A look at the personal and professional life of a Secretary of State as she tries to balance her work and family life.
Tim Daly / Geoffrey Arend / Téa Leoni / Patina Miller / Erich Bergen / Kathrine Herzer / Evan Roe / Zeljko Ivanek / Bebe Neuwirth / Wallis Currie-Wood / Sebastian Arcelus / Keith Carradine
Elizabeth and Jay work to keep an historic agreement between Serbia and Kosovo from falling apart, after a mass grave is discovered in Serbia dating back to the Kosovo war. Also, Henry deals with a bizarre encounter with Secretary of Defense Gordon Becker
When Haiti's democracy is threatened by a president who refuses to step down after losing the election, Elizabeth tries to solve the problem without resorting to military action. Also, Blake has one week to find a new job before Elizabeth fires him as her
Vice President Teresa Hurst asks Elizabeth for help when a surrogate carrying her future grandchild is arrested in Laos for human trafficking. Also, Henry tries to protect Stevie from danger when he suspects that she's being followed by a Russian operativ
When the eruption of an Icelandic volcano strands Elizabeth at an airport in Ireland with the Turkish foreign minister, she tries to broker a deal with him to save the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees. Also, Henry gives advice to Alison about an awkw
Henry finds himself at the center of an international incident, when he comes to the aid of an ex-girlfriend at a religious freedom conference in Thailand, after she is imprisoned for condemning the monarchy. Also, Elizabeth helps Jason navigate the press
When the remains of U.S. soldiers who served in World War II are uncovered in Southeast Asia, Elizabeth's hopes of bringing them home quickly fade when a stubborn leader stands in her way. Also, Henry and Stevie find themselves publicly targeted by a rest
Elizabeth flies to Fashion Week in Milan to face off against the Chinese Foreign Minister over an anti-sweatshop treaty in the aftermath of a tragedy. Also, Daisy struggles with feelings of fear and pessimism over her baby's future, under the threat of ri
When Elizabeth discovers that the White House attackers had support from overseas, she tries to hunt down those responsible without starting a war. Also, Henry comes face to face with one of the attackers.
In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart while a manhunt for the attackers brings D.C. to a halt. For advice, Elizabeth turns to former secretaries of state Madelei
Jay and Kat scheme to allow LGBQT immigrants bypass the normal refugee process; however, their scheme quickly unravels when a country shuts down their border and it threatens the US standing with the country's neighboring countries.
After a sonic attack in Bulgaria, President Dalton threatens Russia over their alleged involvement causing his mental status to be questioned.
The Secretary and her team must help save an American journalist held hostage in Sudan.
Jay is kidnapped in France while hunting for a suspect in a CIA arms smuggling case. Henry suspects the VFF is planning an attack in Israel. Jason dupes his parents into buying him an expensive calculator which he uses to impress a girl.
Elizabeth attempts to prevent a war when Israel threatens military action against Iran.
President Dalton eagerly awaits voting results on Election Day, Elizabeth uncovers information that could put America's peace deal with Iran in jeopardy; Jason challenges his parents by supporting another candidate for president.
Someone with ties to the Saudi government funding a terrorist bombing at an Illinois coffee shop; Mahoney declines to issue a statement when information comes out that he and the bomber are linked to the same mosque.
After a bombing at a political rally in Angola, Elizabeth must find a way to respond to a "dissent memo" from the Bureau of African Affairs when they criticize the Dalton Administration's lack of attention to the upcoming Angolan election.
Madam Secretary has to deal with some stuff in the South China Sea.
Elizabeth negotiates a regime change with Algeria; Henry finds out that religious antiquities are being destroyed by Hizb al-Shahid in Algeria and a security detail are assigned to the the McCord kids.
Elizabeth asks President Dalton to reexamine his approach to climate change, which could put his re-election campaign in jeopardy.
Episode is about trip for Elizabeth to Myanmar w.r.t. a Pacific Rim TA. She runs into trouble with the embedded American Ambassador there.
When an American aid worker is killed in Syria by the first known ISIS leader, Elizabeth recalls all aid workers stationed there including her brother, Will, and makes it her mission to get justice for the victim.
