THE PRESIDENT LIKES SMART PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM. HE WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU. THE PRESIDENT'S ASKING YOU TO SERVE . . . AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS CRAP: Could the non-Sorkin West Wing crew really screw up The Leo Funeral Episode?
I can't imagine I'm the only one here who now believes the answer was 'yes'. Other than the TiVo-freezing "Hey, isn't that . . . ?" from the opening funeral scene, the episode just completely missed the mark. Too much presidential transition plot, not enough sadness. A Very Special Episode was called for, and they failed to deliver.
Leo McGarry deserved better, and John Spencer certainly did.