The West Wing: Season 3, Episode 19

Enemies Foreign and Domestic (1 May 2002)

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A meeting with the new Russian president becomes politically dangerous when surveillance photos show Russia building a nuclear reactor in Iran. C.J. is assigned Secret Service protection after receiving death threats.

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A meeting with the new Russian president becomes politically dangerous when surveillance photos show Russia building a nuclear reactor in Iran. C.J. is assigned Secret Service protection after receiving death threats.

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Awards and Nominations: Dulé Hill was nominated in 2002 for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in this episode and in "Hartsfield's Landing" Guest Star Mark Harmon is the latest in a line of former Chicago Hope cast members to make a guest apperance on The West Wing. He is preceded by Adam Arkin ("Noel"), Roma Maffia ("Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail"), Rocky Carroll ("The Drop In"), Ron Silver ("Manchester"), and Hector Elizondo ("Dead Irish Writers"). The West Wing executive producer Thomas Schlamme directed a number of episodes of Chicago Hope. See more »

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Sam tells Charlie that the Steel Worker's Organizing Committee has a new name - The AFL-CIO. In fact, the SWOC disbanded in 1942, and was incorporated into the newly formed United Steel Workers of America union, which was a member of the CIO. The AFL & CIO merged in 1955. See more »

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[Discussing C.J.'s security detail]
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You can't come in the briefing room.
Agent Simon Donovan: A crowded room where anyone can get credentialed and you're up at the podium? No, I'm pretty sure I'll be there.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: This is what you meant by "I'm the boss?"
Agent Simon Donovan: Ah, yeah, I guess that's more of an honorary thing.
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onomatopoetically, sounds right
18 November 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

The unassuming start of the most awesome four-episode run in the history of the show. A new Russian President, caught between ideals and conservative hardliners, communicates a major initiative through a protocol meeting between his aides and Sam. One of the negotiators is played by irresistible heavy Ian McShane (DEADWOOD, SEXY BEAST). Leo and Jed fret over a recall disaster that befalls a major computer company. They give its CEO (the uber-wonderful Peter Scolari - BOSOM BUDDIES, NEWHART) an unorthodox bailout. Then, in the final minutes, the quiet jolt of adrenaline arrives, in the form of secret service agent Simon Donovan (Mark Harmon - SUMMER SCHOOL, CHICAGO HOPE, NCIS), who has been assigned to protect C.J. after she receives death threats. They have an instant, electric Lucy/Desi chemistry.


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