December 21st, 2008

Skis would have killed you?

A Very Merry West Wing Christmas: Day One

Okay, here we go.  Five Christmas episodes in five days, in order, starting with: 

In Excelsis Deo (Ep. 1:10)
Written by:  Aaron Sorkin and Rick Cleveland
Directed by:  Alex Graves

Episode Description (from NBC):
As Christmas Eve approaches, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) eagerly sneaks out of the White House for some last-minute Christmas shopping, while a haunted Toby (Richard Schiff) learns more about a forgotten Korean War hero who died alone on the district's cold streets wearing a coat that Toby once donated to charity. In other hushed corridors, Sam (Rob Lowe) and Josh (Bradley Whitford) ignore Leo's (John Spencer) advice and consult Sam's call girl friend (Lisa Edelstein) concerning her confidential clientele when one political rival hints at exposing Leo's previous drug problem. C.J. (Allison Janney) wonders aloud about the President's public response to a notorious hate crime while her personal resolve weakens as a persistent reporter (Timothy Busfield) continues to ask her out.

I love this episode for many, many reasons...
 

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