The West Wing/Han

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Season 5, Episode 4
Airdate October 22, 2003
Production Number 176054
Written by teleplay
Peter Noah
Peter Noah
& Mark Goffman
and Paula Yoo
Directed by Christopher Misiano
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Han is the fourth episode of the fifth season of The West Wing, and the ninety-second episode overall.

Starring: Dulé Hill (Charlie Young), Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler), John Spencer (Leo McGarry), Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman)

And Martin Sheen (President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet)

Special Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce), Gary Cole (Vice President Bob Russell)

Guest Starring: Ron Canada (Theodore Barrow), Christopher Cousins (Congressman Thiele, Rep. R-RI), Tony Lee (Jai Yung Ahn), NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper), Benjamin Brown (Mike Wayne)

Co-Starring: Kim Webster (Ginger), William Duffy (Larry), Peter James Smith (Ed), Kris Murphy (Katie), Randolph Brooks (Lyle), Nathan LeGrand (Commerce Secretary), Ron Marasco (OMB Director), Byron Chung (N. Korean Handler), Tom Yi (Translator), Sean Smith (Immigration), Ben Siegler (George), Mary Linda Phillips (Aunt Barbara), Gil Glasgow (Uncle Ted)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


Musician from North Korea visits USA. In White house to perform. Wishes to defect.

Recession forecast.

Leo sits with officials to discuss defecting North Korean. CJ makes her voice heard on this.

Josh sits down with the guy who plans to vote against President's VP nomination.

President decides not to go with defection. Tells CJ. CJ is disappointed.

Korean word, Han.

Robert Russell is the new V.P. Finds the speech hilarious.

Josh and Amy, a thing now.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments