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?
Two members of Russia's Pussy Riot
, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
and Mariya 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 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
You can't turn a "no" to a "yes" without a "maybe" in between.
The Birth of the Blues
Written by Ray Henderson
, Buddy G. DeSylva
and Lew Brown
Performed by Kevin Spacey
and Peter Cincotti See more