Commander in Chief

Season 1 Episode 3

First Strike

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 11, 2005 on ABC
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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.moreless

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  • Waste of great talent.

    5.5
    I was so excited when I heard that Jason Wiles was FINALLY going to be on a new show. I fully expected him to have a much larger role so, imagine my disappointment when I realized that, if I were to blink I would miss his appearance. Wiles was OUTSTANDING on Third Watch. It wouldn't have been the same without "Bosco" and I don't think another actor could have pulled the part off. As far as the episode itself, also disappointing. I'd rather see more emphasis on character development than to watch the writers pack as much "action" into one episode as they possibly can. However, I must say that Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland are SUPERB. Their chemistry is outstanding!moreless
  • El asesinato de 9 agentes infiltrados de la DEA en algun pais sudamericano hace que Allen tome una de las decisiones mas difíciles desde el inicio de su gobierno. Ademas, continuan las tensiones con el vicepresidente por parte de los republicanos.moreless

    7.0
    Presidenta Allen es informada sobre el asesinato de 9 agentes infiltrados de la DEA en el Putumayo, y se siente obligada a tomar represalias contra aquellos que realizaron este acto. Después de llamar al Presidente de ese pais (suponemos que Colombia), y al saber que el es un dictador que derroco bajo golpe de estado a su legitimo Presidente, decide hacer uso de las ramas para llevar a cabo su plan.

    Mientras tanto, el VP es asediado con muchas preguntas para saber su posición de lealtad hacia Allen. Este trabajo es realizado por su esposo, quien interrogara sobre el pasado del VP y su paso por la armada, asi como sus declaraciones durante la campaña politica.

    Los hijos se ubican en un plano de acecho mediatico, pues son seguidos a la escuela y tratan de tomarles las mejores tomas, lo que incomoda a Rebecca (la hija), mientras que a Horace (el hijo) parece no incomodarle.

    Las decisiones no se hacen esperar: Allen, mediante un mensaje a la nacion, informa que ha decidido usar la fuerza aerea para atacar los sembrios de coca y asi doblegar el gobierno golpista. Ademas, pide a la población que reaccione ante este hecho, motivando que ellos salgan a las calles y derroquen, pacíficamente, al tirano; gracias a ello, el presidente elegido por la población regresa a gobernar.



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    CIC sigue siendo una serie en camara lenta. La dependencia presidencial en una sola persona es patetica. No cuenta con el apoyo personal de un abogado, y la falta de confianza en la oficina de Comunicaciones se hace sentir en la serie. Ademas, la trama familiar quita el sabor politico que necesita.

    Sobre este episodio, si bien ha mejorado el guion, las actuaciones y manejo verbal sigue siendo decadente. Ir contra el Congreso y hacer batir las alas de mujer independiente hace que el espectador se pregunte la veracidad del mismo. Queda mucho por definir en esta serie que, insisto, tiene mucho por aportar, pero deben seguir una linea de accion mas rapida, pues en muchos casos dan ganas de pasar a otra serie donde nos llene mas las expectativas.moreless
  • shapping to be a good show

    8.8
    as i said before the writers have a great plot for this show to be the next west wing, in this episode reveals how dificult is to be a president in te US and worst when you are a woman in that position. I am looking forward to see how the writers shape the next episode and make this my best show to see
  • Davis' character echoed my own feelings of suspense.

    10
    I know it is a very new series but if they continue to have episode like this, I will continue to watch. You could tell Mac was not 100% about her decision but she knew she had to go with it. My favourite scene was at the very end when she was sitting by herself just waiting for the outcome. Very well written. An excellent drama.
  • The halls of Washington pwer are as dangerous as in the world of tyranny.

    9.5
    This was my first time seeing this program. What I saw was inpressive. The mixing of real life events and situations combined with the fictional world of this show make great entertainment. Gena Davis delivers a knockout performance and her charcters state of the union adress was the most awesome thing I'd seen in a while.
Mary Page Keller

Mary Page Keller

Grace Bridges

Guest Star

Stan Kelly

Stan Kelly

Roman Wolfe

Guest Star

Scott Williamson

Scott Williamson

Ralph Dolan

Guest Star

Anthony Azizi

Anthony Azizi

Vince Taylor

Recurring Role

Julie Ann Emery

Julie Ann Emery

Agent Joan Greer

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Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote

Warren Keaton

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