By clicking one of these links, you can see a summary and transcript of every episode of Season 1 of The West Wing.
Directors, writers, and air date can be found in the table below these links.

Season 1 – Episode 1 – “Pilot”

Season 1 – Episode 2 – “Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc”

Season 1 – Episode 3 – “A Proportional Response”

Season 1 – Episode 4 – “Five Votes Down”

Season 1 – Episode 5 – “The Crackpots And These Women”

Season 1 – Episode 6 – “Mr. Willis of Ohio”

Season 1 – Episode 7 – “The State Dinner”

Season 1 – Episode 8 – “Enemies”

Season 1 – Episode 9 – “The Short List”

Season 1 – Episode 10 – “In Excelsis Deo”

Season 1 – Episode 11 – “Lord John Marbury”

Season 1 – Episode 12 – “He Shall, from Time to Time”

Season 1 – Episode 13 – “Take Out the Trash Day”

Season 1 – Episode 14 – “Take This Sabbath Day”

Season 1 – Episode 15 – “Celestial Navigation”

Season 1 – Episode 16 – “20 Hours in L.A.”

Season 1 – Episode 17 – “The White House Pro-Am”

Season 1 – Episode 18 – “Six Meetings Before Lunch”

Season 1 – Episode 19 – “Let Bartlet Be Bartlet”

Season 1 – Episode 20 – “Mandatory Minimums”

Season 1 – Episode 21 – “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics”

Season 1 – Episode 22 – “What Kind of Day Has It Been?”

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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1 1 Pilot Thomas Schlamme Aaron Sorkin September 22, 1999 475151
2 2 “Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc” Thomas Schlamme Aaron Sorkin September 29, 1999 225901
3 3 “A Proportional Response” Marc Buckland Aaron Sorkin October 6, 1999 225902
4 4 Five Votes Down Michael Lehmann Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
StoryLawrence O’Donnell, Jr. and Patrick Caddell
October 13, 1999 225903
5 5 The Crackpots and These Women Anthony Drazan Aaron Sorkin October 20, 1999 225904
6 6 “Mr. Willis of Ohio” Christopher Misiano Aaron Sorkin November 3, 1999 225905
7 7 “The State Dinner” Thomas Schlamme Aaron Sorkin & Paul Redford November 10, 1999 225906
8 8 “Enemies” Alan Taylor Teleplay: Ron Osborn & Jeff Reno
StoryRick Cleveland, Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. & Patrick Caddell
November 17, 1999 225907
9 9 “The Short List” Bill D’Elia Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin & Patrick Caddell
Story: Aaron Sorkin & Dee Dee Myers
November 24, 1999 225908
10 10 In Excelsis Deo Alex Graves Aaron Sorkin & Rick Cleveland December 15, 1999 225909
11 11 “Lord John Marbury” Kevin Rodney Sullivan Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin & Patrick Caddell
Story: Patrick Caddell & Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr.
January 5, 2000 225910
12 12 He Shall, from Time to Time… Arlene Sanford Aaron Sorkin January 12, 2000 225911
13 13 “Take out the Trash Day” Ken Olin Aaron Sorkin January 26, 2000 225912
14 14 “Take This Sabbath Day” Thomas Schlamme Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
Story: Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. & Paul Redford and Aaron Sorkin
February 9, 2000 225913
15 15 “Celestial Navigation” Christopher Misiano Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
Story: Dee Dee Myers & Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr.
February 16, 2000 225914
16 16 “20 Hours in L.A.” Alan Taylor Aaron Sorkin February 23, 2000 225915
17 17 “The White House Pro-Am” Ken Olin Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. & Paul Redford and Aaron Sorkin March 22, 2000 225916
18 18 “Six Meetings Before Lunch” Clark Johnson Aaron Sorkin April 5, 2000 225917
19 19 Let Bartlet Be Bartlet Laura Innes Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
Story: Peter Parnell and Patrick Caddell
April 26, 2000 225918
20 20 “Mandatory Minimums” Robert Berlinger Aaron Sorkin May 3, 2000 225919
21 21 “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics” Don Scardino Aaron Sorkin May 10, 2000 225920
22 22 What Kind of Day Has It Been Thomas Schlamme Aaron Sorkin May 17, 2000 225921

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