The West Wing

The West Wing

Experience the inner workings of the White House in this innovative drama series created by Emmy® winner Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night). Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) leads a commended ensemble cast. The West Wing continues to earn its acclaim in its third Emmy® Award-winning season. Starting with a bang -- and a boom -- the first episode deals with the aftermath of a terrorist attack, and has the White House in security lockdown. The drama continues through the season’s 23 episodes, as the president and his players mine the delicate political terrain amidst personal trials and triumphs.
Experience the inner workings of the White House in this innovative drama series created by Emmy® winner Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night). Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) leads a commended ensemble cast. The West Wing continues to earn its acclaim in its third Emmy® Award-winning season. Starting with a bang -- and a boom -- the first episode deals with the aftermath of a terrorist attack, and has the White House in security lockdown. The drama continues through the season’s 23 episodes, as the president and his players mine the delicate political terrain amidst personal trials and triumphs.

Season 3 (23 episodes)

  • 1. Isaac and Ishmael

    Original air date: 10/03/2001 Runtime: 39:13 min.

    Original air date: 10/03/2001 Runtime: 39:13 min. The premiere episode of the third season of "The West Wing" deals with some of the questions and issues facing the world in the wake of the tragedies that recently occurred in America.

  • 2. Manchester, Part 1

    Original air date: 10/10/2001 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 10/10/2001 Runtime: 43:24 min. Bartlet announces that he intends to seek reelection. Storms complicate a Haitian rescue mission. Bartlet and his staff travel to New Hampshire to work on campaign matters. C.J. commits an error during a press conference. First part of a two-part episode.

  • 3. Manchester, Part 2

    Original air date: 10/17/2001 Runtime: 43:13 min.

    Original air date: 10/17/2001 Runtime: 43:13 min. Bartlet refines his speech for a major reelection announcement, while his staff works uneasily with a heavyweight political strategist (RON SILVER) on this issue of whether or not Bartlet should include a public apology in his remarks.

  • 4. Ways and Means

    Original air date: 10/24/2001 Runtime: 43:28 min.

    Original air date: 10/24/2001 Runtime: 43:28 min. C.J. cunningly reveals clues to the press that could force Rollins to be ousted and replaced by someone more favorable to the administration.

  • 5. On the Day Before

    Original air date: 10/31/2001 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 10/31/2001 Runtime: 43:25 min. As a State Department dinner nears, Bartlet boldly vetoes the "death tax" bill, but his staff must scramble when they learn that the House of Representatives has enough votes to override the veto.

  • 6. War Crimes

    Original air date: 11/07/2001 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 11/07/2001 Runtime: 43:30 min. After a church shooting, Bartlet asks reluctant Vice President John Hoynes to speak at an antigun rally in Texas, but the uneasy allies confront each other in a starkly frank showdown.

  • 7. Gone Quiet

    Original air date: 11/14/2001 Runtime: 42:21 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/2001 Runtime: 42:21 min. When an American spy submarine suddenly loses contact with the U.S. in hostile North Korean waters, a concerned Bartlet receives advice from Assistant Secretary of State Albie Duncan.

  • 8. The Indians in the Lobby

    Original air date: 11/21/2001 Runtime: 43:02 min.

    Original air date: 11/21/2001 Runtime: 43:02 min. While Bartlet worries about where he will be on Thanksgiving--and how to best cook a gourmet turkey--C.J. meets with two Native Americans, Maggie and Jack, who are camped in the White House lobby.

  • 9. The Women of Qumar

    Original air date: 11/28/2001 Runtime: 43:27 min.

    Original air date: 11/28/2001 Runtime: 43:27 min. At Abbey's urging, Josh meets with a powerful women's caucus over the proposed language of a United Nations treaty banning prostitution.

  • 10. Bartlet for America

    Original air date: 12/12/2001 Runtime: 44:20 min.

