|Season 1 Episode 225921
WHAT KIND OF DAY HAS IT BEEN 9/8pm 5/17/00
PRESIDENT AND STAFF CONFRONT CRISIS; TIM MATHESON GUEST-STARS IN SEASON FINALE -- In the season finale, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) prepares for a town hall meeting with college students while the U.S. military races to find a downed American pilot in the Iraqi desert before the Iraqi military captures him. C.J. (Allison Janney) doesn't relish the notion of misleading the press over rescue preparations. Likewise, Toby (Richard Schiff) tries to ignore updates from the distressed orbiting space shuttle which includes his brother, a payload specialist aboard the craft which cannot close its cargo doors. Meanwhile, a huffing Josh (Bradley Whitford) is dispatched to run down and convince the wayward vice president (guest star Tim Matheson) to re-think his position on campaign finance reform. John Spencer, Rob Lowe, Dule Hill and Moira Kelly also star.