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estherchaya
estherchaya
hormones and humor
I posted something in the pregnant community today because I completely lost it while watching some reruns of The West Wing today.  They were running the two-part episode ("In the Shadow of Two Gunmen" - the season 2 premier episodes) where Josh and the president are shot and in surgery.  Every hospital scene that flashed had me sobbing. It seemed like an over the top response to have and while I know that pregnancy is this hormonal emotional roller coaster for many women, but I've never really had this kind of response before. (don't get me wrong - I'm hormonal... my temper is shorter than ever and I snap for no good reason frequently, but crying? Not as much.)

I received a lot of responses most of which boiled down to "you're totally normal." But the BEST response I've received so far was this one:

"It's okay to cry at tWW. It was the best show on television, ever. ;-)"

That just about summed it right up.

(and in my defense - that's an incredibly well written, well acted, and well executed episode).

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mabfan From: mabfan Date: March 12th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
That two parter is in fact one of the best episodes of The West Wing. I've re-watched it many times.

Now you'll have to excuse me. I shouldn't be in this meeting; I need to get to New Hampshire.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 12th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that episode. I admit that if anything was going to make me tear up right now, that's the episode that would do it. We've seen it a lot, also and I find new things in it every time.
eyelid From: eyelid Date: March 12th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
one of the classic WWs.

if you want to cry some more: In Excelsis Deo, where Toby arranges a funeral for a homeless veteran.

Toby: A homeless man died last night; a Korean War veteran, who was wearing a coat that I gave to the Goodwill. It had my card in it.

Bartlet: Toby, you’re not responsible for—

Toby: An hour and twenty minutes for the ambulance to get there. A Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps, Second of the Seventh. The guy got better treatment at Panmunjom.

Bartlet: Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?

Toby: I can only hope, sir.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 12th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
also an excellent episode. I really appreciated "Two Cathedrals" also. Really well-written and well-executed. I was surprised how powerful that scene was when he stamped out his cigarette on the cathedral floor. I gasped the first time I saw it, I think.
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