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"The West Wing" Institutional Memory (2006)

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The West Wing: Season 7: Episode 21 -- As the Bartlet administration prepares to transition into the Santos administration, C.J. must confront the choices affecting her future.


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Original Air Date:
7 May 2006 (Season 7, Episode 21)
Two weeks before the inauguration, CJ and the rest of the Bartlett administration consider what they will do next. CJ examines her relationship with Danny and considers whether or not to suggest to the President pardoning Toby. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)

Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott (credit only)

Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young

Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg

Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey

Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper

Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss (credit only)

Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler

John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)

Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman (credit only)

Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos

Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only)

Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon

Kathleen York ... Andrea Wyatt

NiCole Robinson ... Margaret Hooper

Karis Campbell ... Ronna

Vince Grant ... Gil Siberly

Scott Klace ... Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rep.

Matt Malloy ... Herb

David Hornsby ... Fred

Xander Berkeley ... Franklin Hollis

Alexandra Ryan ... Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark A. Nash ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Lesli Linka Glatter 
Writing credits
Aaron Sorkin (created by)

Debora Cahn (written by)

Produced by
Eli Attie .... supervising producer
Debora Cahn .... producer
Kristin Harms .... producer
Michael Hissrich .... producer
Dylan K. Massin .... co-producer
Christopher Misiano .... executive producer
Peter Noah .... executive producer
Lawrence O'Donnell .... executive producer (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)
Andrew Stearn .... producer
Patrick Ward .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden 
Cinematography by
Michael Mayers (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Janet Ashikaga 
Casting by
Laura Schiff 
Production Design by
Kenneth Hardy 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo  (as Lyn Elizabeth Paolo)
Makeup Department
Darlene Brumfield .... key hair stylist
John Damiani .... key make-up
Sherri Bramlett .... key hair stylist: Washington, D.C. (uncredited)
Lisa Nash-Jones .... makeup artist (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Production Management
Dylan K. Massin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Bernstein .... first assistant director
Cary Jones .... second assistant director
Kathleen Campbell .... dga trainee (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Margot Coleman Martin .... dga trainee (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Art Department
Blanche Sindelar .... property master
Gary Burkhart .... art department intern (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Scott De Shields .... construction coordinator (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Latanya Marble .... set dresser (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Christopher S. Nushawg .... set designer (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Michael Parent .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Catherine Flynn .... dialogue editor
Patrick Hanson .... sound mixer
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising sound editor
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Srdjan 'Serge' Popovic .... boom operator
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Kevin B. Barron .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Casey J. Crabtree .... foley artist (uncredited)
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist (uncredited)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor (uncredited)
Yervant Hagopian .... utility sound (uncredited)
Charles Hamilton .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Tom Ruff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Amy D'Alessandro .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Chameides .... Steadicam operator
Josh Kuykendall .... grip
Jake Avignone .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Lisa Bonaccorso .... second assistant additional camera (uncredited)
Malcolm Bryce .... gaffer (uncredited)
Alan Caudillo .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Bryan Fletchall .... technocrane operator (uncredited)
Gaylan Andrew Hussain .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Shaun Langham .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
To Lee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Patrick .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
Alberto S. Ramos .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Eric Yu .... camera technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
John Frank Levey .... original casting
Kevin Scott .... original casting
Josh Einsohn .... casting associate (uncredited)
Joy Tenenberg .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Beebe .... costume supervisor
Philip Hayman .... costume supervisor
Robert Cron .... key costumer (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Kate Crowley .... key costumer (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Betty Edwards .... set costumer (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Editorial Department
Mark Pitner .... assistant editor
George Manno .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Matthew Dillon Noonan .... location assistant (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Jonathan Reich .... assistant location manager: Washington, DC (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Music Department
Michael Alexander .... music editor
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Sarah Sheehe .... music supervisor
Eugene Kulikov .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Stacey Lee .... music production supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Hobart Lundt .... transportation (uncredited)
Mike Storc .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Monica Ochoa .... script supervisor
Thomas Schlamme .... executive consultant
Lauren Schmidt .... story editor
Josh Singer .... executive story editor
Benjamin Benedetti .... account executive (uncredited)
Nick Bohr .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Erin Charles .... production coordinator: Washington D.C. (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Chris Hanson .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Jason Keever .... production assistant (uncredited)
Melissa Myers .... researcher (uncredited)
Sean Riddle .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Bill Rinier .... script coordinator (uncredited)
Stephanie Tull .... production assistant (uncredited)
James William Visconti III .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Germany:42 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I just want to talk., 10 January 2013
Author: robrosenberger from Jersey City

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The tempest of C.J.'s life is winding down...or is it, as Santos offers her a job in the new administration? Does she want to slow down? Does she have any idea how? She keeps on saying and doing the wrong thing with Danny. He's patient and understanding, and their story arc becomes the most compelling part of the series' end. The producers could have done more with Charlie & Zoey, or Jed & Abbey, or Will & Kate, or Santos & Josh & Sam, or Toby's trial(s), or Annabeth & Charlie (sorry, my mind wandered there). Any of those might have been fascinating, but i daresay none would have topped C & C. Janney and Busfield can do no wrong. C.J. also has a scene with Toby that almost redeems the crappy season he's had. And she's offered the chance by a charismatic tycoon (Xander Berkeley - POISON IVY II, 24) to take ten billion dollars and fix the world. Brilliant dialogue, in the final episode written by Deborah Cahn.

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