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Inauguration: Part 1 

It is the day of Bartlet's second inauguration and yet the celebrations stutter as the staff are stunned by a betrayal in their midst.

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Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn (credit only)
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Granville Van Dusen ... Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Bryce Lilly
Danica McKellar ... Elsie Snuffin
Steve Ryan ... Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson
Victor McCay ... Peter
Thomas Kopache ... Assistant Secretary of State Bob Slatterly
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Storyline

The staff wrangles with the State Department over language in the inaugural address; a genocidal war breaks out in Kuhndu, and Bartlet weighs his options as Will pushes for American military involvement based on Bartlet's statements in the past; the Chief Justice's increased propensity for writing opinions in verse causes concern about his competence; Bartlet keeps Charlie busy on the hunt for the perfect Bible for the inauguration; Donna becomes upset when Jack is transferred out of the White House and reassigned to Italy after getting caught in a squeeze play between the Oval Office and the Pentagon. Written by etmahoneyiv

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2003 (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

If you look carefully at the teleprompter after President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) says, "We're being candid, at least," the word "obliged" is misspelled "abliged." See more »

Goofs

When Will Bailey is researching President Bartlet's past speeches, he sends for them from the New Hampshire State House, which is in Concord. Later the boxes arrive from Manchester. See more »

Quotes

Archbishop Zake Kintaka: Patrick, you may pray all you wish, but thousands upon thousands of African children will die unless the U.S. intervenes. Tens of thousands of Kundunese children and their parents slaughtered.
Cardinal: Well, I don't control the armed forces Zake.
President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: No he was talking to me, Your Eminence. Your Excellency, I got a very sketchy intelligence report on the violence in the capital about an hour ago.
Archbishop Zake Kintaka: The violence isn't limited to Batang sir, it has spread to the countryside.
President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: I didn't know that.
Archbishop Zake Kintaka: May I ask you ...
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Connections

References Gidget (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

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