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The West Wing

Things Fall Apart (Season 6, Episode 21)
TV-14
TV Episode | 44 min | Drama

While Vinick and the Republicans deliver a flawless albeit predictable convention, the Democratic convention looks to be more like a pie fight as there is no clear favorite. Russell tries to preempt the floor vote by hinting offers of the ...See moreWhile Vinick and the Republicans deliver a flawless albeit predictable convention, the Democratic convention looks to be more like a pie fight as there is no clear favorite. Russell tries to preempt the floor vote by hinting offers of the vice presidential nomination to both Santos and Governor Baker of Pennsylvania. Charlie and Zoey's relationship is becoming more serious, resulting in different reactions from the President and the First Lady. An air leak on the International Space Station will kill all three astronauts unless a rescue mission can be launched. NASA advises that their shuttles are unfit for flight, but then hints at another solution. Written by Murray Chapman See less
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Aaron Sorkin (created by) | Peter Noah | Lauren Schmidt (staff writer)
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Updated Mar 30, 2005

Release date
Mar 30, 2005 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Alan Alda
Senator Arnold Vinick Senator Arnold Vinick   See fewer
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Stockard Channing
Abbey Bartlet Abbey Bartlet   See fewer
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Dulé Hill
Charlie Young Charlie Young   See fewer
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Allison Janney
C.J. Cregg C.J. Cregg   See fewer
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Joshua Malina
Will Bailey Will Bailey   See fewer
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Mary McCormack
Kate Harper Kate Harper   See fewer
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Janel Moloney
Donna Moss Donna Moss   See fewer
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Richard Schiff
Toby Ziegler Toby Ziegler   See fewer
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John Spencer
Leo McGarry Leo McGarry   See fewer
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Bradley Whitford
Josh Lyman Josh Lyman   See fewer
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Jimmy Smits
Matthew Santos Matthew Santos   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
Jed Bartlet Jed Bartlet   See fewer
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Kristin Chenoweth
Annabeth Schott Annabeth Schott   See fewer
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Gary Cole
Vice President Bob Russell Vice President Bob Russell   See fewer
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Teri Polo
Helen Santos Helen Santos   See fewer
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Ed O'Neill
Governor Eric Baker D-PA Governor Eric Baker D-PA   See fewer
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Elisabeth Moss
Zoey Bartlet Zoey Bartlet   See fewer
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Sam Robards
Greg Brock Greg Brock   See fewer
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Steve Ryan
Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson   See fewer
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Brett Cullen
Governor Ray Sullivan R-WV Governor Ray Sullivan R-WV   See fewer
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Mark L. Taylor
DNC Chairman Steve Rorsche DNC Chairman Steve Rorsche   See fewer
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Tim Kelleher
Dylan Clark Dylan Clark   See fewer
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Joyce Guy
Charlayne Charlayne   See fewer
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David St. James
Congressman Darren Gibson, R-MI Congressman Darren Gibson, R-MI   See fewer
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Matt McKenzie
Republican Convention Speaker #2 Republican Convention Speaker #2   See fewer
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Nancy Linari
Convention Speaker #3 Convention Speaker #3   See fewer
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NASA Administrator Edwin Kelwick NASA Administrator Edwin Kelwick   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 284 votes