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Commander in Chief (TV Series) (Vive l'Emperor)

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Synopsis

The series charts the political career of Megan Dylan, from running for Mayor of Richmond, to becoming President of the United States.

Characters

Megan Dylan

Born somewhere in Virginia on July 4th 1964. She performed poorly at school, but cheated on her exams to be able to go to college (information later used against her). She became prominent in her local Republican Youth association, and a keen sportswoman, leading her college women's basketball team to victory in the state finals and becoming something of a local celebrity.

After her initial success in sport, she leaves a potentially promising career to become a glamour model. At some point during the mid 1980's she becomes more politically active once more and is elected to Richmond city council in 1992, in 1996 she becomes Mayor.

In 2001 she is elected Governor of Virginia, after fighting a close battle for the republican nomination with initial favorite Charles Wade, and a close contest in the general election. She turns her attention to national issues and becomes a major critic of President Michael Albert's Liberal, Democratic government.

She is the last candidate to enter the 2004 Republican presidential nomination race, entering the day before candidacies closed. The favorite's for the nomination are: the politically moderate former secretary of state - Joshua Olberston, the senior Senator from Kansas - Sam McDonald, and the conservative Senator from California - Colin Stamp. The primary race is tight, but following a series of gaffes McDonald retires from the race after only 3 weeks, and Stamp wins only one primary (but comes second in most of the others). The nomination finally comes down to the Convention, with Olberston having the most delegates, but not a majority. After several ballots of deadlock, Stamp and Dylan make a pact, that Stamp will become Dylan's Vice President.

The Dylan-Stamp ticket proves immensely popular among

Walt Dylan

Born in Newark, New York, in 1955. He founded

Tara Dylan

Colin Stamp

Minor Characters

Rick Stewart

Plot

Season 1

Season one charts Megan Dylan's race for the republican nomination and battle in the general election.

Season 2

The second season begins at Dylan's inauguration and tells the story of her first six months in office. She faced tough opposition from the supreme court and from the democratically controlled senate, and struggles to implement the conservative programme promised in the election.

Season 3

A communist revolution in a Central African country endangers the lives of Americans, and when hostages are taken President Dylan implements harsh measures to have them released. The crisis develops and results in a US invasion of the country.

Season 4

As the Dylan administration faces its first anniversary it also faces another challenge. A severe disagreement within the cabinet results in a top down reshuffle, however the senate refuses to confirm the new secretary of education resulting in deadlock.

Season 5

The 2006 mid term elections approach, and see the republicans face serious losses. But the death of the pro democratic supreme court justice allows president Dylan to push through more conservative fiscal polices. The final episode of the season sees a terrorist attack hit Richmond and the deaths of hundreds.

Season 6

Dylan launches a personal presidential investigation into the terrorist attacks, and discovers the culprits, a small black nationalist organisation, and brings them to justice. Meanwhile, Dylan also considers whether to run for a second term in office.

Season 7

Dylan officially announces her intention to seek a second term, and seems like the only candidate. However vice president Stamp challenges her. The early primaries see Dylan take an early lead.

Season 8

Vice President Stamp resigns to concentrate on his campaign, Dylan must find a replacement vice president, and one that the senate will confirm. Meanwhile the primary race continues, with Stamp making gains among the more moderate republicans.

Season 9

Dylan is able to secure renomination, but faces a strong opponent in the form of Jeb Beidel, the democratic nominee.

Season 10

Dylan is reelected with a +5% swing, and

Season 11

Season 12

Season 13

Season 14

Season 15

List of Episodes

Season Number of Episodes Time Set At
1 20 November 9, 2003 - November 3, 2004
2 20 January 1, 2005 - June 2005
3 20 August 2005 - December 2005
4 20 February 2006 - September 2006
5 20 September 2006 - June 2007
6 20 June 2007 - January 2008
7 20 January 2008 - April 2008
8 20 April 2008 - August 2008
9 20 August 2008 - November 2008
10 20 November 2008 - June 2009
11 20 June 2009 - January 2010
12 January 2010 - June 2010
13 June 2010 - January 2011
14
15

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