The West Wing: Season 7 (2005 - 2006)

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Season 7
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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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User Ratings: 28
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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 25, 2005
2
Air date: Oct 2, 2005
3
Air date: Oct 9, 2005
4
Air date: Oct 16, 2005
5
Air date: Oct 23, 2005
6
Air date: Oct 30, 2005
7
Air date: Nov 6, 2005
8
Air date: Dec 4, 2005
9
Air date: Dec 11, 2005
10
Air date: Jan 8, 2006
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Tv Season Info

Experience the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multi-award-winning drama series. Martin Sheen stars as President Josiah Bartlet.

Cast

Martin Sheen
as President Josiah `Jed' Bartlet
Alan Alda
as Sen. Arnold Vinick
Jimmy Smits
as Rep. Matthew Santos
John Spencer
as Leo McGarry
Kristin Chenoweth
as Annabeth Schott
Joshua Malina
as Will Bailey
Allison Janney
as C.J. Cregg
Dulé Hill
as Charlie Young
Janel Moloney
as Donna Moss
Richard Schiff
as Toby Ziegler
Mary McCormack
as Kate Harper
Janeane Garofalo
as Louise Thornton
Teri Polo
as Helen Santos
Lily Tomlin
as Debbie Fiderer
Ron Silver
as Bruno Gianelli
Tim Matheson
as John Hoynes
Stephen Root
as Bob Mayer
Nina Siemaszko
as Ellie Bartlet
Tom Everett
as Charles Frost
Marlee Matlin
as Joey Lucas
Timothy Busfield
as Danny Concannon
Rob Lowe
as Sam Seaborn
Anna Deavere Smith
as Nancy McNally
Oliver Platt
as Oliver Babish
Steve Ryan
as Hutchinson
Sam Robards
as Greg Brock
Brett Cullen
as Gov. Ray Sullivan
Melinda McGraw
as Jane Braun
Ashlyn Sanchez
as Miranda Santos
Joshua Cabrera
as Peter Santos
Diana Maria Riva
as Edie Ortega
Gary Cole
as Robert Russell
Emily Procter
as Ainsley Hayes
Annabeth Gish
as Elizabeth B. Westin
Kathleen York
as Andrea Wyatt
Mitchell Edmonds
as Bishop Campbell
Allison Smith
as Mallory O'Brien
Elisabeth Moss
as Zoey Bartlet
Pete Postiglione
as Secret Service Agent
Chris Ellis
as Rep. Tim Fields
John Getz
as Rep. Mark Sellner
Ken Lerner
as Rep. Jim Marino
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News & Interviews for The West Wing: Season 7

Critic Reviews for The West Wing Season 7

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

Pumped up by a compelling presidential election campaign, focused on valuable cast newcomers Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda, West Wing rediscovered the vivid political zing in its farewell season

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

... I am pleased that neither nominee resembled the narcoleptic slot machines we have come to expect from what we persist in thinking of as the real thing.

Jan 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The West Wing has reemerged creatively as a sharp epic about campaign chess gaming...

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Season seven is crazy underrated, and you should watch it some time. Just check your texts or play Candy Crush during the scenes about Toby leaking secret NASA information.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This season's episodes have been strong... And Sunday the final scene of The West Wing left the audience on a forward-looking note, too, even if expressed in a wistful tone.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It was inevitable that The West WinG would end on a pious note, but the mawkish fillips were disappointing...

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

West Wing lasted seven years, not all of them perfect. But Bartlet's team had a better batting average than any real-life President in recent memory...

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Striking for its prescience...it demonstrated what can come from trusting a writer-creator's vision: in this case, Aaron Sorkin.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

During the course of its seven seasons and 26 Emmys, The West Wing has remained one of the most intelligent serialised dramas ever to appear on American television.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Even if you are someone who doesn't have any interest in politics or if you are a staunch member of the far left or right, I guarantee you will find enjoyment in this show.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Best of all, in its final season, The West Wing recovered its sense of humor.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It's again become a show I look forward to watching, and I can't wait to find out how things play out

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The West Wing: Season 7

  • 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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