The West Wing - The Complete Second Season

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Overview

All 22 episodes from the second season of the Emmy-winning drama The West Wing are collected on this four-disc set. Each episode is presented in its original broadcast aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary tracks from various cast and crew members on four of the episodes, a documentary about the cast members attending the annual correspondent's diner, a pair of ...
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Overview

All 22 episodes from the second season of the Emmy-winning drama The West Wing are collected on this four-disc set. Each episode is presented in its original broadcast aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary tracks from various cast and crew members on four of the episodes, a documentary about the cast members attending the annual correspondent's diner, a pair of featurettes, and a blooper reel. This is a solid release that maintains the quality established by the first-season set released the year before.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Second-season making-of documentary "Constructing Two Cathedrals"; "Access Granted"; Audio commentary on four key episodes; Deleted scenes; Gag reel; All-new digital transfers; English, French, & Spanish subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Michael Wickersheimer
The West Wing won both the Emmy and Golden Globe awards as television's top drama for this second season, which originally aired on NBC between October 2000 and May 2001. With George W. Bush succeeding Bill Clinton in the real Oval Office midway through the season, one might have expected this fictional look at an American president and his closest advisers to undergo a creative crisis. But with series creator Aaron Sorkin continuing to write or co-write all 22 episodes, The West Wing managed to stay on message and rise to the challenge. Sorkin marvelously maintains the show's ripped-from-the-headlines topicality, and some of the story lines -- downed soldiers in Iraq, a fleeing president in Haiti, bomb-toting terrorists, lost spacecraft on Mars -- feel uncomfortably prescient. Still, it is the aftermath of the Season 1-closing assassination attempt on President Jed Bartlett (Martin Sheen) that propels much of the season's events and, more important, its overall mood. Presidential aide Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), the main victim of the assassins' bullets, spends most of the season dealing with the psychological aftermath and his own emotional outbursts, while chief of staff Leo McGarry (John Spencer) tries his best to get Josh the help he so desperately needs. Meanwhile, C. J. Cregg (Alison Janney) continues to battle both political foes and friends. Stockard Channing continues to portray First Lady Abbey Bartlett on a recurring basis this season, and Marlee Matlin adds a bit of spice as sassy pollster Joey Lucas. Janney and Whitford both won Emmys for their supporting roles, while Channing, Spencer, and Richard Schiff all earned nominations. Sheen and Rob Lowe -- as communications director Sam Seaborn -- were both recognized in the Lead Actor category. Also singled out was Oliver Platt, whose late-season, multi-episode turn as White House counsel Oliver Babish was good enough to inspire CBS to build a legal show around him, the short-lived Queens Supreme, which lasted only three episodes in January 2003. In addition to the episodes, The West Wing Season 2 set offers a walk through the White House set with both the director and set designer, a behind-the-scenes look at the season finale, a lighthearted bloopers reel, and deleted scenes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2004
  • UPC: 085393162122
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 15:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,677

