Madam Secretary: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21
2014

Pilot

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 pri…

2 Sep 28
2014

Another Benghazi

Elizabeth has to deal with a crisis in Yemen. There’s also trouble on the home front after her oldest daughter, Stevie manages to make the headlines for protesting a new…

3 Oct 05
2014

The Operative

Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who threatens to publish confidential documents that were leaked from inside the State Department. Henry is dragged into an intern…

4 Oct 12
2014

Just Another Normal Day

While Elizabeth works to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan, a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal. Tensions rise at home betwee…

5 Oct 19
2014

Blame Canada

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, despit…

6 Oct 26
2014

The Call

Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.

7 Nov 02
2014

Passage

When Elizabeth takes Alison with her to India on her first state department trip abroad, she’s thrown into crisis mode when a massive earthquake hits that causes an explosion a…

8 Nov 09
2014

Need to Know

When the President approves Henry’s reactivation into the NSA, he lies to Elizabeth about his continued involvement in the spy game. Matt and Da…

9 Nov 16
2014

So It Goes

Elizabeth, Henry, and Isabelle investigate the plane crash that killed former Secretary of State. Nadine takes a step back into the dating pool when she agrees to go on a date…

10 Nov 23
2014

Collateral Damage

When the State Department goes on lockdown due to a deranged gunman outside the building, Elizabeth is confined with a delegation from Iraq whose translator threatens to reveal…

11 Nov 30
2014

Game On

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 alread…

12 Jan 04
2015

Standoff

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…

13 Jan 11
2015

Chains of Command

Elizabeth pushes for the prosecution of a Bahraini diplomat after he is caught holding a maid hostage in his home. Henry’s father comes to visit.

14 Mar 01
2015

Whisper of the Ax

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…

15 Mar 08
2015

The Ninth Circle

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…

16 Mar 15
2015

Tamerlane

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 investigat…

17 Mar 22
2015

Face the Nation

As Elizabeth struggles to hold herself together emotionally following the attack in Iran, she works to prevent an ecological disaster in the Amazon, and prepares for a national…

18 Mar 29
2015

The Time Is at Hand

While Elizabeth seeks a diplomatic solution to a doomsday cult in Bolivia, a congressman attempting to negotiate with its leader is taken hostage. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Henr…

19 Apr 05
2015

Spartan Figures

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,…

20 Apr 12
2015

The Necessary Art

While Henry is in Russia giving a lecture on fundamentalism, Elizabeth must navigate tricky political waters when a Russian nuclear submarine vanishes in American waters. Also,…

21 Apr 26
2015

The Kill List

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…

22 May 03
2015

There But for the Grace of God

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 cou…

About Madam Secretary

A drama about the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

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