Caring for him leads Rose to recall her daughter Rosemary and her emotional problems, which led to Joe's decision to have Rosemary lobotomized without telling his wife beforehand in Following the surgery that was meant to calm her anxiety, she does not recognize her parents and becomes mentally incapacitated. The Kennedy brothers face the gravest problem, a threat to all humanity with the discovery of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba.
The Cuban Missile Crisis tests Jack to his limits. After fears of a nuclear war , despite many generals wanting a bombing of Cuba, Jack agrees with Nikita Khrushchev that he will dismantle bases in Turkey and leave Cuba alone if the Soviets dismantle their Cuban bases.
Jack faces more problems, the possible loss of his marriage after Jackie is publicly humiliated by his affair with Mary Meyer , but they reconcile at the end of the episode. Jack and Jackie lose their newborn son, Patrick. Jack goes to Texas to defuse rumors of a split in the Democratic Party. Despite fears for his safety, meaning that there are unprecedented precautions, he is wildly acclaimed. Marilyn Monroe is obsessed with Jack in the days leading up to her suicide but is warned against blackmailing him.
Joe is persuaded by Rose to stand up with his massive pain so that he can greet his children when they arrive but collapses back on his seat after he hears and sees on TV that Jack has just been assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald , an ex-Marine who was waiting at the Texas School Book Depository where he was working as an employee.
Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald. Bobby, feeling guilty as he thinks the killing was in revenge for his anti- Mafia activities, tries to comfort his father. Bobby still runs for senator in New York and wins. In , Bobby decides to run for president but, at first, his campaign goes badly and he loses the Oregon primary. Bobby remembers how Jack won a narrow race for US senator, despite initial fears. Bobby then wins the California primary but is shot and mortally wounded that night at the Ambassador Hotel by Sirhan Sirhan.
This episode is a recap of Jack's life beginning when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in and leading up to right after he was elected President of the United States in His personal relationships with his wife, Jackie, and his brother, Robert F. Season 1, Episode 1. My News Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Popular Shows 1. Yellowstone 2. Bobby announces he's leaving politics. Episode 1 - A Father's Great Expectations.
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