(After Alex's & Henry's photos and emails leak...)
Alex: I'm... I don't know. This isn't how I wanted to tell people. I thought we'd get a chance to do this right.
Ellen: You listen to me, I am your mother. I was your mother before I was ever the president, and I'll be your mother long after, to the day they put me in the ground and beyond this earth. You are my child. So, if you're serious about this, I'll back your play. So, do you feel forever about him?
Alex: Yeah, I do.
Ellen: Then, f**k it.
Ellen (to Alex about Henry): This is a really, really big f**king deal. This is not just some person from class or some intern. You need to think really long and hard because you are putting yourself and your career and, above all, this campaign and this entire administration, in danger here. I know you're young, but this is a forever decision. Even if you don't stay with him forever, if people find out, that sticks with you forever. So you need to figure out if you feel forever about him. And if you don't, you need to cut it the f**k out.
June (to Zahra): How could you possibly have a boyfriend we don't know about?
Alex: I see you more than I see clean underwear.
Ellen: You're not changing your underwear often enough, sugar.
Alex: I go commando a lot. Is this like a "my Canadian girlfriend" thing? Does he "go to a different school"?
Zahra: You really are determined to get shoved out of an emergency hatch one day, huh? It's long distance. But not like that. No more questions.
(The White House is doing damage control for the Cakegate situation...)
Ellen: As your mother, I can appreciate that maybe this isn't your fault, but as the president, all I want is to have the CIA fake your death and ride the dead-kid sympathy into a second term. I don't have time to deal with this right now, so here's what we're gonna do. You are going to make nice with Henry. You're leaving Saturday and spending Sunday in England.
Alex: Is it too late to take the faking-my-death option?
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Ellen Claremont is the president of USA and mother of Alex and June.
Ellen Claremont is played by the actress Uma Thurman.