Madam Secretary: Season 2 (2015 - 2016)

Season 2
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Air date: Oct 4, 2015

Elizabeth must take the oath of office when the president's plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean in the Season 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Henry's new Defense Intelligence Agency handler asks him to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government.

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Air date: Oct 11, 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.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2015

Elizabeth is met with hostility while trying to deal with the Russian government; at the same time, Dmitri is kidnapped and interrogated about being a Russian spy.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2015

Elizabeth finds herself pushed out of the president's inner circle for disagreeing with his response to the growing tension with Russia; at the same time, she and Henry try to protect Stevie from the media after incriminating photos of their daughter with Harrison surface.

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Air date: Nov 1, 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. -- (C) CBS

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Air date: Nov 8, 2015

Elizabeth is out for justice after a U.S. aid worker is killed in Syria by the first known American ISIS leader. The death also prompts Elizabeth to recall all aid workers stationed in Syria, including her brother. Meanwhile, Henry feels conflicted when Dmitri asks for help saving Ivan, who has been called back to Moscow.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2015

Elizabeth has President Dalton's support when attempting to make history by lifting the Cuban trade embargo. However, she faces a challenge in winning the Senate's support. Meanwhile, Henry and Alison bond while touring Havana together.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2015

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

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Air date: Nov 29, 2015

Elizabeth prepares to deliver a speech to the United Nations that blames Russia for the attack on Air Force One, but then Henry shares information that makes her seriously reconsider this theory.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2015

Peace talks are scheduled in hopes of ending the escalated conflict with Russia. Traveling to Switzerland, Elizabeth and President Dalton meet with Maria Ostrov, fully prepared to use a reputation-ruining secret they have on her to yield the desired results. Meanwhile, Dmitri requests to be released from his duties as a spy.

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In the second-season opener, Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) takes the oath of office after President Dalton's (Keith Carradine) plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean. It seems as though a skilled hacker has found a way to override communications on Air Force One, but who does he work for and how much further will he go? When strange things start happening at the McCord house, Elizabeth and Henry (Tim Daly) grow concerned that someone is stalking her family. The Defense Intelligence Agency asks Henry to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government, but it will take a lot of persuading to accomplish. Stevie's (Wallis Currie-Wood) relationship with the president's son continues, but she begins to question their future. Elizabeth gets on board with the president's campaign for re-election, but her political views may cost him votes. Executive Producer Morgan Freeman directs and guest stars in the first episode of the season.

Cast & Crew

Zeljko Ivanek
Russell Jackson
Patina Miller
Daisy Grant
Bebe Neuwirth
Nadine Tolliver
Tim Daly
Henry McCord
Téa Leoni
Elizabeth McCord
Evan Roe
Jason McCord
Kathrine Herzer
Alison McCord
Erich Bergen
Blake Moran
Geoffrey Arend
Matt Mahoney
Wallis Currie-Wood
Stephanie "Stevie" McCord
Keith Carradine
President Conrad Dalton
Jill Hennessy
Jane Fellows
Kobi Libii
Oliver Shaw
Clifton Davis
Ephraim Ware
Julian Acosta
Craig Sterling
Carlos Gomez
Jose Campos
Chris Petrovski
Dmitri Petrov
Tony Plana
Admiral Ed Parker
Barbara Hall
Executive Producer
David Grae
Executive Producer
Morgan Freeman
Executive Producer
Lori McCreary
Executive Producer
Charlotte Brändström
Jonathan Brown
Kelly Jane Costello
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Critic Reviews for Madam Secretary Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Keep up the good work, Madam Secretary. You've got my vote.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Finally, these characters have developed the connections that make you wish you were a part of the team.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a rather exciting hour and set up a new mystery to be solved this season.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Madam Secretary shines more through its star, Tea Leoni, and its supporting cast, than its stories, which work harder than they probably need to to make the job of secretary of state look interesting.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Madam Secretary: Season 2

  • Oct 11, 2019
    The series continues strongly. Very entertaining, and intelligently written. Often events are brought up that mirror real-world issues. I love how Mr. McCord is also made to be a strong character that we can respect. Well done!
  • Dec 21, 2018
    My wife and I watch this show together on Netflix and we've thoroughly enjoyed it. While many of the plots seem predictable the cliffhangers are well done. Bess's character is believable and mostly realistic. Her husband Henry is the only character in the series that I have a hard time believing could have a real life counterpart, but even then I enjoy his quips and sidequests. Conrad is the president most of us actually want to lead the country, and Russell is who I picture when I think of the White House chief-of-staff (along with Leo McGarry from the West Wing). If you're looking for a semi-serious, enjoyable, and relate-able show to watch in the evenings this is it.
  • Jun 20, 2017
    My fave tv series. Would give 10/10 if I could.
  • Oct 30, 2016
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  • May 25, 2016
    Season 2 went into more exciting and more conflicting forays while staying true to its warm, wise, family-friendly vibe.
  • May 09, 2016
    This show just keeps getting stronger. The first season centered around conspiracies within the US government and the CIA, and while those were satisfactorily resolved, the scenario seemed to me a bit contrived. The second season put all that behind us and focused much more on world politics. While Tea Leoni's performance in the title role continues to carry the show, the supporting cast was given much more to do, and really shone. I very much look forward to Season 3.
  • Mar 20, 2016
    The show is so preposterous as to defy description. Leoni is a cardboard character
  • Mar 17, 2016
    We love Madam Secretary
  • Feb 18, 2016
    I continue to enjoy this show.
  • Jan 10, 2016
    Brilliant casting, I like the smart writing, with the plus that the stories could actually happen. Somewhat based on real world, stay focused on worldly events and keep the acting at a high lever ... can not go wrong.

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