The West Wing

The West Wing

Experience the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multi-award-winning drama series created by Emmy® winner Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night) and executive produced by Emmy® winners John Wells (ER), Alex Graves (Journeyman) and Christopher Misiano (ER). Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), as President Josiah Bartlet, continues to lead an acclaimed ensemble cast. The West Wing enters its sixth season with a total of 25 Emmy® Awards, including a win for Allison Janney (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) for her portrayal of C.J. Cregg, newly promoted to Chief of Staff. Mary McCormack takes on series-star status as the brash new Deputy National Security Advisor Kate Harper. High-profile recurring guest stars include Emmy® Award winner Alan Alda as Arnold Vinick, a Republican senator from California with presidential ambitions; Emmy® winner Jimmy Smits as three-term Houston Congressman Matthew Santos; and Sam Robards, reprising his role as member of the press Greg Brock.
Experience the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multi-award-winning drama series created by Emmy® winner Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night) and executive produced by Emmy® winners John Wells (ER), Alex Graves (Journeyman) and Christopher Misiano (ER). Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), as President Josiah Bartlet, continues to lead an acclaimed ensemble cast. The West Wing enters its sixth season with a total of 25 Emmy® Awards, including a win for Allison Janney (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) for her portrayal of C.J. Cregg, newly promoted to Chief of Staff. Mary McCormack takes on series-star status as the brash new Deputy National Security Advisor Kate Harper. High-profile recurring guest stars include Emmy® Award winner Alan Alda as Arnold Vinick, a Republican senator from California with presidential ambitions; Emmy® winner Jimmy Smits as three-term Houston Congressman Matthew Santos; and Sam Robards, reprising his role as member of the press Greg Brock.

Season 6 (22 episodes)

  • 1. NSF Thurmont

    Original air date: 10/20/2004 Runtime: 42:57 min.

    Original air date: 10/20/2004 Runtime: 42:57 min. In the aftermath of the Gaza Strip attack that seriously wounded Donna and killed Admiral Fitzwallace and two American congressmen, Bartlet faces strong opposition to his peace plans.

  • 2. The Birnam Wood

    Original air date: 10/27/2004 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 10/27/2004 Runtime: 43:03 min. Bartlet arranges for representatives from Israel and Palestine to visit Camp David in Maryland for peace negotiations.

  • 3. Third-Day Story

    Original air date: 11/03/2004 Runtime: 43:17 min.

    Original air date: 11/03/2004 Runtime: 43:17 min. Before signing the Middle East peace accord, Bartlet orders his staff to enlist the support of the United States House of Representatives and the United Nations.

  • 4. Liftoff

    Original air date: 11/10/2004 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 11/10/2004 Runtime: 43:24 min. An emissary from the Republic of Georgia visits the White House and offers weapons-grade uranium stored in a research reactor the Russians left behind when they pulled out of Georgia.

  • 5. The Hubbert Peak

    Original air date: 11/17/2004 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/17/2004 Runtime: 42:33 min. Josh test-drives an oversized SUV and crashes into a hybrid car resulting in bad publicity for the White House.

  • 6. The Dover Test

    Original air date: 11/24/2004 Runtime: 42:42 min.

    Original air date: 11/24/2004 Runtime: 42:42 min. The United States peacekeeping compound is attacked, and American soldiers are killed. As the White House struggles to control the story, the father of a slain soldier speaks out against the mission.

  • 7. A Change is Gonna Come

    Original air date: 12/01/2004 Runtime: 43:13 min.

    Original air date: 12/01/2004 Runtime: 43:13 min. Final preparations are being made for Bartlet's visit to China when he accepts a flag from the delegation representing the Taiwanese Independence Movement--prompting China to prepare for military action.

  • 8. In the Room

    Original air date: 12/08/2004 Runtime: 42:59 min.

    Original air date: 12/08/2004 Runtime: 42:59 min. At a Bartlet family birthday, magicians PENN & TELLER (themselves) burn the American flag in the White House, prompting a publicity nightmare.

  • 9. Impact Winter

    Original air date: 12/15/2004 Runtime: 42:49 min.

    Original air date: 12/15/2004 Runtime: 42:49 min. As Bartlet and his staff arrive in China for a critical meeting, the President is still suffering the paralyzing effects of multiple sclerosis.

  • 10. Faith Based Initiative

    Original air date: 01/05/2005 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 01/05/2005 Runtime: 43:29 min. The press circulates an untrue rumor about C.J. A controversial amendment banning gay marriage is added to the budget.

  • 11. Opposition Research

    Original air date: 01/12/2005 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 01/12/2005 Runtime: 43:24 min. Josh travels to New Hampshire with Santos (recurring guest star JIMMY SMITS) to establish their campaign headquarters.

  • 12. 365 Days

    Original air date: 01/19/2005 Runtime: 43:27 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2005 Runtime: 43:27 min. The day after the President's annual State of the Union address, the harried staff deals with one emergency situation after another.

  • 13. King Corn

    Original air date: 01/26/2005 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/26/2005 Runtime: 43:32 min. The Midwestern state of Iowa is the location for the first presidential debate among the candidates. At the Iowa Corn Growers' Expo, Vice President Russell gives the first speech.

  • 14. The Wake Up Call

    Original air date: 02/09/2005 Runtime: 43:19 min.

    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.

  • 15. Freedonia

    Original air date: 02/16/2005 Runtime: 43:21 min.

    Original air date: 02/16/2005 Runtime: 43:21 min. Five days before the New Hampshire primary, a desperate Josh must get his trailing candidate, Congressman Matthew Santos, into the local debate between the two front-runners, Vice President Russell and John Hoynes.

  • 16. Drought Conditions

    Original air date: 02/23/2005 Runtime: 42:43 min.

    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.

  • 17. A Good Day

    Original air date: 03/02/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 03/02/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min. Congressman Santos masterminds a plot to pass the President's stem cell bill while the Republicans aren't paying attention.

  • 18. La Palabra

    Original air date: 03/09/2005 Runtime: 43:26 min.

    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).

  • 19. Ninety Miles Away

    Original air date: 03/16/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2005 Runtime: 43:25 min. Speculations surround the nexus between communist Cuba and the democratic United States.

  • 20. In God We Trust

    Original air date: 03/23/2005 Runtime: 43:26 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2005 Runtime: 43:26 min. After winning the Republican nomination for presidency, Arnold Vinick begins working on his campaign.

  • 21. Things Fall Apart

    Original air date: 03/30/2005 Runtime: 43:28 min.

    Original air date: 03/30/2005 Runtime: 43:28 min. The success of the impeccably organized Republican Convention contrasts with the Democrats who look in disarray as the candidates battle to become the Democratic Party presidential nominee.

  • 22. 2162 Votes

    Original air date: 04/06/2005 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2005 Runtime: 42:33 min. At the Democratic Party National Convention, the race to become the presidential nominee has narrowed to three candidates: Russell, Hoynes and Santos.