The West Wing

Season 7 Episode 16

Election Day (Part 1)

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 02, 2006 on NBC

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  • One of the most important episodes of the season lapses into moments of soap opera.

    Perhaps it is because I am watching the season on dvd and already know the outcome of the election, that I was more annoyed by the soap opera elements of this episode than excited by the actual storyline. So Josh and Donna get together. Not really a surprise but I find the timing rather strained. (Or is organising a campaign such an aphrodisiac?) Plus, on a show like The West Wing I don't need to see bed scenes when there are more important things happening. (The Will-Kate relationship is handled more subtly, the 'West Wing way'.)

    The actual frenzy of the incoming results was done well, but my other gripe with the episode is the lack of ... West Wing. Only a few short scenes with the inhabitants of the White House?