Madam Secretary Season 2 banner.jpg
Original run October 4, 2015 – May 8, 2016
No. of Episodes 23
Nielsen rating 18-49 rating:
Viewers (million):
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Region 1 September 13, 2016
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Season 2 of Madam Secretary was announced on January 12, 2015 and premiered on October 4, 2015.

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Picture Title Number Season Number Written by Original Airdate U.S. viewers
150px "The Show Must Go On" 23 1 Barbara Hall October 4, 2015 11.79
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, his new Defense Intelligence Agency handler.
150px "The Doability Doctrine" 24 2 David Grae October 11, 2015 11.15
Elizabeth takes advice from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ignores President Dalton's recommendation on how to negotiate the safe return of a State Department employee who was kidnapped in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Henry is having trouble persuading a student to spy for the U.S. government.
150px "The Rusalka " 25 3 Matt Ward October 18, 2015 9.61
Elizabeth and President Dalton's administration are met with hostility while trying to deal with the Russian government. Also, Dmitri is kidnapped and interrogated about being a Russian spy. Jill Hennessy returns as Jane Fellows, Henry's defense intelligence agency superior.
150px "Waiting for Taleju" 26 4 Joy Gregory October 25, 2015 10.81
Elizabeth finds herself pushed out of the President's inner circle after she disagrees with his response to the growing tension with Russia. Also, when incriminating photos of Stevie and Harrison surface, Elizabeth and Henry must deal with the aftermath and try to protect their daughter from the media.
150px "The Long Shot" 27 5 November 1, 2015 9.47
In the wake of President Ostrov's death, Elizabeth and President Dalton fear a power grab within the Russian government. Also, the government's Cybersecurity Coordinator Oliver Shaw (Kobi Libii) works to identify the hacker who interfered with the communication system on Air Force One, and Jay devises a plan to fight Russian propaganda.
150px "Catch and Release" 28 6 November 8, 2015 10.59
When an American aid worker is killed in Syria by ISIS, Elizabeth recalls all aid workers stationed there, including her reluctant brother, who is doctor on the front lines.
150px "You Say You Want a Revolution " 29 7 November 15, 2015 10.61
Elizabeth has President Dalton's support when attempting to make history by lifting the Cuban trade embargo. However, she faces a challenge in winning the Senate's support. Meanwhile, Henry and Alison bond while touring Havana together.
150px "Lights Out " 30 8 November 22, 2015 9.91
Amidst increasing tensions with Russia, Elizabeth, Russell and Mike B. devise a plan to oust National Security Advisor Craig Sterling while at the same time not tarnishing the Office of the President with a scandal. Also, progress is made on identifying the Air Force One hacker.
150px "Russian Roulette " 31 9 November 25, 2015 9.96
With President Dalton considering military action against Russia for the cyber attacks on Air Force One and on the Ukrainian President Mikhail Bozek's plane, and with Elizabeth preparing an address to the United Nations, Henry wrestles with revealing concrete evidence that Russia is not behind the attacks.
150px "The Greater Good " 32 10 December 13, 2015 10.14
After uncovering a secret that could destroy Russian President Maria Ostrov's reputation, Elizabeth and President Dalton travel to Switzerland to confront her and use the information as leverage to find a peaceful solution to the conflict between their countries
150px "Unity Node " 33 11 January 10, 2016 8.97
Elizabeth tries to salvage a peace deal with Russia after an unexpected turn of events threatens to dissolve the agreement; at the same time, she gets dragged into dealing with an emergency situation aboard the International Space Station.
150px "The Middle Way " 34 12 January 17, 2016 11.87
Elizabeth, to her surprise, is met resistance when she travels to Myanmar to sign a Pacific Rim trade agreement, which will modernize the country's power grid and benefit several of its trading partners. Meanwhile, Nadine attempts to mend her relationship with her estranged son
150px "Invasive Species " 35 13 January 31, 2016 10.20
The death of Henry's father leads the family to uncover some rather shocking secrets that open old wounds for them, leading to a confrontation between Henry and his grieving sister Maureen, who feels her brother should have been home more. Elsewhere, Russell keeps important information from Elizabeth's team at the State Department.
150px "Left of the Boom " 36 14 February 14, 2016 10.06
Elizabeth deals with extremely sensitive issues in Saudi Arabia as she oversees a mission to find those responsible for a uranium heist Eastern Europe.
150px "Right of the Boom " 37 15 February 21, 2016 10.73
Following a shocking event on U.S. soil, Elizabeth rushes to find answers to President Dalton's many questions about how it was able to occur.
150px "Hijryyah" 38 16 March 6, 2016
After an Italian warship answers a distress call from a ship carrying Libyan refugees, Elizabeth is given 20 minutes to decide whether to question a passenger who claims to know the whereabouts of Jibral Disah, the most-wanted terrorist in the world.
150px "Higher Learning" 39 17 March 20, 2016 9.41
While Elizabeth accompanies Alison on a college campus tour, she is ambushed by protestors about a Chilean mining operation involving the U.S. and Chilean governments. Also, Henry, Jane and Jose Campos attempt to track down Jibral Disah's third wife, Hijriyyah.
150px "On the Clock" 40 18 March 27, 2016 8.50
A mysterious plane crash interrupts peace talks between India and Pakistan; Henry tries to get information from one of Disah's wives; Elizabeth undergoes a grueling interview.
150px "Desperate Remedies" 41 19 April 10, 2016 9.86
After a member of the inner circle of a terrorist organization falls ill with a deadly virus, Elizabeth attempts to use his weakness to secure the release of a group of schoolgirls that are being held captive.
150px "Ghost Detainee" 42 20 April 17, 2016 9.57
After Elizabeth delivers her first speech to the United Nations General Assembly formally condemning the terrorist group Hizb-al Shahid, she discusses forming a coalition against them with the Russian Foreign Minister. However, the talks create a conflict of interest between Elizabeth and Henry, who is searching for a way to save Dmitri's ill sister, Talia Petrov, from the Russian government.
150px "Connection Lost" 43 21 April 24, 2016 9.57
Henry, Jane and Jose are sent on a dangerous mission when President Dalton gets word that the world's most dangerous terrorist is hiding in Islamabad. Meanwhile, Henry and Elizabeth try out couple counselling.
150px "Render Safe" 44 22 May 1, 2016 9.90
The U.S. debates enacting a "render safe" mission to secure nuclear weapons that belong to the failing Pakistani government; at the same time, the terrorist Jibral Disah is pursued by the Murphy Station.
150px "Vartius" 45 23 May 8, 2016 9.99

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Madam Secretary Season 2 DVD front cover.jpg Madam Secretary: Season 2 DVD 6 September 13, 2016

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Madam Secretary Season 2 (20152016)

201. "The Show Must Go On"
202. "The Doability Doctrine"
203. "The Rusalka"
204. "Waiting for Taleju"
205. "The Long Shot"
206. "Catch and Release"
207. "You Say You Want a Revolution"
208. "Lights Out"

209. "Russian Roulette"
210. "The Greater Good"
211. "Unity"
212. "The Greater Good"
213. "Invasive Species"
214. "Left of the Boom"
215. "Right of the Boom"
216. "Hijriyyah"

217. "Higher Learning"
218. "On the Clock"
219. "Desperate Remedies"
220. "Ghost Detainee"
221. "Connection Lost"
222. "Render Safe"
223. "Vartius"

See also: S1S2S3S4S5S6
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