Favorite West Wing Episodes

by gmoney573 | created - 24 Jul 2016 | updated - 17 Jun 2018 | Public

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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Pilot (1999)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

The West Wing staffers are introduced as each learns via phone or pager that the President was in a cycling accident. Josh faces the possible loss of his job after an on-air insult of a ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff

Votes: 1,123

2. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Crackpots and These Women (1999)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

On the series' first "Big Block of Cheese" Day (nicknamed "Total Crackpot Day" by Josh), staffers meet with reps of various organizations causes, e.g., C.J. hosts a group that wants $900 ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Drazan | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 806

3. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Mr. Willis of Ohio (1999)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

In the first of several episodes throughout the series' run that portrays ordinary Americans and how they interact with and ultimately affect the W.H., an Ohio middle school social studies ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 774

4. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Enemies (1999)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

A crucial banking bill is at risk when political rivals of environmentally sensitive President Bartlet attach a land-use rider to it that would allow strip-mining some of the Montana ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 618

5. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Take This Sabbath Day (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

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 | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 775

6. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Celestial Navigation (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

In a lecture at Georgetown, Josh recalls the previous week at the White House, during which he replaced a dentally impaired C.J. in the press room and gave a memorably disastrous briefing, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 759

7. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

The staff waits for a poll to tell them if their new, activist policies are moving them in the right direction. C.J. feels like her opinions are being discounted.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 600

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8. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

A stealth fighter is shot down over Iraq, leading to Bartlet ordering a military rescue as Toby worries about his brother trapped on a space shuttle orbiting the Earth. CJ deals with the ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 771

9. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I (2000)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

The President is rushed to hospital following a shooting; staffers field questions on protection measures and executive authority. Flashbacks show how key staff members joined the Bartlet campaign.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 1,004

10. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II (2000)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

A suspect in the presidential shooting is caught; staffers anxious await news on Bartlet and Josh's injuries; flashbacks show how C.J. and Donna joined Bartlet's campaign.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 844

11. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Midterms (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

With the midterm elections coming up, Toby looks for a way to stop hate groups; Charlie and Zoey decide whether to continue their relationship; President Bartlet discovers the egg cream and... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 600

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12. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In This White House (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

After a Republican commentator trounces Sam on television, President Bartlett decides to hire her over the objections of the staff. Josh and Toby mediate a conference between U.S. drug ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 609

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13. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: And It's Surely to Their Credit (2000)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Sam helps Josh battle his health insurance company; Ainsley Hayes encounters her firebrand boss and hostile colleagues; Abby gives the President some good news about his health; C.J. discovers a retiring General intends to publicly criticize the president.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 574

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14. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Portland Trip (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

C.J. joins the President on a flight to Portland after a wisecrack about Notre Dame; Josh seeks to defeat an anti-gay marriage bill; Sam wants to rewrite an education speech; an oil tanker appears to be violating UN sanctions; Josh teases Donna over her dating record.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 500

ND vs. UMich bae

15. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Noël (2000)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

Josh speaks to a psychiatrist about the events of the last three weeks: Toby hired musicians for the foyer, an Air Force pilot disobeyed orders, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the White House, and Josh managed to cut his hand quite badly.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 1,081

16. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Leadership Breakfast (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Toby wants to use a bipartisan breakfast to discuss real issues instead of making it a staged event; Sam floats the idea of moving the press room across the street; Leo wants Josh to apologize to a columnist on his behalf; Leo and Toby realize they need to start thinking about reelection.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 497

White House on fire

17. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The War at Home (2001)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

President Bartlet is fighting a war on two fronts as he tries to rescue hostages in Colombia and deal with explaining to his wife why he's breaking his word to her by running for a 2nd term.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 518

>>> Josh likes Doooooonna. Donna likes Jooooosh.

18. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Ellie (2001)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

The surgeon general makes some controversial comments about marijuana, leading to an attack by family values groups and an unsolicited comment by Bartlet's middle daughter, Ellie, to Danny ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 508

19. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

On this year's "Big Block of Cheese Day", a college friend of Donna's asks Sam to help her get her late grandfather, accused of being a Communist spy inside the U.S. government, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 603

>>> CJ and the map lol

20. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Stackhouse Filibuster (2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

Josh finalizes a $6B health care plan that has strong support from both parties in both houses and appears to be a slam dunk for passage, but 78-year-old Senator Howard Stackhouse pulls a ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 670

>>> Josh’s mom sent him shoes

21. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 17 People (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Following the Vice-President's remarks to him, Toby realizes the truth behind the President's illness: multiple sclerosis. Toby, Leo, and Bartlet discuss the possible political implications... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 602

22. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Bad Moon Rising (2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

President Bartlett talks to the White House Counsel about the concealment of his MS. An enraged Toby has CJ grill the West Wing staff to find a leaker. Josh and Donna spar over a financial bailout of Mexico.

