Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
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Season 1Netflix | CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 22, 2014
Pilot Sep 22, 2014 The new Secretary Of State Elizabeth McCord finds herself immediately faced with a maelstrom of difficult political challenges with an international hostage situation being her most important challenge.
S01 E02Sep 29, 2014
Another Benghazi Sep 29, 2014 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.
S01 E03Oct 6, 2014
The Operative Oct 6, 2014 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.
S01 E04Oct 13, 2014
Just Another Normal Day Oct 13, 2014 A Chinese student comes between a peace treaty between Japan and China. Stevie and Alison continue to clash.
S01 E05Oct 20, 2014
Blame Canada Oct 20, 2014 Elizabeth negotiate's with Iran over their nuclear program. Jason works with his Dad on a school report.
S01 E06Oct 27, 2014
The Call Oct 27, 2014 Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.
Season 2Netflix | CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 5, 2015
The Show Must Go On Oct 5, 2015 The President’s plane is declared missing and Elizabeth is thrust into a situation of power she never imagined possible. Also, Henry butts heads with his new Defense Intelligence Agency handler, Jane Fellows, when he’s asked to recruit one of his Russian students for the NSA.
S02 E02Oct 12, 2015
The Doability Doctrine Oct 12, 2015 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.
S02 E03Oct 19, 2015
The Rusalka Oct 19, 2015 Elizabeth and President Dalton’s administration are met with hostility while trying to deal with the Russian government. Also, Dmitri is kidnapped and interrogated about being a Russian spy.
S02 E04Oct 26, 2015
Waiting for Taleju Oct 26, 2015 Elizabeth finds herself pushed out of the President's inner circle after she disagrees with his response to the growing tension with Russia. Also, when incriminating photos of Stevie and Harrison surface, Elizabeth and Henry must deal with the aftermath and try to protect their daughter from the media.
S02 E05Nov 2, 2015
The Long Shot Nov 2, 2015 In the wake of President Ostrov’s death, Elizabeth and President Dalton fear a power grab within the Russian government. Also, the government’s Cybersecurity Coordinator Oliver Shaw (Kobi Libii) works to identify the hacker who interfered with the communication system on Air Force One, and Jay devises a plan to fight Russian propaganda.
S02 E06Nov 9, 2015
Catch and Release Nov 9, 2015 After an American aid worker is killed in Syria by the first known American ISIS leader, Elizabeth recalls all aid workers stationed there, including her brother, and makes it her mission to get justice for the victim. Henry is conflicted when Dmitri asks for help saving Ivan, who has been called back to Moscow.
Season 3Netflix | CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Oct 3, 2016
Sea Change Oct 3, 2016 When a storm destroys a naval base in Bahrain, Elizabeth urges President Dalton to reexamine his approach to climate change and his overall foreign policy, something that could jeopardize his re-election campaign. Also, the McCords worry that their family is being stalked when they discover Jason’s laptop may have been hacked.
S03 E02Oct 17, 2016
The Linchpin Oct 17, 2016 With Algeria on the brink of a civil war, Elizabeth delicately negotiates a regime change, but her plans go awry when Roy Curtis, the trusted U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, dies unexpectedly. Also, Henry fights to save religious antiquities in Algeria when he discovers they are being destroyed by Hizb al-Shahid.
S03 E03Oct 24, 2016
South China Sea Oct 24, 2016 After U.S. environmental activists protesting China’s damage of a South China Sea reef are arrested for spying, Elizabeth finds herself in a stalemate with the Chinese foreign minister as she lobbies for their release.
S03 E04Oct 31, 2016
The Dissent Memo Oct 31, 2016 After a bombing at a political rally in Angola, Elizabeth must find a way to respond to a “dissent memo” from the Bureau of African Affairs when they criticize the Dalton Administration’s lack of attention to the upcoming Angolan election.
S03 E05Nov 7, 2016
The French Revolution Nov 7, 2016 When an imminent U.S.-France state dinner is jeopardized after a CIA operative is captured by French intelligence, Elizabeth must negotiate the operative’s release while keeping the event on track.
S03 E06Nov 14, 2016
The Statement Nov 14, 2016 When Elizabeth discovers that a terrorist bombing at an Illinois coffee shop was funded by someone with close ties to the Saudi government, she makes a bold move after the Saudi ambassador refuses to bring the man to justice. Also, Matt refuses to issue a statement when news breaks that he and the bomber are linked to the same mosque, and Henry reaches out to Dmitri when he hears he’s having trouble adjusting to his new life in Phoenix.
Season 4Netflix | CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Oct 9, 2017
News Cycle Oct 9, 2017 When the assistant vice minister of Timor-Leste suddenly dies during a meeting with Elizabeth on the first day of the U.N General Assembly, she becomes suspicious after the president of Timor-Leste ships the body back without a proper investigation. Also, a “fake news” story surfaces claiming Elizabeth is responsible for the minister’s death, and Dmitri returns to work with Henry.
S04 E02Oct 16, 2017
Off the Record Oct 16, 2017 While Elizabeth is in Libya to help negotiate an end to their 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.
S04 E03Oct 23, 2017
The Essentials Oct 23, 2017 With a government shutdown looming, Elizabeth must think outside the box to help fund an electrical grid in a Syrian refugee camp, before riots break out in the country due to the lack of electricity and water. Also, Henry searches for Dmitri when he goes missing.
S04 E04Oct 30, 2017
Shutdown Oct 30, 2017 As the government shutdown shows no sign of progress, Secretary of State McCord must negotiate an agreement between the White House and its opposition led by Senator Morejon. Also, Elizabeth is having trouble finding a suitable replacement for the chief of staff position.
S04 E05Nov 6, 2017
Persona Non Grata Nov 6, 2017 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.
S04 E06Nov 13, 2017
Loophole Nov 13, 2017 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.
Season 5CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Oct 8, 2018
E Pluribus Unum Oct 8, 2018 In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart while a manhunt for the attackers brings D.C. to a halt. For advice, Elizabeth turns to former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell.