Warning: gushing/rambling ahead
I can’t believe I’ve made it here. A little over two months ago I jumped happily into this adventure, never realizing how attached I would become to these characters and this world. (Yes I have a job, and real life friends and family - shut up.) I’m excited to see how it ends, and so, so sad that I’ll be deprived of new stories and scenes and moments from this cast and creative team. This show makes me want to take part in making this a better world to live in - through political means and through the arts (kind of re-affirms the English lit major/political science minor/theatre track).
It was never as good as those first four idealized, hopeful, Sorkin-led seasons - the dreariness of five and the first half of six, and the crumbling of that core senior staff family was hard to stomach - but I fell back in love (a different kind of love) with the second half of season six and especially season 7.
I will miss the fast paced, exciting, smart and schmaltzy dialogue, the fully formed characters, the rich relationships, and the hope that we can be better people, make better, more thoughtful decisions and maybe someday find elected officials who have learned the same lessons.
(Plus Josh and Donna are exactly what I want them to be. Cutest power couple ever.)