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.
Did You Know?
Russian President Viktor Petrov is a clear nod to President Vladimir Putin, from his looks, cold demeanor, thug-like appearance to his anti-gay laws and even the initials VP. This is unlike other characters of the series, who are mostly based on the characters of the 1990 BBC's Mini-Series. Another nod to the reality can be Francis' program "Amworks", which bears close resemblance, in Congress resistance, presidential insistence and controversy, to the "Obamacare" program. See more
"The heat never worked", says Russian president Petrov about LADA cars. Actually, the heater is one of the few things on a Lada that usually works very reliably and effectively. See more
[after demonstrating pickle with vodka
Now you, Mrs. Underwood.
To President Petrov, and his little pickle.
The Birth of the Blues
Written by Ray Henderson
, Buddy G. DeSylva
and Lew Brown
Performed by Kevin Spacey
and Peter Cincotti See more