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Take This Sabbath Day 

A drug dealer's appeal of the federal death penalty is rejected by the Supreme Court, which upholds the death sentence with execution scheduled for the following Monday. One of the defense ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Moira Kelly ... Mandy Hampton
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Marlee Matlin ... Joey Lucas
Noah Emmerich ... Bobby Zane
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Bill O'Brien Bill O'Brien ... Kenny Thurman
David Proval ... Rabbi Glassman
Felton Perry ... Jerry
Herb Mitchell ... Justice
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Storyline

A drug dealer's appeal of the federal death penalty is rejected by the Supreme Court, which upholds the death sentence with execution scheduled for the following Monday. One of the defense lawyers on the case is Sam's old high school bully, and he appeals directly to Sam to involve the president. During a weekend in which he was supposed to be in a yacht race, Sam opts to stay at the W.H. and try to convince his fellow staffers and ultimately Bartlet that the president should commute the sentence. Meanwhile Josh, after a night of heavy drinking at a bachelor party, meets congressional campaign manager Joey Lucas while is hung over. She assails him for having the DNC cut off funding for her candidate, but the decision was deliberate, as the W.H. likes the conservative nutjob currently holding the Calif. seat. Opinions on the death penalty are exchanged throughout the weekend, including those of Quaker Joey Lucas and Toby's rabbi, and Bartlet winds up calling both the Pope and his old ... Written by meebly

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Karl Malden's final acting role before his death on July 1, 2009. See more »

Goofs

Father Cavanaugh told the President that God had sent a Priest, a Rabbi, and a Quaker. Unless someone talked to him about the execution prior to entering the Oval Office, which seems unlikely, he wouldn't have known about Toby's Rabbi or Joey Lucas. See more »

Quotes

Sam Seaborn: Leo, I think you're going to find as you go through this weekend, that there's virtually no part of this discussion that isn't bizarre.
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Hashkiveinu
Arranged by Max Helfman
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