When terrorists threaten to cause a flood in the Middle East that could kill millions of people, Elizabeth’s hopes of getting a neighboring country to close the dam fade after the government suddenly goes dark during a coup. Also, Stevie is tasked with finding Russell an activity that will help manage his stress.
Madam Secretary episode guide
Elizabeth deals with a refugee station while being shadowed by Neal Shin.
Elizabeth is attending a summit in Montreal to resolve territorial claims of the North Pole when an activist group detonates a bomb and she can't locate Jason and Piper. Also, things take a turn for the worse when Elizabeth learns that Russia was involved in the bombing, and Henry helps one of his students work through a difficult decision.
Elizabeth's negotiations for a security agreement combatting gang violence in South America becomes complicated when she attempts to free an American recently kidnapped there.
Sen. Morejon puts Elizabeth's U.S./Iran arms deal in jeopardy; Henry mulls over the option of becoming the chairman of the new military ethics department at the National War College.
As the 20th anniversary of the American embassy bombing in Mali approaches, emotions run high among the State Department staff, who had personal connections to lives lost that day, including Elizabeth, who must decide if the U.S. should lift sanctions against the country deemed responsible. Also, Henry tries to help Jason break up with Piper.
Elizabeth and the team are caught in an uncertain situation when they are about to award a foreign leader with the Medal of Freedom but learn he may have known that a minority group in his country is being persecuted. Also, President Dalton doubts his ability to return to office after being cleared by his doctor, and a past family grievance is brought to light when Henry's sister pays a visit.
Jay and Kat devise a way to help persecuted foreign LGBTQ citizens escape their country while their U.S. homeland security applications are processed. However, when the country closes its borders, Jay and Kat are forced to change that plan quickly, as it could now threaten their relationship with neighboring allies.
A psychic convinces the president of Sri Lanka to not move forward with a trade agreement with the U.S.; Alison struggles with guilt after her college roommate attempts suicide; Henry makes an abrupt career decision.
President Dalton's mental status is questioned when he threatens Russia over its potential role in a sonic attack at the U.S. embassy in Bulgaria.
Vice President Hurst attempts to set Elizabeth up for failure by promising that Americans will continue to be able to adopt Russian orphans; Elizabeth and Henry find out Stevie is dating Dmitri.
When a Russian dissident flees to the U.S. after contracting smallpox, McCord and retired U.N. Ambassador Kat Sandoval must work with Russian Foreign Minister Konstantin Avdonin to contain the outbreak.
The president and Elizabeth refuse to negotiate with terrorists for the release of a captured CIA agent; Henry disagrees with them; Elizabeth tries to support Stevie through a difficult time.
Elizabeth is determined to hold a human trafficking conference in Kyrgyzstan; Elizabeth and Henry worry about Alison when she keeps coming home from college.
Elizabeth tries to find funding for an electrical grid in a Syrian refugee camp during an impending government shutdown.
While Elizabeth is in Libya to help negotiate an end to its civil war, a tragic accident with her chauffeured car embroils her in an urgent situation to secure medical care for a gravely wounded local girl.
Elizabeth is blamed in a fake news' story for a diplomat's death; Dmitri returns to work with Henry.