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Commander In Chief

Commander In Chief

ABC 2005

Commander-in-Chief, is a political drama about the nation's first female president. Unlike NBC's The West Wing however, Chief plans to spend more time examining the president's family life with less focus on West Wing matters.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Commander In Chief

Commander In Chief - S1E11

#1 - No Nukes Is Good Nukes (2)


Season 1 - Episode 11

While trying to coordinate the rescue of the crew of a damaged U.S. submarine off the coast of North Korea with help from Chinese, Mac must deal with war fever among her advisors and a leak from China to the North Korean government that threatens to start a nuclear war. Meanwhile, Speaker Templeton’s wife secretly encourages Jayne Murray to accept Nathan’s offer to rejoin his office as chief of Staff.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

Commander In Chief - S1E18

#2 - Unfinished Business


Season 1 - Episode 18

After a critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife takes over his seat, Mac believes she can amend the Constitution and pass the ERA once and for all. Meanwhile Templeton turns a Get Out the Vote campaign meeting into a presidential debate, Rod is asked to write a story about his relationship with Mac, and Rebecca finally learns the identity of her IM buddy, and both are shocked at just who the other person is.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.

Commander In Chief - S1E2

#3 - First Choice


Season 1 - Episode 2

As Mackenzie begins the transition into the office of President, she has to select a Vice President, a situation in which Nathan Templeton tries using to his advantage. Mackenzie's daughter, Rebecca, faces a crisis when her diary goes missing, which contains information about her mother that could hurt her.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.

Commander In Chief - S1E16

#4 - The Elephant in the Room


Season 1 - Episode 16

Mac suffers a burst appendix while aboard Air Force One. Since there is no Vice President in place, Templeton becomes acting President since he is the Speaker of the House and next in line. Meanwhile, there is an air strike that is crippling travel on Memorial Day weekend and Templeton ends up overstepping his bounds and handles the situation the way he wants to.

The episode was rated from 21 votes.

Commander In Chief - S1E10

#5 - Sub Enchanted Evening (1)


Season 1 - Episode 10

A submarine strikes a seamount just off North Korean waters and Mac must ask the Chinese for help. Meanwhile, Dickie's constant need for information has begun to irritate everyone. Meanwhile the first family deals with the question of reelection.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

Commander In Chief - S1E17
#6 - Happy Birthday, Madam President
Season 1 - Episode 17

On Mac's birthday, she is faced with the fact that there are American hostages being held in Turkey by a militant Kurdish group. Meanwhile, she also has to interview new candidates to be her Vice President and Dickie tries to convince her of the type of person she needs to choose because her choice will affect her re-election campaign.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.
Commander In Chief - S1E1
#7 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1

Mackenzie Allen, who serves as Vice President of the United States, has a tough decision to make, whether or not to go against the wishes of the dying current President. He has asked her to step down and let someone a little more appropriate take his place in the Oval Office. However, it's not only the President that is calling for her resignation, it's her entire party which elected her as the Vice President to start with.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.
Commander In Chief - S1E4
#8 - First Dance
Season 1 - Episode 4

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. Meanwhile, as First Gentleman, Rod must host his first state dinner for the Russian President and his wife.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
Commander In Chief - S1E3
#9 - First Strike
Season 1 - Episode 3

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. Mac's teenage twins resume public school, only this time it's complete with secret service detail and press spectacle, and while popular Horace welcomes the attention, shy Rebecca finds it overwhelming.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
Commander In Chief - S1E12
#10 - Wind Beneath My Wing
Season 1 - Episode 12

Mac and Templeton head out west to pay tribute to the dedication of former President Bridges' Presidential Library. While there Air Force One is held hostage by a guy who wants to speak with Mac. Meanwhile Horace and Rebecca have some friends for a party.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



I found this is extra interesting to watch during/after watching The West Wing.


A bit boring but Geena was good!

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