The West Wing

10 Best Episodes of The West Wing - Season 7

The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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The West Wing - S7E14

#15 - Two Weeks Out (Season 7 - Episode 14)

There are only two weeks left before Election Day and both candidates must make difficult choices at a time when they are both extremely tired. Vinick meets a famous athlete who greets him with a welcome that sings possible campaign trouble. Santos doesn't have such trouble with the athlete. Both candidates are campaigning in California with the hopes of stealing the election from the other guy in the hopes of thereby winning the election. Santos' briefcase falls into the hands of the Vinick campaign.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 215 votes.

The West Wing - S7E8

#14 - Undecideds (Season 7 - Episode 8)


Lou and Santos run into trouble on the road when they try to pick up a family's vote; their child was shot by a Latino police officer. Also, CJ must manage a crisis between China and Kazakhstan.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 202 votes.

The West Wing - S7E13

#13 - The Cold (Season 7 - Episode 13)

After the near-nuclear disaster at the power plant the polls show surprising, or maybe not so surprising, results for both candidates. The Vinick camp gears up for backlash while the Santos camp hopes for cause to celebrate. Meanwhile Bartlet is still trying to keep the situation in Central Asia under control. Relationships in the Santos campaign, the Vinick campaign, and the West Wing all undergo changes and Vinick and Bartlet attempt to deal with different versions of the cold.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 214 votes.

The West Wing - S7E5

#12 - Here Today (Season 7 - Episode 5)


The White House is trying to cope with the revelation of the identity of the leaker and Babish's questioning of Toby convinces him that he must get his lawyer. Lou persuades Josh to get Santos to clean house with his campaign staff. Kate finally reaches Charles Frost and confronts him about what he told to C.J. and a few other things about his personality in general. The Bartlets hear Ellie's heapful of "good" and "bad" news.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 208 votes.

The West Wing - S7E19

#11 - Transition (Season 7 - Episode 19)

Former cast member Rob Lowe returns as a senior political official in this episode, which finds Bartlet and his staff making the transition as easy as possible for the president-elect, who discovers some unpleasant realities about his new job. Meanwhile, a stressed-out Josh realizes that he may need to take some time off after he reaches his breaking point.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 218 votes.

The West Wing - S7E11

#10 - Internal Displacement (Season 7 - Episode 11)


The Westins visit Washington and Doug is keeping a secret from Liz that many other senior staffers already know about. C.J. tries to make a deal with the French to try to handle a problem in the Sudan. Gail is in trouble. Josh asks Will for a little help with the campaign. C.J. and Danny go out to dinner and talk like good old friends and C.J. likens men to salmon while dealing with a waitress who is not all that found of her.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 217 votes.

The West Wing - S7E7

#9 - The Debate (Season 7 - Episode 7)

Santos and Vinick battle it out in primetime live. Forrest Saywer the moderator poses questions and attempts to ensure that the candidates remain within bounds. Ellen DeGeneres guest hosts the show on behalf of American Express and their new credit card.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 220 votes.

The West Wing - S7E21

#8 - Institutional Memory (Season 7 - Episode 21)


C.J. and Will both face uncertain futures as Bartlet and his staffers prepare to leave the White House to make way for the Santos administration.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 222 votes.

The West Wing - S7E2

#7 - The Mommy Problem (Season 7 - Episode 2)

Santos and Vinick have to deal with press fallout when it looks like the Bartlet White House is not going to continue the investigation into the press leaks.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 212 votes.

The West Wing - S7E20

#6 - The Last Hurrah (Season 7 - Episode 20)


While Santos is busy trying to select a new vice president, his wife finds her new responsibilities staggering. Meanwhile, Vinick ponders his next move.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 215 votes.

The West Wing - S7E12

#5 - Duck & Cover (Season 7 - Episode 12)

Bartlet must deal with the possiblity of a nuclear explosion in California, Kate is keeping a careful watch on the election in Kazakhstan and China's response, Will is acting as the government's voice this week, and Josh is trying to keep his political version of Tourette's in check.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 219 votes.

The West Wing - S7E16

#4 - Election Day (1) (Season 7 - Episode 16)


Election Day finally arrives, and between analyzing exit polls, and mulling over news reports, a few Santos staff members discover the joys of campaign romance. Meanwhile, C.J. ponders life after the White House; and Annabeth makes a tragic discovery.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 227 votes.

The West Wing - S7E18

#3 - Requiem (Season 7 - Episode 18)

Former series regulars, including Marlee Matlin, Mary-Louise Parker, Tim Matheson, Anna Deavere Smith and Gary Cole, make guest appearances as Bartlet, Santos and their staff members attend a funeral for one of their own. Also, Josh cautions Santos about getting involved in the vote for Speaker of the House.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 232 votes.

The West Wing - S7E17

#2 - Election Day (2) (Season 7 - Episode 17)


Abbey is in New Hamphire with Liz Bartlet-Westin and they are awaiting the results of Doug Westin's campaign for a seat in Congress. Members of both the Santos campaign and the Vinick campaign must decide how to handle a tragedy, as the voters around the country continue to cast their votes for the next President of the United States.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 214 votes.

The West Wing - S7E22

#1 - Tomorrow (Season 7 - Episode 22)

After seven seasons of the Award-winning drama series, the Bartlet Administration prepares to leave the White House and The West Wing. While Santos and his winning camp are nervously gearing up for the presidential inauguration, current President Bartlet (Martin Sheen), CJ (Allison Janney) and the others fondly look back as they prepare to leave the White House forever.

The episode was rated 8.69 from 244 votes.

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