Season 6, Episode 4 Liftoff
First Aired: November 10, 2004
Jimmy Smits joins the cast as a Texas congressman with a hot future, but first, C.J. is named to replace the ailing Leo as chief of staff. Her first day on the job won't be easy, primarily because an emissary from the Republic of Georgia arrives---offering enriched uranium from a former Soviet reactor. And the U.S. isn't the only country it's being offered to. Meanwhile, there's an outbreak of the deadly---and very contagious---Marburg fever in Ecuador.
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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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