Season 5, Episode 22 Memorial Day
First Aired: May 19, 2004
The fifth season concludes with Donna in a military hospital in Germany and Bartlet facing a decision about the U.S. response to the terror attack in Gaza. The country (and Leo and Congressional Republicans in particular) wants a firm military response, but new NSC aide Kate Harper (Mary McCormack) offers different counsel. Later the president warms up unenthusiastically for first-ball duty at Camden Yards, while flashbacks recall his uneasy first meeting with Fitz (John Amos).
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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)