The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Danny tells C.J. some important news about the President's son-in-law over dinner; C.J. attempts to broker an international deal to stop genocide in Darfur; Josh twists C.J.'s arm to get her to help the Santos campaign.

Director:

Andrew Bernstein

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Bradley Whitford
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss (credit only)
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Annabeth Gish ... Elizabeth Bartlet Westin
Steven Eckholdt ... Doug Westin
George Cheung ... Chinese Ambassador Ling-Po (as George Kee Cheung)
Tim Guinee ... Steve Laussen
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Storyline

During his dinner date with C.J., Danny reveals some startling news about the President's son-in-law. A combination of events prompts C.J. to realize that the time she has remaining in her powerful position is dwindling; she begins a complicated game of diplomacy with France, Germany, and China to affect real change in Darfur, where thousands of people are being killed each week. Josh is in town to coordinate the Santos campaign with the Bartlet administration, and seems to know more than he should about government decisions. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2006 (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

Although credited, Alan Alda, Kristin Chenoweth, Janel Moloney & John Spencer do not appear. Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill & Richard Schiff also do not appear and are therefore uncredited. See more »

Goofs

Danny implies that the president should have the power to do just about anything because he no longer has to run for re-election. In fact presidents typically have the most difficulty achieving accomplishments in the last year of their second term as a result of a lack of political capital and being seen as a lame duck. As a political reporter, Danny should have known this. See more »

Quotes

Danny Concannon: I'm halfway through my life and I'm never quite sure if I'm doing anything right until I'm completely done doing it wrong.
C.J. Cregg: Work with it.
Danny Concannon: So, this may not come out right.
C.J. Cregg: I forgive you.
Danny Concannon: And incrementalism is not an option. I'm forced into a heroic posture.
C.J. Cregg: Heroic can be good.
Danny Concannon: Feels funny.
C.J. Cregg: You can do it.
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Soundtracks

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