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Commander In Chief: The Elephant in the Room

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.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 116
Airdate: Wednesday May 31st, 2006

Director: Bobby Roth
Writer: Dee Johnson

Guest Stars
Anthony AziziAnthony Azizi
As Vince Taylor
Barbara Eve HarrisBarbara Eve Harris
As Lynn
Chris UflandChris Ufland
As Thad Thibideau
Donzaleigh AbernathyDonzaleigh Abernathy
As Reporter Patricia
Eyal PodellEyal Podell
As Eli Meltzer
Guy Anthony MargoGuy Anthony Margo
As Reporter Jim
Hira AmbrosinoHira Ambrosino
As Laura
Larry SullivanLarry Sullivan
As Dan Pierce
Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge
As Jayne Murray
Ned VaughnNed Vaughn
As Reporter Charlie
Pamela DunlapPamela Dunlap
As Gilda Rockwell
Phil ReevesPhil Reeves
As General Krieger
Polly BergenPolly Bergen
As Kate Allen
Rey HerreraRey Herrera
As Reporter Luis
Samantha EggarSamantha Eggar
As Sara Templeton
Steve TomSteve Tom
As Reporter Roger
Carmen ArgenzianoCarmen Argenziano
As Hugh Moreland
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Marlow
Daniel HagenDaniel Hagen
As Justice Talbot
Gina GallegoGina Gallego
As Dr. Larkin
Henry G. SandersHenry G. Sanders
As Attorney Gavin Kester
James MacDonald (1)James MacDonald (1)
As Agent Bennett
Ken GaritoKen Garito
As Dr. Rucker
Linda DonaLinda Dona
As Omaha Reporter #2
Lisa RossLisa Ross
As Reporter Connie
Nestor CarbonellNestor Carbonell
As Dr. Chris Brock
Nick RothNick Roth
As Omaha Reporter #1
Sebastian TillingerSebastian Tillinger
As Sergeant Denton
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
Originally slated to air on May 4th, 2006, but ABC decided to pull the series during May sweeps.

First episode to air in the Wednesday, 10:00 PM slot.

Episode Quotes
Rod: Don't you do that ever again.
Mackenzie: I don't think I can. I'm pretty sure I only have one appendix.
Rod: Smartass.

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