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Sheen President Jed Bartlet
Stockard Channing Abbey Bartlet
Rob Lowe Sam Seaborn
Allison Janney C.J. Cregg
Bradley Whitford josh lyman
John Spencer Leo McGarry
Richard Schiff Toby Ziegler
Technical Credits
Aaron Sorkin Writer
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Chaos and Blood [4:47]
2. The ER [11:44]
3. The Message [9:36]
4. Who's in Charge? [6:59]
5. Moving Day [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Caught [2:51]
2. The Ring Thing [6:30]
3. Fired, Hired...Told [9:58]
4. Day 1 For Donna [8:44]
5. Illinois Primary [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. C.J. - C.J. - C.J. [4:17]
2. Approval Ratings [7:44]
3. Obsessions [5:47]
4. "In a Democracy..." [9:01]
5. Election Day [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Captial Beat [5:17]
2. A Miracle Needed [8:32]
3. The X-Factor [5:10]
4. Job Offer [7:54]
5. African Coup [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #1, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Key Chains Needed [4:47]
2. Cricket, Anyone? [11:44]
3. Ainsley's Office [9:36]
4. Of Duty and Medals [6:59]
5. Bedroom Politics [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Politics [2:51]
2. Floating a Story [6:30]
3. Lost Votes [9:58]
4. On the Hill [8:44]
5. Live Ammo [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Press Entourage [4:17]
2. All Five Verses [7:44]
3. The Rewrite [5:47]
4. Charlie's Idea [9:01]
5. A Start [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Arrivals [5:17]
2. Adding a Name [8:32]
3. A Question of Asylum [5:10]
4. Josephine [7:54]
5. Pilgrims and Pardons [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #2, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Galileo V [4:47]
2. Do Whales Vote? [11:44]
3. Green Beans and Bombs [9:36]
4. Kennedy Center [6:59]
5. Terms [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. ATVA [2:51]
2. 3 Weeks Ago [6:30]
3. Same Birthday [9:58]
4. SPR Meeting [8:44]
5. Breakthrough [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Smoke [4:17]
2. Serious Shoes [7:44]
3. This For That [5:47]
4. Sandbagged [9:01]
5. Committee of 2 [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Leo's Contraption [5:17]
2. Global Warning [8:32]
3. A Secret Change [5:10]
4. No Joke [7:54]
5. Honesty Among Friends [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #2, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. The Build-Up [4:47]
2. Post-Speech Analysis [11:44]
3. Ainsley's Blunder [9:36]
4. The Story [6:59]
5. Kitchen Conference [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. "Go" [2:51]
2. Knight Moves [6:30]
3. First-Family Feud [9:58]
4. Fatalities [8:44]
5. Superpower(less) [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Online Chat [4:17]
2. Double Trouble [7:44]
3. Confronting the S.G. [5:47]
4. Parental Politics [9:01]
5. Not Accepted [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Early [5:17]
2. The Big Cheese [8:32]
3. Sam's Thesis [5:10]
4. All Over the Map [7:54]
5. Fidelity [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #3, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Word Recipe [4:47]
2. Family Wellness Act [11:44]
3. GAO Intern [9:36]
4. The Senator's Demand [6:59]
5. Point of Order [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Night After Night [2:51]
2. Telling Toby [6:30]
3. No Lie [9:58]
4. 90-Minute Coup d'Etat [8:44]
5. 17th Person [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. White House Counsel [4:17]
2. Leaks [7:44]
3. The Bailout and the Boat [5:47]
4. What Charlie Knows [9:01]
5. "Bring it On" [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #3, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. The Question [4:47]
2. Fraud [11:44]
3. Parental Signature [9:36]
4. Magnitude of the Problem [6:59]
5. Falling Down [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. The Poll [2:51]
2. Haitian Crisis [6:30]
3. Donna's in the Loop [9:58]
4. Rules of Engagement [8:44]
5. Mrs. Landingham [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Not the First [4:17]
2. Meeting Mrs. L. [7:44]
3. Rites and Recall [5:47]
4. Rites, Recall and Rage [9:01]
5. Braving the Storm [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Leo's Contraption [5:17]
2. Global Warning [8:32]
3. A Secret Change [5:10]
4. No Joke [7:54]
5. Honesty Among Friends [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
   Play All
   Commentaries
      In the Shadow of Two Gunmen Pt. 1 Commentary by Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, Bradley Whitford and Janel Moloney
      In the Shadow of Two Gunmen Pt. 2 Commentary by Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, and Martin Sheen
   Episodes
      In the Shadow of Two Gunmen Part I
      In the Shadow of Two Gunmen Part II
      The Midterms
      In This White House
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #1, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
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   Episodes
      And it's Surely to Their Credit
      The Lame Duck Congress
      The Portland Trip
      Shibboleth
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
   Play All
   Commentaries
      Noël Commentary by Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme and Bradley Whitford
   Episodes
      Galileo
      Noël
      The Leadership Breakfast
      The Drop-In
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
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   Episodes
      Bartlet's Third State of the Union
      The War at Home
      Ellie
      Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
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   Episodes
      The Stackhouse Filibuster
      17 People
      Bad Moon Rising
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
   Play All
   Commentaries
      18th and Potomac Commentary by Aaron Sorkin, Robert Berlinger and Kathryn Joosten
   Episodes
      The Fall's Gonna Kill You
      18th and Potomac
      Two Cathedrals
      The Drop-In
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
   Featurette: Constructing Two Cathedrals
   Access Granted
   Gag Order
   Deleted Scenes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An AMAZING Show

    I saw an episode from the West Wing last year on TV and it literally blew my mind. I love this show and would recommend it to anyone- the writing is top caliber, quick, and witty, the characters are engaging and heart warming, and the topics are never boring. Plus, you really do learn a lot. Also, I give a lot of credit to the show because it manages to keep me interested despite having an agenda that doesn't match up to par with my own political beliefs. Oh- and I think Josh and Sam are really hot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love The Show so much

    I have been and fan of The West Wing since the first season. I have been waiting for second one to come out. The writters do a god job keeping the adudience hooked while makeing it funny at times. They do a good job of dealing wiht real issues in America todya and I like that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Drama on Television

    I never saw The West Wing before the seasons started coming out on DVD. To say the least, I've become hooked. The West Wing has some of the best writing and acting on television - I would say the show is to drama television as Friends is to sitcoms. I absolutely recommend getting The West Wing - The Complete Second Season, as well as The West Wing - The Complete First Season. They're well-worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Show on TV

    Best show on TV the DVD gives you a clear picture with pop up banner promo's that you get on NBC and Bravo and the credits air as in with no crop and chop like the Networks do. I recomend getting West Wing on DVD.

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