In the wake of President Ostrov's death, Elizabeth and President Dalton fear a power grab within the Russian government. Also, the government's Cybersecurity Coordinator Oliver Shaw (Kobi ...
Elizabeth finds herself pushed out of the President's inner circle after she disagrees with his response to the growing tension with Russia. Also, when incriminating photos of Stevie and ...
Elizabeth and President Dalton's administration are met with hostility while trying to deal with the Russian government. Also, Dmitri is kidnapped and interrogated about being a Russian spy...
Elizabeth takes advice from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ignores President Dalton's recommendation on how to negotiate the safe return of a Sate Department employee who ...
When contact with Air Force One has been lost, the Vice-President was stricken and in the hospital, the Secretary of Defense has resigned, and the President Pro Tempor has had a series of ...
When Elizabeth confronts her former friend Juliet, she flashes back to when then-CIA Director Dalton offered her a job that would have changed the course of her life. Also, Stevie and ...
As Elizabeth prepares for the arrival of Iranian President Shiraz to sign a nuclear treaty, she uncovers a top secret plot to assassinate him on United States soil. At the same time, she ...
A Russian nuclear submarine disappears in American waters, putting Elizabeth in a tricky situation.
Elizabeth and President Dalton work together to solve the Greek debt crisis, but not everyone at home is happy with the agreement. Meanwhile, Henry mulls over a new job offer, and Stevie ...
While Elizabeth looks for a diplomatic way to handle a cult in Bolivia, the organization takes a congressman hostage; Stevie introduces her boyfriend to Elizabeth and Henry.
As Elizabeth attempts to hold herself together, she tries to prevent an ecological disaster and prepares for an appearance on "Face the Nation"; Henry and Elizabeth disagree on the level of protection Jason should have at school.
Elizabeth secretly travels to Iran in an attempt to prevent a coup that could impact President Dalton's administration. Also, she brings her staff up to speed on the investigation into Marsh's death. Anna Deveare Smith guest stars.
Elizabeth heads to Turkey to mend political relations after the Turkish government releases a video that could be damaging to the CIA. Also, Jason is threatened with expulsion after punching a bully at school.
Elizabeth is humiliated at a public budget hearing when her staff fails to find the corruption that exists in her microloan program. Also, the investigation into Marsh's death continues. Kevin Rahm and Journalist Martin Bashir guest star.
Elizabeth pushes for the prosecution of a diplomat after he is caught holding a maid hostage in his home. Also, Henry's father comes to visit. Emmy Award winner Tom Skerritt and Aasif Mandvi guest star.
When a Texas state trooper is killed by a Mexican cartel smuggler, Elizabeth arranges an extradition deal before going on vacation to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary in New York City...
Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle work together to find former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh's secret bank account, but soon uncover that one of Elizabeth's staff members already has access to it.
When the State Department goes on lock down due to a deranged gunman outside the building, Elizabeth is confined with a delegation from Iraq whose translator threatens to reveal damaging ...
Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle launch their own investigation into the plane crash that killed former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh. Also, Nadine takes a step back into the dating pool ...
When the President approves Henry's reactivation into the NSA, he lies to Elizabeth about his continued involvement in the spy game. Meanwhile, Matt and Daisy's antagonism toward one another begins to affect the entire office.
Elizabeth brings her youngest daughter Alison with her on a state department trip to India; when an earthquake causes an explosion at an American-owned factory, the chaos separates Elizabeth from Alison.
Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.
When Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating nuclear program, she is determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, despite the ...
While Elizabeth works to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan, a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal. Meanwhile, tensions rise at home between ...
Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who threatens to publish confidential documents that were leaked from inside the State Department. Meanwhile, Henry is dragged into an ...
While in the process of dealing with a crisis in Yemen, Elizabeth faces a challenge at home when her oldest daughter makes headlines for protesting her university's new policy.
Newly-appointed Secretary Of State Elizabeth McCord is immediately faced with a maelstrom of complex political challenges, and an international hostage situation is her top priority. ...