‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (April 12): Russian Nuclear Submarine Disappears

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‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (April 12): Russian Nuclear Submarine Disappears

“The Necessary Art” (04/12/15) – 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, on “Madam Secretary,” Sunday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Guest starring in this episode are Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman), Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton), Johanna Day (Admiral Ellen Hill), Mike Pniewski (Gordon Becker), Cotter Smith (Darren Hahn), Paolo Montalban (Military Teck), Josh Hamilton (Arthur Gilroy), Yorgo Constantine (Russian Foreign Minister Anton Gorev), Olek Krupa (President Pavel Ostrov Guard), Jack Dimich (Captain), Stan Demidoff (Executive Officer Andrei), Philip Baker Hall (Ezra Helsinger), Priscilla Shanks (Translator), David Garelik (Russian Crewman #1), Pasha Pellosie (Russian Crewman #2), and Luke Vexler (Reporter).

“The Necessary Art” was written by Paul Redford and directed by Dennie Gordon.

Guest starring in this episode are Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman), Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton), Jason Ralph (Harrison Dalton), Michael Cumpsty (Max Quinn), Chuck Cooper (General Mitch Sarno), Sherman Howard (Prime Minister Spiros Georgiou), Josh Hamilton (Arthur Gilroy), Becky Ann Baker (Chancellor Frieda Schulz), Gavin Gregory (Guard), Marlie Hall (Reporter), Andre Blake (Secret Service Agent), Stacey Yen (Georgia), Stephen Eckelmann (German Staffer #1), and Andy Hassell (German Staffer #2).

“Madam Secretary” stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed 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 returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values her 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.

“Madam Secretary” also stars Tim Daly (Henry McCord), Bebe Neuwirth (Nadine Tolliver), Željko Ivanek (Russell Jackson), Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney), Patina Miller (Daisy Grant), Erich Bergen (Blake Moran), Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord), and Evan Roe (Jason McCord).

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