The West Wing: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Oct 10

Manchester (1)

Bartlet’s decision about Haiti falls under scrutiny; C.J. makes a horrible blunder in a press conference and is hounded about the president’s health by reporters; t…

2 Oct 17

Manchester (2)

The senior staff clash with the consultants who are to work on Bartlet’s reelection campaign; C.J. is concerned that the press senses the Bartlets’ marriage could b…

3 Oct 24

Ways and Means

The Special Prosecutor sets his probe in motion; Sam and Bruno are concerned about the loyalty of a powerful labor leader; Toby and Josh are preoccupied with a congressional ba…

4 Oct 31

On the Day Before

When Bartlet vetoes the “death tax”, the staff must scramble to keep the veto from being overridden; Josh tries to smooth talk a promising governor who is consideri…

5 Nov 07

War Crimes

The President has a showdown; Donna lies when she appears before the Congressional committee investigating the President; Leo debates with an old friend about the US future sta…

6 Nov 14

Gone Quiet

When an American spy submarine suddenly goes silent in hostile North Korea, Bartlet must decide whether to inform the enemy or attempt a secret rescue operation; Abbey learns h…

7 Nov 21

The Indians in the Lobby

Disgruntled that Abbey has decided that the Bartlet’s will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Camp David instead of New Hampshire, Bartlet takes out his pique by bor…

8 Nov 28

The Women of Qumar

C.J. is outraged about an arms sale to secure an airbase lease with a Middle-Eastern country which perpetuates atrocities against its women; the staff anxiously awaits test res…

9 Dec 12

Bartlet for America

The staff and the F.B.I. work to combat a threat to firebomb black churches in Tennessee on Christmas Eve; accompanied by Jordan, Leo testifies before the House committee prob…

10 Jan 09

H. Con-172

Majority Counsel Clifford Calley makes Leo an offer regarding the MS affair he wants very much to refuse; Josh looks for any excuse to see Amy Gardner; a fired White House phot…

11 Jan 16

100,000 Airplanes

On State of the Union night, Sam is being trailed by a magazine reporter to whom he was once engaged; the President’ Congressional censure weighs heavily on staffers̵…

12 Jan 30

The Two Bartlets

On the day of the Democratic Caucus, Bartlet, Toby and C.J. go to Iowa to kick off the presidential race, and disagree over Bartlet’s making a statement about affirmative…

13 Feb 06

Night Five

Stanley Keyworth revisits the White House to uncover the reason Bartlet hasn’t been able to sleep since the night of the Iowa caucus; C.J. enlists Leo’s help in fre…

14 Feb 27

Hartsfield's Landing

On the day before the New Hampshire primary, Josh drafts Donna as his frontwoman to ensure that Bartlet wins the nation’s first primary in the small town of Hartsfield…

15 Mar 06

Dead Irish Writers

Concern arises over the medical board’s decision on Abbey’s actions in treating Jed’s M.S.; Sam tries to get a Senator he doesn’t like to pass a bill f…

16 Mar 27

The U.S. Poet Laureate

Toby looks forward to meeting the new U.S. Poet Laureate; Jed fires the first salvo of his reelection campaign when he calls his likely opponent less than brilliant, and the na…

17 Apr 03


Hoynes and Bartlet each make an unexpected announcement about Hoynes’ place on the ticket; fears of a terrorist attack arise when a truck carrying depleted uranium-fuel r…

18 May 01

Enemies Foreign and Domestic

The revelation that a Russian company may be building a heavy water reactor in Iran puts Jed in a difficult position as he prepares to meet with the new Russian president; Jed…

19 May 08

The Black Vera Wang

Bartlet and the staff are on high alert when they receive reports of an impending attack on a military installation; Josh is furious when he discovers that a gift he passed on…

20 May 15

We Killed Yamamoto

While Jed, Leo and Fitzwallace grapple with terrorism and moral absolutes, Josh and Amy grapple with each other over a welfare-reform bill; Donna represents the White House at…

21 May 22

Posse Comitatus

Bartlet continues to struggle over the wisdom of assassinating the terrorist Qumari defense minister; after Ritchie declines to meet Bartlet, Sam and Toby play a dirty trick; a…

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.