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Two Cathedrals 

As the Haitian army continues their seizure of the American embassy there, Bartlet and the staff prepare for the announcement that Bartlet has M.S. and most decide whether or not Bartlet ... See full summary »

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As the Haitian army continues their seizure of the American embassy there, Bartlet and the staff prepare for the announcement that Bartlet has M.S. and most decide whether or not Bartlet will seek re-election. As the funeral for Mrs. Landingham takes place and the announcement draws nearer, Bartlet thinks back to his past in search of the answer to the question everyone is asking: Will he seek re-election? Written by timdalton007

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16 May 2001 (USA)  »

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In the flashbacks a young Jed Bartlett is seen as a student at a school where a younger version of Mrs. Landingham is seen as an adult working for Bartlett's father. In reality Martin Sheen who plays president Bartlett and Kathryn Joosten who play Mrs. Landingham, the president's secretary, were only born a year apart. Kathryn Joosten was born in 1939 and Martin Sheen was born in 1940. See more »

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The motorcade passes the National Cathedral on the way from the White House to the State Department. In fact, the State Department is only several blocks from the White House (due west of the Ellipse) while the National Cathedral is more than three miles away. Furthermore, the motorcade appears to pass directly past the front doors of the cathedral at full speed. While there is a paved area in front of the cathedral, the street is almost 200 feet from the entrance and the geography of the cathedral's close wouldn't permit that speed. See more »

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President Josiah Bartlet: Yes... Sandy.
Reporter Sandy: Mr. President, can you tell us right now if you'll be seeking a second term?
President Josiah Bartlet: I'm sorry, Sandy, there was a bit of noise there. Could you repeat the question?
Reporter Sandy: Can you tell us right now if you'll be seeking a second term?
[Bartlet puts his hands in his pockets, looks to the side then looks back at the pool of reporters]
Leo McGarry: Watch this...
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References The West Wing: The State Dinner (1999) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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3 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the best TV episodes of all time for raising the hairs on the back of your neck - brilliant TV and exceptional performances, especially from Martin Sheen, Kathryn Joosten and the late John Spencer! The tension builds and never dips, ending with a fantastic series cliff hanger. There is not one character I would like to see cut and each has been carefully developed since the beginning, so we know their strengths and weaknesses and still like them. Normally I hate flashbacks in a series, as it gives me the impression that the storyline wasn't thought out well from the start. That doesn't apply to 'Two Cathedrals' where so much is explained and revealed about Jed Bartlet in this episode. It is easy to forget that Martin Sheen is acting a part because he is just so believable throughout the whole episode - no wonder he was asked to run for the US Senate.

I miss this series so much - it has never been bettered. If you have never watched The West Wing then watch it from the start - you will be hooked.


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