Comments on West Wing 6.12

As I've said previously, Leo and Jed's friendship is a strong point of the show. But it didn't come in until nearly the end. When it did, it was almost too optimistic. I think it's great that Leo's pitching the idea of their last year being one great blaze of glory, but I'm not sure how realistic it is that this idea was so under the table until Leo brought it up. The end scene also made a good point about how crises distract from overarching goals. The episode was fairly low on humor, and all the character development was based around the characters reestablishing their relationships with Leo. In some ways it was a nice episode, but over the years there have been quite a few about the staff regaining their focus. Also, it was worse than last weeks episode. So I'd give it a B-.