The West Wing - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Crackpots and These Women


Episode Info

Leo McGarry instructs the staff to take meetings with groups that have idiosyncratic requests of the government like pro-UFO lobbyists and another group that wants the government to build a road to be used exclusively by wolves. Toby (Richard Schiff) and the president (Martin Sheen) argue relentlessly about the president's plans for an upcoming California trip before confronting each other about Bartlet's original desire to hire a different Communications Director. Josh Lymon (Bradley Whitford ) is unnerved to discover that in case of nuclear attack he is one of the few White House workers who will have access to the safest shelters. All the while, Bartlet is cooking a pot of chili and planning a party for his soon-to-be Georgetown freshman daughter Zoey (Elisabeth Moss).


Martin Sheen
as President Josiah Bartlet
Rob Lowe
as Sam Seaborn
Moira Kelly
as Madeline Hampton
John Spencer
as Leo McGarry
Richard Schiff
as Toby Ziegler
Allison Janney
as C.J. Cregg
Bradley Whitford
as Josh Lyman
Janel Moloney
as Donna Moss
Kathryn Joosten
as Delores Landingham
Elisabeth Moss
as Zoey, Zoey Bartlet
Dulé Hill
as Charlie, Charlie Young
Michele Marsh
as Economist
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