The West Wing - Season 5, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Abu el Banat

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The festive Christmas spirit at the annual White House tree-lighting celebration is dimmed when the President learns that Christian relief workers have been jailed in Islamic Northern Sudan. Bartlet welcomes his three independent daughters, Zoey (recurring guest star ELISABETH MOSS), Liz (recurring guest star ANNABETH GISH) and Ellie (recurring guest star NINA SIEMASZKO), and is surprised to learn that Liz's husband, Doug Westin (recurring guest star STEVEN ECKHOLDT), wants to vie for Congress in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, when the licenses of some doctors in Oregon are suspended after they administer drugs in an assisted suicide, Toby tries to keep the President from being bogged down in a debate--and clashes with Will, whom he sends to convince the Vice President to address the political juggernaut instead.

Cast

Martin Sheen
as President Josiah `Jed' Bartlet
John Spencer
as Leo McGarry
Allison Janney
as C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff
as Toby Ziegler
Bradley Whitford
as Josh Lyman
Dulé Hill
as Charlie Young
Stockard Channing
as First Lady Abigail Bartlet
Joshua Malina
as Will Bailey
Janel Moloney
as Donna Moss
Lily Tomlin
as Debbie Fiderer
Elisabeth Moss
as Zoey Bartlet
Nina Siemaszko
as Ellie Bartlet
Annabeth Gish
as Elizabeth Bartlet Westin
Steven Eckholdt
as Doug Westin
Mark Moses
as Rep. Donald Richter
Dylan Baker
as Alan Fisk
Ron Canada
as Theodore Montgomery
Michael Krepack
as Gus Westin
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