Commander in Chief

Season 1 Episode 16

The Elephant in the Room

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 31, 2006 on ABC

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  • Classic Good vs Evil episode.

    Once again we have Mac pitted against Templeton. This time the twist is that Templeton gets to be President for a Day.

    While acting as the President, Templeton decides to settle an airline strike, and get great face time by going with arbitration which Mac was trying to avoid at all costs.

    While the action was good, IMO, the hospital operation sequence was made way to dramatic. If Mac had that much of a problem, I just don't see her getting out of bed the next morning. I mean come on, she was on the operating table for several hours, and had complication while on the table.

    Another problem I had is that while Templeton is 'All Powerful' he is not stupid. I just don't believe that 1) he is willing to risk open warfare with a sitting president, and 2) no matter how powerful he is I just don't think he had the ability to get the arbitation set up in one day!

    Overall however, not a bad hour of Television.