The West Wing

The West Wing

Follow the re-election of President Bartlet to his second term and witness the gripping personal crisis that forces him to chose between the best interests of the country and those of his family. Compelling and clever storylines reveal the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multiple Emmy-Award-winning drama series from producers John Wells ("ER," "China Beach"), Aaron Sorkin ("Sports Night") and Thomas Schlamme ("Sports Night"). The West Wing's fourth season received 15 Emmy nominations and 2 wins including, Best Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
Follow the re-election of President Bartlet to his second term and witness the gripping personal crisis that forces him to chose between the best interests of the country and those of his family. Compelling and clever storylines reveal the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multiple Emmy-Award-winning drama series from producers John Wells ("ER," "China Beach"), Aaron Sorkin ("Sports Night") and Thomas Schlamme ("Sports Night"). The West Wing's fourth season received 15 Emmy nominations and 2 wins including, Best Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

Season 4 (23 episodes)

  • 1. 20 Hours in America, Part 1

    Original air date: 09/25/2002 Runtime: 43:59 min.

    Original air date: 09/25/2002 Runtime: 43:59 min. The reelection campaign of President Josiah Bartlet is underway and moving quickly.

  • 2. 20 Hours in America, Part 2

    Original air date: 09/25/2002 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 09/25/2002 Runtime: 43:35 min. Leo McGarry and Admiral Fitzwallace become anxious when they learn that the country of Qumar has reopened its investigation into the death of one of its officials.

  • 3. College Kids

    Original air date: 10/02/2002 Runtime: 44:16 min.

    Original air date: 10/02/2002 Runtime: 44:16 min. Bartlet's staff prepares a legal team to deal with the inquiry into Bartlet's involvement in the Qumari assassination.

  • 4. The Red Mass

    Original air date: 10/09/2002 Runtime: 43:45 min.

    Original air date: 10/09/2002 Runtime: 43:45 min. Bartlet ponders the potential consequences of ordering a strike force to overtake a barricaded gang of domestic terrorists in Iowa, one of whom is a noncombatant requiring medical attention.

  • 5. Debate Camp

    Original air date: 10/16/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 10/16/2002 Runtime: 43:24 min. While on a weekend retreat to prepare for the crucial upcoming debates, Bartlet must also deal with an Israeli air attack on Qumar that could cause havoc in the Mideast.

  • 6. Game On

    Original air date: 10/30/2002 Runtime: 43:27 min.

    Original air date: 10/30/2002 Runtime: 43:27 min. One day before a debate between Bartlet and his Republican rival, Governor Robert Ritchie (recurring guest star JAMES BROLIN), even skeptical Toby must admit that Bartlet is ready.

  • 7. Election Night

    Original air date: 11/06/2002 Runtime: 43:39 min.

    Original air date: 11/06/2002 Runtime: 43:39 min. On Election Day, Bartlet and his staff begin counting exit poll votes across the country.

  • 8. Process Stories

    Original air date: 11/13/2002 Runtime: 43:27 min.

    Original air date: 11/13/2002 Runtime: 43:27 min. As the White House staffers rejoice after Bartlet's win, the outcome of a bizarre congressional race in a conservative California district provides them with a surprising idea.

  • 9. Swiss Diplomacy

    Original air date: 11/20/2002 Runtime: 41:26 min.

    Original air date: 11/20/2002 Runtime: 41:26 min. Bartlet ponders the immense political ramifications of honoring a secret request from the uncompromising Iranian Ayatollah to allow his son to be flown to the United States for life-saving surgery.

  • 10. Arctic Radar

    Original air date: 11/27/2002 Runtime: 43:12 min.

    Original air date: 11/27/2002 Runtime: 43:12 min. Sam prepares his California congressional campaign and refers talented campaign manager Will Bailey to Toby for a review of Will's speechwriting skills.

  • 11. Holy Night

    Original air date: 12/11/2002 Runtime: 46:04 min.

    Original air date: 12/11/2002 Runtime: 46:04 min. A winter storm blankets the northeast as a staffer gets a surprising visit from his father, and Bartlet and Leo start to hear the footsteps.

  • 12. Guns Not Butter

    Original air date: 01/08/2003 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 01/08/2003 Runtime: 43:05 min. The staff joins together to fight a losing battle on a foreign aid vote in the Senate.

  • 13. The Long Goodbye

    Original air date: 01/15/2003 Runtime: 42:18 min.

    Original air date: 01/15/2003 Runtime: 42:18 min. C.J. reluctantly returns home to Dayton, Ohio, to speak at her 20th high school class reunion.

  • 14. Inauguration, Part 1

    Original air date: 02/05/2003 Runtime: 43:08 min.

    Original air date: 02/05/2003 Runtime: 43:08 min. A situation in an unimportant country on the other side of the world has Bartlet and his staff rewriting his address on the eve of his inauguration.

  • 15. Inauguration, Part 2: Over There

    Original air date: 02/12/2003 Runtime: 43:47 min.

    Original air date: 02/12/2003 Runtime: 43:47 min. Preparations for the Presidential inauguration, and the parties that follow, continue as the White House cancels Bartlet's speech and moves closer to a historic military action.

  • 16. The California 47th

    Original air date: 02/19/2003 Runtime: 43:14 min.

    Original air date: 02/19/2003 Runtime: 43:14 min. En route to California to support Sam's troubled campaign for Congress, Bartlet and his staff debate whether to announce a controversial tax plan.

  • 17. Red Haven's On Fire

    Original air date: 02/26/2003 Runtime: 42:09 min.

    Original air date: 02/26/2003 Runtime: 42:09 min. Bartlet waits tensely for the results of a military strike intended to rescue three captive American soldiers in Africa.

  • 18. Privateers

    Original air date: 03/26/2003 Runtime: 42:17 min.

    Original air date: 03/26/2003 Runtime: 42:17 min. Upset because an antiabortion provision has been attached to a foreign aid bill, Abbey asks Amy to secretly help defeat the bill, which was proposed by Bartlet.

  • 19. Angel Maintenance

    Original air date: 04/02/2003 Runtime: 41:59 min.

    Original air date: 04/02/2003 Runtime: 41:59 min. As Air Force One is about to begin its descent into Andrews Air Force Base, a cockpit indicator light leads the crew to believe that the landing gear might not be locked down.

  • 20. Evidence of Things Not Seen

    Original air date: 04/23/2003 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/23/2003 Runtime: 43:30 min. After a gunman fires three shots at the White House, the staff remains on lockdown. Meanwhile, Bartlet negotiates the return of a downed spy plane.

  • 21. Life on Mars

    Original air date: 04/30/2003 Runtime: 43:16 min.

    Original air date: 04/30/2003 Runtime: 43:16 min. A seemingly benign press leak begins a journey that lasts for a day and a night and ends with the discovery of a scandal affecting the uppermost levels of the administration.

  • 22. Commencement

    Original air date: 05/07/2003 Runtime: 43:54 min.

    Original air date: 05/07/2003 Runtime: 43:54 min. The U.S. is in a heightened state of alert because suspected terrorists have gone missing.

  • 23. Twenty Five

    Original air date: 05/14/2003 Runtime: 44:29 min.

    Original air date: 05/14/2003 Runtime: 44:29 min. In the season finale, Bartlet confronts a national crisis on the night of his daughter Zoey's graduation from Georgetown University.