“Madame Secretary”, from Joan Of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, explores 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
Season 01, Episode 01 – “Pilot”
Get a behind the scenes look at the new CBS drama Madam Secretary.
Season 01, Episode 02 – “Another Benghazi”
Elizabeth has to deal with a crisis in Yemen and there’s trouble on the home front for her as well after her oldest daughter Stevie manages to make the headlines for protesting a new policy at her university.
Season 01, Episode 03 – “The Operative”
Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who is threatening to publish confidential documents. Elsewhere, Henry is stuck in an international negotiation when his wife uses his job as leverage to make a deal with Pakistan.
Season 01, Episode 04 – “Just Another Normal Day”
Elizabeth is working to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan when a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal. At home, tensions break out between Alison and Stevie during Alison’s sleepover party.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “Blame Canada”
Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating nuclear program. Determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, she has to get creative when the president seems determined to take military action. Meanwhile, Jason’s respect for Henry grows as he interviews him for a school report.
Season 01, Episode 06 – “The Call”
Elizabeth tries to sway the president to help with a dire situation in West Africa, but her request has unexpected consequences.
Season 01, Episode 07 – “Passage”
Things get scary when Elizabeth brings Alison with her to India on government business and the two are separated from one another during the mayhem of an earthquake.
Season 01, Episode 08 – “Need to Know”
Henry is reactivated by the president into the NSA, but he chooses to keep his continued involvement in the spy game well under wraps from Elizabeth. Meanwhile, the antagonism between Matt and Daisy begins to take its toll on the entire office.
Season 01, Episode 09 – “So It Goes”
Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle launch their own investigation into the plane crash that killed former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh. Meanwhile, Nadine reenters the dating scene after agreeing to go out with a NASA scientist.
Season 01, Episode 11 – “Game On”
Together Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle investigate former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh’s secret Venezuelan bank account and soon discover that a member of Elizabeth’s staff has access to it.
Season 01, Episode 12 – “Standoff”
A work crisis interferes with Elizabeth’s plans to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary in New York City with Henry when political issues arise around the case of a Mexican cartel smuggler who killed a Texas state trooper. Meanwhile, Jason injures himself while under Blake’s watch.
Season 01, Episode 13 – “Chains of Command”
Henry’s father arrives for a visit; at the same time, Elizabeth pushes to prosecute a Bahraini diplomat after he is caught holding a maid hostage in his home.