Season 5, Episode 18 Access

First Aired: March 31, 2004

A day-in-the-life episode finds a documentary crew following C.J. as she copes with an FBI-standoff crisis in Washington State. Making the situation dicier: The fact that a similar crisis early in Bartlet's first term ended tragically. C.J.'s office must also deal with an advance team from the Vatican planning a meeting between the president and the pope, and questions from a reporter alleging that it was unethical of the first lady to accept a gown.

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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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