The West Wing

Season 3 Episode 1

Manchester: Part 1

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 10, 2001 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • Wow, my head is still spinning...

    This episode picks up just a little bit before the season finale ended. But the rest of the episode is filled with scenes right after the season finale and four weeks later... So much information is presented, my head is spinning... It feels like I can't absorb it all, there are new characters and all kinds of things that don't make any sense... I can only hope things will be cleared up when I watch the next one.

    I love the thing with Joey Lucas and the poll, at the beginning. Bartlet's running again, though I felt the beginning was a bit anti-climatic, and they didn't really need to show all the things they did from the previous episode. I love the RU-456, or w/ever, and Donna's Hallelujah! Plus CJ was amazing in the briefing room, and her relieved comment. Ouch! But that was a pretty amazing thing when she comes out afterwards. And I love the scenes of everyone at the bar, and Donna eating Josh's food, Toby writing with out paper... It's classic...

    There's just so much to absorb after this episode, I can't wrap my mind around it, I feel like I'll have to watch it three times to completely get everything.