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
Secretary of State Durant says to the First Lady while on board the VC-25 (Boeing 747) they are in, "You're the First Lady. It's your airplane." The First Lady has no official position in the United States Government. She just happens to be married to the President. While Secret Service agents are provided to her full time, for the obvious security reasons, she is not entitled to nor afforded the use of any aircraft. The Secretary of State would never make that statement, as the First Lady is basically just a civilian, and it's not "Her plane", especially if the President were not on board. See more
Brass tacks. If you could have anything, what would it be?
I came with nothing to ask.
Men like you don't show up for dinner without an appetite.
Russian folk song
Performed by Lars Mikkelsen
and Peter Cincotti See more