West Wing : Finale

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  1. landrumdh

    landrumdh Trapped Far Far Away

    Oct 6, 2003
    What a great episode. This show went out with a bang. It's too bad it had to go out, even at it's low point it was one of the best shows on TV.
  2. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Man, I miss this show already!

    The saddest scene was Bartlett & Charlie talking. I always liked their relationship. It would have been nice if they had shown Toby.

    I totally called it on the gift from Mallory! I knew that had to be what was in the box!
  3. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I loved the epiosde. Nice finale.
    I am very sad to see it go.

    And yeah, as wierd as it seems, I miss it already too.
  4. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    I'm glad the show got to go out on a high note.
  5. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

    Jul 10, 2003
    I got choked up a couple of times.
    Especially when Bartlett met with Charlie.
  6. JustAllie

    JustAllie Number crunchin'

    Jan 4, 2002
    Arlington, VA
    :sniff: Goodbye, best damn show on television. :(
  7. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

    Sep 20, 2002
    :: sigh ::: I'm sad. Exceptional episode.

    What was it that Barlett gave Charlie?
  8. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    The copy of the "Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights" that Bartlett carried around with him, and that his father gave to him.
  9. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    That's the second thing President Bartlett has passed down to Charlie** They certainly had that father/son relationship.

    ** a cookie to the first person who responds with the other thing.
  10. Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Lost Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    I hate it when they mispronounce the names of New England towns. They've done it a couple of times. When Kate was telling the president how the Acella train was stuck between Exeter and Haverhill, she pronounced Haverhill as "Haver Hill" instead of the proper pronunciation of "Have Rill" where the "A" is long". It's generally pronounced with two syllabes, not three.
  11. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    The carving knife...

    ... and his daughter!
  12. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

    Jun 9, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Great episode, with a lot of nice touches. I loved Bartlett's hesitation on granting clemency to Toby. I loved that we saw the scheduling that goes into moving out one First Family and moving in another. I loved that we saw Carol, and even saw Ed and "the other guy" (can't remember his name, but I was happy to see them!) I loved all the references to Leo, making his presence very much a part of the finale. I just loved everything about this.

    I am going to miss this series more than I can say.
  13. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

    Jun 9, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    :thumbsdown: A terrific series ends with a terrific episode, and this is what you complain about?

    I grew up in Patchogue, NY and my regional airport is Islip. I have a feeing you may not know how to pronounce either one, and I'm pretty sure most employees in the real-life White House wouldn't either. Why would you hold a fictional White House operative to a higher standard and expect Kate to know the local pronunciation for what is no doubt a small town on the Massachusett's/New Hampshire border?
  14. sschwart

    sschwart It sucks to be me

    Apr 4, 2001
    Cambridge, MA
    Patch-ogg, and Eye-slip.

    Of course, I grew up in Commack (that's Co-Mack), so I better know how to pronounce it!

    Great episode. Very touching. I think everyone knew what was in the box that Mallory brought, and I certainly knew that it wouldn't be shown until the end... I said about 30 seconds before it was opened that he should open it up already so everyone can cry like a baby....

    Sad to see it go. It was nice to see it go out on such a high point.
  15. coolpenguin

    coolpenguin New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Glen Burnie, MD
    I found myself crying quite a bit throughout the episode. Props to a great show that I haven't watched in a few years. (I did watch John Spencer's funeral.)
  16. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

    Enjoy the cookie.

    and LOL!!
  17. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

    Too bad you didn't watch more of this season. It was really pretty good.

    Anyway, great, great episode. Loved, loved, loved the way they did it. A great transition. It's a damn shame it just can't keep going.

    My two favorite scenes were Debbie talking to President Santos' new secretary and Donna scoping out the offices for the First Lady's staff. She sure got a nice upgrade, didn't she? :)
  18. sonnik

    sonnik Innovations.

    Jul 7, 2000
    Great Episode...

    Though I thought maybe we'd get an easter egg tipping us off on whatever happened to Mandy (Moira Kelly).

    I see this show as perhaps resurfacing as a few "Made for TV Movies" a year, ala Perry Mason in a couple years.
  19. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

    Jun 9, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Ding, ding, ding! Give the former Long Islander a prize! :)
  20. edc

    edc Active Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    I'm glad they remembered Evelyn Baker Lang would be inaugarating Santos. Too bad they couldn't actually get Glenn Close, although the "hair covering the chief justice's face" wasn't too obvious.

    Wonder why they decided not to return to the Bartlet library opening?

    Sorkin's cameo was a nice nod.

    The note between Bartlet and Santos was nice, but the contents should've been revealed. Incidentally, 80% of the note is legible in HD, and what is actually written on the paper isn't anything momentous.

    In the "Studio 60" commercial, Nathan Corddroy is in costume, presumably in a skit playing the not-SNL parody of the president. It isn't W. Gray wig, American-flag pin on his lapel. Not that it is, but I'd be amused if it even *might* be a Bartlet parody...

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