‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (Oct. 4): The President’s Plane Disappears Over the Pacific Ocean

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+-
‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (Oct. 4): The President’s Plane Disappears Over the Pacific Ocean

“The Show Must Go On” Season 2 Premiere (10/04/15) – Elizabeth must take the oath of office when the President’s plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean.

Also, Henry is asked to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government by Jane Fellows (Jill Hennessy), his new Defense Intelligence Agency handler, on the second season premiere of “Madam Secretary,” Sunday, Oct. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Academy Award winner and “Madam Secretary” Executive Producer Morgan Freeman directed the episode and guest stars as Chief Justice Frawley. The episode was written by Barbara Hall.

Guest starring in the season 2 premiere are Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman), Gordon Becker (Mike Pniewski), Morgan Freeman (Chief Justice Frawley), Jill Hennessy (Jane Fellows), Alex Fernandez (Vice President Mark Delgado), Chris Petrovski (Dmtri), Dennis Staroselsky (Ivan), Francis Jue (Chinese Foreign Minister Chen), Cotter Smith (Darren Hahn), Julian Acosta (Craig Sterling), Mandy Gonzales (Lucy Knox), Jason Ralph (Harrison Dalton), MaryAnn Hu (Press Member), Charles Aitken (William), Prema Cruz (Carla), Michael O’Hara (Cooper Ralston), Alex Morf (Perry Klein), James McDaniel (Air Force General Roger Baylis), Leslie Hendrix (Attorney General Louise Cronenberg), Kobi Libii (Oliver Shaw), Matt Bailey (Secret Service Agent #1), James Murtaugh (Theodore Gates), Jill Abramovitz (Janet Smith), Raymond Neil Hernandez (Secret Service Agent #2), and Hansel Tan (Aide).

“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), Evan Roe (Jason McCord), Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie “Stevie” McCord), and Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton).

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 10/30/17 - 11/05/17
World Series Gm. 7FOX8.2028.29 million
World Series Gm. 6FOX6.0022.33 million
Sunday Night FootballNBC4.9014.36 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.109.11 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.7014.16 million
60 MinutesCBS2.5015.09 million
Young SheldonCBS2.3012.83 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 2NBC2.106.15 million
This Is UsNBC2.008.43 million
The Good DoctorABC1.9010.58 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million