The West Wing: Season 1, Episode 11

Lord John Marbury (5 Jan. 2000)

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When India sends troops into Kashmir, President Bartlett calls for a British former ambassador to India to help out - over Leo's strong objections.

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When India sends troops into Kashmir, President Bartlett calls for a British former ambassador to India to help out - over Leo's strong objections.

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Erick Avari, who plays the Pakistani ambassador, is Indian, while Iqbal Theba, who plays the Indian ambassador, is actually from Pakistan. See more »

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CJ describes Lord John Marbury as an earl. This is impossible, as the title "Lord John" indicates that he is the younger son of either a duke or a marquis. Leo also calls him "Lord Marbury" which is incorrect if he is Lord John; "Lord Marbury" would be used to address him if he were a baron or a peer (a peer is a nobleman of the rank of earl or higher). See more »

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[Charlie seeks and obtains the President's permission to date his daughter]
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: Just remember these two things: she's nineteen years old, and the 82nd Airborne works for me.
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I should've locked her in the dungeon
21 October 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

It's time to wax rhapsodic - Lord John is coming to town. The incomparable Roger Rees (ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS, CHEERS) debuts one of the highest- juiced characters in show history, as an emergency adviser on a military escalation between India and Pakistan. C.J. is frozen out of the loop regarding the latest military intelligence, over concerns she might leak it to the press. For any STARGATE fanatics out there, we've got two members of that cast, in one show: John Diehl, as a contentious Freedom of Information Act lawyer, and Eric Avari, as the pakistani ambassador. And the first romantic overtures between Charlie and Zoe! Charlie asks Jed for his blessing. One resultant scene, about racial non-issues, belongs on an all-time best Jed/Leo scenes list. About the show's liberal bias...the writers are quickly becoming more adept at even-handedness, as evidenced by occasionally giving a conservative argument to a series regular (or later on to Ainslie and Walken and Joe). And moments that feel biased, often aren't so at all. For example, Mandy floats the idea of working for a liberal republican, and Sam snaps at her that it's not her job to end the fight, it's her job to win it. If his outburst came from a conservative republican character, most would boo and hiss...yet with Sam we're much more tolerant. It's up to us to recognize that in ourselves...the screenwriter's only job is to convey truth.


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