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Madam Secretary Season 2 Episodes

23 Episodes 2015 - 2016

In the second-season opener, Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) takes the oath of office after President Dalton's (Keith Carradine) plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean. It seems as though a skilled hacker has found a way to override communications on Air Force One, but who does he work for and how much further will he go? When strange things start happening at the McCord house, Elizabeth and Henry (Tim Daly) grow concerned that someone is stalking her family. The Defense Intelligence Agency asks Henry to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government, but it will take a lot of persuading to accomplish. Stevie's (Wallis Currie-Wood) relationship with the president's son continues, but she begins to question their future. Elizabeth gets on board with the president's campaign for re-election, but her political views may cost him votes. Executive Producer Morgan Freeman directs and guest stars in the first episode of the season.

Episode 1

The Show Must Go On

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 60 mins

Elizabeth must take the oath of office when the president's plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean in the Season 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Henry's new Defense Intelligence Agency handler asks him to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government.

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Episode 2

The Doability Doctrine

Sun, Oct 11, 2015 60 mins

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 was kidnapped in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Henry is having trouble persuading a student to spy for the U.S. government.

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Episode 3

The Rusalka

Sun, Oct 18, 2015 60 mins

Elizabeth is met with hostility while trying to deal with the Russian government; at the same time, Dmitri is kidnapped and interrogated about being a Russian spy.

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Episode 4

Waiting for Taleju

Sun, Oct 25, 2015 60 mins

Elizabeth finds herself pushed out of the president's inner circle for disagreeing with his response to the growing tension with Russia; at the same time, she and Henry try to protect Stevie from the media after incriminating photos of their daughter with Harrison surface.

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Episode 5

The Long Shot

Sun, Nov 1, 2015 60 mins

Elizabeth and President Dalton fear a power grab within the Russian government in the wake of President Ostrov's death. Also of concern, especially for Cybersecurity Coordinator Oliver Shaw, is identifying the hacker who interfered with the communication system on Air Force One. Meanwhile, Jay devises a plan to fight Russian propaganda.

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Episode 6

Catch and Release

Sun, Nov 8, 2015 60 mins

Elizabeth is out for justice after a U.S. aid worker is killed in Syria by the first known American ISIS leader. The death also prompts Elizabeth to recall all aid workers stationed in Syria, including her brother. Meanwhile, Henry feels conflicted when Dmitri asks for help saving Ivan, who has been called back to Moscow.

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Episode 7

You Say You Want a Revolution

Sun, Nov 15, 2015 60 mins

Elizabeth has President Dalton's support when attempting to make history by lifting the Cuban trade embargo. However, she faces a challenge in winning the Senate's support. Meanwhile, Henry and Alison bond while touring Havana together.

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Episode 8

Lights Out

Sun, Nov 22, 2015 60 mins

As tensions rise with Russia, Elizabeth, Russell and Mike B. hatch a plan to oust National Security Advisor Craig Sterling without tarnishing President Dalton with a scandal; at the same time, Director of National Intelligence Ephraim Ware identifies who hacked Air Force One.

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Episode 9

Russian Roulette

Sun, Nov 29, 2015 60 mins

Elizabeth prepares to deliver a speech to the United Nations that blames Russia for the attack on Air Force One, but then Henry shares information that makes her seriously reconsider this theory.

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Episode 10

The Greater Good

Sun, Dec 13, 2015 60 mins

Peace talks are scheduled in hopes of ending the escalated conflict with Russia. Traveling to Switzerland, Elizabeth and President Dalton meet with Maria Ostrov, fully prepared to use a reputation-ruining secret they have on her to yield the desired results. Meanwhile, Dmitri requests to be released from his duties as a spy.

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Episode 11

Unity Node

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth tries to salvage a peace deal with Russia after an unexpected turn of events threatens to dissolve the agreement; at the same time, she gets dragged into dealing with an emergency situation aboard the International Space Station.

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Episode 12

The Middle Way

Sun, Jan 17, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth, to her surprise, is met with resistance when she travels to Myanmar to sign a Pacific Rim trade agreement, which will modernize the country's power grid and benefit several of its trading partners. Meanwhile, Nadine attempts to mend her relationship with her estranged son.

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Episode 13

Invasive Species

Sun, Jan 31, 2016 60 mins

The death of Henry's father leads the family to uncover some rather shocking secrets that open old wounds for them, leading to a confrontation between Henry and his grieving sister Maureen, who feels her brother should have been home more. Elsewhere, Russell keeps important information from Elizabeth's team at the State Department.

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Episode 14

Left of the Boom

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth oversees a mission to track down the culprits behind a uranium heist in Eastern Europe, while at the same time trying to prevent the dismantling of an important arms deal in Saudi Arabia, which is threatened by the apprehension of two American teenage girls who intended to join a terrorist group.

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Episode 15

Right of the Boom

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 60 mins

A shocking event occurs on U.S. soil, which sends Elizabeth scrambling for answers as President Dalton questions how this was able to happen in the first place.

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Episode 16

Hijriyyah

Sun, Mar 6, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth is presented with the opportunity to question a person who claims to know the whereabouts of the most-wanted terrorist in the world. In other events, Stevie brings her boyfriend home to meet her parents.

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Episode 17

Higher Learning

Sun, Mar 20, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth accompanies Alison on a college campus tour, during which she becomes the center of attention when ambushed by groups protesting a Chilean mining operation. Elsewhere, Henry and Jane work with Jose Campos in an attempt to track down Jibral Disah's third wife, Hijriyyah.

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Episode 18

On the Clock

Sun, Mar 27, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth holds peace talks between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, but negotiations are stalled when a mysterious plane crash involving their countries prompts a reevaluation of the deal. In other events, Jane Pauley grills Elizabeth; and Henry attempts to help the NSA locate the terrorist Jibral Disah.

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Episode 19

Desperate Remedies

Sun, Apr 10, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth comes up with a plan to get the terrorist organization Boko Haram to release schoolgirls they are holding captive, while Henry comes closer to pinpointing Jibral Disah's exact location.

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Episode 20

Ghost Detainee

Sun, Apr 17, 2016 60 mins

Elizabeth formally condemns the terrorist group Hizb-Al Shahid when she delivers her first speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Later, she meets with the Russian Foreign Minister to discuss forming a coalition, but these talks create a conflict of interest with Henry, who is searching for a way to save Dmitri's ill sister.

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Episode 21

Connection Lost

Sun, Apr 24, 2016 60 mins

President Dalton sends the "Murphy Station," aka Henry, Jane and Jose, on a dangerous mission after receiving word that the world's most wanted terrorist is hiding in Islamabad. This assignment comes as Elizabeth and Henry begin couples therapy with Dr. Kinsey Sherman.

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Episode 22

Render Safe

Sun, May 1, 2016 60 mins

The U.S. debates enacting a "render safe" mission to secure nuclear weapons that belong to the failing Pakistani government; at the same time, the terrorist Jibral Disah is pursued by the Murphy Station.

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Episode 23

Vartius

Sun, May 8, 2016 60 mins

Season 2 concludes with shocking news about an important political operative reaching Elizabeth, who finds herself navigating her way through tricky waters after hearing that President Dalton is considering replacing her as Secretary of State. Meanwhile, Stevie and Jareth get engaged.

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