The West Wing (1999–2006)
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A Proportional Response 

After being offered "a proportional response" to the Syrian military's downing of a U.S. military plane on a medical mission (and carrying his newly named personal physician), the president... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Seaborn
... Mandy Hampton
... Charlie Young
... C.J. Cregg
... Toby Ziegler
... Leo McGarry
... Josh Lyman
... Jed Bartlet
... Percy Fitzwallace
... Nancy (as Renee Estevez)
... Donna Moss
... Cathy
... Mrs. Landingham
... Margaret
... Suzanne
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After being offered "a proportional response" to the Syrian military's downing of a U.S. military plane on a medical mission (and carrying his newly named personal physician), the president demands an option that will have greater impact. Leo gradually must talk him down, while Bartlet snipes at everyone, including Abby. The president ultimately agrees to the initial option, but is not happy about it. Charlie Young is introduced as an applicant for a messenger job whom Josh decides to hire as Bartler's personal aide (note: he mentions being sent to Josh by Mrs. De La Guardia, who is later introduced in season four as Debbie Fiderer, who becomes Mrs. Landingham's replacement). Written by meebly

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6 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The acronym BDA is used without explanation - it stands for "bomb damage assessment". See more »

Goofs

In the harried Oval Office before President Bartlett announces the airstrikes in Syria, he borrows CJ's glasses, as his are still missing. As Charlie interrupts to suggest they're in his private study, the President removes the borrowed glasses. When the camera cuts back to Charlie, President Bartlett can be seen removing the glasses in the TV monitor feed. The feed seems to be real-time, not delayed, so he seems to remove the glasses twice. See more »

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[during a military situation]
Admiral Percy Fitzwallace: You know what I was just thinking?
Officer #1: What's that, Admiral?
Admiral Percy Fitzwallace: This is different coffee than we usually have.
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References Hard Copy (1989) See more »

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