Ordnance Tactics
"Ordnance Tactics"
Season 1
Episode 20
Written By Aaron Sorkin &
Paul Redford
Director Alex Graves
Original Airdate April 6, 1999
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"Ordnance Tactics" is the twentieth episode of the first season and the twentieth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on April 6, 1999. It was written by Aaron Sorkin & Paul Redford and directed by Alex Graves.


Dana is in charge while Isaac is in the hospital and the network is coming down hard. As if that weren't enough to put everybody on edge, someone has phoned in an anonymous bomb threat.





  1. Josh Charles as Dan Rydell
  2. Peter Krause as Casey McCall
  3. Felicity Huffman as Dana Whitaker
  4. Joshua Malina as Jeremy Goodwin
  5. Sabrina Lloyd as Natalie Hurley
  6. and Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe (credit only)

Guest starring

  1. Kayla Blake as Kim
  2. Greg Baker as Elliott
  3. Teri Polo as Rebecca
  4. Brenda Strong as Sally
  5. Robert Mailhouse as J.J.
  6. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  7. Ron Ostrow as Will
  8. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris


  1. Suzanne Kellogg as Alyson
  2. David Macer as Phil
  3. Dennis Hadley as Stuart
  4. Josephine Barnsdale as Celia


Opening Credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
  3. Ron Howard - Executive Producer
  4. Tony Krantz - Executive Producer
  5. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  6. Rob Scheidlinger - Executive Producer
  7. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  8. Tracey Stern - Producer
  9. Rachel Sweet - Producer
  10. John Amodeo - Produced by
  11. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  12. Paul Redford - Story
  13. Alex Graves - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Matt Tarses - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. David Walpert - Executive Story Editor
  6. Bill Wrubel - Story Editor
  7. Paul Redford - Story Editor
  8. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  9. Theo E. Azzari - Production Designer
  10. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  11. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  12. Keri McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  13. Nicole Burke - Second Assistant Director
  14. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music


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