The West Wing

The West Wing

Experience the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multi-award-winning drama series. Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) stars as President Josiah Bartlet. After nearly eight years, President Bartlet's time in the White House has come to an end, and two formidable men vie for the Presidency: Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda), a Republican senator from California, and Matthew Santos (Jimmy Smits), a three-term Houston Democratic congressman. After suffering a heart attack, former Advisor to the President Leo McGarry (John Spencer) resolutely serves as Santos' vice presidential running mate, ably assisted by Annabeth Schott (Kristin Chenoweth). Former Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) keeps his highly regarded political mind in overdrive as Santos' campaign manager. The final season also stars Stockard Channing, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Mary McCormack, Janel Moloney and Richard Schiff. Recurring guest star Lily Tomlin continues as Bartlet's quirky secretary.
Experience the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multi-award-winning drama series. Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) stars as President Josiah Bartlet. After nearly eight years, President Bartlet's time in the White House has come to an end, and two formidable men vie for the Presidency: Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda), a Republican senator from California, and Matthew Santos (Jimmy Smits), a three-term Houston Democratic congressman. After suffering a heart attack, former Advisor to the President Leo McGarry (John Spencer) resolutely serves as Santos' vice presidential running mate, ably assisted by Annabeth Schott (Kristin Chenoweth). Former Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) keeps his highly regarded political mind in overdrive as Santos' campaign manager. The final season also stars Stockard Channing, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Mary McCormack, Janel Moloney and Richard Schiff. Recurring guest star Lily Tomlin continues as Bartlet's quirky secretary.

Season 7 (22 episodes)

  • 1. The Ticket

    Original air date: 09/25/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 09/25/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min. Josh is caught off guard when political commentators are critical of Leo as a running mate for Santos. White House Counsel Oliver Babish discusses a leak investigation with C.J. And Donna approaches Josh for a job.

  • 2. The Mommy Problem

    Original air date: 10/02/2005 Runtime: 43:28 min.

    Original air date: 10/02/2005 Runtime: 43:28 min. As a grand jury convenes to investigate the White House military shuttle leak, the campaign's focus changes to national security.

  • 3. Message of the Week

    Original air date: 10/09/2005 Runtime: 42:51 min.

    Original air date: 10/09/2005 Runtime: 42:51 min. Vinick undermines the Santos campaign by targeting immigration issues--a topic Santos had previously successfully avoided.

  • 4. Mr. Frost

    Original air date: 10/16/2005 Runtime: 42:10 min.

    Original air date: 10/16/2005 Runtime: 42:10 min. Since several members of the staff have been subpoenaed to testify in the military shuttle leak investigation, C.J. is left to run the office practically by herself.

  • 5. Here Today

    Original air date: 10/23/2005 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 10/23/2005 Runtime: 43:24 min. After answering questions from White House Counsel Oliver Babish, Toby concludes that he needs to retain counsel.

  • 6. The Al Smith Dinner

    Original air date: 10/30/2005 Runtime: 43:13 min.

    Original air date: 10/30/2005 Runtime: 43:13 min. A third-party attack on Santos brings unwanted attention to both his and Vinick's stance on abortion. Meanwhile, Will gets a promotion.

  • 7. The Debate (West Coast)

    Original air date: 11/06/2005 Runtime: 43:38 min.

    Original air date: 11/06/2005 Runtime: 43:38 min. In a first for "The West Wing," the Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts a live episode featuring a tension-packed debate between the two Presidential candidates, Santos and Vinick.

  • 8. Undecideds

    Original air date: 12/04/2005 Runtime: 43:09 min.

    Original air date: 12/04/2005 Runtime: 43:09 min. Santos visits a Los Angeles African-American family whose child was shot by a Latino police officer. C.J. manages a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.

  • 9. The Wedding

    Original air date: 12/11/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 12/11/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min. On the eve of Ellie's White House wedding, a military situation in Central Asia takes Bartlet away from the rehearsal festivities.

