Madam Secretary, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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Téa Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values her apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord's team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver, speechwriter Matt Mahoney, press coordinator Daisy Grant and her charming assistant Blake Moran. When McCord debates third world problems, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the President's combative Chief of Staff Russell Jackson, it's just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, Henry, and their bright children, where "politics" and "compromise" take on new meaning.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||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. Meanwhile at home, Elizabeth questions whether she did the right thing by taking this job, as her children are finding it difficult to adjust to their new schools.||45:42||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAnother Benghazi||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.||43:53||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Operative||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 international negotiation when his wife uses his job as leverage to broker a deal with Pakistan.||44:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJust 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. Meanwhile, tensions rise at home between Alison and Stevie during Alison's sleepover party.||43:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlame 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, despite the President's position of using military action. Meanwhile, Jason has new admiration for his father when he interviews him for a school report.||44:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Call||Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.||44:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPassage||When Elizabeth brings 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 at an American-owned factory, and she's separated from Alison during the chaos.||44:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNeed to Know||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. Anna Wood guest stars.||42:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSo It Goes||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 she agrees to go on a date with a NASA scientist. Brian Stokes Mitchell guest stars.||44:06||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCollateral 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 damaging information about her actions while in the CIA. Meanwhile, when Matt is stuck in an office with Daisy's fiance, Win, he spills information that he shouldn't have. Sam Daly guest stars.||43:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGame 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 already has access to it.||43:43||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStandoff||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. However, when political issues arise around the case, she is forced to cut their trip short. Also, Elizabeth's son injures himself while Blake is watching him.||43:56||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoChains of Command||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.||43:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|14||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWhisper 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 continues. Kevin Rahm and Journalist Martin Bashir guest star.||44:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|15||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe 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 threatened with expulsion after punching a bully at school.||43:41||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|16||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTamerlane||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.||43:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|17||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFace 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 television appearance on "Face the Nation." Also, she and Henry disagree about the level of protection Jason should have at his new school. CBS News' Bob Schieffer guest stars.||44:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|18||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe 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 Henry meet Stevie's much older boyfriend. Tony Plana guest stars.||44:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|19||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSpartan 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, and Stevie reconnects with her childhood friend, the President's son.||43:30||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|20||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe 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, Stevie breaks up with her older boyfriend.||43:36||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|21||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe 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 time, she must deal with a massive protest by the Human Rights Campaign in response to Iran's plans to stone a gay citizen to death. Also, Elizabeth sees a therapist (Marsha Mason) to deal with her PTSD. Marsha Mason and Hill Harper guest star.||44:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|22||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThere 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 course of her life. Also, Stevie and President Dalton's son, Harrison, begin a relationship that will have consequences.||44:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBehind the Scenes||Get a behind the scenes look at the new CBS drama Madam Secretary.||3:06||Free||View in iTunes|
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Finally! A Series with depth and significance
Madam Secretary is a very pleasant surprise. This well balanced, intriguing and compelling first offering assures I'll be waiting impatiently for the next episodes because I can't wait to see what happens next. The cast is superb, flawlessly executing a real world filled with tension, fear, love - from the everyday to the global. I wish it a long, long run.
Love having a strong female character that shows struggles of juggling career and family. Maybe some politicians might learn something - do what’s right for the people and forget doing what’s more PC or better for my career!
Off to a very good start.
The pilot shows a lot of promise - depth, intelligence, conspiracies, drama, parents who act like adults - the list isn't endless, but it IS long. The roles seem well-cast, and the characters are strong examples of the DC Inner Circle without being stereotypes or caricatures.
I'm sure some literary license taken with the details, but it's believable (so far), and is good drama.
Excellent…. I hope the quality is consistent.