History Fridge / TheWestWing

4th Mar '16 2:45:58 PM wrestlingdog909
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* The idea that Josh is generally AfraidOfBlood might not be exactly true. When the doctor in the military hospital in Germany is telling Josh about all the details of Donna's operation, maybe he feels sick and eventually faints because of how worried he is about Donna. If this is true, it doubles as a really touching moment.

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* The idea that Josh is generally AfraidOfBlood might not be exactly true. When the doctor in the military hospital in Germany is telling Josh about all the details of Donna's operation, maybe he feels sick and eventually faints because of how worried he is about Donna. If this is true, it doubles as a really touching moment.moment.
* In the second half of "In the shadow of two Gunmen," when Bartlet [[spoiler: comes to see Josh when he's at the airport waiting for his flight after his father died]], three Secret Service agents walk into shot, one at a time. That was the night President Bartlet won the Illinois primary and became the Democratic nominee; it was probably the first time he had Secret Service protection.
1st Aug '15 12:21:22 PM emily164
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* Josh [[spoiler: breaking a window in his apartment during a PTSD episode and cutting his hand]] is remarkably similar to [[RealitySubtext something that happened]] to Martin Sheen while filming ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' [[spoiler: (though for him, it was a mirror, not a window and due to drunkeness, not PTSD)]].

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* Josh [[spoiler: breaking a window in his apartment during a PTSD episode and cutting his hand]] is remarkably similar to [[RealitySubtext something that happened]] to Martin Sheen while filming ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' [[spoiler: (though for him, it was a mirror, not a window and due to drunkeness, drunkenness, not PTSD)]].PTSD)]].
* The idea that Josh is generally AfraidOfBlood might not be exactly true. When the doctor in the military hospital in Germany is telling Josh about all the details of Donna's operation, maybe he feels sick and eventually faints because of how worried he is about Donna. If this is true, it doubles as a really touching moment.
11th Mar '15 8:31:49 AM erforce
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* ''TheWestWing'': A lot of people have complained about how Rob Lowe's feud with the show prevented him from appearing at [[spoiler: Leo's funeral]] or the season 7 prologue. While I don't have an explanation for the last one, the first makes perfect sense: Sam is Deputy Chief of Staff now. If Josh, Santos, and (assuming she's still National Security Advisor) Kate are all at the opening of the Bartlett Library, ''someone'' has to stay and both run the West Wing, and stay on top of international issues. Sam's levelheaded (at least in comparison to characters like Josh), knows a lot about both the West Wing and international issues, ''and'' is in a high-enough position of authority to be able to act if anything comes up, and is thus the perfect person to leave behind and in charge. He wouldn't have been there even if Rob Lowe hadn't been being a pain. - Ambar Son of Deshar

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* ''TheWestWing'': A lot of people have complained about how Rob Lowe's feud with the show prevented him from appearing at [[spoiler: Leo's funeral]] or the season 7 prologue. While I don't have an explanation for the last one, the first makes perfect sense: Sam is Deputy Chief of Staff now. If Josh, Santos, and (assuming she's still National Security Advisor) Kate are all at the opening of the Bartlett Library, ''someone'' has to stay and both run the West Wing, and stay on top of international issues. Sam's levelheaded (at least in comparison to characters like Josh), knows a lot about both the West Wing and international issues, ''and'' is in a high-enough position of authority to be able to act if anything comes up, and is thus the perfect person to leave behind and in charge. He wouldn't have been there even if Rob Lowe hadn't been being a pain. - Ambar Son of Deshar



* Josh [[spoiler: breaking a window in his apartment during a PTSD episode and cutting his hand]] is remarkably similar to [[RealitySubtext something that happened]] to Martin Sheen while filming ApocalypseNow [[spoiler: (though for him, it was a mirror, not a window and due to drunkeness, not PTSD)]].

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* Josh [[spoiler: breaking a window in his apartment during a PTSD episode and cutting his hand]] is remarkably similar to [[RealitySubtext something that happened]] to Martin Sheen while filming ApocalypseNow ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' [[spoiler: (though for him, it was a mirror, not a window and due to drunkeness, not PTSD)]].
7th Oct '14 8:31:15 AM wrestlingdog909
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* Josh [[spoiler: breaking a window in his apartment during a PTSD episode and cutting his hand]] is remarkably similar to [[RealitySubtext something that happened]] to Martin Sheen while filming ApocalypseNow [[spoiler: (though for him, it was a mirror, not a window)]].

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* Josh [[spoiler: breaking a window in his apartment during a PTSD episode and cutting his hand]] is remarkably similar to [[RealitySubtext something that happened]] to Martin Sheen while filming ApocalypseNow [[spoiler: (though for him, it was a mirror, not a window)]].window and due to drunkeness, not PTSD)]].
7th Oct '14 8:29:28 AM wrestlingdog909
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* For this Troper, the Idiot Ball handed to Sam and Josh every so often (Trying to start a fire with kerosene and decorative logs anyone?) suddenly made sense recently. When people work long, long hours (see Truth in Television, staffers work 6/7 days a week, well into the night on some days) under intense stress and pressure, they often get a little lightheaded/silly/stop thinking when the pressure lets off. EG, in the middle of the night when there's nothing to do but try and warm up the place... Also, Sam was trying to distract Josh from thinking too much about the issues he was dealing with at the time.

