I like how one YouTube commenter put it (never thought I’d find myself saying that): This trio of scenes makes us appreciate all the marvelous aspects of The West Wing. First we cry, then we laugh, and finally we reflect.
This is my all-time favorite Mrs. Landingham scene. It’s from In Excelsis Deo, an amazing episode for which actor Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler) and the writers won well-deserved Emmy Awards. RIP Kathryn Joosten.