    Original air date: 12/12/2001 Runtime: 44:20 min. Leo fears the worst when he testifies in the congressional investigation into Bartlet's lack of public disclosure about his illness.

  • 11. H. Con-172

    Original air date: 01/09/2002 Runtime: 43:19 min.

    Original air date: 01/09/2002 Runtime: 43:19 min. Leo defiantly rejects the Congressional Oversight Committee's offer of a public censure of Bartlet that would finally bring an end to the investigation.

  • 12. 100,000 Airplanes

    Original air date: 01/16/2002 Runtime: 42:54 min.

    Original air date: 01/16/2002 Runtime: 42:54 min. While the White House staff works intensely on Bartlet's crucial State of the Union speech, Bartlet suddenly demands the inclusion of a passage that promises a crusade to cure cancer.

  • 13. The Two Bartlets

    Original air date: 01/30/2002 Runtime: 43:10 min.

    Original air date: 01/30/2002 Runtime: 43:10 min. Bartlet and his staff ponder whether or not to counter a fast-rising Republican presidential candidate's verbal assault on affirmative action.

  • 14. Night Five

    Original air date: 02/06/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 02/06/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min. Bartlet consults a psychiatrist, Dr. Stanley Keyworth, for a troubling sleep disorder and receives a sobering personal assessment.

  • 15. Hartsfield's Landing

    Original air date: 02/27/2002 Runtime: 43:22 min.

    Original air date: 02/27/2002 Runtime: 43:22 min. Bartlet engages both Sam and Toby in intricate chess matches that mirror the wily game of brinksmanship that Bartlet is playing with the Chinese, who are conducting war games in the Taiwan Strait.

  • 16. Dead Irish Writers

    Original air date: 03/06/2002 Runtime: 41:54 min.

    Original air date: 03/06/2002 Runtime: 41:54 min. As Abbey contemplates the likelihood that her medical license will be taken away the following day, she grumpily attends a big White House party for her birthday.

  • 17. The U.S. Poet Laureate

    Original air date: 03/27/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 03/27/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min. Bartlet makes a disparaging comment about a potential Republican nominee after a television interview, not realizing that he is still being recorded.

  • 18. Stirred

    Original air date: 04/03/2002 Runtime: 41:39 min.

    Original air date: 04/03/2002 Runtime: 41:39 min. When a large truck carrying uranium fuel rods crashes in a remote Idaho tunnel, Bartlet's staff prepares for a potential environmental--or terrorist--crisis.

  • 19. Enemies Foreign and Domestic

    Original air date: 05/01/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 05/01/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min. As Sam finalizes the maddening details of Bartlet's upcoming summit with the Russian president, satellite photographs reveal an Iranian nuclear bomb facility built with Russian technology.

  • 20. The Black Vera Wang

    Original air date: 05/08/2002 Runtime: 42:22 min.

    Original air date: 05/08/2002 Runtime: 42:22 min. Bartlet and his staff rush to deal with an anticipated terrorist attack over a broad area. Meanwhile, C.J. has trouble adjusting to being protected by a handsome and capable Secret Service agent.

  • 21. We Killed Yamamoto

    Original air date: 05/15/2002 Runtime: 43:23 min.

    Original air date: 05/15/2002 Runtime: 43:23 min. Bartlet agonizes over whether or not to forfeit the principle of diplomatic immunity for an important Middle Eastern official who is known to be plotting terrorism.

  • 22. Posse Comitatus

    Original air date: 05/22/2002 Runtime: 43:27 min.

    Original air date: 05/22/2002 Runtime: 43:27 min. In the season finale, Bartlet makes a life-or-death decision regarding a foreign diplomat who is a known terrorist.

  • 23. The West Wing Special Episode

    Original air date: 04/24/2002 Runtime: 42:01 min.

    Original air date: 04/24/2002 Runtime: 42:01 min. "The West Wing" blends drama with reality in this groundbreaking documentary episode that includes interviews with former Presidents and White House figures.