John DeLancie To Guest Star On 'West Wing'

By Christian
April 18, 2000 - 5:54 PM

I'm really enjoying this - I actually get to combine my love of 'The West Wing' with a TrekToday news item! According to a news item on TV Guide, the May 3 episode of 'The West Wing' will feature a guest appearance by John DeLancie (Q). Below is a full synopsis of the episode, as originally posted on An Unofficial Tribute to the West Wing:

A newly energized President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) bucks tradition and throws down the gauntlet when he names two Democrats -- both campaign finance reformers -- to the Federal Election Commission despite threats from his political opponents to introduce embarrassing legislation that would dare him not to sign. But the President wants to go further and floats a controversial new drug enforcement policy.

In the meantime, the early reactions to his first announcement are not encouraging, especially from top-notch pollster Al Kiefer (guest star John de Lancie, "Star Trek: The Next Generation") who is hired to take the public's "temperature." However, Kiefer's arrival means his attractive cohort, Joey Lucas (Oscar-winning guest star Marlee Matlin), accompanies him, and she again draws a smitten Josh's (Bradley Whitford) attention. Toby (Richard Schiff) agrees to seek out his ex-wife (guest star Kathleen York), a breezy congresswoman, to gauge her response to any future narcotics legislation that would emphasize prevention over enforcement. Leo (John Spencer) -- uncomfortably aware of his own brush with drugs -- agrees to be the Chief Executive's front man for positioning the high-voltage issue of revising the drug laws. Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Moira Kelly and Dule Hill also star.

More 'The West Wing' news can be found on this site. The show airs every Wednesday at 9:00pm on NBC, unfortunately directly opposite 'Voyager'.

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