Time to pack up the china and ship it to the presidential library The West Wing has closed its doors forever. The often brilliant&
An Entertainment Weekly piece from 2006, published near the time of the series finale, looking back at the making of the pilot episode. An oral history. Quotes from Sorkin and most of the main cast.
"I’m sorry, Sandy, there was a bit of noise there. Could you repeat the question?"
The best episode of The West Wing, and one of the best episodes of television I’ve ever seen, if not the best.
The West Wing: “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen” flashback 3/7
Jed: Why are you doing this? You’re a player. You’re bigger in the party than I am; Hoynes would make you national chairman. Leo, tell me this isn’t one of the twelve steps.
Leo: Yeah, that’s what it is. Right after admitting we’re powerless over alcohol and that a higher power can restore us to sanity, that’s where you come in.
Every scene in both parts of “In The Shadow of Two Gunmen” is perfect.