Season 5 was the fifth season of The West Wing. It consisted of twenty-two episodes, the first of which aired on September 24, 2003 and the last on May 19, 2004.


Zoey Bartlet has been kidnapped. The President has relinquished office to a Republican Speaker of the House because the vacancy of Vice President had not been filled. After the crisis has been resolved, there is the selection of a new Vice President, the former Vice President’s tell all autobiography, the shutdown of the Federal government, the rescue of Social Security, a visit from the cast of Sesame Street, the selection of two new Supreme Court Justices and a fact finding mission to Gaza that rattles the Senior Staff to the core.


Main CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

Production Edit

# Title Writer Director Notes
1 501 7A WF 83429John WellsAlex Graves
2 502 The Dogs of WarJohn WellsChristopher Misiano
3 503 Jefferson LivesTeleplay by Carol Flint
Story by Carol Flint and Debora Cahn
Alex Graves
4 504 HanTeleplay by Peter Noah
Story by Peter Noah, Mark Goffman and Paula Yoo
Christopher Misiano
5 505 A Constituency of OneTeleplay by Eli Attie
Story by Eli Attie and Michael Oates Palmer
Laura Innes
6 506 Disaster ReliefTeleplay by Alexa Junge
Story by Alexa Junge and Lauren Schmidt
Lesli Linka Glatter
7 507 Separation of PowersPaul RedfordAlex Graves
8 508 ShutdownMark GoffmanChristopher Misiano
9 509 Abu el BanatDebora CahnLesli Linka Glatter
10 510 The Stormy PresentTeleplay by John Sacret Young
Story by John Sacret Young and Josh Singer
Alex Graves
11 511 The Benign PrerogativeCarol FlintChristopher Misiano
12 512 Slow News DayEli AttieJulie Hébert
13 513 The Warfare of Genghis KhanPeter NoahBill D'Elia
14 514 An KheJohn WellsAlex Graves
15 515 Full DisclosureLawrence O'Donnell Jr.Lesli Linka Glatter
16 516 Eppur Si MuoveAlexa JungeLlewellyn Wells
17 517 The SupremesDebora CahnJessica Yu
18 518 AccessLauren SchmidtAlex Graves
19 519 Talking PointsEli AttieRichard Schiff
20 520 No ExitTeleplay by Carol Flint and Debora Cahn
Story by Carol Flint and Mark Goffman
Julie Hébert
21 521 GazaPeter NoahChristopher Misiano
22 522 Memorial DayJohn Sacret Young and Josh SingerChristopher Misiano

See alsoEdit

Seasons of The West Wing
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7