Commander In Chief

Commander In Chief

2005 - 2006, Drama, News
Mackenzie Allen is the first female president of the United States.

Episode Guide

  • Commander In Chief - Unfinished Business (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Unfinished Business

    Mac seizes an opportunity to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed; Templeton and Mac participate in a Get Out the Vote event that becomes more like a presidential debate.

  • Commander In Chief - Happy Birthday, Madam President (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Happy Birthday, Madam President

    Mac spends her birthday dealing with a hostage crisis in Turkey and interviewing candidates for vice president.

  • Commander In Chief - The Elephant in the Room (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Elephant in the Room

    Templeton handles an airline strike in his own way when, as Speaker of the House, he becomes acting president after Mac's appendix bursts midflight on Air Force One.

  • Commander In Chief - Ties That Bind (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Ties That Bind

    Mac asks the attorney general to look into urban unrest in nearby Maryland while she tries to keep missing surface-to-air missiles from falling into the hands of terrorists.

  • Commander In Chief - The Price You Pay (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Price You Pay

    Mac stands by her longtime friend and attorney general nominee Carl Brantley, who takes a beating during confirmation hearings; a cargo plane carrying sensitive military weapons goes missing.

  • Commander In Chief - State of the Unions (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    State of the Unions

    While Mac prepares to deliver her first State of the Union Address, Rod is caught in a compromising position with an intern.

  • Commander In Chief - Wind Beneath My Wing (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Wind Beneath My Wing

    On the ground in California, a man holds Air Force One hostage and demands to speak directly with the president, or he will blow up the plane.

  • Commander In Chief - No Nukes Is Good Nukes (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    No Nukes Is Good Nukes

    The escalating situation in North Korea puts Mac's leadership to the test as the country faces the possibility of nuclear war.

  • Commander In Chief - Sub Enchanted Evening (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Sub Enchanted Evening

    When a U.S. submarine on a covert mission off the coast of North Korea runs into trouble, Mac must find a way to diffuse the international crisis before things get out of hand.

  • Commander In Chief - The Mom Who Came to Dinner (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Mom Who Came to Dinner

    As the president attempts to enjoy Thanksgiving, she must deal with military base closures in her home town, a death penalty case the Supreme Court will not hear and a visit from her mother (Polly Bergen).

  • Commander In Chief - Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound Express (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound Express

    After announcing a new direction for her administration, President Allen finds herself in need of allies within the West Wing and decides to appoint her closest adviser, Rod, to an official position.

  • Commander In Chief - First Scandal (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    First Scandal

    MacKenzie's people suspect someone in the inner circle of leaking confidential information about her; events from Warren Keaton's past come to light and jeopardize his confirmation as vice president.

  • Commander In Chief - First Disaster (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    First Disaster

    While surveying hurricane damage in Florida, Mac learns of an emergency situation with an oil tanker off the coast, which could have devastating consequences.

  • Commander In Chief - First ... Do No Harm (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    First ... Do No Harm

    The attorney general opposes the president's response to news of explosives smuggled across the Canadian border, and Templeton publicly ridicules it.

  • Commander In Chief - First Dance (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    First Dance

    Nathan Templeton plans to engineer a series of Cabinet resignations to overshadow Mackenzie's first official summit with the Russian president.

  • Commander In Chief - First Strike (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    First Strike

    Mackenzie faces her first national crisis when nine DEA agents are killed in Latin America; Nathan Templeton is offered potentially damaging information on Mackenzie's nominee for vice president (Peter Coyote).

  • Commander In Chief - First Choice (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    First Choice

    Nathan attempts to manipulate new President Mackenzie's first order of business, to pick a vice president.

  • Commander In Chief - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Vice President Mackenzie Allen unites the nation in the wake of the president's death, quelling her critics, who wanted her to resign to allow the Speaker of the House to succeed to the office.