  • 10. Running Mates

    Original air date: 01/08/2006 Runtime: 43:33 min.

    Original air date: 01/08/2006 Runtime: 43:33 min. Leo struggles through debate practice and makes Josh and Lou extremely nervous. Meanwhile, Santos gets a brief respite from the campaign trail to see his family.

  • 11. Internal Displacement

    Original air date: 01/15/2006 Runtime: 42:59 min.

    Original air date: 01/15/2006 Runtime: 42:59 min. C.J. is in the process of negotiating a deal so Russia and China don't go to war over Kazakstan when some potentially embarrassing information about Bartlet surfaces.

  • 12. Duck and Cover

    Original air date: 01/22/2006 Runtime: 42:59 min.

    Original air date: 01/22/2006 Runtime: 42:59 min. Bartlet must face the possibility of a nuclear reactor meltdown in California. In the midst of this emergency, the presidential campaign goes on.

  • 13. The Cold

    Original air date: 03/12/2006 Runtime: 42:45 min.

    Original air date: 03/12/2006 Runtime: 42:45 min. The effects of a nuclear scare in California continue to shake things up on both sides of the campaign trail.

  • 14. Two Weeks Out

    Original air date: 03/19/2006 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 03/19/2006 Runtime: 43:24 min. As the end of the campaign trail nears, the candidates feel the burden more than ever. Meanwhile, an interesting and unexpected twist gives Vinick an opportunity to damage the Santos campaign.

  • 15. Welcome to Wherever You Are

    Original air date: 03/26/2006 Runtime: 43:16 min.

    Original air date: 03/26/2006 Runtime: 43:16 min. The Attorney General pressures Toby to reveal his source on the shuttle leak. Meanwhile, Santos continues his dizzying tour of the country. Santos' campaign bus is abuzz when rock star JON BON JOVI (himself) comes aboard to lend his support and perform part of his song "Welcome to Wherever You Are."

  • 16. Election Day, Part 1

    Original air date: 04/02/2006 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 04/02/2006 Runtime: 43:04 min. In the series' 150th episode, the night before Election Day becomes even more meaningful for two staffers. Josh stresses over returns, while C.J. is faced with future job offers. And Annabeth makes a startling discovery.

  • 17. Election Day, Part 2

    Original air date: 04/09/2006 Runtime: 42:37 min.

    Original air date: 04/09/2006 Runtime: 42:37 min. As the polls close, and results are tallied, emotions run high. Santos and Josh face the loss of their Vice Presidential candidate. Meanwhile, Vinick disagrees with his campaign team.

  • 18. Requiem

    Original air date: 04/16/2006 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 04/16/2006 Runtime: 43:15 min. Bartlet and his current staff--as well as some friends from the past--come together for Leo's funeral.

  • 19. Transition

    Original air date: 04/23/2006 Runtime: 43:31 min.

    Original air date: 04/23/2006 Runtime: 43:31 min. A controversy occurs when the President-Elect places a telephone call to the president of China and espouses a different viewpoint from that of Bartlet.

  • 20. The Last Hurrah

    Original air date: 04/30/2006 Runtime: 43:17 min.

    Original air date: 04/30/2006 Runtime: 43:17 min. While Santos is wrapped up in choosing his new Vice President, Helen is overwhelmed by the issues facing the new First Family.

  • 21. Institutional Memory

    Original air date: 05/07/2006 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 05/07/2006 Runtime: 43:25 min. As the Bartlet administration prepares to transition into the Santos administration, C.J. must confront the choices affecting her future.

  • 22. Tomorrow

    Original air date: 05/14/2006 Runtime: 43:13 min.

    Original air date: 05/14/2006 Runtime: 43:13 min. In the series finale, the Bartlet administration prepares to leave the West Wing. While Santos and his winning camp nervously gear up for the inauguration, outgoing President Bartlet, C.J. and the others fondly look back on their time in the White House. Former series star ROB LOWE guest stars as Sam Seaborn.