Rumors circulate in Washington yet again about the state of Fidel Castro's health. As C.J. begins to look into the issue she uncovers some dark secrets regarding the United States' ... See full summary »

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Rumors circulate in Washington yet again about the state of Fidel Castro's health. As C.J. begins to look into the issue she uncovers some dark secrets regarding the United States' relationship with Cuba which appear to involve Leo, the President, and Kate Harper. Despite how closely guarded and potentially explosive this information is, a startlingly large number of government agencies and officials appear to know bits and pieces of the story. This results in undercover political maneuvering to avoid what is expected to be an enormous political disaster. Meanwhile, Charlie calls in different professionals to deal with a suspected termite problem in the White House. Written by Murray Chapman

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John Spencer and Brian Dennehy previously appeared together in the 1990 Harrison Ford drama Presumed Innocent, which also featured Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman) and Jesse Bradford (Ryan Pierce, Season 5 Recurring). See more »

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In the press conference, the reporter says there are demonstrations in Cuba "Malecón Blvd," but there is no such road. The Malecón is the sea wall in Havana and the road that parallels it is Maceo Avenue (Avenida de Maceo), named after a Cuban general in the fight against Spain. See more »

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Leo meets Castro
21 December 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable and admirable effort that doesn't quite gel. Amid reports of Castro's failing health, Leo makes a covert trip to Cuba, to try to end forty years of a failed embargo. Knowledge of the trip leaks out, which could be a landmine for all involved, plus the dem presidential candidates. Flashbacks take you to '95, when battered operative Kate Harper helped a Leo who was too drunk to know it. Guest star Brian Dennehy (FIRST BLOOD, SILVERADO) adds some sheen as a garrulous, ornery, sauced FL senator...but this is one of the few moments when the presence of a big guest star could almost be seen as what it is, a famous actor wanting to appear on one of TV's greatest shows. One of the few moments when the show didn't create some alternate reality leader of a foreign nation, but used the real one.


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