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Elaine faces a diplomatic crisis upon her return from overseas and spars with the Garcetti camp. Elsewhere, T.J. recalls the events leading up to his suicide attempt and deals with his family's disinterest in his club's opening; Anne reveals too much; and Douglas struggles to cope with his betrayal.

Source: USA


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Sunday August 05th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Oct 30, 2013

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Main Cast
Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver
As Elaine Barrish
Marshall ManeshMarshall Manesh
As Ambassador Amir Jobrani
LaMonica GarrettLaMonica Garrett
As Agent Clark
Dan FuttermanDan Futterman
As Alex Davies
Roger BartRoger Bart
As Barry Harris
Adrian PasdarAdrian Pasdar
As President Paul Garcetti
Dylan BakerDylan Baker
As Vice President Fred Collier
Ellen BurstynEllen Burstyn
As Margaret Barrish
Ciaran HindsCiaran Hinds
As Bud Hammond
Sebastian StanSebastian Stan
As Thomas “T.J.” Hammond
Carla GuginoCarla Gugino
As Susan Berg
Brittany IshibashiBrittany Ishibashi
As Anne Ogami
James WolkJames Wolk
As Douglas Hammond

Recap

The episode begins at Elaine’s house in the December of last year. They are all outraged by the kind of statements made on television by a man named Sean Reeves, who is a Senator. Later it is shown that TJ is sleeping with Sean. While at TJ’s home, Sean receives a call from his wife. He doesn’t pick up the call, and instead tells TJ that he loves him. The two, then end up making out with each other. Back in the present, TJ is shown telling a group of people how he was the happiest, last December, and how he was clean for about 6 months then. He then tells them how everything “fell by the wayside” and how he ultimately got addicted to coke, and has been an addict since. Douglas meanwhile is at Susan’s house. ..

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Warning: Political Animals season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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