Director: Bill Johnson | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 533

>>> Charlie and Bartlet

23. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Two Cathedrals (2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

As the Haitian army continues their seizure of the American embassy there, Bartlet and the staff prepare for the announcement that Bartlet has M.S. and the President must decide whether or ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 2,077

24. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Isaac and Ishmael (2001)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

The West Wing goes under lock down as a suspected terrorist is found to be working at the White House. Stuck with a group of high school students who were visiting the White House, the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 735

25. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Manchester: Part II (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

With the staff all bickering with one another in Manchester, especially adversarial speech writers Toby and Doug, who angrily disagree about whether Bartlet should make a public apology for... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 483

Lol CJ and Josh and the snake

26. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Ways and Means (2001)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Special prosecutor Clem Rollins announces the grand jury subpoenas in the case of president's failure to disclose his MS to the public, and the list includes pretty much every West Wing ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 446

>>>

27. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: On the Day Before (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

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 »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 426

28. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: War Crimes (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

After a fatal shooting in Texas, the president asks Hoynes to go down there and speak out for gun control, in spite of his history opposing it. Donna makes a gaffe in front of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 429

29. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Bartlet for America (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

In an episode dotted with flashbacks, Leo and his attorney Jordon Kendall (Joanna Gleason) face a Congressional inquiry into whether the president lied to the American people regarding his ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 623

30. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: H. Con-172 (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

In a private, late-night meeting, Cliff Calley informs Leo and Jordon he has negotiated a settlement in the Congressional witch hunt over Bartlet's MS: Bartlet can accept a joint ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 425

Joooooosh got kissed plus good ending

31. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 100,000 Airplanes (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

On the night of the State of the Union, Sam has to explain the process of writing the speech and grading reaction to it to a magazine reporter (Traylor Howard) throughout the evening; C.J. ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 469

>>> Josh lifted CJ lol

32. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Two Bartlets (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Toby is concerned when President Bartlett forgoes an opportunity to speak out in favor of affirmative action during the Iowa caucuses and confronts the President on the real reasons ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 434

Josh's home life/Josh calling Leo lol/smoooooooth Josh; DAT LAST SCENE DOE

33. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Hartsfield's Landing (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

A fictitious small town in N.H. is the site of the first presidential primary vote, and the results from Hartsfield's Landing, announced at 12:07 a.m., will dominate the news all day until ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 452

34. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Dead Irish Writers (2002)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

Another lively episode centered around a lavish W.H. party, this one for Abbey's birthday the night before a N.H. medical board begins hearings on whether to suspend her license over her ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 463

35. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The U.S. Poet Laureate (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Poet laureate Tabitha Fortis visits D.C. to attend a White House dinner in her honor, and Toby develops a bit of a crush on her, but he also must admonish the somewhat flighty beauty ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 442

>>> lemonlyman and great One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest metaphor

36. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: We Killed Yamamoto (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Bartlet and Leo debate on how to deal with the impending visit of the Qumari Defense Minister, whom U.S. intelligence officers have conclusively linked to terrorists. Sam dismisses an ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 438

>>> Fricking sexy Josh + Josh getting chewed out by the President

37. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 608

amazing

38. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in America: Part II (2002)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

Donna teaches Toby and Josh an important lesson as their trek homeward continues; Sam staffs the President in Josh's absence and welcomes an old friend home; Bartlet hires a secretary and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 395

***Amazing Toby and Josh Judaism fight/"The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight."

39. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Debate Camp (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Sequestered in North Carolina to prepare for the one and only debate between Bartlet and opponent Robert Richie, the staff and several consultants (incl. Andrea Wyatt and Joey Lucas) flash ... See full summary »

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 442

40. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Game On (2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Toby falls prey to a practical joke by the rest of the staff, after which everyone but Leo takes off for the debate in San Diego. Sam makes a side trip to Newport Beach to explain to the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 524

41. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Process Stories (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Sam finds himself in a tricky position after the election in Orange County takes an unexpected turn. Toby and his ex-wife also find themselves in a delicate position, but decidedly one of ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 397

42. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Swiss Diplomacy (2002)

TV-14 | 40 min | Drama

A 15 year old boy needs a heart and lung transplant. He also happens to be the son of the Iranian Ayatollah who is not a supporter of the Bartlet Administration.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 377

Josh and Hoynes

43. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Arctic Radar (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Women's groups, by default including the majority of the First Family, react passionately as a renowned female fighter pilot is sanctioned for an affair with a senior officer. Meanwhile Sam prepares for his campaign.

Director: John David Coles | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 381

>>> Josh as Donna's wingman

44. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Holy Night (2002)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

Toby's estranged father appears in his office a couple of nights before Christmas. Leo and Jed find themselves trying to fix problems as well as their consciences.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

Votes: 425

45. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Guns Not Butter (2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

A fight for Foreign Aid brings the staff together. Meanwhile Danny is uncovering evidence that is making certain members of the administration increasingly uncomfortable.

Director: Bill D'Elia | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

Votes: 378

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46. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The California 47th (2003)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

The president, first lady and w.w. staff travel to Orange County, Calif., to campaign for Sam's bid to win the 47th District congressional seat -- the Nov. winner in the heavily Republican ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

Votes: 385

>>> Lol Toby and Charlie

47. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Evidence of Things Not Seen (2003)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Trying to participate in a late-night staff poker game proves difficult as news arrives that an unmanned U.S. spy plane has crashed in a remote part of Russia, and Bartlet and Leo have to ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Janel Moloney

Votes: 415

48. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Life on Mars (2003)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

On his first day on the job, the new deputy counsel uncovers a trail of clues to a scandal that will end one person's career.

Director: John David Coles | Stars: Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Janel Moloney

Votes: 470

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49. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Commencement (2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama