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By Caillan
July 25, 2002 - 4:54 PM

Hello World!

Well, I think we all know the only possible subject of discussion for today's column. It's an event that will have such a deep impact on the very survival of the human race, an event that could possibly unleash universal Armageddon. Yes, loyal readers, you know what I am talking about. Rob Lowe is leaving The West Wing.

More seriously, it's sad to see him leave the series. I really liked Sam Seaborn, but it is true his standing has somewhat diminished - he no longer gets his own plotlines like in the first season (the prostitute, Mallory).

However, the show will survive his departure because he was practically in the background for most of the third season anyway. And fundamentally, TWW is an ensemble show, so the loss of one actor won't sink the ship. Unless, of course, Martin Sheen leaves (which is unlikely since he's being paid $300,000 an episode), in which case the show would be headless - literally.

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