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
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.
The Birth of the Blues
Written by Ray Henderson
, Buddy G. DeSylva
and Lew Brown
Performed by Kevin Spacey
and Peter Cincotti See more