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The West Wing: Bad Moon Rising  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

The President decides that he needs an opinion from White House Counsel Oliver Babish (Oliver Platt) on whether his MS cover-up constituted a criminal conspiracy. Meanwhile, an oil spill off the Delaware coast hits home to Sam, Josh must deal with a Mexican economic crisis, and C.J. searches for the source of a press leak about a possible change in the President's position on school vouchers. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Mar 2, 2017 - 1 comment

The West Wing: 17 People  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 18

Toby is told about the President's multiple sclerosis, becoming the 17th person to know, and he and the President have a heated row over the matter. Meanwhile, the President considers an extensive security alert for the nation's airports, and staffers struggle to punch up a speech the President is set to give at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Feb 16, 2017 - 6 comments

The West Wing: The Stackhouse Filibuster  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

Staffers are blindsided when an elderly Senator (George Coe) begins a Friday night filibuster before a vote on a crucial health care bill, until Donna discovers information that changes their perspective. Meanwhile, Toby is puzzled when the Vice President (Tim Matheson), normally a champion of the oil industry, volunteers to attack it for "price gouging", and Sam is alternately annoyed at and impressed by a feisty GAO intern (Cara DeLizia). [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Feb 8, 2017 - 5 comments

The West Wing: Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 16

It's Big Block of Cheese Day II: The Cheesening! [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Feb 1, 2017 - 13 comments

The West Wing: Ellie  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 15

The President is put in a tricky spot when the Surgeon General (Mary Kay Place) makes questionable comments regarding the legalization of marijuana, and his daughter Ellie (Nina Siemaszko) makes a comment supporting her to Danny Concannon. Toby spars anew with his ex-wife (Kathleen York) but finds a clever way to work on Social Security reform, and Sam gets tough with a film producer (Robert Knepper) who took a cheap shot at the President. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 26, 2017 - 1 comment

The West Wing: The War at Home  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 14

For all intents and purposes, this is the second half of a two-parter, as we start just a few hours after the State of the Union, and the captured DEA agent situation in Colombia continues. We also see more of the fallout over inviting a cop long ago accused of brutality (Richard Riehle); and Senator Seth Gillette (D-ND) (Ed Begley Jr.) gets mad at Toby for the President's tack to the right. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 19, 2017 - 1 comment

The West Wing: Bartlet's Third State of the Union  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 13

The President addresses the nation, and five DEA agents are taken hostage in Colombia. C.J. discovers an invited guest to the State of the Union speech has a questionable background, while Capital Beat does a three-hour show live from the West Wing. Josh, Joey Lucas (Marlee Matlin), and Donna run an important telephone survey that will influence a gun-control initiative the staff has been planning. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 17, 2017 - 1 comment

The West Wing: The Drop-In  Season 2, Ep 12

Leo tries to convince President Bartlet of the importance of supporting a missile defense plan, while Lord John Marbury (Roger Rees) is appointed British ambassador to the United States. Toby and Sam clash over a speech the President gives to an environmental group. C.J. tries to talk a comedian (Rocky Carroll) out of embarrassing the Bartlet administration. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 13, 2017 - 2 comments

The West Wing: The Leadership Breakfast  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

With Congress reconvening, the White House is planning a "leadership breakfast" to encourage bipartisan cooperation. Toby locks horns in negotiations with the Republican Majority Leader's new Chief of Staff (Felicity Huffman) on minimum wage, against C.J.'s wishes and to a truly disastrous end. Both Sam and Donna try, and fail, to impress an influential newspaper columnist. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 10, 2017 - 0 comments

The West Wing: Noël  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

Josh grows ever more anxious and volatile after his shooting, and is ordered by Leo to see a psychiatrist. C.J. uncovers a Nazi-looted painting at the White House and Sam voices support for tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma makes a guest appearance. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 27, 2016 - 5 comments

The West Wing: Galileo  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

NASA prepares to receive the first pictures from their new Mars probe, accompanied by a live broadcast with the President. Meanwhile, the Russian government covers up a missile silo fire, a report that the President doesn't like green beans poses an electoral problem in Oregon, and Josh investigates the consequences of honoring a man who called for Puerto Rican statehood. C.J. promotes a staffer to Deputy Press Secretary but then faces a slew of disappointed interviewees at a Kennedy Center concert. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 13, 2016 - 8 comments

The West Wing: Shibboleth  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

A shipload of Chinese immigrants lands in California seeking asylum, claiming to be persecuted Christians. In the meantime, Leo's sister is being vetted for a job in the administration, and Charlie is looking for the perfect carving knife. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Nov 29, 2016 - 7 comments

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