History TearJerker / TheWestWing

13th Mar '18 4:26:27 PM CaptEquinox
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* Bartlett going [[AngerBornOfWorry thermonuclear]] on Zoey as he describes "the nightmare scenario" in "Mr Willis of Ohio" is equal parts tear jerker, AdultFear, and NightmareFuel.

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* Bartlett going [[AngerBornOfWorry thermonuclear]] on Zoey as he describes "the nightmare scenario" in "Mr Willis of Ohio" is equal parts tear jerker, AdultFear, and NightmareFuel.NightmareFuel, not to mention terrifyingly prophetic.
3rd Mar '18 6:58:48 AM cg12345
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* Bartlett going [[AngerBornOfWorry thermonuclear]] on Zoey as he describes "the nightmare scenario" in "Mr Willis of Ohio" is equal parts tear jerker, AdultFear, and NightmareFuel.
-->"Now we've got a ''new'' problem, because this country no longer has a Commander-in-Chief, it has a father who is out of his mind, because ''his little girl is in a shack somewhere in Uganda'' '''with a gun to her head! DO YOU GET IT?!'''
14th Jan '18 1:48:31 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* In an earlier episode, Kate makes an offhand comment about being divorced. When "Ninety Miles Away" begins to uncover Leo and Kate's time in the early 90's trying to repair the U.S. relationship with Cuba, Leo pointedly asks if they ever met down there. Kate just looks at him and says, "do you remember me?" Leo admits that he doesn't remember much with how much he was drinking. When he asks the same, Kate says nothing, but a flashback reveals they did meet, Kate bearing a black eye from her abusive husband, and driving a ''very'' intoxicated Leo away from the broken-down talks that are at the heart of the episode.

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* In an earlier episode, Kate makes an offhand comment about being divorced. When "Ninety Miles Away" begins to uncover Leo and Kate's time in the early 90's trying to repair the U.S. relationship with Cuba, Cuba through Florida, Leo pointedly asks if they ever met down there.met. Kate just looks at him and says, "do you remember me?" Leo admits that he doesn't remember much with how much he was drinking. When he asks the same, Kate says nothing, but a flashback reveals they did meet, Kate bearing a black eye from her abusive husband, and driving a ''very'' intoxicated Leo away from the broken-down talks that are at the heart of the episode.
14th Jan '18 1:46:04 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* In an earlier episode, Kate makes an offhand comment about being divorced. When "Ninety Miles Away" begins to uncover Leo and Kate's time in the early 90's trying to repair the U.S. relationship with Cuba, Leo pointedly asks if they ever met down there. Kate just looks at him and says, "do you remember me?" Leo admits that he doesn't remember much with how much he was drinking. When he asks the same, Kate says nothing, but a flashback reveals they did meet, Kate bearing a black eye from her abusive husband, and driving a ''very'' intoxicated Leo away from the broken-down talks that are at the heart of the episode.
3rd Jan '18 8:25:37 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* Many of the small moments where Bartlet's [=MS=] flares up and he doesn't reveal it to his staff or family until much later. This is especially poignant at the end of season six's "A Change Is Gonna Come" after an episode is spent dealing with fallout of the president accepting the Taiwanese independence movement flag, and several people, ''including Leo'', believe Bartlet did this on purpose as a bit of subtle political protest. It's only at the very end of the episode, when sat beside Abby at a concert, that he reveals not only has he been having trouble with his hands, but his vision out of his right eye has been almost completely gone since the previous morning. "I really couldn't see the flag." Bartlet is a man of incredible will, but his body is slowly failing.
22nd Aug '17 10:53:51 AM spikethedee
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* Josh in "The Warfare of Genghis Khan".
--> Josh: Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, is carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Chuck Berry. Including "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down. But his music just left the solar system.
1st Jun '17 2:35:17 PM grendalhopper
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** Worse still, anyone who knows anything about ships can tell as soon as Harold starts listing off the problems with the ship that there is no way they are getting out of it. The real kicker is when he notes that because of some of their system failures they are practically invisible, and they’re all but waiting to be run over and destroyed by the nearby aircraft carrier. Everyone in the room and most viewers at home knew at that point it was just about making sure this terrified crewman doesn’t die alone.
17th Mar '17 6:17:50 PM fibee
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** Earlier still, Toby's return from the hospital to take charge of the message in the immediate aftermath of Zoe's kidnapping. He straight away redrafts Josh's rather boilerplate language into something much more personal and moving; ensures that nothing is going to be leaked and that the White House, not the intelligence agencies, will be doing the briefings; praises C.J.'s performance, sorts out who is going to do what, and then tells everyone to get to work. And ''then'', he fumblingly tells them that the reason he wasn't there earlier is that he was at the hospital because his kids were being born ten days earlier, and everyone is stunned. Toby is probably more upset than he's ever been, because of Zoe's kidnapping, but he's also happier than he's ever been. The emotions passing across his face would tear your heart out.

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** Earlier still, Toby's return from the hospital to take charge of the message in the immediate aftermath of Zoe's kidnapping. He straight away redrafts Josh's rather boilerplate language into something much more personal and moving; ensures that nothing is going to be leaked and that the White House, not the intelligence agencies, will be doing the briefings; praises C.J.'s performance, sorts out who is going to do what, and then tells everyone to get to work. And ''then'', he fumblingly tells them that the reason he wasn't there earlier is that he was at the hospital because his kids twins were being born ten days earlier, born, and everyone is stunned. Toby is probably more upset than he's ever been, because of Zoe's kidnapping, but he's also happier than he's ever been. The emotions passing across his face would tear your heart out.
30th Jan '17 8:30:05 AM 06tele
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** Earlier still, Toby's return from the hospital to take charge of the message in the immediate aftermath of Zoe's kidnapping. He straight away redrafts Josh's rather boilerplate language into something much more personal and moving; ensures that nothing is going to be leaked and that the White House, not the intelligence agencies, will be doing the briefings; praises C.J.'s performance, sorts out who is going to do what, and then tells everyone to get to work. And ''then'', he fumblingly tells them that the reason he wasn't there earlier is that he was at the hospital because his kids were being born ten days earlier, and everyone is stunned. Toby is probably more upset than he's ever been, because of Zoe's kidnapping, but he's also happier than he's ever been. The emotions passing across his face would tear your heart out.
4th Nov '16 3:59:10 PM LupineMoon
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* Josh telling Toby in "Holy Night", that he "would give anything to have a living father who was a felon, or a sister with a past..."
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