Another Benghazi

Madam Secretary Season 1 Episode 2

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Running time43 minutes

Original airdateSeptember 28, 2014

Nielsen ratingViewers (million):

Written byBarbara Hall

Directed byDavid Semel

"Pilot""The Operative"


While in the process of dealing with a crisis in Yemen, Elizabeth faces a challenge at home when her oldest daughter makes headlines for protesting her university’s new policy.




  • Téa Leoni as Dr. Elizabeth McCord
  • Tim Daly as Dr. Henry McCord
  • Patina Miller as Daisy Grant
  • Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
  • Erich Bergen as Blake Moran
  • Kathrine Herzer as Alison McCord
  • Evan Roe as Jason McCord
  • Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie 'Stevie' McCord
  • Željko Ivanek as Russell Jackson
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
  • Sebastian Arcelus as Jay Whitman
  • Patrick Breen as Andrew Munsey
  • Keith Carradine as President Conrad Dalton

Guest Stars

  • Tim Guinee as Paul Wellington
  • Tim Matheson as Fred Moran
  • John Bedford Lloyd as Everard Burke
  • Leslie Silva as Ms. Hardwick
  • Jeff Hephner as Isaac Bishop
  • Megan Byrne as Jessica Wellington
  • Joshua Colley as John Wellington
  • Brian O'Neill as Navy Admiral
  • Shawn Andrew as Seal (as Shawn T. Andrew)
  • Leila Buck as Al-Huran News Anchor
  • Mariand Torres as Young Widow


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Madam Secretary Season 1 (20142015)

101. "Pilot"
102. "Another Benghazi"
103. "The Operative"
104. "Just Another Normal Day"
105. "Blame Canada"
106. "The Call"
107. "Passage"
108. "Need to Know"

109. "So It Goes"
110. "Collateral Damage"
111. "Game On"
112. "Standoff"
113. "Chains of Command"
114. "Whisper of the Ax"
115. "The Ninth Circle"
116. "Tamerlane"

117. "Face the Nation"
118. "The Time is at Hand"
119. "Spartan Figures"
120. "The Necessary Art"
121. "The Kill List"
122. "There But for the Grace of God"

See also: S1S2S3S4S5