Madam Secretary: (S03E09) “Snap Back”

Review: I’m going to start at the end because I totally saw it coming.  Russell Jackson appears to have either passed out or suffered a heart attack at the end of the episode. My guess is heart attack. The entire episode he was running around trying to shore up representative votes for Dalton, talking about…

Madam Secretary: (S03E08) “Breakout Capacity”

Review: I definitely forgot that there was an election day episode of Madam Secretary. I think the actual results of election day helped block that memory out.  Elizabeth’s anarchist son suddenly believes in government but is rooting for the opposing team. He’s buying shirts, attending rallies, and making posts. At first, they let it slide….

Madam Secretary: (S03E07) “Tectonic Shift”

Review: This episode started with an adorable and then heart breaking look into Elizabeth’s past.  We know her and her brother butt heads a lot because they’re both strong but very different personalities. It appears as if they were squabbling since they were young, like most siblings do.  The family, without Elizabeth, went out for…

Madam Secretary: (S03E06) “The Statement”

Review:  I knew, based on the trailer, that this episode was going to make me sad…and angry. The unjust treatment and blame that all American Muslims or rather all Muslims have to endure because a few radicals is ridiculous.  A Story: The episode starts off with a suicide bombing in Matt’s hometown by a man…

Madam Secretary: (S03E05) “The French Revolution”

Review: This episode felt a bit anti-climactic. A lot happened that we were waiting for but it happened…quietly. I guess since this is a show about diplomacy, this is how these plot arcs should end…quietly.  The government is hosting the French and so the episode was chalk full of jabs to the french. Cafe au…

Madam Secretary: (S03E04) “The Dissent Memo”

Review:  The episode started with a bomb going in off in Angola and then cut to the American news where there is only talk of a less devastating bomb going off in Europe. Cue the ‘art imitating life’ quote because we know this type of journalism happens everyday.  African countries taking a back seat to…

Madam Secretary: (S03E03) “South China Sea”

Review:  Like the episode title tells us, this one is all about the South China Sea and China’s continued infringement on several Asian countries’ sovereignty with their annexation of pieces of ‘land’ in the area.  It starts with Henry still very much hung up on who is trying to attack the family. He is focused on…

Madam Secretary: (S03E02) “The Linchpin”

Review:  Picking up where the last episode left off the McCords have taken their situation to the FBI. The security for their children has been increased and all of their electronics need to be checked. The youngest of the McCords doesn’t easily give in and doesn’t unlock his phone. Because the FBI can’t crack his…

Madam Secretary: (S03E01) “Sea Change”

Review:  Sea change…an appropriate title for this episode. I like the word play.  The episode starts with us immediately finding out that President Dalton lost his primary bid and with that his shot at a second term as president. The blame for this fiasco is placed upon Elizabeth by none other than Russel Jackson. The…