourth 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: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Mark Harmon (Secret Service Agent Simon Donovan)

With John Amos (Admiral Percy Fitzwallace)

Guest Starring: Kurt Fuller (Advisor), Juan Garcia (Congressman Rick Pintero), Christopher Curry (Colonel Lee), Glenn Morshower (Mike Chysler), Thomas Kopache (Bob Slatterly), William Thomas, Jr. (David), Annika Peterson (Jane), Nicki Micheaux (Muriel), Bob Morrisey (Harry Conroy)

Co-Starring: S.E. Perry (Marine Officer), Harry S. Murphy (Witness), Peter James Smith (Ed), William Duffy (Larry), Kevin Brief (Democrat), Roz Witt (Democrat), Howard Lockie (Democrat), Kim Webster (Ginger), Kim Brockington (Agent Thayer)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


Admiral Fitzwallace and other security guys brief President about Abdul Shariff plot and their defense minister's money trail. Still President is not convinced about the investigation. As President visits Mrs. Lanningham, Leo comes in to inform the credible source of Abdul Shariff's motives. President is convinced and next he meets with Defense on how to arrest Abdul.

C.J chats up with Body Guard. Agrees to use their gym. While coming out she tries a bit of shooting range and gets a little taste of it. Meanwhile, Charlie is looking for a candidate for President's personal secretary.

Donna goes to North Dakota on behalf of White house to listen their petition about removing North from North Dakota

Josh is on some bill. Returns to Amy's home and gets to chat about bill. Lets her know marriages incentives is traded to Child education. She flips out.

In SIT room, President is briefed about how they received tip and Leo and Fitswallace sits down. President returns and gives Josh an earful about screwing up vote because of his girlfriend. Neverthless, Josh solves it.

Later Leo comes in and talks to President about not to cancel Abdul's trip to US. Clearly President and Leo have contradictory opinions. But, Leo counsels President with his best of knowledge. President leans towards not cancelling Abdul's trip to US.





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