The West Wing...WOW (SPOILERS)

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Who would've thunk we would've seen TWO invocations of the 25th Amendmant this TV season? And John Goodman as the acting president? That came out of nowhere. The new guys next season are going to have a hard time trying to top that.

You know, I really saw it as intentionally allegorical of Sorkin''s break from the show. It may be a lot to put in there, but it can''t be complete coincidence that Sorkin''s final episode, having written almost every word spoken on the series, sees the President step down dejected but proud to a pompous blowhard. To me, tonight was not just the season finale, but the series finale. John Wells has already shown that he will sacrifice the heart of a series to indulge in soap opera nonsense with ER, which was once a very fine show. I have no intention of watching him and his writers flounder in the wake of Sorkin.

For those looking for an equivalent, imagine if Joss Whedon had been ejected from Buffy and replaced with a UPN hand-picked producer instead of them ending the show.

"Elysium" wrote:

You know, I really saw it as intentionally allegorical of Sorkin''s break from the show.

It''s also an unfortunate acknowledgement that the real world and the show''s world went light years apart in the past three years.

It may be a lot to put in there, but it can''t be complete coincidence that Sorkin''s final episode, having written almost every word spoken on the series, sees the President step down dejected but proud to a pompous blowhard.

Ah come on, how can you not like President Ralph?

To me, tonight was not just the season finale, but the series finale. John Wells has already shown that he will sacrifice the heart of a series to indulge in soap opera nonsense with ER, which was once a very fine show. I have no intention of watching him and his writers flounder in the wake of Sorkin.

Wasn''t there also a report that said Sheen would leave if Sorkin and Schlamme did? This episode might give him an out.

For those looking for an equivalent, imagine if Joss Whedon had been ejected from Buffy and replaced with a UPN hand-picked producer instead of them ending the show.

UPN is too incompetent to even think of that. Hell, they''ve let Boogerman and Bragart run Star Trek into the ground so much and so far out of the mainstream that uber-Sci-fi-geeks now routinely give swirlies to Trekkers in high school bathrooms.

If Noah Wile and George Clooney show up on the set of West Wing, you know youre in trouble!

Nothing against Noah and George, obviously.

I agree with everyone.

Its very rare to witness a jumping of the shark as its happening. Usually you have to go back and go, ""oh yeah...right there"".

Damn good show, I''m half-hoping it continues to be as solid, but I just don''t see how it could.