The West Wing

Season 7 Episode 12

Duck and Cover

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 22, 2006 on NBC

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  • Interesting contrast of plots.

    On the one hand, you have the standard NIMBY polemic (nuclear plant = nuclear bomb, radiation, accidents, etc.). Yet the continuing subplot (China and Russia fighting over oil) shows the need to get away from that. Typically, no solutions are offered, just a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    On the upside, the press is depicted as acting more realistically (that is, like themselves), as agenda-driven hooligans.