Alda definitely deserved his Emmy for that season. Though I remain appalled that Martin Sheen never won one (they should have arranged a swap with “The Sopranos”; one of Gandolfini’s Best Actor statues for one of the West Wing’s “Best Drama” statues).
Alda and Smitts really saved that final season and brought the campaign portions up to the Sorkin years level. Especially with John Spencer’s death at the midpoint…
Sheen deserved one for either season 2 or 3. 2 for the cathedral scene (how many actors could sell THAT?) and 3 for its big closer.
Was that the final scene of the series?
“Was that the final scene of the series?”
No. That was more or less Vinick’s final scene (he reappears in the finale in a crowd shot), though.
The final scene of the series was Jed and Abbey flying home to New Hampshire, and opening a package from Mallory, which turned out to be the “Bartlet for America” napkin (it was a lovely moment).
more Bruno please
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