In the premiere of this comedy following the public and private lives of U.S. vice president Selina Meyer and her staff, the office goes into damage-control mode to deal with a pair of gaffes that could tarnish her already suspect reputation.
After getting good news on a clean-jobs bill, the staff brainstorm for a photo-op idea, but the trip to a local frozen-yoghurt shop is delayed by a stop in the White House Situation Room and a gastrointestinal illness that's going around.
Selina celebrates 20 years in Washington, D.C., but tries to keep a low profile after a newspaper article paints her as a diva and rumors float about her feud with the first lady. Meanwhile, Selina's college-age daughter arrives for a visit, and is surprised that her mother is looking for a dog but appalled by her reaction to "Selina" being on the list of names for hurricanes.
Dan and Amy try to figure out if an Asian-American war hero-cum-governor could be a political threat to Selina. Meanwhile, Selina and Mike prep for her "Meet the Press" interview; and Gary and Amy make a startling discovery about Selina's romantic life.
Selina hosts a conference to promote healthful eating at Baltimore's Camden Yards baseball park, but her pitch is balked at by some foul-tempered fast-food executives. Meanwhile, Mike holds a press briefing for local reporters; and Amy and Dan do their best to entertain students at an elementary school before the vice president shows up.
The vice president's office takes some heat over a pregnancy rumor and the firing of a Secret Service agent, so Selina establishes some new ground rules about internal correspondence. Meanwhile, Dan tries to cover his boss' tracks on the clean-jobs bill; and a staffer's job may be in jeopardy.
In the Season 1 finale, an Ohio gubernatorial candidate balks at Selina's endorsement due to her current unpopularity, but Mike and Amy try to make the best of the vice president's emotions during their meeting. Meanwhile, Dan can't shake the clean-jobs bill debacle, especially when it could be the subject of a Congressional hearing.