The West Wing/The Benign Prerogative

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The Benign Prerogative
Season 5, Episode 11
Airdate January 14, 2004
Production Number 176061
Written by Carol Flint
Directed by Christopher Misiano
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The Benign Prerogative is the eleventh episode of the fifth season of The West Wing, and the ninety-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet), 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: Gabrielle Union (Meeshell Anders)

And Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas)

Guest Starring: Michael Hyatt (Angela Blake), Melissa Marsala (Rina), NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper), Bill O'Brien (Kenny Thurman), Margot Rose (Portia Colgrave), Stephen Lee (Registered Voter)

Co-Starring: Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), Chris Gardner (First Guest), Will Hall (Other Guest), Mark Costello (Guest), Breena Shepard (Kandy), Anthony R. Jones (Holmes), Charles Howerton (Actor President), Brooke Baumer (Bradenton Pollster), Charles C. Stevenson, Jr. (Bradenton Pollster #2), Bradley James (Secret Service), Doug Hale (Network Host)

Contents

Plot Overview

Notes

Arc Advancement

Happenings

Characters

Referbacks

Trivia

The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Quotes