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1 :01x01 - Pilot

Sep/27/2005
Mackenzie Allen, the 45 year-old Vice President, has to chose whether or not to grant the final wish of the dying President: step down and let someone else take office when he passes. Mac's entire party agrees with the President, but Mac is determined to be President despite the obstacles and judgment she'll face.
Guest Stars: Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff | Julie Ann Emery as Agent Joan Greer | Dean Shelton as Sam | Kevin Peterson as Pilot | Jackie Ling as Reporter #1 | Stephen Zaleski as Honor Guard Commander | Ato Essandoh as Manute Obama | Anthony R. Jones as Staffer One | Hans Josephson as Chief Justice | Donald Campen, Jr. as Sergeant at Arms | Al Brown as General Pollack | Ricardo Young as Reporter #4 | Sherri McKinney as Reporter #3 | Juan Conde as Reporter #2 | Ted Porter as Limo Agent Elderson | Greg Cooper as Mark | Mary Page Keller as Grace Bridges | Talia Balsam as Ruth | Leslie Hope as Melanie Blackston | Whit Baldwin as Helicopter Pilot | Thomas Joe Craig as Chairman - Joint Chiefs of Staff (as Tom Craig) | Shireen Crutchfield as Staffer #2 | Joe Inscoe as Robert (Reporter) | Will Lyman as Teddy Bridges | Stephanie Nightlinger as College Girl | Daniel Ross as White House Cameraman
Director: Rod Lurie
Writer: Rod Lurie

2 :01x02 - First Choice

Oct/04/2005
Mackenzie Allen begins her transition into the office of the President. Her first order of duty is to select a Vice President and Nathan Templeton tries to use the situation to his advantage. Meanwhile, Rebecca's diary goes missing and she worries that the information about her mother in the diary will hurt Mac. Also, Mac's speech writer has a tough time learning the ropes.
Guest Stars: Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff | Julie Ann Emery as Agent Joan Greer | Pamela Dunlap as Gilda Rockwell | Bruce Boxleitner as Tucker Baynes | Ned Vaughn as Reporter Charlie | Mary Page Keller as Grace Bridges | Kate Jennings Grant as Reporter Samantha | Steve Tom as Reporter #3 | David Wells (1) as Usher Waverly | Edward Edwards as Hale Richardson | Ted Porter as Agent Elderson | Lisa Waltz as Alison Remarque | Kim Estes as Senator Phelps | Brion Rose (2) as Waiter | Arthur Senzy as Agent Swift | Phillip Jeanmarie as Student at Debate | Peter Trencher as Moderator | Stephen Lee (1) as Stephen Wilding | Patrick O'Connell (1) as Suit #1 | Lillian Lehman as Laura | Bella Shaw as CNN reporter | Scott Williamson as Ralph Dolan | Leslie Hope as Melanie Blackston | Stan Kelly as Roman Wolfe | Peter Coyote as Warren Keaton | Jason Wiles as Alex Williams | Hunter Allan as Tommy Bridges
Director: Rod Lurie

3 :01x03 - First Strike

Oct/11/2005
When Mackenzie is faced with her first crisis - the death of nine DEA agents - she is able to show her leadership and strength to the nation. Templeton meets with a congressman, Warren Keaton, who wants to damage Templeton's nomination. Meanwhile, Mac's twins return to public school, but must attend this time with secret service, which Horace loves, but Rebecca hates.
Guest Stars: Julie Ann Emery as Agent Joan Greer | Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Kunal Sharma as A.J. | Jenna Gavigan as Jenny | Kim Robillard as Principal Stokes | Michael O'Neill as Congressman Wilcox | Wade Aaron as Reporter #3 | Linda Shing as Reporter #2 | Steven Meek as Reporter #1 | Lisa Waltz as Alison Remarque | Ted Porter as Agent Elderson | Brion Rose (2) as Butler Sam | Danny Mora as Juan Duran | Hunter Allan as Tommy Bridges | Steve Tom as Reporter #4 | Kate Jennings Grant as Reporter Samantha | Ned Vaughn as Reporter Charlie | Pamela Dunlap as Gilda Rockwell | J. Scott Shonka as Colonel Wesley | Al Brown as General Pollak | Hira Ambrosino as Laura | Jason Wiles as Alex Williams | Scott Williamson as Ralph Dolan | Leslie Hope as Melanie Blackston | Stan Kelly as Roman Wolfe | Mary Page Keller as Grace Bridges | Peter Coyote as Warren Keaton
Director: Rod Lurie

4 :01x04 - First Dance

Oct/18/2005
Mackenzie hosts her first official summit with the Russian President, but Templeton's plan to force cabinet resignations threaten to overshawdow the event. Templeton goes after Mac and vows that he will win against her in the next presidential election. Meanwhile, Rod has to host his first state dinner for the Russian President, since it is a duty of the First Gentlemen.
Guest Stars: Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Eyal Podell as Eli | Ilia Volok as President Kharkov | Mary Page Keller as Grace Bridges | D.T. Matias as Reporter #2 | Brion Rose (2) as Butler Sam | Matt Barr as Mike Flemming | Stan Kelly as Roman Wolfe | Ned Vaughn as Reporter Charlie | Jenna Gavigan as Jenny | Ravil Isyanov as Russian Aide | Sandra Hess as Patya Kharkova | Kate Jennings Grant as Reporter Samantha | Jason Wiles as Alex Williams
Director: Vincent Misiano

5 :01x05 - First... Do No Harm

Oct/25/2005
Mac must deal with a potentially deadly situation when she learns that terrorists have smuggled explosives across the Canadian border. Mac's course of action conflicts with the Attorney General's, and Templeton enjoys being able to publicly second guess Mac. Meanwhile, Amy is sad to learn that she'll have to have a Halloween party instead of trick-or-treating, due to security concerns, and Horace has a hard time dealing with Rod being poked fun at for being First Gentleman.
Guest Stars: Julie Ann Emery as Joan Greer | Steve Tom as Reporter Steve | Alex Fernandez as Anthony Prado | Charles Duckworth as Sean | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray
Director: Dan Minahan

6 :01x06 - First Disaster

Nov/01/2005
A hurricane strikes the Florida coast and Mac and Templeton fly to the scene to survey the damage. In Florida, Mac learns of an emergency situation involving an oil tanker that could have potentially devastating results. Meanwhile, Rod debates taking the Baseball Commissioner position and Rebecca convinces the Secret Service to give her space so she can spend time alone with the boy she likes.
Guest Stars: Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Julie Ann Emery as Agent Joan Greer | Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff | Rick Dempsey as Himself | Randy Oglesby as Bill Skinner | Jim Palmer as Himself | Terry Hoyos as Governor Maria Nuñez | Donzaleigh Abernathy as Reporter #1 | Kim Hawthorne as Agent Powers | Russell Wong as Unknown | Ned Vaughn as Reporter Charlie | Marc Gomes as Ken Iacampo | Samantha Eggar as Sara Templeton | Matt Barr as Mike Flemming | Shayna Rose as Onlooker #5 | Shana Montanez as Onlooker #4 | Ren Casey as Onlooker #3 | Mike Ratterman as Onlooker #2 | Kasan Butcher as Onlooker #1 | Richard Alexander Latouche as Elderly Man | Estrella Tamez as Staffer | Anne Rutter as Woman | Angela Martinez as Newscaster | Flynn Beck as Templeton's Aide | Roy Werner as Majority Whip Wilson | Douglas Roberts as Weathers | Margaret Laurena Kemp as Denise Landis | Gideon Emery as Jared Lyons | Hira Ambrosino as Laura | J. Kenneth Campbell as The Admiral | Kevin McCorkle as Captain Trenton | Jenna Gavigan as Jenny
Director: Vincent Misiano

7 :01x07 - First Scandal

Nov/08/2005
A book is released about Mackenzie, and when confidential information is exposed, suspicions begin to arise. Warren Keaton begins his confirmation hearings, but his confirmation becomes at risk when events from his past are revealed. Meanwhile, Horace worries about his bad grades while Rebecca and her new boyfriend get closer.
Guest Stars: Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Matt Barr as Mike Fleming | Donzaleigh Abernathy as Reporter #1 | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Eyal Podell as Eli | Hira Ambrosino as Laura | Peter Coyote as Warren Keaton | Chris Ufland as Thibideau | Tim Tracy as Staffer Andrew | Dean Shelton as Ricky | Cole Petersen as Hunter Keaton | Larissa Larenne as Giddy Girl | Lazarus Jackson as Secret Service Agent | Rey Herrera as Reporter Luis | Kim Hawthorne as Special Agent Powers | James Edson as News Anchor | Glenda Morgan Brown as Abigail Keaton | Zylan Brooks as Melissa | Pamela Dunlap as Gilda Rockwell | Mike Binder as Unknown | Ismael "East" Carlo as Congressman Ferrer | Will Lyman as Teddy Bridges | Mark Thompson (1) as Gordon Blake | Scott Atkinson as Steve - Reporter | Jenna Gavigan as Jenny | John Sloan as Unknown
Director: Daniel Attias

8 :01x08 - Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound Express

Nov/15/2005
Mackenzie decides to change the direction of her administration - from reaction to action - and appoints Rod as Strategic Planning Adviser, much to the disgust of Chief of Staff Jim Gardner. Meanwhile, Vince's drug test reveals that he's HIV positive and Templeton plots to use this to his advantage. Mac is presented with scandalous information about Templeton's past and has to decide how to use the information. Later, Horace almost gets into a fight with Rebecca's boyfriend when he learns about the rumor he's spreading.
Guest Stars: Scott Atkinson as Reporter Steve | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Matt Barr as Mike Fleming | Andi Chapman as Mrs. Burke | Pamela Dunlap as Gilda Rockwell | Samantha Eggar as Sara Templeton | Barbara Eve Harris as Unknown | John Hemphill as Agent in Pool | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Carmen Nicole as Reporter Jill | Alex Paez as Carlos | William Rogers as News Pundit (as Will Rogers) | Angus Sutherland as Young Nathan Templeton | Michael Trevino as Kevin
Director: Jeremy Podeswa

9 :01x09 - The Mom Who Came to Dinner

Nov/29/2005
As Thanksgiving rolls around, Kate Allen, Mac's mother, comes to the White House for the holiday. Mackenzie invites Templeton and his wife for dinner, which Kate insists on cooking. Meanwhile, Rod brings in Richard “Dickie” McDonald, a media consultant, to help with Mac's image and lagging poll numbers. Mackenzie also must decide the fate of a woman on death row.
Guest Stars: Polly Bergen as Kate Allen | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Peter Coyote as Warren Keaton | Hira Ambrosino as Laura | Samantha Eggar as Sara Templeton | Angela Gardner as Reporter Terry | David Gautreaux as Chairman | Rey Herrera as Reporter Luis | Matthew Kaminsky as Reporter #2 | D.W. Moffett as Mike Stanton | Carmen Nicole as Reporter Jill | Kristen Rutherford as Reporter #1 | Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff | John Sloan as Reporter Barry | David Wells (1) as Usher Waverly | Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Richard "Dickie" McDonald
Director: Chris Long

10 :01x10 - Sub Enchanted Evening (1)

Jan/10/2006
Mac must deal with her largest crisis yet when a U.S. submarine off the coast of North Korea runs into trouble. Meanwhile, Mac debates running in the next presidential race with Dickie McDonald as her campaign adviser. Each of her family members, except Rebecca agree with her decision.
Guest Stars: Mary Joan Negro as Margaret Shoop | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Christopher Allport as Secretary Francis | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Polly Bergen as Kate Allen | Peter Coyote as Warren Keaton | Samantha Eggar as Sara Templeton | Alex Fernandez as Anthony Prado | Tzi Ma as Chinese Ambassador | Jamie McShane as Captain Dugan | Joe O'Connor as Andrew McIntyre | Phil Reeves as General Krieger | Gina St. John as News Anchor | Gareth Williams as Unknown
Director: Jesse Bochco

11 :01x11 - No Nukes is Good Nukes (2)

Jan/17/2006
The situation in North Korea begins to escalate and Mac's leadership tried as the country worries about a potential nuclear war. In the midst of the crisis, Templeton's leadership is shown to be contradictory to Mac's, and the nation sees how having Templeton running the country may lead them a different outcome than Mac's administration.
Guest Stars: Christopher Allport as Secretary Francis | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Polly Bergen as Kate Allen | George Cheung as Unknown | Alex Fernandez as Anthony Prado | Ted Garcia as TV News Reporter | Robert Harper (1) as Owen Latimer | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Tzi Ma as Chinese Ambassador | Mary Joan Negro as Margaret Shoop | Jeanette O'Connor as Jan Spector | Phil Reeves as General Krieger | Larry Sullivan as Dan | Steve Tom as Reporter Roger | Tamlyn Tomita as Randy
Director: Bobby Roth

12 :01x12 - Wind Beneath My Wing

Jan/24/2006
Templeton and Mac fly out to the dedication former President Bridges Presidential Library. When they land in California, Air Force One is held hostage by a man who wants to speak to the President or he'll blow up the plane. Meanwhile, Kate allows Horace and Rebecca to throw a party while Mac and Rod are out of town, not realising the potential consequences of doing so.
Guest Stars: Mel Fair as Caleb Kelban | Judith Hoag as Syndi Saltzman | Doug Kruse as Agent Downing | Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Richard "Dickie" McDonald | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff | James Handy as Dr. Hendricks | Ana Ortiz as Isabelle Rios | Hayden Panettiere as Stacy | Tony Plana as Secret Service Agent Pete | David Warshofsky as Major Frank Terzano | Carolyn Hennesy as (Unknown) | Polly Bergen as Kate Allen
Director: Greg Yaitanes

13 :01x13 - State of the Unions

Apr/13/2006
While Mac is busy preparing for her first State of the Union Address, Rod, after drinking at a reception, finds himself in a compromising position with an intern, with cameras around him all the while. When the photos are printed in the papers the next morning, the scandal threatens to overshadow Mac's State of the Union. Meanwhile, Templeton takes it upon himself to sabotage Mac's Homeless Initiative Bill.
Guest Stars: Rey Herrera as Reporter Luis | Guy Anthony Margo as Reporter Jim | Angela Gardner as Reporter Terry | Robert Joy as Frank Devane | Joan Sloan as Reporter Barry | Jonathan Scarfe as Richard Laughlin | James Shanklin as Gary Levitt | Nina Mann as Elizabeth Atwater | Bob McCracken as Walter Spaulding | Tim Halligan as Henry Napier | Alona Tal as Courtney Winters | Ted Porter as SS Agent Dulcer | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Joey Sorge as Bartender | Angela Martinez as Newscaster | Marvin Jordan as DNC Staffer | Vicki Davis as Political Operative | Scott Atkinson as Reporter Steve | Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Sherri Dixon | Lindsey Stratton as Pretty Girl | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray
Director: Steve Shill

14 :01x14 - The Price You Pay

Apr/20/2006
Carl Brantley, Mac's nominee for Attorney General, takes a hit from the Senate during conformation hearings due to his actions towards crime, but Mac remains sure in her nominee. Meanwhile, a plane carrying weapons goes missing over Pakistan and Vice President Keaton takes charge of the situation using his military experience. Rod begins to settle into his role as First Gentleman, but when Kate goes missing, Rod, and the rest of the family, become panicked.
Guest Stars: Hayden Panettiere as Stacy | Adam Arkin as Carl Brantley | Elizabeth Dennehy as Sue Brantley | Ronny Cox as Senator Joe Peck | Rick Hoffman as Lance Addison | Micole Mercurio as Ilene Maxwell | Pamela Dunlap as Gilda Rockwell | Steve Tom as Reporter Roger | D. David Morin as Republican Senator #1 | John S. Pratt as Republican Senator #2 | Michael Trevino as Kevin | Will Rogers (2) as Andy Noonan | Blaire Baron as Shelly Landon | Gina St. John as News Anchor | Glenn Walker Harris, Jr. as News Anchor #2 | Lu Parker as Stand-Up Reporter #1 | Ursula Garcia-Schmidt as Reporter #1 | Rueben Grundy as Reporter #2 | Stephen Alvarez as Stand Up Reporter #1 | Danny J. Evans as Secret Service Agent | Hira Ambrosino as Laura | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray
Director: Jesse Bochco
Writer: Joel Fields

15 :01x15 - Ties That Bind

Apr/27/2006
Mac has her Attorney General investigate the cause of the growing urban unrest in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mac learns that the county is where Chief of Staff Jim Gardner is originally from while Gardner has an unexpected visitor from the past who tells him about the situation in Maryland. Meanwhile, Mac must deal with a crisis when surface-to-air missiles that were lost in a military plane crash over Pakistan have resurfaced on the black market. Templeton continues to campaign for the Templeton Act, which Mac threatens to veto.
Guest Stars: Peter Coyote as Warren Keaton | Adam Arkin as Carl Brantley | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Alex Fernandez as Anthony Prado | Samantha Eggar as Sara Templeton | James Eckhouse as Paul Vitagliano | Montae Russell as Lewis Highsmith | Cotter Smith as Secretary Of State Martin Wye | Sam Jaeger as Vince's Partner | Eyal Podell as Eli Meltzer | Larry Sullivan as Dan Pierce | Mark Thompson (1) as Gordon Blake | John Sloan as Reporter Barry | Tony Colitti as Reporter Oliver | Natasha Wilson as Molly Parker | Jonathan Craig Williams as (Unknown) | Polly Bergen as Kate Allen
Director: Dan Lerner

