Madam Secretary/Season One

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Season One
Madam Secretary
Season Premiere September 21, 2014
Season Finale May 3, 2015
Episode Count 22





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Season One of Madam Secretary premiered on September 21, 2014.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
1 1 Pilot Barbara Hall David Semel September 21, 2014 14.75M 2%
Newly-appointed Secretary Of State Elizabeth McCord is immediately faced with a maelstrom of complex political challenges, and an international hostage situation is her top priority. Meanwhile at home, Elizabeth questions whether she did the right thing by taking this job, as her children are finding it difficult to adjust to their new schools.
2 2 Another Benghazi Barbara Hall David Semel September 28, 2014 12.72M 1.4%
While in the process of dealing with a crisis in Yemen, Elizabeth faces a challenge at home when her oldest daughter makes headlines for protesting her university's new policy.
3 3 The Operative David Grae Jeremy Webb October 5, 2014 12.2M 1.6%
Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who threatens to publish confidential documents that were leaked from inside the State Department. Meanwhile, Henry is dragged into an international negotiation when his wife uses his job as leverage to broker a deal with Pakistan.
4 4 Just Another Normal Day Joan Rater,
Tony Phelan
Eric Stoltz October 12, 2014 11.45M 1.4%
While Elizabeth works to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan, a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal. Meanwhile, tensions rise at home between Alison and Stevie during Alison's sleepover party.
5 5 Blame Canada Paul Redford Eriq LaSalle October 19, 2014 12.28M 1.5%
When Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating nuclear program, she is determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, despite the President's position of using military action. Meanwhile, Jason has new admiration for his father when he interviews him for a school report.
6 6 The Call Matt Ward Mark Piznarski October 26, 2014 11.71M 1.5%
Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.
7 7 Passage Alex Cooley Martha Coolidge November 2, 2014 13.21M 1.8%
When Elizabeth brings Alison with her to India on her first state department trip abroad, she's thrown into crisis mode when a massive earthquake hits that causes an explosion at an American-owned factory, and she's separated from Alison during the chaos.
8 8 Need to Know Alexander Maggio Dennie Gordon November 9, 2014 12.54M 1.4%
When the President approves Henry's reactivation into the NSA, he lies to Elizabeth about his continued involvement in the spy game. Meanwhile, Matt and Daisy's antagonism toward one another begins to affect the entire office.
9 9 So It Goes David Grae James Whitmore November 16, 2014 12.77M 1.5%
Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle launch their own investigation into the plane crash that killed former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh. Also, Nadine takes a step back into the dating pool when she agrees to go on a date with a NASA scientist.
10 10 Collateral Damage Matt Ward Eric Stoltz November 23, 2014 12.41M 1.6%
When the State Department goes on lockdown due to a deranged gunman outside the building, Elizabeth is confined with a delegation from Iraq whose translator threatens to reveal damaging information about her actions while in the CIA. Meanwhile, when Matt is stuck in an office with Daisy's fiancé, Win, he spills information that he shouldn't have.
11 11 Game On Paul Redford Randy Zisk November 30, 2014 13.24M 1.9%
Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle work together to find former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh's secret bank account, but soon uncover that one of Elizabeth's staff members already has access to it.
12 12 Standoff Joseph C. Muscat Gloria Muzio January 4, 2015 11.69M 1.5%
When a Texas state trooper is killed by a Mexican cartel smuggler, Elizabeth arranges an extradition deal before going on vacation to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary in New York City. However, when political issues arise around the case, she is forced to cut their trip short. Also, Elizabeth's son injures himself while Blake is watching him.
13 13 Chains of Command Alex Cooley Michael Waxman January 11, 2015 12.13M 1.7%
Elizabeth pushes for the prosecution of a diplomat after he is caught holding a maid hostage in his home. Also, Henry's father comes to visit.
14 14 The Whispher of the Ax Barbara Hall Eric Stoltz March 1, 2015 11.64M 1.3%
Elizabeth is humiliated at a public budget hearing when her staff fails to find the corruption that exists in her microloan program. Also, the investigation into Marsh's death continues.
15 15 The Ninth Circle Alexander Maggio Nicole Rubio March 8, 2015 10.82M 1.1%
Elizabeth heads to Turkey to mend political relations after the Turkish government releases a video that could be damaging to the CIA. Also, Jason is threatened with expulsion after punching a bully at school.
16 16 Tamerlanee David Grae Jonathan Brown March 15, 2015 11.26M 1.2%
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.
17 17 Face the Nation Matt Ward Rob Greenlea March 22, 2015 10.79M 1.3%
As Elizabeth struggles to hold herself together emotionally following the attack in Iran, she works to prevent an ecological disaster in the Amazon, and prepares for a nationalSpartan Figures television appearance on "Face the Nation." Also, she and Henry disagree about the level of protection Jason should have at his new school.
18 18 The Time Is at Hand Joy Gregory Anna Foerster March 29, 2015 11.47M 1.4%
While Elizabeth seeks a diplomatic solution to a doomsday cult in Bolivia, a congressman attempting to negotiate with its leader is taken hostage. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Henry meet Stevie's much older boyfriend.
19 19 Spartan Figures Lyla Oliver Tate Donovan April 5, 2015 9.27M 1.1%
Elizabeth and President Dalton work together to solve the Greek debt crisis, but not everyone at home is happy with the agreement. Meanwhile, Henry mulls over a new job offer, and Stevie reconnects with her childhood friend, the President's son.
20 20 The Necessary Art Paul Redford Dennie Gordon April 12, 2015 11.39M 1.4%
While Henry is in Russia giving a lecture on fundamentalism, Elizabeth must navigate tricky political waters when a Russian nuclear submarine vanishes in American waters. Also, Stevie breaks up with her older boyfriend.
21 21 The Kill List David Grae Ed Ornelas April 26, 2015 10.46M 1%
22 22 There but for the Grace of God David Grae Ed Ornelas May 3, 2015 9.67M 1%

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