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Political Animals: The Woman Problem

Elaine makes an announcement to her family; the Hammond men visit a pollster during an impromptu fishing trip; Garcetti enacts a plan that puts Elaine in conflict with her longtime mentor; and Susan shares her top-secret story with Alex.

Source: USA


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Sunday July 29th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Oct 23, 2013

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (5 Votes cast)

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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 with Bud being interviewed by a news channel. Elaine meanwhile is busy with her presidential campaign that Bud is basically supporting. Later Elaine tells Douglas to “wrangle” his father and keep him on script, so he doesn’t shoot his mouth off, while campaigning for her. Back in the present, Susan is asked by her editor, if Elaine is planning to run for president. Susan despite knowing that Elaine is planning to run for president pretends to dismiss it as idle chatter. She also tells him that, the fact is Garcetti’s team is worried that Elaine might run for the president and is hence preparing for a preemptive strike. Later Elaine and Margaret are surprised to know that, Thomas’s night club plan is still going through. ..

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Warning: Political Animals season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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