The Politician/Conscious Unthroupling

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Conscious Unthroupling
Season 2, Episode 2
Release date June 19, 2020
Production Number 2BAC02
Written by Brad Falchuk &
Ian Brennan
Directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton
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Conscious Unthroupling is the second episode of the second season of The Politician, and the tenth episode overall.

Starring: Ben Platt (Payton Hobart), Judith Light (Dede Standish), Lucy Boynton (Astrid Sloan), Zoey Deutch (Infinity Jackson), Julia Schlaepfer (Alice Charles), Laura Dreyfuss (McAfee Westbrook), Theo Germaine (James Sullivan), Rahne Jones (Skye Leighton)

with Bette Midler (Hadassah Gold)

and Gwyneth Paltrow (Georgina Hobart) (credit only)

Guest Starring: David Corenswet (River Barkley), Ryan J. Haddad (Andrew Cashman), Joe Morton (Marcus), Teddy Sears (William), Sam Jaeger (Tino), Jackie Hoffman (Sherry Dougal), Joe Carroll (David)

Co-Starring: Ava Eisenson (Riva Mandel), Andrew Haserlat (Waiter), Luke Young (Photographer), Kim Rios Lin (Professor), Laurissa Romain (Cute Girl), Caitlin Cooke (Alice Look-A-Like)


Plot Overview

As Astrid pumps Payton for details about their long-ago dalliance, Hadassah hatches a cover-up for Dede, and McAfee seeks a healthier work-life balance.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments