The Sword of Orion
"The Sword of Orion"
Season 1
Episode 18
Written By David Handelman,
Mark McKinney &
Aaron Sorkin
Director Robert Berlinger
Original Airdate March 23, 1999
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"The Sword of Orion" is the eighteenth episode of the first season and the eighteenth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on March 23, 1999. It was written by David Handelman, Mark McKinney & Aaron Sorkin and directed by Robert Berlinger.


When Jeremy learns that his parents are divorcing, he becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to The Sword of Orion, a yacht which went off course and wrecked during a sailing competition 10 years before. Dan tries to convince Rebecca to watch a baseball game with him.





  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. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  5. Ron Ostrow as Will
  6. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris


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


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. David Handelman - Writer
  12. & Mark McKinney - Writer
  13. and Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  14. Robert Berlinger - 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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