The West Wing: Season 2, Episode 19

Bad Moon Rising (25 Apr. 2001)

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President Bartlett talks to the White House Counsel about the concealment of his MS. An enraged Toby has CJ grill the West Wing staff to find a leaker. Josh and Donna spar over a financial bailout of Mexico.

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President Bartlett talks to the White House Counsel about the concealment of his MS. An enraged Toby has CJ grill the West Wing staff to find a leaker. Josh and Donna spar over a financial bailout of Mexico.

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When Sam expresses surprise that the Coast Guard officer being in a dress uniform, she replies, "We're required to wear the Class A's for any business on the Hill or in the White House." Only the Army has a uniform designated as a Class A. The Coast Guard and Navy equivalent is known as Service Dress Blue. A coast guard Officer would not refer to her uniform as a Class A. See more »

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Sam Seaborn: You're telling me you've never been to college and after taking two classes this summer you're going to be like, a junior?
Charlie Young: With a pretty decent G.P.A.
Sam Seaborn: Charlie, just how smart are you?
Charlie Young: I've got some game.
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He did nothing wrong. He did NOTHING WRONG!
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It's hard to overstate how much Snuffy Walden's music enhanced and defined this show. In a dark episode, the music subtly invokes the "New York Minute" motif from three shows prior. Jed and Leo begin the process of going public with the M.S., by meeting with White House Senior Counsel Oliver Babish (the unrelentingly stellar Oliver Platt - THE IMPOSTERS, THE ICE HARVEST). Platt replaces season 1's John Laroquette. On the one hand, this feels wrong, as John was delightful. But there's no denying that Oliver rises to the decidedly-darker nuances in his eight-episode arc, nailing them more perfectly than anyone you can imagine. Jacqueline Kim (STAR TREK: GENERATIONS) shares some lovely, too-brief chemistry with Sam. In one of the most touching scenes between two wonderful performers, Jed admonishes Charlie to never, ever lie about what he knows.


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