The West Wing (1999–2006)
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On the Day Before 

While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv ... See full summary »

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Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Anna Deavere Smith ... Nancy McNally
Kevin Tighe ... Gov. Jack Buckland, D-IN
H. Richard Greene ... Rep. Robert Royce, R-PA
Cliff De Young ... Rep. Kimball, D-TN
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret
Scott Michael Campbell ... Donald Dolan
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Storyline

While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv for a soccer match, and the staff attempts to manage the president's first veto, of a House bill eliminating the estate tax, and the threat of an override the same night. Sam and Toby first try to sway a contentious Dem. From Tennessee who wants a whole list of farming and ranching concessions in exchange for his vote and three proxies; after a pep talk from Leo, they devise a substitute plan that may prove even more effective, if it works. Josh takes the governor of Indiana into a private meeting to determine if the man plans to challenge Bartlet in Democratic primary. C.J. takes heat from a smarmy Dallas entertainment reporter who is in town for the Nobel dinner but winds up having to cover the veto and override vote, but after the reporter embarrasses her during a live stand-up, C.J. one ups the ... Written by meebly

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

"Previously on the West Wing" spoken by Sam (Rob Lowe). See more »

Goofs

When Toby Ziegler asks Josh Lyman what the day before Yom Kippur is called, Josh pronounces Erev as e-REV, when the emphasis is actually placed on the first syllable. In addition, it is unlikely that even non-observant Jews would not be aware that the day before the most important holy day in the Jewish calendar is called Erev Yom Kippur. While Josh has never been seen in a Jewish context, it had already been established that Toby goes to synagogue on Saturday morning. In all probability he is a Conservative Jew. A Conservative Jew would know that the day before Yom Kippur is called Erev Yom Kippur. See more »

Quotes

President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: You know what we're starting with tonight?
Josh Lyman: No, sir.
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: Hot pumpkin soup with cheese gnocchi and a chèvre brioche.
Josh Lyman: Was anything you just said food?
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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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