The West Wing Episode Guide - http://www.westwingepguide.com/
Bookmark this Site


The Warfare of Genghis Khan

Original Airdate 02-11-04


Previous Episode  ||  Season 5 Episode Index  |  Main Index  |  Season 5 Information Index  ||  Next Episode
Descriptions  |  Credits  |  Information Links  |  Media Quotes

Descriptions

From TVGuide.com:
A nuclear device explodes in the Indian Ocean and no one in official Washington seems to know who set it off. Meanwhile, Josh goes stargazing with a NASA administrator (Christina Chang) after blowing off the space agency at a meeting; Will lobbies for a "policy focus" for Vice President Russell; and a cable newscaster (Jay Mohr) brands C.J. as his "chicken of the week."
From NBC:
When the flash of a secret nuclear detonation is detected over the Indian Ocean, the President (Martin Sheen) scrambles his inner circle to investigate which nation now has the atomic bomb -- and since conventional thinking favors Iran, Bartlet orders bombers into the air to destroy that nation's most likely uranium-enriched targets. Elsewhere, Josh (Bradley Whitford) tongue-lashes NASA eggheads on the future of space exploration until he is introduced to the wonders of heavenly bodies by an attractive female administrator. In addition, C.J. (Allison Janney) fumes when a combative TV talk-show host denigrates her on the air and Will (Joshua Malina) suggests to the Vice President (Gary Cole) that he is considered a buffoon by the White House staff.
From Warner Bros.:
When the flash of a secret nuclear detonation is detected over the Indian Ocean, Bartlet calls upon his people to investigate which nation now has the atomic bomb--and since conventional thinking favors Iran, Bartlet orders bombers into the air to destroy that nation's most likely uranium-enriched targets. Meanwhile, Josh chides NASA personnel on the future of space exploration--until he is introduced to an attractive female administrator. C.J. fumes when a combative television talk-show host, Taylor Reid (Jay Mohr), denigrates her on the air, and Will discloses to Vice President Russell (Gary Cole) that Russell is considered a buffoon by the White House staff.
TOP OF PAGE

Credits

Dulé Hill as Charlie (Charles) Young Personal Aide to the President
Allison Janney as C.J. (Claudia Jean) Cregg Press Secretary
Joshua Malina as Will (William) Bailey Vice President's Chief of Staff
Janel Moloney as Donna (Donnatella) Moss Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff
Richard Schiff as Toby (Tobias Zachary) Ziegler Communications Director
John Spencer as Leo Thomas McGarry Chief of Staff
Bradley Whitford as Josh (Joshua) Lyman Deputy Chief of Staff
and
Martin Sheen as
Jed (Josiah Edward) Bartlet President of the United States
     
Special Guest Stars    
Armin Mueller-Stahl as Israeli Prime Minister Eli Zahavy
Gary Cole as Robert "Bingo Bob" Russell Vice President
Jay Mohr as Taylor Reid Conservative Talk Show Host
Guest Starring    
Anna Deavere Smith as Dr. Nancy McNally National Security Advisor
Terry O'Quinn as General Nicholas Alexander Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Steve Ryan as Miles Hutchinson Secretary of Defense
Christina Chang as Alex Moreau NASA Assistant Administrator
Renée Estevez as Nancy Aide
Thomas Kopache as Bob "Bobby" Slatterly Assisant Secretary of State
Ryan Cutrona as George Sliger previously Rollie / CIA Director
Christopher Maher as Iranian Ambassador  
     
Co-Starring    
Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
Randolph Brooks as Lyle Arthur Leeds / Reporter
Charles Noland as Steve Reporter
David Bickford as NASA Official Karl
Ginger Justin as Swiss Diplomat  
TOP OF PAGE

Information Links

TOP OF PAGE

Media Quotes

In three upcoming episodes, Jay Mohr will appear as a conservative talk-show host who engages in a debate with press secretary C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney) on his cable program.

"Policy shift on 'West Wing'"
by Hal Boedeker
January 16, 2004
Orlando Sentinel

Tonight's issue-oriented story, about a nuclear crisis (Who tested a device in the Indian Ocean? Evidence points to the Iranians), is decidedly un-wonkish. In fact, it's a bit overheated in spots. But then, we're in February sweeps now. There's a guest star, too -- Jay Mohr, beginning a three-week stint as a right-wing cable talker who's out to get C.J.'s goat by dubbing her "Chicken of the Week" -- but he's peripheral.

Not so peripheral tonight is new Vice President "Bingo Bob" Russell (Gary Cole), who's not known as much of a liberal, either. He's not known as much of anything, actually, and that's why the Republican-dominated Congress foisted him on Bartlet.

"Bingo Night"
by Paul Droesch
February 11, 2004
TV Guide Online

TOP OF PAGE
For more information about this episode:
Continuity Guide to "The West Wing"
Previous Episode  |  U.S. Flag Main Index 5 Cast Season 5 Episode Index U.S. Flag Season 5 Information Index  |  Next Episode