Madam Secretary: Season 5 (2018 - 2019)

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Air date: Oct 7, 2018

The Season 5 premiere: 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.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

Elizabeth discovers that the White House attackers had support from overseas, and tries to hunt down those responsible without starting a war. Also, Henry comes face to face with one of the attackers.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2018

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.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

The remains of U.S. soldiers who served in World War II are uncovered in Southeast Asia, but Elizabeth's hopes of bringing them home quickly fade when a stubborn leader stands in her way. Also, Henry and Stevie find themselves publicly targeted by a restaurant owner who is angry about Elizabeth's policies, and Alison volunteers for a local congressional campaign.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2018

Henry finds himself at the center of an international incident when he comes to the aid of an ex-girlfriend at a religious freedom conference in Thailand, after she is imprisoned for condemning the monarchy. Also, Elizabeth helps Jason navigate the pressure of preparing for college.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2018

The eruption of an Icelandic volcano strands Elizabeth at an airport in Ireland with the Turkish foreign minister, so she tries to broker a deal with him to save the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees. Also, Henry gives advice to Alison about an awkward topic.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2018

Vice President Teresa Hurst asks Elizabeth for help when a surrogate carrying her future grandchild is arrested in Laos for human trafficking. Also, Henry tries to protect Stevie from danger when he suspects that she's being followed by a Russian operative, and Blake deals with the demanding and costly instructions of a delegation of Japanese gardeners.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2018

Haiti's democracy is threatened by a president who refuses to step down after losing the election, and Elizabeth tries to solve the problem without resorting to military action. Also, Blake has one week to find a new job before Elizabeth fires him as her assistant.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2018

Elizabeth and Jay work to keep an historic agreement between Serbia and Kosovo from falling apart after a mass grave is discovered in Serbia dating back to the Kosovo war. Also, Henry deals with a bizarre encounter with Secretary of Defense Gordon Becker.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2018

Part 1 of 2. 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.

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In the fifth season of this drama series, Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) and President Dalton (Keith Carradine) must face a new and dangerous threat: violent nationalists that have just attacked the White House. Plus, Elizabeth is attempting to run for president, but soon discovers the tool that the campaign can take on her and her family. Meanwhile, Henry (Tim Daly) is working at the White House as an ethics advisor, which results with him constantly disagreeing with Elizabeth. Also, Alison's (Kathrine Herzer) interest in politics keeps increasing, while Jason (Evan Roe) is actively preoccupied with his college applications.

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Critic Reviews for Madam Secretary Season 5

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

While an Emmy may not be forthcoming, Clinton acquits herself well in this fifth-season launch of a hit that wants -- and occasionally has -- some of that ol' West Wing mojo.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Cameos from Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton -- and a terrific guest appearance by Linda Lavin...get the fifth season of the political drama off to a strong start.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

What a way to kick things off. As if having not one, not two, but three former Secretaries of State on Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 1 wasn't enough, the cast and writers delivered a hell of a story.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Madam Secretary: Season 5

  • Jul 10, 2019
    This season went full anti-Trump and pro Hillary. It was so pro Hillary that they actually had Hillary on the show. Seasons 1-4 were very entertaining. This season is a political propaganda brainwashing disaster gone awry. The Hollyweird liberals need to get over the fact that Hillary lost and Trump won..
  • Apr 01, 2019
    Great show. More would watch if it was not on so late.
  • Jan 21, 2019
    5 seasons and still my favorite!
  • Dec 12, 2018
    Easy watching. Keeps current with today's issues. Reminds me of West Wing
  • Oct 11, 2018
    HAM HANDED, RIDICULOUS EPISODE. three FORMER sEC sTATES AND ALL THEY CAN SUGGEST IS PLATITUDES. pathetic AND FAR BELOW THEIR STANDARDS.
  • Oct 09, 2018
    The writing just gets better. Could have done with Clinton taking about uniting, but still impressive.
  • Oct 08, 2018
    I can't believe that the writers would stoop so low to have Hillary on their show. I normally watch you show but I deleted this episode and will cancel the recording if this is the path that you are taking.
  • Sep 28, 2018
    Very interesting show, current foreign affairs analyzed well

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