The West Wing: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 22
1999

Pilot

In the series premiere, the White House staff is being called into work in the early hours of the morning to the news that the President of the United States has crashed his bi…

2 Sep 29
1999

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

The Vice President refuses to fall in line with Bartlet; Sam discusses the problem of Laurie with Josh and Toby; the plane carrying President Bartlet’s doctor, a naval of…

3 Oct 06
1999

A Proportional Response

Still enraged at Morris’s death, Bartlet makes a show of deadly force; C.J. is upset about being kept out of the loop about Laurie; Josh hires Charlie to be Bartlet’…

4 Oct 13
1999

Five Votes Down

Five votes keep a very important gun-control bill from being passed and the staff has 72 hours to track down the errant congressmen;Toby is accused of manipulating the stock ma…

5 Oct 20
1999

The Crackpots and These Women

The staffers spend the day (“Big Block of Cheese day”) dealing with private organizations, aka the crackpots. Throughout the day, Sam deals with a 6

Nov 03
1999

Mr. Willis of Ohio

Toby and Mandy push for a commerce bill with a census-counting provision, with three votes as the deciding factor; Sam tutors C.J. on the finer points of the census; Josh &…

7 Nov 10
1999

The State Dinner

The president of Indonesia is honored at a state dinner; the staff deals with Hurricane Sarah, a potential teamster strike, and a raid involving children in Idaho; a reporter f…

8 Nov 17
1999

Enemies

Bartlet and Hoynes argue in front of the Cabinet; C.J. fends off Danny’s advances when she suspects he’s after a big story; Mallory asks Sam out; the staff leaps hu…

9 Nov 24
1999

The Short List

Bartlet struggles to name a nominee to the Supreme Court when the perfect nominee turns out to be not so perfect; A congressman attacks the staff, claiming that 1 in 3 use drug…

10 Dec 15
1999

In Excelsis Deo

Toby tries to arrange a proper funeral for a homeless veteran; Josh and Sam try to set up a preemptive strike against Lillienfield, who is attacking Leo because of his prior dr…

11 Jan 05
2000

Lord John Marbury

War breaks out between India and Pakistan and Bartlet consults with Lord John Marbury; Toby accuses C.J. of being too friendly with the press when she objects to being kept in…

12 Jan 12
2000

He Shall, from Time to Time

Bartlet collapses before his first State of the Union address; Leo publicly admits to his former alcoholism and drug abuse; things get interesting romantically for both Sam and…

13 Jan 26
2000

Take Out the Trash Day

Josh and Sam are able to make a bargain to keep Leo from going through a hearing, at the expense of a new sex education report. Mandy doesn’t think a couple should be pre…

14 Feb 09
2000

Take This Sabbath Day

After the Supreme Court refuses to stay the execution of a convicted murderer, Bartlet has forty-eight hours to decide whether or not to commute the sentence; Josh faces off wi…

15 Feb 16
2000

Celestial Navigation

Toby and Sam travel to Connecticut to get Roberto Mendoza released from jail; Josh must run a press briefing when C.J. has an emergency root canal.

16 Feb 23
2000

20 Hours in L.A.

Bartlet and the senior staff fly to California to attend an important fundraiser; Hoynes must decide whether he will support Bartlet’s stance or go with his convictions w…

17 Mar 22
2000

The White House Pro-Am

Abbey keeps the staff busy with the fallout when she leaks her personal preference for a Federal Reserve Board appointment and discusses child labor on a talk show, prompting a…

18 Apr 05
2000

Six Meetings Before Lunch

Mendoza is confirmed by the Senate; Mandy needs Toby’s help to replace a dead panda bear; Sam angers Mallory when she reads a position paper that he wrote supporting scho…

19 Apr 26
2000

Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

Mandy’s old memo about Bartlet administration weaknesses surfaces; Josh tries to get administration nominees appointed to the Federal Elections Committee; Sam works to ge…

20 May 03
2000

Mandatory Minimums

Andrea Wyatt insists that mandatory minimums be added to a new drug policy the staff is developing; C.J. makes a mistake and sets them back.

21 May 10
2000

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Bartlet gets closer to making the FEC campaign finance reform-friendly, but his opponents strike back by making Sam’s former dalliance with the…

22 May 17
2000

What Kind of Day Has It Been?

The staff deals with the crisis of an American pilot who was shot down in Iraq; Toby’s brother is in danger on a space shuttle whose doors won’t close; Bartlet and…

About The West Wing

The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation’s capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.

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