Sunday, April 02, 2006

West Wing

When they said the show was going out with a bang - I didn't think it was going to be a gang bang. Seven couples - fourteen people had implied sex during this episode. You had five couples on the Santos campaign including the Congressman and his wife and Josh and Donna finally consummating the relationship. You even had a lesbian couple (not that there's anything wrong with that). In addition you had the Ron Silver character with his pre-election day chippy and in the White House there is the ongoing Mary McCormack and Joshua Molina waste of storyline.

Thank God that the one hook-up I feared didn't happen. I was afraid that the writers were going to have the John Spenser character Leo killed in the sack with pixie Kristen Chenoweth (like a cheese cracker). At the end of tonight's show Leo did have a massive heart attack and is of course dead (John Spenser having died in real life a couple months ago).

This show probably had the worst dialog of any West Wing episode I've ever seen (and I've seen them all). Even seeing Janel Maloney in a bra couldn't even overcome the lousy dialog.

The story is obvious and predictable. The exit polling was inaccurate and the "election" is too close to call (although the fact that Alan Alda wasn't even in this episode should tell you what you need to know about the outcome). The only question that isn't obviously answered is who will replace Leo as Vice president.

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