The Politician Finale Recap: A Big Time Jump and a New Campaign Set Up a Wild Season 2 — Are You Voting Yes?

TVLine | 10/4/2019 | Dave Nemetz
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Warning: This post contains spoilers for all eight Season 1 episodes of Netflix’s The Politician.

After a season full of high school campaign warfare, The Politician started fresh with its Season 1 finale, introducing a pair of new characters and mapping out a bold new future for itself.

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The finale jumps forward in time several years, with Payton now a student at NYU and drowning his sorrows in booze and nightly piano performances. We learn that Skye avoided jail time for her poisoning plot, a much healthier Infinity got a book deal, and Ricardo is in prison — and playing Sky Masterson in a jailhouse production of Guys and Dolls, natch. But Payton isn’t doing so great himself: He’s stumbling home drunk every night, and having nagging visions of his dead pal River, now that he’s given up all of his political ambitions.

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Meanwhile, we meet New York state senator Dede Standish, played by Judith Light, and her pushy chief of staff Hadassah Gold, played by Bette Midler. Dede is beloved by her constituents and has run unopposed for years; she’s even being groomed for a possible vice-presidential bid by a straight-shooting candidate played by Parenthood‘s Sam Jaeger. But she also has a secret: She and her husband have been in a throuple with a much younger man for years — Dede celebrates the VP news with “a nice, long devil’s...
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