Season 2, Episode 1: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen Part 1

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Aired: Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Rating: (combined with Part 2) 16.3/25


Full synopsis

Review for both parts by Rachel

Review for both parts by Toniann

Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Thomas Schlamme

Special guest stars
Stockard Channing as First Lady Abigail Bartlet
Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon
Tim Matheson as Vice President John Hoynes
Guest starring
Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet
Michael O'Neill as Ron Butterfield
Jorja Fox as Gina Toscano
Anna Deveare Smith as Nat'l Security Advisor Nancy McNally
Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. Landingham
NiCole Robinson as Margaret
Daniel von Bargen as General (Jack)
Michael Bryan French as the hospital spokesperson
Pamela Gordon as woman in the bar
Andy Umberger as Cal Mathis
Jim Ortlieb as Dr. Keller
Guest starring
Peter White as Mr. Gage
Ernie Lively as Mr. Loch
Jody Wood as Mr. Cameron
Melissa Fitzgerald as Carol
Kim Webster as Ginger
Kris Murphy as Katie
Mindy Seeger as Chris
Randolph Brooks as Arthur
Ivan Allen as TV anchor
Willie Gault as Agent Madsen
Elijah Mahar as Agent Dixon
Dafidd McCracken as agent #1
Juan A. Riojas as agent #2
Bradley James as agent #3
Al Twanmo as Agent Cho
Derek Coleman as agent #4
Ming Lo as Dr. Clancy
Rhonda Stubbins White as Dr. Whitaker
Sean Moran as Dr. Holbrook
Carol Kiernan as doctor
Dan Gunther as doctor #1
Maria McCann as nurse
Trisha Simmons as Nurse Debbie
Ted Garcia as TV reporter
David Ursin as bartender
Matt Gottleib as military aide
Thomas Spencer as aide #3
Andy Milder as senator's aide
Robin Pedratti as senator's aide
Gary Cervantes as civilian advisor
Victor McCay as Henry
Kat Sawyer-Young as Sam's secretary
V. Kim Blish as volleyball player
Scott Parrott as paramedic #1
Sunita Koshy as paramedic #2
Shawn Woodyard as paramedic #3
Chad Knight as paramedic #4
Tanya Linette Smith as paramedic #5
Kivi Rogers as paramedic #6
Garrison Hershberger as Jerry
Peter Birkenhead as Steven
Jane Lynch as reporter
Jerry Sroka as reporter
Jenny Buchanan as questioner
Harris Laskawy as questioner #2

This episode was nominated for four Emmys, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (W.G. Snuffy Walden), Outstanding Single Camera Sound Mixing for a Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Part II of this episode won an Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series.

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