The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Santos and his staff prepare for the inauguration as Bartlet and his team look back on their years in the White House. Series Finale.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Senator Arnold Vinick
Annabeth Schott
Donna Moss
Leo McGarry (credit only)
Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield


Santos and his staff prepare for the inauguration as Bartlet and his team look back on their years in the White House. Series Finale.

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14 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Along with The West Wing: Undecideds (2005), one of the only episodes that show the episode title in black lettering on a white background, instead of the opposite way, signifying the change in power and a brighter future. See more »


Both the justice administering the presidential office and Matt Santos get the oath of office wrong. In the phrase, "I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States," they both incorrectly add a definite article before the word 'president' (about 12 min. before the end). See more »


[last lines]
Abbey Bartlet: What are you thinking about?
President Josiah Bartlet: Tomorrow.
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West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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A sad goodbye for many reasons
4 October 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first two seasons of this show were amazing, the third and fourth not as good, but still fine.

And then Rob Lowe left, then Aaron Sorkin, and the show got so bloated by its own self importance it went downhill. It also had to deal with the sad loss of John Spencer late in the run too.

So where does that leave us for this final episode? Well, many of our favourite characters have been pushed to the sidelines, replaced by ones not half as likable, so as an audience we feel as lost as Charlie/Will do.

There are nice moments, but it just doesn't feel like the swashbuckling 'West Wing' that debuted seven seasons earlier. The fact that Toby doesn't appear also feels odd. I mean we get Rob Lowe back (for about two lines) but come on - it's Toby! We've come a long way since 'Two Cathedrals', arguably the show at its best. And sadly it's been a rocky rode.

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