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The West Wing: The Long Gif Post

That’s right. We’re not going to talk about “The Long Goodbye.”

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The West Wing: “Enemies Foreign and Domestic” and “The Black Vera Wang”

Oooh, readers, we’ve got two fantastic episodes to talk about today.

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Two Questions about The West Wing: Season 3, Episode 19 “Stirred”

Season Three of The West Wing keeps plugging along. There’s a lot of talk about replacing Hoynes as the vice president on the ticket, Donna pushes Josh to make her favorite English teacher’s retirement special, and Charlie finds out he owes money to the IRS.

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Two Questions about The West Wing: “Night Five” and “Hartsfield Landing”

In these episodes of season three, the Bartlet administration balances running the country with campaigning for a second term as primaries across the country kick off. The president consults a psychologist due to his insomnia, Donna gets a job offer, and a member of the press corps goes missing in the Congo, and a whole […]

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Two Questions about The West Wing: “100,000 Airplanes” and “The Two Bartlets”

We’re in the meaty middle of Season Three, readers. Let’s see what happens after Bartlet’s censure after the cut. 

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Two Questions About the West Wing: 3×07 “The Indians in the Lobby” and 3×08 “The Women of Qumar”

These are two of my favorite episodes from season three: “Indians in the Lobby” serves as season three’s Thanksgiving episode and “The Women of Qumar” made me fall even more in love with our goddess, Ms. CJ Cregg.

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Two Questions About The West Wing 3×01 & 3×02: “Manchester Parts 1 and 2”

If the last two episodes of season two, “18th and Potomac” and “Two Cathedrals,” showed how tensions were building among the senior staff, these two episodes show how those tensions came to a head. 

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Retro Recap: The West Wing 5.17 “The Supremes”

After the election, I sent Stephens to learn about some of the men and women who may be considered if the two projected seats open up on the Supreme Court during Obama’s second term. In honor of her posts, one ran yesterday, one will run tomorrow, I thought we might revisit an old friend, The […]

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Ladyghosts: The West Wing, Episode 2.13, “Bartlet’s Third State of the Union”

Good afternoon, Sorkinite Persephoneers.  We’re back to talk about The West Wing, and one of my favorite episodes of the series. Grab a cuppa, get comfy, and join me for this pants-optional journey into the fictional White House.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past: The West Wing, Episode 2.12, “The Drop In”

“The Drop In” opens in the situation room, with Leo watching a missile defense exercise. Bartlet started the day by installing the ambassador to Thailand. Leo summons Bartlet to watch the missile interceptor, and as they walk to the situation room, Bartlet explains to Leo how he is the Charlie Brown of missile defense. The […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past: TWW 2.11 “The Leadership Breakfast”

This episode opens with Donna questioning the wisdom of Josh and Sam trying to start a fire in a White House that has apparently lost heat for the evening. Donna’s convinced they’re going to burn the White House down, and when Sam walks in with the kerosene, she may just be right.

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Lady Ghosts of TV Past: The West Wing, Episode 2.10: “Noel”

I stole this week’s West Wing recap from Sally J., because “Noël” is probably my favorite episode of the series. Not for the plot, “Two Cathedrals,” which is coming up in a few weeks, wins for best plot. “Noël” is my favorite episode because of one fifteen-second monologue from Leo to Josh. I cry every […]

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Ladyghosts: The West Wing 2.09, “Galileo”

It’s West Wing Wednesday, and this may turn out to be one of the shortest TWW recaps I’ve ever written. (Update: It’s not.) Not because I can’t be wordy about TWW, which we all know isn’t the case, but because this is one of the few Sorkin-penned episodes where not much happens. That’s okay. We’re […]

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Lady Ghosts: TWW 2.08, “Shibboleth”

In this Thanksgiving episode, religious freedom is examined in different angles. The discussions of prayer in school and granting asylum for religious reasons are played out all neatly wrapped up with a Thanksgiving proclamation at the end.

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Ladyghosts: TWW 2.07 “The Portland Trip”

Fasten your seatbelts and make sure your tray tables are in a locked and upright position.  We’re taking off on an Air Force One-based adventure for this week’s The West Wing, and we get to enjoy some grade-A aeronautic set porn.