The West Wing: Season 1, Episode 19

Let Bartlet Be Bartlet (26 Apr. 2000)

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The West Wing staff are feeling malaise as it seems they never get anything accomplished. Meanwhile, a leaked memo is a land mine that could embarrass the administration.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Onorato, Aide to the Sen. Maj. Leader
Nancy (as Renee Estevez)
Senate Aide


The West Wing staff are feeling malaise as it seems they never get anything accomplished. Meanwhile, a leaked memo is a land mine that could embarrass the administration.

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Donna Moss: Two commissioners just resigned?
Josh Lyman: At the same time.
Donna Moss: How many times has that happened?
Josh Lyman: Including this time?
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Josh Lyman: Once.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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23 October 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Amidst malaise over their ineffectual record, the staff reacts to a memo Mandy wrote when she was working for Russell, about the administration's weaknesses and how to defeat them in the next election. Danny lays into C.J. for taking her frustrations out on him. Fitz drops in on a gays-in- the-military meeting, and makes more sense than fifty years of debate. Comedian Paul Provenza (NORTHERN EXPOSURE) debuts as Senate majority leader aide Steve Onorato. Nice moments, but a general lack of deftness which might be traceable to first-time WEST WING director Laura Innes (ER). She would do five more episodes, plus one STUDIO 60, in which the work would improve.

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