This was the first episode in a while that really kept me riveted to the TV. Ever since Nadine’s character exited I’ve been a bit sad about this show. She just added something extra.
The reason I wanted to write about this episode specifically was the parallels written about what appears to be happen in real life with President Trump and how President Dalton was acting. I was curious how it would all play out.
The writers really drove home in a blatant *hint hint nudge nudge*, this is what you can do you powers that be. I don’t know what is best politically, but I sure do wish some of these characters were real people truly working for the betterment of this country. I can daydream right?
In the end the secretary, the president’s wife and his chief of staff were able to convince him that going to a doctor was his best option. Either that or being kicked out entirely. They found a malignant tumor that was pressing on his brain causing the abrupt change in personality. It will be interesting when the show airs again if he will still be recovering, or if we won’t get to see what the acting president might do.
First aired January 14, 2018 on CBS.