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Monday, April 10, 2006 |
( 4/10/2006 02:41:00 PM ) Bill S.
LEO HAS CEASED TO BE – For the record, spouse Becky did as promised get teary when it was finally announced on last night's West Wing that John Spencer's Leo McGarry had passed away. (Not to get all Johnny Sack or anything, but I grew a bit misty-eyed meself . . .) The whole situation was believably handled, especially in those scenes where friends, allies and foes debated the ramifications of his sudden and inconvenient demise. Could've done without the final button-pushing minutes where Josh gives thanks to a photo of his former boss, though . . .
And speaking of button pushing, anyone else remember Spencer's role in the beginning of John Badham's War Games as the guy who refuses to push the button? Is it me or does that scene seem much less credible in today's more paranoid political climate?