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Political Animals: Resignation Day

In the Season 1 finale, Elaine's plan to resign hits a snag and her resignation letter leaks to the press. Elsewhere, Douglas confesses his betrayal and makes a rash decision; and a surprising event leaves everyone at a crossroads.

Source: USA


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Sunday August 19th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

ZA (M-Net) Jul 01, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Nov 13, 2013

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (6 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 with Elaine waking up in the morning and getting ready for work. She then writes her resignation letter addressed to the president. Douglas on the other hand comes back home and lies down on the bed, beside a sleeping Anne. TJ meanwhile walks out of the hospital with Bud, under the flashbulbs of the media. Later Douglas reads through the letter Elaine has written. Douglas thinks the letter is great. Later Douglas hands Susan a copy of the letter, telling her that she is seeing it even before Garcetti has laid his eyes on it. He also tells her “this is it” he shall no more be working as a “double agent”. “What happened on the plane was a mistake” he adds. ..

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Warning: Political Animals season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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