14. "What Kind of Day Has It Been," The West Wing
Air Date: 5/17/00
Assassination attempts are an inevitable plot for a series centering around the President of the United States, but no one expected The West Wing to go there as early as its first season finale. Aaron Sorkin once again flexes his dramatic muscles, cutting the episode amidst the chaos, leaving the cast scrambling around frantically and the audience completely unaware of who's been hit and who survived.