The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Josh returns from Germany in time to voice concerns about Leo; the Israelis and Palenstinians meet at Camp David with little chance of an agreement; the President and Leo's differences over the Middle East crisis reach a breaking point.

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), John Wells | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss (credit only)
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Israeli Prime Minister Efraim 'Eli' Zahavy
Makram Khoury ... Palestinian Chairman Nizar Farad (as Makram J. Khoury)
Lily Tomlin ... Deborah Fiderer
Terry O'Quinn ... General Nicholas Alexander
Steven Culp ... Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley
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Storyline

The Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to meet at Camp David, but an agreement appears unlikely due to a long history of failure and mistrust. With his reputation and political future on the line, Bartlet desperately tries to get keep both sides from leaving, let along talking. Josh returns from visiting Donna in Germany and notices a difference in Leo, who appears to have reached a critical level of disagreement with the President over the administration's handling of the latest Middle East crisis. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Previously on the West Wing" spoken by Leo (John Spencer). See more »

Goofs

CJ Cregg, while briefing the press about the progress of peace talks, slips in trivia about the lunch menu for the delegations at Camp David. The first item on the menu was crab cakes. It is not likely that the delegations would serve crab to Israeli and Palestinian participants since crab is not kosher and is considered haram (prohibited) by several sects of Islam. See more »

Quotes

Leo McGarry: You, me, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Fishery Exploitation; I don't care. We've got to get our message out.
C.J. Cregg: And what is our message?
Leo McGarry: "Shut up while we're trying to get them to stop killing each other."
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Connections

References Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (1947) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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