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* For this Troper, the Idiot Ball IdiotBall handed to Sam and Josh every so often (Trying to start a fire with kerosene and decorative logs anyone?) suddenly made sense recently. When people work long, long hours (see Truth in Television, staffers work 6/7 days a week, well into the night on some days) under intense stress and pressure, they often get a little lightheaded/silly/stop thinking when the pressure lets off. EG, in the middle of the night when there's nothing to do but try and warm up the place... Also, Sam was trying to distract Josh from thinking too much about the issues he was dealing with at the time.time.
* Josh [[spoiler: breaking a window in his apartment during a PTSD episode and cutting his hand]] is remarkably similar to [[RealitySubtext something that happened]] to Martin Sheen while filming ApocalypseNow [[spoiler: (though for him, it was a mirror, not a window)]].
2nd Sep '14 6:28:16 AM flashwitch
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* When [[spoiler: Secret Service agent Simon Donovan is gunned down in a convenience store in the third season finale]], the shopkeeper knocks over a bouquet of red and white roses. At the same time, the rest of the cast is attending a performance of a play based on the WarsOfTheRoses, a civil war between the House of Lancaster (whose symbol was a red rose) and the House of York (whose symbol was a white rose) for the English throne.

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* When [[spoiler: Secret Service agent Simon Donovan is gunned down in a convenience store in the third season finale]], the shopkeeper knocks over a bouquet of red and white roses. At the same time, the rest of the cast is attending a performance of a play based on the WarsOfTheRoses, a civil war between the House of Lancaster (whose symbol was a red rose) and the House of York (whose symbol was a white rose) for the English throne.throne.
* For this Troper, the Idiot Ball handed to Sam and Josh every so often (Trying to start a fire with kerosene and decorative logs anyone?) suddenly made sense recently. When people work long, long hours (see Truth in Television, staffers work 6/7 days a week, well into the night on some days) under intense stress and pressure, they often get a little lightheaded/silly/stop thinking when the pressure lets off. EG, in the middle of the night when there's nothing to do but try and warm up the place... Also, Sam was trying to distract Josh from thinking too much about the issues he was dealing with at the time.
2nd Jul '14 8:29:55 PM DoctorNemesis
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** With regard to Leo's funeral, he probably ''was'' there; we just didn't see him. There were a ''lot'' of people paying their respects in that church.
20th Apr '14 7:56:29 AM missmovielady4
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* In "17 People" this troper always assumed Allison Janney was absent due to contractual reasons, but it took repeated viewings to realize that the reason CJ is not there is because she is still in Napa celebrating her dad's birthday.

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* In Allison Janney was most likely absent from "17 People" this troper always assumed Allison Janney was absent due to contractual reasons, but it took repeated viewings to realize that in universe the reason CJ is not there is because she is still in Napa celebrating her dad's birthday.
21st Feb '14 10:22:41 AM wrestlingdog909
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* When [[spoiler: Secret Service agent Simon Donovan is gunned down in a convenience store in the third season finale]], the shopkeeper knocks over a bouquet of red and white roses. At the same time, the rest of the cast is attending a performance of a play based on TheWarOfTheRoses, a war between the Tudors (whose symbol was a red rose) and the Lancasters (whose symbol was a white rose) for the English throne.

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* When [[spoiler: Secret Service agent Simon Donovan is gunned down in a convenience store in the third season finale]], the shopkeeper knocks over a bouquet of red and white roses. At the same time, the rest of the cast is attending a performance of a play based on TheWarOfTheRoses, on the WarsOfTheRoses, a civil war between the Tudors House of Lancaster (whose symbol was a red rose) and the Lancasters House of York (whose symbol was a white rose) for the English throne.
21st Feb '14 10:19:58 AM wrestlingdog909
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* In "17 People" this troper always assumed Allison Janney was absent due to contractual reasons, but it took repeated viewings to realize that the reason CJ is not there is because she is still in Napa celebrating her dad's birthday.

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* In "17 People" this troper always assumed Allison Janney was absent due to contractual reasons, but it took repeated viewings to realize that the reason CJ is not there is because she is still in Napa celebrating her dad's birthday.birthday.
* When [[spoiler: Secret Service agent Simon Donovan is gunned down in a convenience store in the third season finale]], the shopkeeper knocks over a bouquet of red and white roses. At the same time, the rest of the cast is attending a performance of a play based on TheWarOfTheRoses, a war between the Tudors (whose symbol was a red rose) and the Lancasters (whose symbol was a white rose) for the English throne.
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