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Madam Secretary Season 4 Episodes

22 Episodes 2017 - 2018

Season 4 of the drama series opens with Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) being involved with a conspiracy theory that claims she was involved in the vice minister of Timor-Leste's death; meanwhile, Dmitri (Chris Petrovski) joins the CIA, and Alison (Katherine Herzer) moves away to college. Later in the season, Elizabeth deals with the shutdown of the government, the difficult situations in Libya and Lebanon, and the negotiation for the liberation of an agent who was kidnapped by the Taliban. The McCord family also has to deal with more normal issues, such as the kids' doubts about their impending adulthood.

Episode 1

News Cycle

Sun, Oct 8, 2017 60 mins

Season 4 begins with a diplomat suddenly dying during a meeting with Elizabeth on the first day of the U.N. General Assembly. Later, a "fake news" story surfaces claiming Elizabeth is responsible for the man's death.

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Episode 2

Off the Record

Sun, Oct 15, 2017 60 mins

Elizabeth is involved in a car accident in Libya when she goes there to help negotiate an end to their civil war and must secure medical care for a gravely wounded local girl who was hit by Elizabeth's chauffeured vehicle.

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Episode 3

The Essentials

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 60 mins

Elizabeth tries to fund an electrical grid in a Syrian refugee camp before riots break out in the country due to a lack of electricity and water. Meanwhile, Henry searches for Dmitri when he goes missing.

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Episode 4

Shutdown

Sun, Oct 29, 2017 60 mins

Secretary of State McCord works to negotiate an agreement between the White House and its congressional opposition to end a government shutdown, while searching for a new chief of staff.

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Episode 5

Persona Non Grata

Sun, Nov 5, 2017 60 mins

Elizabeth is determined to continue to hold a human trafficking conference in Kyrgyzstan despite the inappropriate actions by a U.S. ambassador. Also, Elizabeth and Henry worry about Alison when she keeps coming home from college.

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Episode 6

Loophole

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 60 mins

Henry disagrees with the President and Elizabeth when they refuse to negotiate with terrorists for the release of an American CIA agent who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Also, Elizabeth tries to be supportive of Stevie, who is going through a difficult time.

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Episode 7

North to the Future

Sun, Nov 19, 2017 60 mins

When a Russian dissident flees to the U.S. after contracting smallpox, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord and retired U.N. Ambassador Kat Sandoval must work with Russian Foreign Minister Konstantin Avdonin to contain the outbreak.

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Episode 8

The Fourth Estate

Sun, Nov 26, 2017 60 mins

Secretary of State McCord and her staff work with the Mexican government to extradite a Mexican cartel leader to a U.S. prison in an effort to diminish the opioid crisis. But after he escapes during transport and a journalist who secured a gloating interview with him while on the lam is murdered, Elizabeth's urgency to find the leader escalates.

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Episode 9

Minefield

Sun, Dec 10, 2017 60 mins

Secretary of State McCord reluctantly agrees to host a holiday party in the hopes of persuading senators in attendance to pass a treaty that requires countries to destroy landmines. Also, Henry tries to find evidence that the Senate Majority Leader exchanged information with the Russians.

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Episode 10

Women Transform the World

Sun, Dec 17, 2017 60 mins

Secretary of State McCord struggles with the realization that she may need to advise the Afghan government that a compromise with the Taliban may be better than a war with them. Also, Henry uses Dmitri as bait to convince a Russian spy to help the U.S., and Daisy returns from maternity leave and decides to finally tell Joe's mother about the baby.

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Episode 11

Mitya

Sun, Jan 7, 2018 60 mins

When Vice President Hurst feels threatened that Secretary of State McCord is vying to be the next president, she attempts to set Elizabeth up for failure by promising that Americans will continue to be able to adopt Russian orphans, despite the potential ban by Russia's president. Also, Elizabeth and Henry find out Stevie is dating Dmitri after he is followed by a Russian assassin.

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Episode 12

Sound and Fury

Sun, Jan 14, 2018 60 mins

After President Dalton hears about a sonic attack at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, he thinks Russia is to blame and uncharacteristically threatens them with military force, leaving his cabinet concerned about his mental status.

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Episode 13

Reading the Signs

Sun, Mar 11, 2018 60 mins

Elizabeth seeks creative solutions when the president of Sri Lanka's psychic convinces him to not move forward with a trade agreement with the U.S. Also, Alison grapples with guilt for missing the warning signs after her college roommate attempts suicide, and Henry makes an abrupt career decision.

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Episode 14

Refuge

Sun, Mar 18, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 15

The Unnamed

Sun, Mar 25, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 16

My Funny Valentine

Sun, Apr 1, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 17

Phase Two

Sun, Apr 8, 2018 60 mins

Sen. Morejon puts phase two of Elizabeth's U.S.-Iran arms deal in jeopardy when he asserts that Iran funneled money from phase one of the deal to fund a recent bombing that killed an American citizen. Also, Henry mulls over the option of becoming the chairman of the new military ethics department at the National War College.

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Episode 18

The Friendship Game

Sun, Apr 22, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 19

Star-Crossed Spirits

Sun, Apr 29, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 20

The Things We Get to Say

Sun, May 6, 2018 60 mins

Elizabeth deals with a refugee station while being shadowed by Neal Shin.

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Episode 21

Protocol

Sun, May 13, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 22

Night Watch

Sun, May 20, 2018 60 mins

In the Season 4 finale, Elizabeth and cabinet members brace for the fallout at home and abroad as President Dalton prepares for a retaliatory nuclear attack on a country that has reportedly just launched missiles bound for the U.S.

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