Elizabeth Navigates a Tricky Political Situation with President Dalton on "Madam Secretary"

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03 May 2016
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Madam Secretary
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"Madam Secretary"
Season Finale Sunday, May 8 at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS Television Network
 
          In the season finale, “Vartius,” 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 (Christopher O’Shea) get engaged. 
 
         Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton following the suspicious death of her predecessor.

         The President values McCord apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver, speechwriter Matt Mahoney, press coordinator Daisy Grant and her charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third world problems, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the President’s combative Chief of Staff Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.
 

SERIES REGULARS:
Téa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord)
Tim Daly (Henry McCord)
Bebe Neuwirth (Nadine Tolliver)
Željko Ivanek     (Russell Jackson)
Patina Miller (Daisy Grant)
Erich Bergen     (Blake Moran)
Geoffrey Arend     (Matt Mahoney)
Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord)
Evan Roe     (Jason McCord)
Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie “Stevie” McCord)
Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton)
 
RECURRING CAST:
Kevin Rahm (Michael Barnow)
Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman)
Michael Aronov (Anton Durchenko)
Christopher O’Shea (Jareth Glover)
Yasen Peyankov (Russian Foreign Minister Konstantin Avdonin)
 
GUEST CAST:
Jeff Talbott (Peter Buckley)
Edward Furs (Russian Man)
William Connell (Brandon Wells)
Emily Dorsch (Ashley Wells)
Alex Notkin (Russian Officer)
Rob Breckenridge (CIA Agent)
Gene Ravvin (Russian Agent #1)
Daniel Alexander (Russian Agent #2)
Sergio Delavicci (Russian Officer #2)
Jen Brissman (ASL Interpreter)
 
 
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