The Politician is an American comedy drama web series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. The series stream on Netflix, the first season was released on September 27, 2019.
THE POLITICIAN – SEASON 1 ENDING
Payton entered New York University: with his political career in shambles, his dreams dead, his parents divorced, cut off from his father’s vast fortune, and without a girlfriend. The first half of “Vienna” followed Payton as he moped around New York, drinking heavily and singing songs about his lost love River (David Corenswet) at a piano bar. But there was a silver lining to all of this self-hatred. While he was at his lowest Payton learned to feel again.
Meanwhile, Payton’s meltdown didn’t stop McAfee’s (Laura Dreyfuss) ambitions. Since Dede had consistently won for years, her Chief of Staff Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler) long ago decided it wasn’t worth the time, effort, or resources to campaign for McAfee’s re-election.She knew a weakness when she saw it and recruited James (Theo Germaine) to get Payton back into the world of politics. Initially Payton refused, and with good reason. Dede Standish was too strong of an opponent, while Payton was too new and unknown, and he was done with politics.
Astrid learned while catering a charity event that Dede Standish is part of a throuple, better known as a three-way relationship. McAfee and James rounded up their old friends and enemies Astrid, Skye (Rahne Jones), and Alice try and convince Payton to run one last time. Alice even left her wedding for this meeting in a scene taken straight from The Graduate. At their urging and with Astrid’s dirt, Payton agreed. The final moments of Season 1 saw this young politician giving his first speech against Dede Standish.
But the Standish campaign has another secret up its sleeve. Unknown to anyone from Team Hobart, Dede Standish was approached by Junior Senator-Elect from Texas, Tino (Sam Jaeger). Tino wants to make a run for president and he wants Dede as his Vice President. Can Payton take down a state senator and a possible future Vice President while still in college?
To know the story ahead, watch The Politician season 2!