Commander in Chief

Season 1 Episode 7

First Scandal

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: There is a flashback episode with President Bridges and VP Allen flying on Air Force One. However, for security reasons, the President and VP are not allowed to fly on the same plane.

    • In Allen's governmental universe, the Senate has no part in Advising and Consenting on the choice of the Vice President. Apparently, they have given that power over to the House.

  • Quotes

    • Mackenzie: The Constitution not only empowers me, it requires me to be president. The people elected me to this position. And only the people and their representatives can ask me to step down. I will never apologize for doing my job. If anything, from this point on, I only pledge to do it better.

    • Amy: Do you hate Mommy too?
      Rebecca: Why would you say that?
      Amy: Because you didn't want her being President either. You said she should step aside.
      Rebecca: Can I tell you a secret? But you can't tell anyone. Promise? I think Mommy is a great woman.

    • Templeton: How about this comment from the vice presidential debates. You said, and I quote, "Mackenzie Allen was chosen because Teddy Bridges needed help with soccer moms." Do you stand by that comment?
      Warren: I do, sir. And I'm extremely grateful to all those soccer moms that elected her.

    • Member of the Press: Kelly, does the President have any comment on Evan Hutchins' book?
      Kelly: I'm sorry?
      Member of the Press: Specifically, the charge he makes that on his deathbed, President Bridges asked Mackenzie Allen to resign rather than assume the presidency?

  • Notes

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