Season 1, Episode 9 The Mom Who Came to Dinner

First Aired: November 29, 2005

Polly Bergen guest stars as Mac's mother, who arrives for Thanksgiving. But first, Mac must deal with a commission's decision to close a Navy base in her hometown, and a friend from law school who wants her to commute his mentally challenged client's death sentence. Meanwhile, Rod hires a slick political operative (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who urges Mac to run for reelection. “If you don't start running now,” he warns, “you'll be a lame duck for the next two years.”

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  • Premiered: September 27, 2005
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Geena Davis stars as America's first female president, and an independent to boot. A former vice-president, Mackenzie Allen takes office when her Republican predecessor dies. This does not sit well with GOP panjandrums, especially conniving House Speaker… (more)

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