The West Wing: Season 4, Episode 13

The Long Goodbye (15 Jan. 2003)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 295 users  
Reviews: 3 user

C.J. takes a short trip to her home in Dayton to check on her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, and to give a speech at her high school reunion; at the Dayton airport, she ... See full summary »



(created by), , 7 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3544 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
a list of 1741 titles
created 21 Jul 2013
a list of 23 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
a list of 1802 titles
created 27 Dec 2013
a list of 456 titles
created 18 Jan 2014

Related Items

Search for "The Long Goodbye" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Long Goodbye (15 Jan 2003)

The Long Goodbye (15 Jan 2003) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The West Wing.
« Previous Episode | 79 of 155 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Seaborn (credit only)
Will Bailey (credit only)
Donna Moss (credit only)
Talmidge Cregg
Molly Lapham
Libby Lapham
Terry Beaver ...
Lee Voight
Elijah Roberts ...
Libby's Son Harry


C.J. takes a short trip to her home in Dayton to check on her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, and to give a speech at her high school reunion; at the Dayton airport, she meets an old high school acquaintance and they have a quick fling. Written by meebly

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

15 January 2003 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When C.J. first meets her father, he says he's feeling blue. The album he's playing in the background is 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Davis. See more »


CJ says to her father "It's February," but the episode came in sequence before the Inauguration (which takes place on 20th January). See more »


Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: [on the phone] No, I didn't mean that you have no social skills, Toby... I'm sorry if you think I was being insensitive to your... I think you're very... you're a very pretty girl, Toby.
See more »


References The Long Goodbye (1973) See more »


So What
Written by Miles Davis
Performed by Miles Davis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Shows how good The West Wing can be
4 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm working my way through my West Wing Boxset so when it became obvious that this episode wasn't going to be directly linked to any of the on going plots or feature any of the other main characters (though Josh and Leo do appear but not in a speaking capacity) other than C.J it was slightly tempting to skip on to the next episode. However much like another similar episode of an Aaron Sorkin show (Studio 60's 'The Disaster Show') this is well worth sticking with.

From the funny exchanges between C.J and Toby to the heartwarming scenes between C.J and her father this episode manages to showcase just how good television can be. So while I accept that this episode may not be every West Wing fans favourite I am very glad I didn't skip on.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I suppose to like Josh? nicole-luna15
I've just discovered this program! stuartgjthomas
Never watched. Political leanings of the show...... tossaway-514-140061
best season? marvel_fox
Does it change? ianpwilliams
John Goodman's character timothyj-688-665383
Discuss The Long Goodbye (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: