Season 5, Episode 10 The Stormy Present

First Aired: January 7, 2004

While pro-democracy demonstrations (or are they pro-theocracy protests?) wrack Saudi Arabia, an ex-President dies, giving Bartlet a chance to talk shop with two ex-Presidents aboard Air Force One. Meanwhile, Josh and Angela Blake referee a dispute between North Carolina and Connecticut over a copy of the Bill of Rights stolen (or was it "liberated"?) from the North Carolina statehouse at the end of the Civil War; and C.J. investigates rumors of Defense Department mind-control experiments.

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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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