By JARETT WIESELMAN
January 28, 2013
By nature of the job, a president is asked to confront conundrums few people are capable of successfully navigating. But for all his moral, ethical, political and emotional pontificating, President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet was at a loss over the loss of his longtime confidant and secretary, Mrs. Landingham.
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The sudden and off-screen nature of her death (car accident) allowed the audience to tap directly into the confused mind and heart of President Bartlet, in one of The West Wing's most sublime episodes ever, Two Cathedrals. That hour is forever associated with Martin Sheen's haunting delivery of this post-funeral shouting match with God. Watch!