8.0
1,753 votes
Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary

CBS 2014

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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The 10 Best Episodes of Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary - S5E11

#1 - Family Separation: Part 2

8.12

Season 5 - Episode 11

Elizabeth goes head to head with a U.S. governor over the state's new policy of separating unauthorized immigrants from their children. Also, she and Henry plan to renew their wedding vows.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 461 votes.

Madam Secretary - S2E23

#2 - Vartius

8.10

Season 2 - Episode 23

When Elizabeth receives shocking news about an important political operative, she navigates a tricky political situation with President Dalton, who she learns may be considering replacing her as Secretary of State. Also, Stevie and Jareth get engaged.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 994 votes.

Madam Secretary - S6E9

#3 - Carpe Diem

8.09

Season 6 - Episode 9

Elizabeth faces a national security crisis when a military conflict in international waters spirals to the brink of nuclear confrontation. With the imminent threat of impeachment looming over the McCord administration, Elizabeth and Henry make a wish-list of things to do while she’s still in office.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 354 votes.

Madam Secretary - S4E22

#4 - Night Watch

8.06

Season 4 - Episode 22

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.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 625 votes.

Madam Secretary - S5E10

#5 - Family Separation: Part 1

7.98

Season 5 - Episode 10

Elizabeth goes head to head with a U.S. governor over the state's new policy of separating unauthorized immigrants from their children. Also, she and Henry plan to renew their wedding vows.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 497 votes.

Madam Secretary - S2E22

#6 - Render Safe (2)

7.94

Season 2 - Episode 22

The United States debates enacting a “render safe” mission to secure nuclear weapons that belong to the Pakistani government before it collapses, while the Murphy Station pursues the terrorist Jibral Disah.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 961 votes.

Madam Secretary - S4E12

#7 - Sound and Fury

7.93

Season 4 - Episode 12

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.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 776 votes.

Madam Secretary - S6E10

#8 - Leaving the Station

7.92

Season 6 - Episode 10

President Elizabeth McCord kicks off a new landmark political initiative with help from members of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s Soccer team, while Flo Avery, who was born the day women were granted the right to vote, looks on. Opposing the initiative is Senator Amy Ross from Ohio. Also, the McCords overcome last-minute obstacles to pull off a spectacular family celebration with a reunion of familiar faces, that includes a performance by Peter Frampton.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 359 votes.

Madam Secretary - S3E23

#9 - Article 5

7.90

Season 3 - Episode 23

In the season finale, Elizabeth heads to Brussels to seek NATO'S support against Russia when it threatens to invade Bulgaria, but when France refuses to cooperate, it threatens the alliance's existence. Also, when Henry's new government role has him dive into the Russia issue, he turns to his former operative, Dmitri Petrov, for help, and as Nadine and Mike B's relationship heats up, Elizabeth finds out information about her old friend that makes her question his loyalty.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 1193 votes.

Madam Secretary - S6E7

#10 - Accountability

7.89

Season 6 - Episode 7

When U.S. intelligence locates the mastermind behind a foreign country’s hack, Elizabeth must decide whether to risk war by extracting him from the country while she also prepares for the White House correspondents’ dinner. Jason faces backlash after he confronts his school newspaper over its coverage of Elizabeth.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 368 votes.

Madam Secretary - S2E15
#11 - Right of the Boom
7.89
Season 2 - Episode 15

Following a shocking event on U.S. soil, Elizabeth rushes to find answers to President Dalton's many questions about how it was able to occur.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 770 votes.

Madam Secretary - S2E8
#12 - Lights Out
7.89
Season 2 - Episode 8

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

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 713 votes.

Madam Secretary - S2E9
#13 - Russian Roulette
7.88
Season 2 - Episode 9

Shortly before Elizabeth is to deliver a speech at the United Nations accusing Russia for the attack on Air Force One, Henry shares information that makes her reconsider her theory.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 740 votes.

Madam Secretary - S5E3
#14 - The Magic Rake
7.87
Season 5 - Episode 3

Elizabeth flies to Fashion Week in Milan to face off against the Chinese Foreign Minister over an anti-sweatshop treaty in the aftermath of a tragedy. Also, Daisy struggles with feelings of fear and pessimism over her baby’s future, under the threat of rising nationalism in the wake of the attack on the White House.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 560 votes.

Madam Secretary - S2E1
#15 - The Show Must Go On
7.87
Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 764 votes.

Madam Secretary - S3E1
#16 - Sea Change
7.87
Season 3 - Episode 1

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, Jose Campos tries to bring Henry back into the DIA fold, and the McCords worry that their family is being stalked when they discover Jason’s laptop may have been hacked.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 1371 votes.

