The Politician/New York State of Mind

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New York State of Mind
Season 2, Episode 1
Release date June 19, 2020
Production Number 2BAC01
Written by Ryan Murphy &
Brad Falchuk &
Ian Brennan
Directed by Brad Falchuk
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New York State of Mind is the first episode of the second season of The Politician, and the ninth 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), Rahne Jones (Skye Leighton)

with Bette Midler (Hadassah Gold)

and Gwyneth Paltrow (Georgina Hobart)

Guest Starring: David Corenswet (River Barkley), Ryan J. Haddad (Andrew Cashman), Joe Morton (Marcus), Teddy Sears (William), Sam Jaeger (Tino), Jackie Hoffman (Sherry Dougal), Trevor Eason (Martin Hobart), Trey Eason (Luther Hobart), Kelly Fulton (Alison), Elvis Mitchell (Himself), Josh Phillip Weinstein (Assemblyman Andrich), Jake Tapper (Himself)

Co-Starring: Henry Caicedo (Lobsterman #1), Jay Dunigan (Lobsterman #2), Kerry Vera Lea (Employee), Sue Molnar (Instructor), Jasminn Johnson (Intern), Amy Anderson (Scientist), Isiah Adams (Crewman)


Plot Overview

Frustrated with his polling numbers, Payton goes to Georgina for help as he weighs using his opponent's hush-hush love life to score political points.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments