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Commander In Chief 2005

Season 1
4.2 out of 5 stars (34) IMDb 7.5/10

In the powerful drama Commander in Chief, Academy Award-winner Geena Davis leads the cast as Mackenzie Allen, a former university chancellor taken on as the running mate of a conservative presidential candidate. A short time after winning the election, the president (Will Lyman) undergoes critical surgery, requiring Allen to step up to the plate.

Starring:
Geena Davis, Harry Lennix

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Season 1

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1. Pilot

Mackenzie Allen, 45-year-old Independent Vice President of the United States, is about to venture into territory no woman has entered before. While at an official ceremony with husband and Chief of Staff, Rod Allen, she is informed by the President's Chief of Staff, Jim Gardner and the Attorney General that President Bridges is about to undergo emergency brain surgery for a tumor.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2005
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2. First Choice

As Mackenzie Allen makes the challenging transition into the office of the President, among her first orders of business is selecting a Vice President which Nathan Templeton tries to manipulate to his advantage.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Language: English Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: 1 January 2005
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3. First Strike

Faced with her first national crisis - the death of nine DEA agents in Latin America - Mackenzie shows strength and resolve in dealing with a corrupt leader. Meanwhile, Nathan Templeton is approached by an ambitious congressman who served with Mac's Vice Presidential candidate, Warren Keaton, and is eager to divulge potentially damaging info in an effort to derail his nomination.

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4. First Dance

All eyes are on Mackenzie Allen as she hosts her first official summit with the Russian President which is threatened to be overshadowed by Nathan Templeton's plan to engineer a series of cabinet resignations to coincide with the summit. Templeton goes after Mac with a vengeance, vowing to run and win against her in the next presidential election.

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5. First, Do No Harm...

In the middle of the announcement of her new National Security Advisor, Anthony Prado, Mac is caught off guard by breaking news of a terrorist smuggling explosives across the Canadian border. The way in which Mac and her Attorney General deal with the situation pits them squarely against each other, and Nathan Templeton takes great pleasure in publicly second-guessing Mac's every move.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Runtime: 39 minutes Release date: 1 January 2005
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6. First Disaster

When a destructive hurricane hits Florida Nathan Templeton's home state, Mac and Templeton fly to Florida to survey the damage. While there, Mac learns of an emergency situation with an oil tanker off the Florida coast which could have devastating consequences. Templeton, along with the Florida governor, has a showdown with Mac over the handling of the situation.

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7. First Scandal

When confidential information appears in a tell-all book about Mackenzie Allen, suspicions of those in her closest circle arise. Meanwhile, Mac's vice presidential nominee, Warren Keaton, begins his confirmation hearings, and his nomination is put in jeopardy when events of a sensitive nature from his past come to light.

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8. Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound Express

Mackenzie Allen vows a new direction for her administration, one of action instead of reaction, and finding few allies and lagging in the polls, turns to her closest advisor Rod, appointing him to an official West Wing position of strategic planning advisor which miffs Chief of Staff Jim Gardner who is already in a power struggle with her husband.

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9. The Mom Who Came to Dinner

It's Thanksgiving at the White House, and Mackenzie's mum, Kate Allen, comes to spend the holiday. Mac, in an effort to rise above the political fray, invites Nathan Templeton and his wife to join them for dinner which Kate insists on cooking herself, bucking protocol.

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10. Sub Enchanted Evening

Mac must deal with a crisis of international proportions - with potentially devastating consequences - when a U.S. submarine in a covert operation off the coast of North Korea runs into trouble. Meanwhile, Mac considers running for election in the next presidential race, with Dickie McDonald advising what her campaign strategy should be, and her family-minus Rebecca-supportive of the decision.

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11. No Nukes is Good Nukes

As the situation with North Korea escalates rapidly, Mac's leadership is put to the test as the country faces the threat of a possible nuclear war.

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12. The Wind Beneath My Wing

Templeton accompanies Mac on Air Force One for a trip out West for the dedication of former President Bridges Presidential Library. While on the ground in California, Air Force One is held hostage by a man who demands to speak directly with the President or he will blow up the plane.

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13. State of the Unions

While Mac prepares to deliver her first State of the Union Address, Rod, out solo at a reception, winds up in a compromising position with an intern while the cameras flash. An incriminating photo ends up on the cover of the papers the next day, humiliating Mac and threatening to overshadow her State of the Union.

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14. The Price You Pay

Mac stands by her longtime friend and nominee for Attorney General, Carl Brantley, who takes a beating during his confirmation hearings for being soft on crime. Meanwhile, a cargo plane carrying sensitive military weapons goes missing over Pakistan, and Vice President Keaton uses his military expertise to spearhead the situation.

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15. Ties That Bind

Mac calls on her new Attorney General to look into the growing urban unrest in nearby Prince George's County, Maryland, which she learns is where Chief of Staff Jim Gardner is from. At the same time, a friend from Gardner's past unexpectedly visits him at the White House and gives him a first-hand account of the situation, one that hits closer to home.

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16. The Elephant in the Room

Mac's appendix bursts mid-flight on Air Force One, and without a Vice President in place, Templeton, as Speaker of the House, becomes acting President. Meanwhile, an airline strike is crippling air traffic across the country, and on the eve of Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year.

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17. Happy Birthday, Madam President

It's Mac's birthday, yet instead of celebrating, she's faced with American hostages being taken in Turkey by a militant Kurdish group. At the same time, Mac is interviewing candidates to be her new Vice President, and Dickie is very opinionated about whom she should chose, as her choice will impact her chances at re-election. And Rebecca's new IM buddy turns out to be a very unlikely friend.

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18. Unfinished Business

When a longtime outspoken critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife prepares to take over his Congressional seat, Mac sees the opportunity to amend the Constitution and finally pass the ERA. Meanwhile, she prepares to participate in a previously scheduled "Get Out the Vote" event with Templeton, which turns into more of a presidential debate.

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