The West Wing (1999–2006)
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TV-14 | | Drama | Episode aired 7 May 2003
The assassination of Shareef threatens to become public, the president speaks at Zoe's graduation, and the unthinkable happens.

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The assassination of Shareef threatens to become public, the president speaks at Zoe's graduation, and the unthinkable happens.

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In the SitRoom, Leo asks, 'Let's go around the table one more time. Where are we with this? What kind of day has it been?' 'What kind of day has it been?' has been the title of the first season finale for Sorkin's Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip. See more »

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McNally recommends going to Threat Condition BRAVO. Due to the similarity with DEFCON, THREATCON was renamed to FPCON (Force Protection Condition) after the 9/11 attacks, two years before the story took place. See more »

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President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: [to Wesley] Before I forget: if something comes up, and you're faced with the choice of killing the boyfriend or not killing the boyfriend... kill the boyfriend.
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Typically West Wing episodes end with the "created by" credits using white lettering on black background. This episode, and the following episode's opening credits have black lettering on white background. See more »

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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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She threw him like he was a bag of potato chips!
1 December 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

The run of non-great episodes that marked the second half of season 4, is resolutely over. As Danny prepares to go public with the truth about Shareef's assassination, intelligence loses track of a terrorist sleeper cell. After rejecting Toby's proposal, Andy's water broke. Ayre Gross (SOUL MAN, ELLEN) plays her wonderfully cheeky doctor. Donna explains Josh to Amy...making Amy realize what we all already knew. And in the most powerful payoff to seeds sown seasons ago imaginable, Zoey prepares to go to France with her smarmy boyfriend. She gets a new security detail, headed by Agent Wesley (a wonderful two-episode appearance by Taye Diggs - CHICAGO, HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK). At a nightclub graduation party, Zoey is given ecstasy. One of her agents gets a bullet in the head, and Zoey is kidnapped. The song "Angel", by Massive Attack, provides the emotional texture for one of the most startling, disturbing sequences in show history.


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