Madam Secretary - S2E10
#17 - The Greater Good
7.87
Season 2 - Episode 10

After they uncover a secret that could ruin Maria Ostrov’s reputation, Elizabeth and President Dalton head to Switzerland to meet with her and use the information as leverage to find a peaceful solution to the escalated conflict with Russia. Also, Dmitri requests to be released from his duties as a spy.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 752 votes.

Madam Secretary - S1E16
#18 - Tamerlane
7.87
Season 1 - Episode 16

Elizabeth secretly travels to Iran in an attempt to prevent a coup that could impact President Dalton’s administration. Also, she brings her staff up to speed on the investigation into Marsh’s death.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 585 votes.

Madam Secretary - S3E21
#19 - The Seventh Floor
7.84
Season 3 - Episode 21

Elizabeth and her team work to secure the release of an American journalist held hostage in the Sudan.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 1200 votes.

Madam Secretary - S3E2
#20 - The Linchpin
7.84
Season 3 - Episode 2

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, and the McCord children get their own security detail after Jason’s computer is hacked.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Madam Secretary from 1251 votes.

Last updated: apr 15, 2021

Comments

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This show absolutely brilliant. Not only do we get to see the difficult decisions an secretary of state has to make, we can understand and sympathize on an emotional level that not many tv shows have the choices that Elizabeth McCord (played by a phenomenal Téa Leoni) has to make between doing what is the best thing for her country, and what is the right thing to do.... I especially like the fact that this is not just a tv show about the secretary of state, even though Téa Leoni is without a doubt the star that makes this tv show better by a factor of 10. No, its the supporting cast around her that makes this one of the better political drama tv shows i have seen in years. I can definitely see some love chemistry between Téa Leoni and Tim Daly (the husband Henry McCord). And the characters of the staff of from secretary are definitely being more developed over each episode. This is absolutely one of those shows you need to keep an eye on. It has an intelligent script, an awesome cast, and a subject that is very interesting seeing that there is always something going on in the world, and the USA is always poking its nose where it (more often than not) does not belong....

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So I really liked it at first. Like the story, the acting, everything. But then the kids... Not just their acting, it was the lines they had to say. Way to cliché... But what made me stop was the husband. He usually screws things up or acts like a 5 year old and yells nonsense. Being the good wife, she fixes it and all are happy again and the world is saved. If she gets a divorce and files a restraining order against the kids I would watch it again :)

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I love this show too, more and more. It's smart, intelligent and even though it isn't a rollercoaster like Scandal or HTGAWM it's still briliant. I'm really happy to see how more and more series are putting strong women in the forefront and this show does it in the best way in my opinion. There's no back and forth about whether to choose a family life or to have a high-powered political career, she does both, except the husband now has to pitch in more at home. But lo and behold, he doesn't need to give up his career either. ;-) I don't care much about the Hilary Clinton comparison, this is a tv show afterall and I'm taking it as such. In my opinion all the actors are doing a great job in portraying their respective characters (some better than others), but Tea Leoni is amazing. I rarely see her in dramatic roles and it's a shame, because she is great at it. I hope this show continues for a couple of more seasons and that they will keep this pace or get even better at it.

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i just watched season 1. if it were less propaganda it would be a cool show. for now all i see is that other countries have sometimes good people and america sometimes bad. get it?

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I don't like the acting, the story is compelling. Tea Leoni slurs her lines a lot i have noticed and it just takes me out of the story. The kid actors are not terrible but still pretty bad and not believable. I would recommend this show because of the story, but i would warn whom ever i recommend this to about the acting. It's so compelling to see this story fold out i'm enjoying it so far :) 6.5/10

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I was so bored and really disappointed. .the characters were walking clichés and even the plot was kinda bland

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This show started off with a bang, the content was great and the acting was good (in my view). I think for me the politics killed any desire to continue following this show halfway through the second season. I think writers actively alienate their viewers when they attempt to push their own political or religious agenda, especially in a time period when opinions are so polarized.

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Why on earth is Eric Stolz playing her YOUNGER brother when he's 4, and looks about 10, years OLDER than Téa Leoni??

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Been watching this for some time, it has had some good episodes giving a perspective of behind the doors going's on and the wheeling and dealing that is everyday politics. Some of the close to home family stuff was a bit mushy, but on the whole the series for me watchable if not to everyone's taste. I think they have a small problem coming up which in the context of the title of the series and without saying to much what is on the horizon could in fact bring the series to an end and the dawning of another ....

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I've only seen season 1 so far. If I should keep watching, then only because of Téa Leoni. The plot is far too simple if you are somewhat interested in rl diplomacy and politics in general.

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