The actual episode? ::shrug:: I really think that "Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc" / "A Proportional Response" is/are the strongest so far.
The basketball opening reminded me of the opening of "Bushwhacked" (Firefly) which was happifying.
I find it interesting that Leo who is often such a jackass is the one doing the Andrew Jackson thing.
They are so dismissive to people. This feels unrealistic. I mean, even if you're a crackpot, you can probably garner a number of people who will be pissed that the Presidential staff totally blew you off.
CJ got sold on the wildlife thing? I have difficulty believing this. I heart her vending machine statistic, though, and am curious as to whether it's actually a f'real stat. (tv.com actually doesn't help me out.)
When CJ's turning to the door and says to Josh, "You're very sweet sometimes," Eric said, "Ew. Sexual tension I wasn't expecting." I got as far as mentioning that my friend Ari really liked the banter relationship between them [see here] and did later say "That's why you're Josh" (in reaction to him calling Josh obnoxious about something). But yeah, I was totally feeling the "omg, that's me and Eric." (Though damned if Eric gets to be in the nuclear bunker and I don't :) )
Wow, Josh's survivor guilt.
Yes, the speechifying at the end just feels too much. (I thought Bartlet's conversation with Toby1 -- as well as Josh's speech about his friends, of course2 -- was much more moving.)
1 "thank God... I couldn't live without you Toby. I mean it. "Toby: It’s “Throw Open Our Office Doors To People Who Want To Discuss Things That We Could Care Less About... Day”
2 "I want to be a comfort to my friends in tragedy. And I want to be able to celebrate with them in triumph. And for all the times in between, I just want to be able to look them in the eye. Leo, it's not for me. I want to be with my friends, my family, and these women."
[cites from westwingtranscripts.com]
Er, that should be "Couldn't Care Less." I would think Toby would know that.