The West Wing (1999–2006)
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President Bartet's attack of multiple sclerosis requires hasty reorganization of the summit in China. Unable to endure the long meetings, he becomes frustrated when the Chinese take ... See full summary »

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Debora Cahn | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott
Gary Cole ... Vice President Bob Russell
Mary Kay Place ... Surgeon General Millicent Griffith
Ron Canada ... Under Secretary of State Theodore Barrow
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Storyline

President Bartet's attack of multiple sclerosis requires hasty reorganization of the summit in China. Unable to endure the long meetings, he becomes frustrated when the Chinese take advantage of his absence to drag their feet over North Korea. Back at the White House, Josh is told by NASA that a large asteroid is on a collision course with earth; staffers are unsure whether to prepare for the end of the world or not. Donna becomes frustrated when Josh continually postpones what she says is an important conversation. With the New Hampshire primary looming and Vinick looking like a formidable opponent, Josh and Leo try to find a Democratic presidential candidate they can believe in. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the possibility of a large asteroid hitting the planet and ejecting vast quantities of dust and ash into the atmosphere. This would significantly reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the earth's surface and cause a long global winter, resulting in failed harvests and famine. A large asteroid is theorized to have caused mass extinction amongst dinosaurs about 66 million years ago. See more »

Quotes

Leo McGarry: I just looked at the tape.
Josh Lyman: Vinick's announcement? Makes you want to cry like a little girl, doesn't it?
Leo McGarry: It's a tough primary for him. I wouldn't tear my shirt yet.
Josh Lyman: Russell offered me campaign manager.
Leo McGarry: Really?
Josh Lyman: Turned him down. Hoynes asked too.
Leo McGarry: Popular. You change your cologne or something?
Josh Lyman: Think Hoynes could win?
Leo McGarry: With Baker out? Russell's got a huge financial advantage. Sitting VP, he's going to raise a lot more money and he's in a position to offer a lot more favors.
Josh Lyman: Hoynes is a guy without a ...
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West Wing Main title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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