Despite warnings from fellow office workers, infatuated White House staffer Sam Seaborn presses his luck when he continues to publicly pursue a high-priced call girl with whom he shared a night of passion. Press secretary C.J. Cregg tries to defuse a potentially nasty public clash between the President and his willful Vice President concerning the Veep's quotes about a bill favored by the chief executive. Exasperated political consultant Mandy Hampton drowns her troubles when her only client ignores her advice and agrees to bottle up a key bill in committee that could have been costly for the President if put to a vote. The President forges a kinship with a young African-American Navy captain who's substituting for his regular White House physician - so much, in fact, that he asks him to assume the position on a full-time basis.
original airdate--September 29,1999 rating-- million
music--Theme song--West Wing Main Title by W.G. Snuffy Walden