Ladyghosts of TV Past: The West Wing 1.15, “Celestial Navigation”

After last week’s stand-alone episode, “Take this Sabbath Day,” we get right back to a more typical three-to-five storyline episode. Sorkin uses one of my favorite techniques in this episode, where the story is told in flashback style. Josh is narrating the past thirty-six hours to an audience listening to a lecture about what life in the White House is like. Throughout the episode, Josh’s cell phone is ringing, and he’s continuing the be briefed on a sensitive situation he can’t disclose. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: The West Wing 1.15, “Celestial Navigation”

Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.14 “Take This Sabbath Day”

There are a handful of The West Wing episodes that have stuck with me through the years.  “Two Cathedrals,” “In Excelsis Deo,” and “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen” are the biggest ones, and probably among the favorites of most TWW fans.  “Take This Sabbath Day” is a quieter episode than any of those three,  and it’s the subtlety of this episode that makes it pack as much of a punch. Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.14 “Take This Sabbath Day”