The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Another lively episode centered around a lavish W.H. party, this one for Abbey's birthday the night before a N.H. medical board begins hearings on whether to suspend her license over her ... See full summary »

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Mary-Louise Parker ... Amy Gardner
Roger Rees ... Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury
Hector Elizondo ... Dr. Dalton Millgate
Robin Thomas ... Sen. Jack Enlow, D-IL
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret
Jerry Lambert ... Chuck Kane
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Storyline

Another lively episode centered around a lavish W.H. party, this one for Abbey's birthday the night before a N.H. medical board begins hearings on whether to suspend her license over her secret treatment of her husband's MS. Abbey repairs to the residence with C.J. and Amy Gardener to get blitzed on wine and discuss her concerns about her medical career. Donna is restricted from joining the party because a decades-old cartography error puts her birthplace in Canada. Toby and U.K. Ambassador Lord John Marbury (Roger Rees) repair to a nearby bar to share a bottle of very rare Scotch and to discuss a planned W.H. visit by an IRA political activist, which culminates in Marbury surprising Toby with his progressive vision. Late in the episode, Donna joins the women in the residence and makes an off-the-cuff remark that causes Abbey to rethink her stance on the issue of her license. Written by meebly

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the Americans refer to him as Lord John Marbury, Marbury describes himself as "John, Lord Marbury" and gives a list of his other family titles. This means that he should always be addressed as Lord Marbury, not Lord John. The two are mutually exclusive. The only way he could be Lord John Marbury would be if he were the younger son of a Duke or Marquess, and thus not due to inherit the actual family title. See more »

Goofs

Lord Marbury calls the Queen "Her Royal Majesty". The Queen is always known as "Her Majesty". Her children and other royals are called "Her/His Royal Highness". The two are never mixed up. See more »

Quotes

Sam Seaborn: I'm not an instigator.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Yes, you are.
Sam Seaborn: Yeah, but I'm on the side of the angels.
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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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