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The West Wing
Season 7 Descriptions



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7.1 The Ticket  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 09-25-05 Rerun 12-25-05

Josh (Brad Whitford) is caught off guard when political commentators are critical of Leo (John Spencer) as a running mate for Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits). White House Counsel Babbish (Oliver Platt) sits with CJ (Allison Janney) about the leak investigation. Donna (Janel Moloney) approaches Josh for a job.

7.2 The Mommy Problem  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 10-02-05

As a Grand Jury is convened to investigate the military shuttle leak from the White House, the campaign's focus changes to national security. Vinick (Alan Alda) deftly handles the issue while Santos (Jimmy Smits) is bound by his party loyalty to align himself with the Bartlet administration.

7.3 Message of the Week  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 10-09-05

The Vinick camp decides to turn the tables on the Santos campaign by targeting issues of immigration - issues Santos has avoided. An eager NSA agent briefs Vinick about an assassination which Vinick shrugs off.

7.4 Mr. Frost  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 10-16-05

CJ (Allison Janney) must hold down the fort by herself since most of her staff have been subpoenaed to testify in the military shuttle leak investigation. Major trouble breaks out in the Middle East jeopardizing Bartlet's (Martin Sheen) peace plan.

7.5 Here Today  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 10-23-05

Babish (Oliver Platt) questions Toby (Richard Schiff) until Toby realizes he should probably retain counsel. Meanwhile, Josh (Brad Whitford) realizes that everyone involved in the Santos campaign is young and inexperienced, forcing him to make some tough decisions.

7.6 The Al Smith Dinner  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 10-30-05

A third party attack on Santos (Jimmy Smits) brings unwanted attention to both he and Vinick's (Alan Alda) stance on abortion. Meanwhile, Will (Joshua Malina) gets a promotion.

7.7 The Debate  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 11-06-05

In a first for NBC's "The West Wing," the Emmy Award-winning series will broadcast a live episode featuring a debate between presidential candidates Congressman Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) and Senator Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda). Two live versions will be telecast, one for the East Coast and another for the West Coast.

7.8 Undecideds  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 12-04-05

Santos (Jimmy Smits) must face the challenge of visiting an African-American family in Los Angeles whose child was shot by a Latino police officer. CJ (Allison Janney) must manage a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.

7.9 The Wedding  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 12-11-05

Bartlet (Martin Sheen) must try to rectify a disintegrating situation between China and Russia over oil while his daughter gets married in the White House. Josh (Brad Whitford) struggles with dwindling campaign funds and the necessary ad buys.

7.10 Running Mates  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 01-08-06

Leo (John Spencer) struggles through debate practice and makes Josh (Brad Whitford) and Lou (Janeane Garofalo) extremely nervous. Meanwhile, Santos (Jimmy Smits) gets a brief respite from the campaign trail to see his family.

7.11 Internal Displacement  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 01-15-06

CJ (Allison Janney) is in the thick of negotiating a deal so that Russia and China don't go to war over Kasakhstan when some potentially embarassing information about a Bartlet surfaces. Meanwhile, Josh (Brad Whitford) pressures the White House to let Santos (Jimmy Smits) announce a scientific research lab in Texas, much to the Administration's chagrin.

7.12 Duck and Cover  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 01-22-06

Bartlet (Martin Sheen) must face the possibility of an exploding nuclear reactor in California. In the midst of this emergency exists the presidential campaign and the candidates find themselves struggling to find a good strategy to deal with the situation. Meanwhile, Kate (Mary McCormack) keeps an eye on the impending battle between Russia and China over Kazakhstan.

7.13 The Cold  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 03-12-06

After the near disaster at the San Andreo nuclear plant, the polls come back with surprising results for the candidates. Meanwhile, Bartlet (Martin Sheen) is forced to consider putting US troops on the ground to keep peace in Central Asia.

7.14 Two Weeks Out  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 03-19-06

The candidates are feeling the burden of the campaign trail as it gets down to the end. An interesting and unexpected twist gives Vinick (Alan Alda) an opportunity to damage the Santos (Jimmy Smits) campaign.

7.15 Welcome to Wherever You Are  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 03-26-06

The Attorney General pressures Toby (Richard Schiff) to reveal his source on the shuttle leak. Meanwhile, Santos (Jimmy Smits) is on a dizzying tour of the country.

7.16 Election Day (Part 1)  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 04-02-06

The night before Election Day makes for interesting bedfellows. Josh (Brad Whitford) stresses over returns. Meanwhile, CJ (Allison Janney) is faced with her future job offers. Annabeth (Kristin Chenoweth) makes a startling discovery.

7.17 Election Day (Part 2)  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 04-09-06

As the polls close and results are tallied, emotions are running high. Santos (Jimmy Smits) and Josh (Brad Whitford) are faced with the loss of their Vice Presidential candidate. Meanwhile, Vinick (Alan Alda) disagrees with his campaign team.

7.18 Requiem  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 04-16-06

Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his current staff as well as those from the past, come together for Leo's funeral. Santos (Jimmy Smits) is faced with the loss of his running mate.

7.19 Transition  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 04-23-06

Eyebrows are raised when the President-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position than that of Bartlet (Martin Sheen). Meanwhile, Josh (Brad Whitford) picks his deputy chief of staff.

7.20 The Last Hurrah  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 04-30-06

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7.21 Institutional Memory  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 05-07-06

As Bartlet's administration prepares to transition in the Santos administration, CJ (Allison Janney) is faced with what to do with her future. Will (Josh Malina) is also in a position of uncertainty about what is to come.

7.22 Tomorrow  Credits  |  In Reality  |  Episode Page

Original Airdate 05-14-06

After seven seasons of the Award-winning drama series, the Bartlet Administration prepares to leave the White House and The West Wing. While Santos and his winning camp are nervously gearing up for the presidential inauguration, current President Bartlet (Martin Sheen), CJ (Allison Janney) and the others fondly look back as they prepare to leave the White House forever.

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