Boy oh boy. Aaron Sorkin sure doesn't have good timing. This episode was so reminiscent of the best episodes of West Wing, it's scary. I remember the season 4 finale of West Wing, and the tension, suspense, and tragedy that all got wrapped up in a few minutes toward the end... and it's a Sorkin trademark. He can come up with the best few moments in television, with his combination of writing, directing, and getting the actors to know exactly how to react. Even the music was perfectly suited to the situation.
Marvelous episode. Too bad it was way too late.