In tears last night. After five years and 154 episodes we watched the final two episodes of West Wing series 7. As the new president sat with his new chief of staff we realised we were never going to know how they got on for West Wing was the story of the Bartlett presidency not the next one.
Fascinating insights into the behind-the-scenes activity which takes a departing president's furniture out of the White House and brings in the newcomer's while the inaugural address is taking place. All the stuff we learned about the speed of required decision making, the ability to hold meetings that last twenty seconds and the loyalty of a team all working to one purpose (which doesn't exclude serious arguments behind closed doors) was wonderful.
Only choice we have now is to look up everything that Aaron Sorkin ever did and buy that too. So rarely does a TV programme go beyond making me short-term happy and actually educate me the while. What's next?