''Magical missing year?'' Did the Year Five season ender or Year Six's opening episode hint at missing material? Or is this the period when Sorkin actually left?
Sorkin left after season 4.
Season 5 ended with a bombing, Josh in the episode talks about the upcoming MID TERM elections.
Season 6 picks up only a few days later and Josh is talking about the presidential elections and how poorly the democrats did in the midterms.
I don't mind they skip a year because a new direction was very much needed. But he refuses to admit to it, he comments on how the pilot was a year into the presidency. However it was only 8 months I think, and they caught up in time throughout the first 5 years.