16 :01x16 - The Elephant in the Room

May/31/2006
When Mac's appendix bursts on Air Force One, Templeton becomes acting President since the Vice President is not on board. Meanwhile, the airline strike is taking a toll on Memorial Day weekend air traffic, one of the busiest travel times of the year, and Templeton, viewing his unique opportunity as a test-drive for his Presidential plans, handles the situation in a unique manner.
Guest Stars: Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Polly Bergen as Kate Allen | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Samantha Eggar as Sara Templeton | Nestor Carbonell as Dr. Chris Brock | Hira Ambrosino as Laura | Eyal Podell as Eli Meltzer | Barbara Eve Harris as Lynn | Chris Ufland as Thad Thibideau | Ken Garito as Dr. Rucker | Gina Gallego as Dr. Larkin | Cristine Rose as Marlow | Pamela Dunlap as Gilda Rockwell | Steve Tom as Reporter Roger | Donzaleigh Abernathy as Reporter Patricia | Guy Anthony Margo as Reporter Jim | Ned Vaughn as Reporter Charlie | Rey Herrera as Reporter Luis | Lisa Ross as Reporter Connie | Nick Roth as Omaha Reporter #1 | Linda Dona as Omaha Reporter #2 | Larry Sullivan as Dan Pierce | James MacDonald (1) as Agent Bennett | Henry G. Sanders as Attorney Gavin Kester | Carmen Argenziano as Hugh Moreland | Daniel Hagen as Justice Talbot | Sebastian Tillinger as Sergeant Denton | Phil Reeves as General Krieger
Director: Bobby Roth
Writer: Dee Johnson

17 :01x17 - Happy Birthday, Madam President

Jun/07/2006
It's Mac's birthday, but her celebrating is put on hold when Americans are taken hostage in Turkey by a militant Kurdish group. Meanwhile, Mac continues interviewing candidates for Vice President, and Dickie voices his opinion about who Mac ought to chose. Also, Rebecca's IM friend ends up to be someone unexpected.
Guest Stars: Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Polly Bergen as Kate Allen | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Alex Fernandez as Anthony Prado | Samantha Eggar as Sara Templeton | Tony Colitti as Reporter Oliver | Dale Dye as Peter Allyson | Iris Bahr as Tuba Ozel | William Lucking as Harry McGowan | Jeff Campbell as Colonel AF 1 | Rick Hoffman as Lance Addison | Jay Montalvo as Governor Solis | Ned Vaughn as Reporter Charlie | Eric Weston as Jimmy (Steward) | Sam Sako as Prime Minister | Elizabeth Penn Payne as Teacher | William Allen Young as Senator Colby | Ammar Daraiseh as Mullah Ahmad | Tim Daly as Ed Manchester | Justin Cuomo as Military Aide | Gwynyth Walsh as Jackie Ross | Julie Dickens as Templeton's Aide | Rick Fitts as General Mitchell | Shirley Jordan as Friend #1 | Kelley Hazen as Friend #2 | Gina St. John as Newscaster | Tony Adelman as Tourist
Director: Jeff Bleckner

18 :01x18 - Unfinished Business

Jun/14/2006
When a longtime outspoken critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife prepares to take over his Congressional seat, Mac sees the opportunity to amend the Constitution and finally pass the ERA. Meanwhile, she prepares to participate in a previously scheduled Get Out the Vote event with Templeton, which turns into more of a presidential debate. On the home front, Rod is approached about doing a story on his relationship with Mac a Presidential marriage and it turns out Kelly has a past with the writer. Rebecca continues her relationship with her IM buddy, but theyre each shocked at the others identity when they meet in person. And the differences between Mac and Dickies beliefs become glaringly apparent.
Guest Stars: Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor | Polly Bergen as Kate Allen | Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray | Samantha Eggar as Sarah Templeton | Larry Sullivan as Dan | Eyal Podell as Eli Meltzer | Patrick J. Adams as Colin | Mark Thompson (1) as Gordon Blake | John Sloan as reporter Barry | Donzaleigh Abernathy as reporter Patricia | Rey Herrera as reporter Luis | Gabriel Olds as Jeremy Dobris | Sarah Clarke as Christine Chambers | Wendy Davis as Karen Patton | Dale Dye as General Allyson | Romy J. Park as Chikako | Carlee Avers as coed (Ashley) | Laura Roth as Olivia | Angela Martinez as newscaster Angela | Robert Della Cerra as man on the street | Joshua Biton as male audience member
Director: Rick Wallace
Warning: Commander In Chief guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Politics
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 27, 2005
Ended: June 14, 2006
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