The West Wing (1999–2006)
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The Long Goodbye 

C.J. takes a short trip to her home in Dayton to check on her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, and to give a speech at her high school reunion; at the Dayton airport, she ... See full summary »

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Jon Robin Baitz | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn (credit only)
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey (credit only)
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss (credit only)
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only)
Donald Moffat ... Talmidge Cregg
Matthew Modine ... Marco Arlens
Verna Bloom ... Molly Lapham
Betsy Aidem ... Libby Lapham
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... Lee Voight
Elijah Roberts Elijah Roberts ... Libby's Son Harry
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Storyline

C.J. takes a short trip to her home in Dayton to check on her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, and to give a speech at her high school reunion; at the Dayton airport, she meets an old high school acquaintance and they have a quick fling. Written by meebly

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hinsdale, Illinois, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

CJ works with the President as the White house press secretary and her father, played by Donald Moffat, has also played the part of the President in Clear and Present Danger. See more »

Goofs

CJ says to her father "It's February," but the episode came in sequence before the Inauguration (which takes place on 20th January). See more »

Quotes

Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: [on the phone] No, I didn't mean that you have no social skills, Toby... I'm sorry if you think I was being insensitive to your... I think you're very... you're a very pretty girl, Toby.
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References The Long Goodbye (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Kind of Blue
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Performed by Miles Davis
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Shows how good The West Wing can be
4 July 2013 | by studioATSee all my reviews

I'm working my way through my West Wing Boxset so when it became obvious that this episode wasn't going to be directly linked to any of the on going plots or feature any of the other main characters (though Josh and Leo do appear but not in a speaking capacity) other than C.J it was slightly tempting to skip on to the next episode. However much like another similar episode of an Aaron Sorkin show (Studio 60's 'The Disaster Show') this is well worth sticking with.

From the funny exchanges between C.J and Toby to the heartwarming scenes between C.J and her father this episode manages to showcase just how good television can be. So while I accept that this episode may not be every West Wing fans favourite I am very glad I didn't skip on.


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