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President Kirkman travels to Camp David to broker a peace treaty between East and West Hun Chiu, while Seth and Emily take a look at their relationship and decide how and if to move forward as a couple.


Chris Grismer


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Paulo Costanzo ... Lyor Boone
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
LaMonica Garrett ... Mike Ritter
Zoe McLellan ... Kendra Daynes
Ben Lawson ... Damian Rennett (credit only)
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Geoff Pierson ... Cornelius Moss
Jake Epstein ... Chuck Russink
Freda Foh Shen ... President Han
Tom Choi ... Chairman Kim
Dan Jeannotte ... Greg Bowen
Morgan Kelly ... Simon Day


The rogue dictatorship regime of East Hun Chiu, led by Chairman Kim, fires a missile as a test over the west backed West Hun Chiu - led by President Han - the two countries who are already at official war, a demilitarized zone separating the two countries. East Hun Chiu's actions are just before Tom is to host a summit at Camp David between the two countries to start the negotiations to peace, Tom who has to advance the summit due to Chairman Kim's provocative action. Tom knows that the key to peace is each country feeling safe from the other, which may require military styled steps to achieve. As such, Tom calls in a new friend for a favor in advancing the talks. But when the talks look like they may be derailed by an issue external to the talks themselves, Tom has to decide if he should/could call in the assistance of Cornelius, who may still be smarting after being fired by Tom, especially as a former President himself. Adding to the complicated situation is that the US ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

28 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The defection of the East Hun Chiu dictator Chairman Kim's son Joon Kim was inspired by the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defecting to the United States on March 6, 1967. In 1978, she became a US citizen but returned to the Soviet Union in 1984 and had her Soviet citizenship reinstated. She later left again, eventually settling in the United Kingdom and becoming a British citizen in 1992. She once again moved to the US in 2009, where she remained until her death on November 22, 2011 at the age of 85. See more »


The CPAP Machine that Lyor wears at Camp David is portrayed as making a lot of noise. In fact, the machine is so quiet you wouldn't hear it under normal room conditions. See more »


References The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965) See more »

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Sick to the stomach.
29 March 2018 | by tomthroneSee all my reviews

This fictional episode went to too far. We all know East/West HanChu is based on and all about North/South Korea. Bad acting, especially Chairman Kim and his Son. Perhaps ABC couldn't afford better actors. And the writing is one of the worst of the Season 2. If ABC or any network wants to create North/South Korea, China and Japan, Russia based episode, they better research more and treat it with more respect, even if it is for 'entertainment purpose' only with fictional circumstance. At least NBC's TAKEN did just that with their own North Korean episode by providing authenticity in every angle with respect to the culture and people.

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