The West Wing: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 24
2003

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As the search for Zoey continues, Walken takes a hard line against the kidnappers that could contribute to her death; Danny releases the Shareef story, and the revelation creat…

2 Oct 01
2003

The Dogs of War

Bombs drop on Qumar upon Walken’s orders; as the hours pass without any word on Zoey’s whereabouts, tensions increase within the Bartlet family; Walken and Leo clas…

3 Oct 08
2003

Jefferson Lives

When he realizes that his first choice for Vice President faces an uphill fight for nomination, Jed nominates a congressman that none of the staff can get excited about; Josh i…

4 Oct 22
2003

Han

Josh fails to sway an unruly congressman who insists on voting against the administration on the vice presidential confirmation, but Ryan reaches out to get him to change his m…

5 Oct 29
2003

Constituency of One

Will Bailey receives an offer to become Vice President Russell’s top aide. Amy Parker does some skillful lobbying for domestic violence prevention which gets the wrath of…

6 Nov 05
2003

Disaster Relief

The fallout on the Hill from Carrick’s switch to the Republican party exiles Josh deep into a White House doghouse, so C.J. gives Donna some tips on how she can support h…

7 Nov 12
2003

Separation of Powers

As Chief Justice Ashland’s health problems continue to mount, Joe Quincy, Ashland’s former clerk, is pressed into service to persuade him to retire; as C.J. prepare…

8 Nov 19
2003

Shutdown

Jed’s decision not to be held hostage by Haffley shuts down the federal government; unable to get through to Jed and fearing the worst, Leo calls in the reinforcements, a…

9 Dec 03
2003

Abu el Banat

The Bartet clan attempts to gather for a holiday dinner. Jed must deal with a hostage situation in Sudan, an assisted suicide in Oregon, his son-in-law’s yearn to run fo…

10 Jan 07
2004

The Stormy Present

President Bartlet attends the funeral of a former president with other former presidents Glenallen Walken and D. Wire Newman, while monitoring a possible situation in Saudi Ara…

11 Jan 14
2004

The Benign Prerogative

In the days leading up to the State of the Union address, Toby gets crucial voter feedback when he accompanies Joey as she mall-tests the speech around the nation; Jed and the…

12 Feb 04
2004

Slow News Day

Toby gets Jed’s support to seize a controversial window of opportunity to save Social Security, but is hampered by Jed’s mandate to keep the operation under wraps;…

13 Feb 11
2004

The Warfare of Genghis Khan

An unlikely party comes to the aid of the administration as it seeks to discover the party responsible for nuclear testing in the Indian Ocean; Will is unhappy, but his boss d…

14 Feb 18
2004

An Khe

When five navy E-2C Hawkeye crew members are stranded in North Korea, Bartlet orders a risky Navy Seal rescue attempt. C.J. agrees to one on one with a motormouth conservative…

15 Feb 25
2004

Full Disclosure

He’s back, Former VP John Hoynes, who resigned in sex scandal, makes a bid for political resurrection by trashing Barlet and Leo in a tell-all book. But it’s C.J. w…

16 Mar 03
2004

Eppur Si Muove

When a conservative Republican Congresswoman targets Ellie’s research project in an effort to discredit Jed, Toby discovers that the source of the leak is uncomfortably c…

17 Mar 24
2004

The Supremes

Jed and the staff vet potential Supreme Court appointees; Toby and Andy don’t see eye-to-eye on her fact-finding trip to the Middle East; Donna’s parents are the un…

18 Mar 31
2004

Access

A documentary camera crew follows C.J. around for a not-so-typical day in the White House.

19 Apr 21
2004

Talking Points

Hail the conquering hero. Josh returns after nailing down details for a trade agreement. But the devil in the detail, including information kept from Josh. C.J. fights megamedi…

20 Apr 28
2004

No Exit

An airborne contamination alert locks down the West Wing, forcing staffers to stay put until the all-clear is sounded; Toby and Will face off over Will’s working for the…

21 May 12
2004

Gaza

Donna Moss, Percy Fitzwallace, Andrea Wyatt and a couple of congressmen are in the Middle East on a fact finding mission when their cars are blown up. President Bartlet conside…

22 May 19
2004

Memorial Day

Jed weighs his options for responding to the bombing as Israeli and Palestinian forces face off against each other; Josh has an interesting reaction when Colin arrives at the h…

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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