30 Day Meme – Day 06

Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show

Sorry – I need to pick two.  The weird amazing thing about The West Wing was that the best shows were when something horrible had happened.  The second season opened with the aftermath of an assassination attempt.  While the characters (and the audience) are sitting around waiting to find out if the President and the Deputy Chief of Staff are going to live or die, they flash back to President’s Bartlet’s campaign.  We see who knew whom beforehand and who brought whom onboard and what Bartlet was like before he was President.  It was beautiful.
The second season ended with a character death, and the President announcing whether he was going to run for re-election.  After the funeral, there is a scene where he clears the building – the National Cathedral – so that he can yell at God.  In Latin, even.  I remember when I picked up the DVDs and saw the ep again, I actually got on the Internet to find out what he said. 
Oh, hell.  Just watch it yourself:

And just to show it isn’t all high drama..this clip from the next season, but I just watched it four times:
(sigh)  They don’t write ’em like this anymore.

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