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Season 5

24 Sep. 2003
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Seven hours have passed since Zoey's kidnapping and and the Republicans are in charge of the White House. Rifts are appearing in the leadership of both parties further complicated by the arrival of a ransom note demanding the release of terrorists.
 
1 Oct. 2003
The Dogs of War
Zoey Barlet has been held for over a day. An international crisis looms that could have serious repercussions for the administration, let alone the hostage.
 
8 Oct. 2003
Jefferson Lives
With Bartlet back in the Oval Office, and back in his wife's bad books, the hunt for a Vice President begins.
 
22 Oct. 2003
Han
A North Korean pianist announces his intention to defect in the Oval Office. While the staff passionately debate his request they also fight to get the President's choice of Vice President nominated by a new and hostile Speaker of the House.
 
29 Oct. 2003
Constituency of One
While Will gets an enticing offer from the new Vice President, Josh finds himself responsible for a crucial mistake that could sorely embarrass the Administration. He isn't the only one on the wrong side of the tracks as Amy finds out first hand why she shouldn't handle the First Family.
 
5 Nov. 2003
Disaster Relief
Leo is left manning the fort when the President goes AWOL whilst visiting tornado victims. Josh is not in the position to lend a hand as he deals with the fallout from a gross miscalculation and lack of judgment.
 
12 Nov. 2003
Separation of Powers
Deputy counsel Joe Quincy is quietly enlisted by Toby to approach the ailing Chief Justice about possible retirement. With Josh still incapable of lobbying effectively, Leo brings in help to hammer out the budget, but success looks a long way off with a hostile Speaker making negotiations tricky.
 
19 Nov. 2003
Shutdown
President Bartlet refuses to let Speaker of the House Haffley hold him hostage on the budget and allows the government to be shut down.
 
3 Dec. 2003
Abu el Banat
The entire Bartlet family tries to gather for an early Christmas dinner at the w.h., but inevitable delays occur, as the president must deal with an overseas crisis, Ellie is held up at her lab, and five-year-old grandson Gus is having tantrums. In addition, Doug Westin, Jed and Abby's son-in-law, approaches Josh about running for an open congressional seat in his home district; Josh, Leo and the New Hampshire Democratic Party have already chosen a viable local candidate, but Doug persists, while Jed, who likes and respects Doug, still thinks it's Liz who should be ...
 
7 Jan. 2004
The Stormy Present
Bartlet travels with former presidents Newman and Walken aboard Air Force One to the funeral of another former president. Meanwhile, Leo sits in the situation room dealing with demonstrations that are wracking Saudi Arabia and threatening to topple the royal family and CJ tries to deal with rumors of military mind control experiments. On board the plane, Toby tries to write Bartlet's eulogy as the crisis in Saudi Arabia grows worse.
 
14 Jan. 2004
The Benign Prerogative
In inexplicably finishing the speech early Toby is left with nothing to do. However, the State of the Union speech needs testing, so Toby flies out to meet Joey Lucas to perform mall tests.
 
4 Feb. 2004
Slow News Day
Toby awakens at 3 a.m. with an idea of how to save the social security program for future generations, leading him to meet in secret with the president and volunteer to "touch the third rail" of American politics. Toby meets with influential Republican senator Gaines about putting aside partisanship in the interest of preserving the critical safety net, and he gets a favorable response, but someone who saw them together leaks the meeting to the press. Toby also gets Dem. senator Brainerd on board with assurances that both sides need to compromise and that the ...
 
11 Feb. 2004
The Warfare of Genghis Khan
A nuclear missile is tested in the Indian Ocean, but none of the known nuclear powers will claim responsibility, leading to the possibility of a terrorist group holding missile tests. Vice President Russell, heretofore dismissed by west wing staff as a joke, a four-term congressman alleged to be securely in the pocket of a large Colorado mining company, recalls a junket he'd taken early in his political career in which a drunken Israeli statesman confessed to secret missile tests. Russell visits the sit. room and puts the military and national security leaders at ease...
 
18 Feb. 2004
An Khe
A Navy Hawkeye AWACS crew is missing in North Korea, a Broadcaster has called CJ a chicken and a proposed tax break for stay at home moms causes Josh stress. Amidst the usual West Wing mêlée, Leo finds himself hearing things about the man who saved his life in Vietnam, that he doesn't believe.
 
25 Feb. 2004
Full Disclosure
Press leaks lead to the revelation that former VP John Hoynes is about to release a tell-all book about the administration.
 
3 Mar. 2004
Eppur Si Muove
A Republican Congresswoman targets Ellie in an attempt to discredit the President; C.J. urges Abby to appear on Sesame Street; Josh works to keep a judicial nominee from withdrawing.
 
24 Mar. 2004
The Supremes
A Supreme Court Justice dies, forcing the administration's hand on picking a desirable replacement who can be confirmed by a hostile Congress.
 
31 Mar. 2004
Access
A documentary-style look at the day in the life of press secretary C.J. Cregg on a day that turns out to be anything but normal due to a FBI/terrorist standoff.
 
21 Apr. 2004
Talking Points
The president and staff are about to head for Brussels to sign an international free trade deal that Josh has just spent a lot of time and effort negotiating, to nearly everyone's satisfaction; at the 11th hour, the CEO of an IBM-like company tells Josh that the first effect of the new agreement, of which his company is a huge beneficiary, will be the immediate transfer of 17,000 programming jobs to India; the head of the communications workers' union, which is representing the affected programmers, brings one of the programmers to Josh's office, and they refuse to ...
 
28 Apr. 2004
No Exit
When a bio-hazard alarm goes off in the White House, the staff are locked down where they are - forcing them to have conversations they would have otherwise avoided.
 
12 May 2004
Gaza
A fact finding codel to the Middle East is torn apart by an explosion. Key members of the administration and their loved ones are caught in the mess. The President is forced to consider retaliatory military action the unstable area, with possible repercussions that could last decades.
 
19 May 2004
Memorial Day
The President finds himself at odds with Leo, and the entire country, on his position regarding retaliation for the bombing in Gaza.
 

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