The Operative

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Original airdateOctober 5, 2014

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Directed byJeremy Webb

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Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who threatens to publish confidential documents that were leaked from inside the State Department. Meanwhile, Henry is dragged into an international negotiation when his wife uses his job as leverage to broker a deal with Pakistan.

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  • 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

  • Marin Ireland as Gina Fisher
  • Yorgo Constantine as Russian Foreign Minister Anton Gorev
  • Bernard White as Pakistani Ambassador Ahmad Hesbani
  • Stephen O'Reilly as Roy Schaeffer
  • John Douglas Thompson as Four Star General
  • Sean T Krishnan as Pakistani Interrogator
  • Peter Ashton Wise as Patrick Delaney
  • Joseph J Parks as Jed Heller
  • Davis Hall as Jean-Claude Dubois
  • Cathy Haase as Austrian Ambassador Gabriela Reinhart

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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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