The West Wing: Season 7 (2005 - 2006)


Season 7
The West Wing

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A contentious race for the White House gives The West Wing narrative focus during a final season that bids a heartfelt farewell to President Bartlet while thoughtfully exploring the dynamics of campaigns.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Air date: Sep 25, 2005

Josh is surprised when political commentators are critical of Leo as a vice presidential candidate.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2005

As a Grand Jury convenes to investigate the military-shuttle leak by the White House, the campaign's focus changes to national security.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2005

The Vinick campaign tries to turn things around by targeting issues of immigration, issues Santos has avoided.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2005

As C.J. tries to manage without most of her staff, trouble breaks out in the Middle East, jeopardizing President Bartlet's peace plan.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2005

Babish's questioning of Toby convinces him that he should retain counsel; Josh must make tough decisions as he tries to bolster the Santos campaign.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2005

When a third party raises the issue of abortion, it brings unwanted attention to both Santos' and Vinick's stance.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2005

Presidential candidates Rep. Matt Santos and Sen. Arnold Vinick debate.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2005

Santos visits a black family whose child was killed by a Latino police officer; C.J. tries to mitigate a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2005

Bartlet tries to deal with a rapidly disintegrating international situation as his daughter's White House wedding gets under way; Josh struggles with dwindling campaign funds and ad purchases.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2006

As Leo struggles through debate practice, he makes Josh and Lou extremely nervous; Santos takes time off the campaign trail to see his family.

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Cast & Crew

Martin Sheen
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet

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Stockard Channing
Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet

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John Spencer
Chief of Staff Leo McGarry

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Bradley Whitford
Dep. Chief of Staff Josh Lyman

Actor
Allison Janney
Press Secretary Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg

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Richard Schiff
Communications Dir. Toby Ziegler

Actor
Dulé Hill
Charlie Young

Actor
Janel Moloney
Donna Moss

Actor
Joshua Malina
Will Bailey

Actor
Mary McCormack
Kate Harper

Actor
Jimmy Smits
Matthew Santos

Guest Star
NiCole Robinson
Margaret

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Janeane Garofalo
Louise Thornton

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Ron Silver
Bruno Gianelli

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Teri Polo
Helen Santos

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Kristin Chenoweth
Annabeth Schott

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Matthew Del Negro
Bram Howard

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Ramon De Ocampo
Otto

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Alan Alda
Senator Arnold Vinick

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Karis Campbell
Ronna

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John Wells
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The West Wing: Season 7

Audience Reviews for The West Wing: Season 7

  • Jan 25, 2021
    One of the best seasons of Television ever.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    A really great final season. The wit was up to the level of season 1, and it was quite funny, and yet it also had some very heartfelt and sad moments. The portrayal of the campaigns seems like perhaps the most realistic portrayals I've ever seen, and both campaigns had numerous twists and turns that kept the season very engaging. But perhaps the best part of the final season for me was how they developed Matt Santos and Arnold Vinick. The characters on this show have always been complex, memorable, and well-developed, but the two candidates for president had some amazing character development that felt very realistic and kept the final season from being too preachy or even really pitting one side as the good guys and the bad guys. Now, with the Santos campaign staff composed of likable characters and series mainstays (like Josh), you might think that they will pit them as the good guys and the Vinick campaign as the bad guys. And with the campaign staff, that's true. But with Arnold Vinick himself, they show that he can be a very good man despite his politics that does not align with Bartlet or the Democrats, and through this, make him a very complex character who isn't really a villain. And with Santos, they uncover some dark secrets about him, so that despite him being a nice guy who is very likable, you get to wonder who the true Matt Santos is. With these dynamics, both candidates become very complex and realistic, with both having good and bad traits, and the show does not seem to be taking sides very much (with, in a political show like this, should be admired).
  • Dec 21, 2019
    Without doubt this season ranks 2nd after season 2. I was so pleased the majority of this season moved away from the claustrophobic and overly familiar White House. It was good to see different perspectives from both Santos and Vinick while on the campaign trail, and with it some new characters that brought some much needed life and colour to the show. I didn't care much for the sub-plots: CJ & Danny, Bartlet & Toby etc. For me they were tiresome and distracting, and you just knew what the conclusions were going to be. But this season was very much driven by Josh, with able support from Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits. But all credit to Bradley for giving Josh an emotional rollercoaster ride throughout the campaign. But of course it was a huge loss when John "Leo" Spenser died halfway through the season - he left a huge gap, and was sadly missed. "What's Next?"
  • Aug 04, 2017
    Beautiful show. Anyway, minimally like the Bartlet Administration, I think I'll retire from this hobby for however long needed.

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