Original air date: 02/09/2005 Runtime: 43:19 min. On Valentine's Day, an Iranian fighter jet accidentally shoots down a British passenger plane--killing 100 people--but C.J. is reluctant to awaken the President even as the hawkish British prime minister considers bombing Iran's nuclear reactors in retaliation.
Original air date: 02/23/2005 Runtime: 42:43 min. Vice President Russell appears to be the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for President. But a new contender, Senator Rafferty (MEL HARRIS - "thirtysomething"), gives an amazing speech and has members of the press filling their columns with her words.
Original air date: 03/09/2005 Runtime: 43:26 min. Santos (recurring guest star JIMMY SMITS) travels to Sacramento, California, for the last few days before Super Tuesday (a day when a large number of states simultaneously hold their primary elections; the single day when the most nominating delegates can be won).