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Original airdateNovember 2, 2014

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Written byAlex Cooley

Directed byMartha Coolidge

"The Call""Need to Know"


When Elizabeth brings Alison and Jason with her to India on her first state department trip abroad, she’s thrown into crisis mode when a massive earthquake hits that causes an explosion at an American-owned factory, and she and Jason are separated from Alison during the chaos.

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  • Téa Leoni as Dr. Elizabeth McCord, the U.S. Secretary of State
  • Tim Daly as Dr. Henry McCord, Elizabeth's husband
  • Patina Miller as Daisy Grant, Elizabeth's press coordinator
  • Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney, Elizabeth's speechwriter
  • Erich Bergen as Blake Moran, Elizabeth's personal assistant
  • Željko Ivanek as Russell Jackson, White House Chief of Staff
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver, Elizabeth's Chief of Staff
  • Kathrine Herzer as Alison McCord, Elizabeth's daughter
  • Evan Roe as Jason McCord, Elizabeth's son
  • Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie 'Stevie' McCord, Elizabeth's oldest daughter
  • Keith Carradine as President Conrad Dalton

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  • John Shea as Ted Graham, business tycoon
  • Sakina Jaffrey as Foreign Minister Chondita Samant
  • Anna Wood as Sarah Eckhart
  • Corey Cott as Scott Welland
  • Dion Graham as Diplomatic Security Head Agent Fred Cole
  • Shivam Chopra as Sanjay

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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: S1S2S3S4S5S6
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