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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 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 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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