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Drama focusing on the political and private lives of former first family members. In the opener, the Secretary of State tries to protect a dark family secret and deals with a hostage crisis in Iran.

Source: USA


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday July 15th, 2012
Special Runtime: 75 Minutes

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Oct 09, 2013

  • Currently 6.9/10
6.9/10 (11 Votes cast)
Main Cast
Sigourney Weaver
As Elaine Barrish
Marshall Manesh
As Ambassador Amir Jobrani
LaMonica Garrett
As Agent Clark
Dan Futterman
As Alex Davies
Roger Bart
As Barry Harris
Adrian Pasdar
As President Paul Garcetti
Dylan Baker
As Vice President Fred Collier
Ellen Burstyn
As Margaret Barrish
Ciaran Hinds
As Bud Hammond
Sebastian Stan
As Thomas “T.J.” Hammond
Carla Gugino
As Susan Berg
Brittany Ishibashi
As Anne Ogami
James Wolk
As Douglas Hammond

Recap

The episode begins at a political rally being telecast on a news channel. The members of Governor Hammond’s family are then introduced to the crowd. Bud Hammond, who is the former President of the United States, and Governor Hammond’s husband, then enters amongst much fanfare. Governor Elaine Hammond then enters, with the crowd chanting her name. Elaine later in her speech tells the crowd to not be discouraged by her loss at the primaries. Later Elaine tells Bud that the country has always loved him, but it’s her that the country is having mixed feelings about. She tells Bud that she hates campaigning, and that “it’s an Olympic sport, and hypocrisy”. She tells Bud that she hates lying and telling people that things will get better, ..

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