‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (Jan. 14): Pres. Dalton’s Mental Status Questioned

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‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (Jan. 14): Pres. Dalton’s Mental Status Questioned

“Sound and Fury” (01/14/18) – 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, on “Madam Secretary,” Sunday, Jan. 14 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Christine Ebersole guest stars as Lydia Dalton, the president’s wife.

Also guest starring in this episode are Yasen Peyankov (Russian Foreign Minister Konstantin Avdonin), Jayne Atkinson (Teresa Hirst), John Bolton (Attorney General Nolan), Sam Breslin Wright (Dylan Larsen), Christine Garver (Molly Reid), Michael Nathanson (Robert Holland), Michael McGrath (Earl), Florencia Lozano (Dr. Ruth Hubbard), R. Ward Duffy (Samuel Singer), Starla Benford (Mary Wilford), Paul Niebanck (Tom Brewer), Howard W. Overshown (Mitchell Williams), Nafeesa Monroe (Emily Hayes), Lisa Tharps (Nicole Montgomery), Marinda Anderson (Monica Miller), Holly Chou (Reporter # 1), and Shelley Thomas-Harts (Reporter # 2).

“Sound and Fury” was written by Executive Producers Barbara Hall and David Grae. It was directed by Debbie Reinsich.

CBS’s “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, who values McCord’s apolitical leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes chief of staff Nadine Tolliver; policy advisor Jay Whitman; speechwriter Matt Mahoney; press coordinator Daisy Grant; and 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, theology professor turned intelligence operative Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.

“Madam Secretary” stars Téa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord), Tim Daly (Henry McCord), Bebe Neuwirth (Nadine Tolliver), Željko Ivanek (Russell Jackson), Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton), Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman), Patina Miller (Daisy Grant), Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney), Erich Bergen (Blake Moran), Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord), Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie “Stevie” McCord), and Evan Roe (Jason McCord).

“Madam Secretary” is produced by CBS Television Studios, in association with Revelations Entertainment. It is executive produced by Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, David Grae, Eric Stoltz and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. The series was created by Barbara Hall.

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