“Parks and Recreation” will welcome a second cast member of “The West Wing” to Pawnee City Hall later this season — but alas, we won’t see a reunion on screen.
Bradley Whitford will guest in an episode set for late March as the retiring Pawnee city councilman whose seat Leslie (Amy Poehler) is trying to win, HuffPost TV reports. Whitford will not, however, share any scenes with his former co-star Rob Lowe.
The episode is called “Live Ammo,” and co-creator Mike Schur says it’s a reference to a “West Wing” episode in which White House newcomer Ainsley Hayes (Emily Procter) is surprised at the speed at which things move. Lowe’s Sam Seaborn replies to her, “Well, we play with live ammo around here.”
“Parks and Rec” will pay homage to that moment when Whitford’s character tells Leslie, “Look, this is the city council. We play with live ammo.”
Fans can also look for a couple other “West Wing” references in the episode, Schur tells HuffPost, including possibly a “walk-and-talk” scene between Leslie and Whitford’s character.