The West Wing

Season 1 Episode 10

In Excelsis Deo

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 1999 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (7)

Write A Review
out of 10
200 votes
  • Christmas in The West Wing.

    It was nice to see a softer side of Toby, even if it was only spawned from his anger at the mistreatment of a war vet. The continuation of Leo's rehab troubles was very well done. Really showed how desperate Josh and Sam were that they would try something that they know is so immoral and underhanded.

    "I could care less about your indignation right now. A man has left himself open to the kind of attack from which men in my business do not recover. Now if our tactics seem less than civilized it's because so our are attackers. In any event I don't feel like standing here and taking a civics lesson from a hooker."

    The story of the gay student being basically stoned to death was pretty upsetting. Seeing the characters reactions(mainly CJ and Bartlet) made for some very moving scenes.

    All in all, an excellent Christmas episode, very emotional.