Petrov, the Russian president visits in this episode. Claire vies for the ambassadors seat. Will she get it with or without help from Francis? Things heat up at a dinner party for Petrov. Francis makes a speech & in it declares he will not seek reelection, but will he? Doug still has Rachel on his mind. Written by
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Two members of Russia's "Pussy Riot" (Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina) portray themselves as characters. They were arrested in 2012 and imprisoned for almost two years by the Russian government for their protesting Vladimir Putin's anti-gay regime. Head writer Beau Willimon invited them to submit script ideas based on their personal experiences and one of their music videos plays during the closing credits, which no other director's done previously. See more
The Secretary of State and the First Lady/Ambassador to the UN are shown flying on a large wide-bodied aircraft, obviously one of the two Boeing VC-25 aircraft, designated as 28000 and 29000. During their conversation, the President calls, and is shown sitting in the White House, obviously not on board the aircraft. The two Boeings are tasked as Presidential transports, and with few exceptions, such as transporting a deceased former President or outgoing President on inauguration day, they are used exclusively by the President. It would be highly unlikely that the aircraft would be used by the Secretary of State and the Ambassador to the UN. They would travel on a C-32, one of the Boeing 757 variants that are often used as Air Force Two. See more
What is the face of a coward? The back of his head as he runs from a battle!
The Birth of the Blues
Written by Ray Henderson
, Buddy G. DeSylva
and Lew Brown
Performed by Kevin Spacey
and Peter Cincotti See more