The Best West Wing Episodes

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The Best West Wing episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best The West Wing episodes, as determined by voters like you. Aaron Sorkin's landmark political drama brought humor and pathos to primetime. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist across those seven seasons, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top West Wing episodes of all time are.

Fans of The West Wing are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. "Two Cathedrals," and "The Debate" are included on this list. What is the West Wing episode of all time? Look below and find out. And make sure to check out these other shows like The West Wing!

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  • Two Cathedrals
    1
    May 16 2001
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 22
    • Series: The West Wing
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 2
  • 17 People
    4
    Apr 04 2001
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 18
  • Let Bartlet Be Bartlet
    5
    • Season: The West Wing Season 1
    • Episode Number: 19
  • 20 Hours in America (1)
    6
    • Season: The West Wing Season 4
    • Episode Number: 1
  • 7
    Dec 20 2000
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 10
  • In Excelsis Deo
    8
    Dec 15 1999
    • Season: The West Wing Season 1
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Series: The West Wing
  • Pilot
    9
    Sep 22 1999
    • Season: The West Wing Season 1
    • Episode Number: 1
  • Celestial Navigation
    10
    • Season: The West Wing Season 1
    • Episode Number: 15
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 16
  • 18th and Potomac
    13
    May 09 2001
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 21
  • Posse Comitatus
    14
    May 22 2002
    • Season: The West Wing Season 3
    • Episode Number: 21
  • The Supremes
    15
    Mar 24 2004
    • Season: The West Wing Season 5
    • Episode Number: 17
  • Game On
    16
    Oct 30 2002
    • Season: The West Wing Season 4
    • Episode Number: 6
  • Election Day, Part II
    17
    • Season: The West Wing Season 7
    • Episode Number: 17
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 17
  • In this White House
    19
    • Season: The West Wing Season 2
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Season: The West Wing Season 1
    • Episode Number: 22
  • Election Day Part I
    21
    • Season: The West Wing Season 7
    • Episode Number: 16
  • Shutdown
    22
    Nov 19 2003
    • Season: The West Wing Season 5
    • Episode Number: 8
  • 23
    Apr 30 2003
    • Season: The West Wing Season 4
    • Episode Number: 21
    • Season: The West Wing Season 1
    • Episode Number: 5
  • Take This Sabbath Day
    25
    • Season: The West Wing Season 1
    • Episode Number: 14