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State of Affairs Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

13 Episodes 2014 - 2015

Season 1 of this political drama centers around CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Whitney Tucker (Katherine Heigl), who assembles and presents the President's Daily Briefing about the most vital security issues facing the country. The series begins one year after the death of the president's son, who was also Tucker's fiancé. While preparing the PDB, her team becomes aware that an American doctor has been abducted. While all fingers point to terrorist Omar Abdul Fatah, they cannot confirm and Tucker leaves him off the PDB, which puts her in conflict with her CIA director and causes President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard) to intervene. Despite their efforts, Fatah remains at large and is a continuous threat throughout the season. Also, Tucker encounters a Russian sub hacking into U.S. undersea cables in the Bering Sea, a terrorist group kidnapping 20 girls after a soccer match and a young member of Anonymous infiltrating the White House.

Episode 1


Mon, Nov 17, 2014 60 mins

Charlie (Katherine Heigl) reflects on the one-year anniversary of her fiancé's death at the hands of a terrorist in the series premiere of this political drama centering on a top CIA analyst who assembles the President's daily briefing. Alfre Woodard also stars.

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Episode 2

Secrets & Lies

Mon, Nov 24, 2014 60 mins

The team scrambles against the Russians over a stranded submarine that houses U.S. secrets. Elsewhere, President Payton appoints a formidable new CIA director.

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Episode 3

Half the Sky

Mon, Dec 1, 2014 60 mins

Charlie has flashbacks of Midnight City, where she first met Nick. In other developments, Charlie springs into action when militants kidnap 21 Nigerian girls, and President Payton has trade talks with the Chinese president.

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Episode 4

Bang, Bang

Mon, Dec 8, 2014 60 mins

A threatening text is sent to Charlie and Nick. Meanwhile, Charlie has flashbacks of her first interactions with Fatah; Payton's rival reveals information about a report on a senatorial convoy attack; the team tries to contain a smallpox contamination in Panama.

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Episode 5

Ar Rissalah

Mon, Dec 15, 2014 60 mins

President Payton has many questions for Nick Vera in the wake of a leak of a convoy-attack report. Meanwhile, Charlie flashes back to the convoy attack, revealing she's been hiding a secret from Payton, and a reporter is granted an exclusive interview.

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Episode 6


Mon, Dec 22, 2014 60 mins

Charlie heads to Qatar with Maureen and President Payton for a diplomatic mission, but the standard trip turns disastrous. Meanwhile, a direct link to Omar Fatah is tracked; a masked man interrogates Nick; and Charlie desperately tries to remember details about the convoy attack.

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Episode 7


Mon, Jan 5, 2015 60 mins

Numerous photos of national landmarks featuring an Arabic symbol surface. Meanwhile, Charlie is in Yemen to make contact with her asset; Nick's masked captor leads him to his next mission; Lucas oversees an interrogation at Langley; and President Payton must make a difficult decision.

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Episode 8


Mon, Jan 12, 2015 60 mins

Jack Dawkins is kidnapped from a Panamanian prison and held for ransom. Meanwhile, Charlie returns to Langley to coordinate an operation; the D.C. bomb squad removes a suspicious backpack in front of the Washington Monument; and Nick is put through a number of tests.

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Episode 9

Cry Havoc

Mon, Jan 19, 2015 60 mins

A high-stakes investigation puts the focus on proving a sorority girl is in fact a member of a terrorist cell. Meanwhile, Charlie faces a possible betrayal, and Nick Vera inches closer to contacting Omar Fattah.

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Episode 10

The War at Home

Mon, Jan 26, 2015 60 mins

The team races to find a terrorist cell's missing bombs, and Charlie enlists the aid of a former adversary in the effort. Meanwhile, domestic fear and suspicion escalate as President Payton faces a new political threat, and an operation is jeopardized.

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Episode 11

The Faithful

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 60 mins

A manhunt begins for a terrorist who escaped custody. Meanwhile, President Payton makes a deal with the media to protect a top-secret operation, but her own secrets may be publicly exposed in the process; and Nick and Fatah stay at a terrorist stronghold, awaiting the arrival of a dangerous man.

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Episode 12

Here and Now

Mon, Feb 9, 2015 60 mins

Sacrifices may need to be made when Nick at last has the most-wanted terrorist in his sights, and Charlie is at odds with President Payton on how to proceed. Meanwhile, Sen. Burke releases secret intelligence that jeopardizes the entire mission, and Charlie's past with Nick comes to the fore.

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Episode 13


Mon, Feb 16, 2015 59 mins

Charlie quits the CIA in a bid to locate and kill Omar Fatah in the series finale. Also: President Payton faces adversity over threats that secret information will be publicly released; and the team gathers to help an off-the-grid Charlie.

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