Editor’s Note: Sorry this is a day late! Also, I’ll be announcing the winners of the “Equal Writes” Powerpuff Girl contest sometime this week. Woo-hoo!
Episode Summary (from Wikipedia)
Templeton and Mac travel to California for the dedication of former President Bridges’ Presidential Library. As Air Force One lands, the plane is held hostage by a man who demands to speak with the President or he will blow up the plane. Meanwhile, Kate watches the children while the first couple is out of town, and allows Horace and Rebecca to throw a party for their friends. One of the original texts of the Gettysburg Address is supposedly stolen but six-year-old first daughter Amy Calloway was hiding it to get back at her older siblings. Their grandmother told them that if it never happened again, she wouldn’t say anything.
There were a few things that stuck with me after watching this episode:
- Templeton’s comments in that interview re: Rod’s involvement in the White House. That was just ridiculous. Implying that Rod runs the White House undermines Mac’s power and ability to lead. Rod was right to call him out on it, and I almost wish Mac got more upset – but then if she did, I would be mad that she paid so much attention to it and fed into it, so she did the right thing to just ignore it and focus on, oh, I don’t know, the suicide bomber under the wing of Air Force One.
- Rebecca & Horace inviting friends over – It must be really fun to have a part in the White House. Also, why the hell is Nora wandering around the White House Residency/the White House in general at like 9 PM on a weekend? Seems weird. But I liked Nora getting involved with the family like that. And Mrs. Allen is a B-A-M-F If I’ve ever seen one.
- So many recognizable people – Hayden Panettiere! Half of Betty’s Family from Ugly Betty! Seriously digging Ignacio Suarez as a Secret Service Agent. I know that’s not his real name, but he’ll always been Ignacio Suarez to me. I half-hoped that Justin would somehow come out of the woodwork.
- Templeton asking why the bomber is still alive: Is it just me, or is Templeton supposed to represent a stereotype of “men-in-politics”? Aside from the fact that he seems to love the game of politics instead of the glory (didn’t want a library); it seems to me like he’s the opposite of Mac not because of views but because of the level of testosterone and pride he has. Not sure how I feel about that. What do you think?