The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Two weeks before the inauguration, CJ and the rest of the Bartlett administration consider what they will do next. CJ examines her relationship with Danny and considers whether or not to suggest to the President pardoning Toby.

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Debora Cahn
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott (credit only)
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss (credit only)
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman (credit only)
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only)
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Kathleen York ... Andrea Wyatt
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret Hooper
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Storyline

Two weeks before the inauguration, CJ and the rest of the Bartlett administration consider what they will do next. CJ examines her relationship with Danny and considers whether or not to suggest to the President pardoning Toby.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Official Sites:

NBC - Episode Guide

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Toby tells C.J. that he thinks that he has found a typo in the Constitution, specifically in the Takings Clause. The passage he was referring to is as follows and the comma in question is bracketed:

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use[,] without just compensation."

He states that he is going to talk to Tom Merrill about it. Tom Merrill is a real person, who is a Professor at Columbia Law School and is a co-author of the book Property: Takings. See more »

Goofs

Will refers to the Department of Education as the DOE. DOE actually refers to the Department of Energy. The Department of Education is the ED. See more »

Quotes

Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: [arguing with Toby] You don't need a pardon, you need a frying pan to the side of your head.
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Soundtracks

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