Commander in Chief

Season 1 Episode 5

First... Do No Harm

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 25, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: The President is seeing her husband and kids off while standing in front of the White House and a major mountain range is visible in the distance. However, there are no mountain ranges in the immediate D.C. area.

  • Quotes

    • Rod: Okay, listen, Horace, I know it's an adjustment, but I'm proud of what I'm doing here, and you do not need to defend me--
      Horace: Yeah, well, someone's gotta. You're a national joke, Dad. No one's even noticed that Mom is the first female president because they're too busy laughing at her wuss of a husband.

    • (Mac walks in on Rebecca kissing a boy)
      Mike: Madam President, it's an honor to meet you.
      Mackenzie: It would be more of an honor if you weren't in my daughter's bedroom at 11pm.

    • Kelly: You're still upset the President gave me the job.
      Alex: Upset? Upset, that I, a Harvard graduate, was passed over by someone who, a month ago, thought a "lid" was something you put on lattes.

  • Notes

    • This episode brings up a lot of things that's much like what is brought up in an episode of "Lost", called "The Greater Good" from season 1.
      Both episodes are about making difficult choices for the greater good, and it's also about preventing terrorism.

    • Amy's Halloween costume is made of Teen Titans Series' Starfire's clothes and Raven's cape and hood.

    • Ratings: The episode was watched by 16.30 million viewers

  • Allusions

    • Cone of Silence

      Nathan Templeton mentioned the cone of silence. The cone of silence refers to the surveillance device in Get Smart which is used to discuss sensitive information without fear of any eavesdropping. In Get Smart, the cone of silence did not always work as one person using it could not hear clearly what the other is saying.