The West Wing (1999–2006)
8.4/10
285
1 user

Enemies Foreign and Domestic 

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.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Novaya Gazeta is depicted as a sensationalist and grossly irresponsible Russian tabloid. It is actually a highbrow pro-democracy newspaper, published since 1993 by the Gorbachev Foundation. (It is also pronounced NOV-aya, not no-VA-ya.) See more »

Quotes

President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: You're going to get secret service protection, but I can't order it unless you sign this piece of paper; so sign this piece of paper.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Sir, can I ask why you feel it's necessary?
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: Because Ron says it is; and around here we do whatever Ron says.
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: [C.J. continues to object to Secret Service protection, and President Bartlet interrupts] I don't care. I don't care. You're part of my family and this thing is happening and I simply won't permit it. Sign the piece of paper. Let me tell you something: The ...
See more »

Connections

References Pong (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
onomatopoetically, sounds right
18 November 2012 | by (Estero Island) – 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.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sam Seaborn rolaca
Are there any episodes you skip? Whedonbuff
Toby was never more right than in the ep "17 People". MyNameIsOliverQueen
Just a little pet peeve . . . goleary-78836
Am I suppose to like Josh? nicole-luna15
Doesn't really matter but just saying... pmac7902
Discuss Enemies Foreign and Domestic (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page