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Commander In Chief: Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound Express

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.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Tuesday November 15th, 2005

Guest Stars
Anthony AziziAnthony Azizi
As Vince Taylor
Barbara Eve HarrisBarbara Eve Harris
As Unknown
Carmen NicoleCarmen Nicole
As Reporter Jill
Matt BarrMatt Barr
As Mike Fleming
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Kevin
Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge
As Jayne Murray
Pamela DunlapPamela Dunlap
As Gilda Rockwell
Samantha EggarSamantha Eggar
As Sara Templeton
Scott AtkinsonScott Atkinson
As Reporter Steve
Alex PaezAlex Paez
As Carlos
Andi ChapmanAndi Chapman
As Mrs. Burke
Angus SutherlandAngus Sutherland
As Young Nathan Templeton
John HemphillJohn Hemphill
As Agent in Pool
William RogersWilliam Rogers
As News Pundit (as Will Rogers)
Main Cast
Geena DavisGeena Davis
As Mackenzie Allen
Kyle SecorKyle Secor
As Rod Calloway
Matt LanterMatt Lanter
As Horace Calloway
Julie Ann EmeryJulie Ann Emery
As Joan Greer
Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland
As Nathan Templeton
Ever CarradineEver Carradine
As Katheryn
Caitlin WachsCaitlin Wachs
As Rebecca Calloway
Episode Notes
This is the first episode, excluding the pilot, in which the episode title doesn't begin with "first".

Episode Quotes
Mackenzie: People make mistakes when they're young.
Templeton: But if they go into politics, those mistakes can come back to haunt them. You know what they say, it's a contact sport, wear a cup. Well, I don't know, whatever you'd wear, a--a chest protector or whatever.

Mackenzie: Do you want me to talk to the boy's parents?
Rebecca: Oh, no, Mom, that would just make it worse.
Mackenzie: Okay. Do you want me to have him arrested under the Patriot Act and ship him off to prison in Syria?
Rebecca: Now that sounds good.

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