Season 5, Episode 7 Separation of Powers

First Aired: November 12, 2003

Matthew Perry returns as deputy counsel Joe Quincy, a former clerk to the chief justice of the Supreme Court, who's tabbed by Toby to try to persuade the aging jurist (Milo O'Shea) to retire following a collapse. Meanwhile, Josh is on the sidelines as budget negotiations with Congressional Republican leaders reach a critical stage; and C.J.'s worried about Zoey's impending TV interview.

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  • Premiered: September 22, 1999
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: The celebrated ensemble drama following a U.S. president and his staff as they set public policy and face personal problems in a `parallel universe' (as one of the series' executive producers called it) that can be remarkably similar to the real one. An Em… (more)

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