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.moreless
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.
Elizabeth and President Dalton fear a power grab within the Russian government in the wake of President Ostrov's death. Also of concern, especially for Cybersecurity Coordinator Oliver Shaw, is identifying the hacker who interfered with the communication system on Air Force One. Meanwhile, Jay devises a plan to fight Russian propaganda.moreless
Elizabeth finds herself pushed out of the president's inner circle for disagreeing with his response to the growing tension with Russia; at the same time, she and Henry try to protect Stevie from the media after intimate photos of their daughter with Harrison surface.moreless
Elizabeth and President Dalton's administration are met with hostility when they try to work with the Russian government. Meanwhile, Dmitri is brutally interrogated about his being a spy for the United States.
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 Sate Department employee who was kidnapped in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Henry is having trouble persuading a student to spy for the U.S. government.moreless
In the Season 2 premiere, Elizabeth must take the oath of office when the President's plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, Henry's new Defense Intelligence Agency handler asks him to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government.moreless
Season 1 ends with Elizabeth recalling turning down a job offer by then-CIA Director Dalton that would have changed the course of her life while, at the same time, she confronts Juliet. Elsewhere, Stevie begins a relationship with Harrison, the President's son.moreless
Iranian President Shiraz is coming to Washington to sign a nuclear treaty. AS Elizabeth prepares for the visit, she must deal with a massive protest in response to Iran's plans to stone a gay citizen to death. Also, Elizabeth visits a psychologist for help in dealing with her PTSD.moreless
Elizabeth works with President Dalton to solve the Greek debt crisis, but not everyone in Washington finds the fruits of their collaboration pleasing. Meanwhile, Henry has a new job offer to consider and Stevie reignites a friendship with the president's son.moreless
A congressman is taken hostage while attempting to negotiate with the leader of a doomsday cult in Bolivia; Elizabeth and Henry are introduced to Stevie's much older boyfriend.
Elizabeth struggles to hold herself together emotionally following the attack in Iran. At the same time, she's working to prevent an ecological disaster in the Amazon and preparing for a national television appearance on "Face the Nation." Meanwhile, at home, she and Henry disagree about the level of protection Jason should receive at his new school.moreless
Elizabeth secretly travels to Iran in an attempt to thwart a coup that could impact President Dalton's administration. She also updates her staff on the investigation into Marsh's death.
Elizabeth travels to Turkey to mend political relations after the Turkish government releases a video that could be damaging to the CIA. Back at home, Jason faces expulsion as punishment for punching a bully at school.moreless
Elizabeth hires a special consultant after being humiliated at a nationally televised public budget hearing. The source of the problem is corruption in the Department's microloan program, something her entire staff missed. Meanwhile, the investigation into Elizabeth's predecessor, Vincent Marsh, continues and Stevie makes a decision about her future.moreless
Nola comes to avenge her brother's murder, while Hood is arrested by an FBI agent. Unfortunately, those plans are interrupted when Hood and the FBI agent are kidnapped at a gas station and taken away in a mysterious semi-trailer truck. Meanwhile, Job takes Sugar to do some "research" for the heist and Proctor's strip club gets attacked by the rogue tribal band.moreless
Henry's father arrives for a visit; at the same time, Elizabeth pushes to prosecute a Bahraini diplomat after he is caught holding a maid hostage in his home.
The State Department goes on lockdown due to a deranged gunman outside of the building; and Elizabeth ends up confined with a delegation from Iraq, including a translator who threatens to reveal damaging information about her actions while in the CIA. Meanwhile, Matt finds himself stuck in an office, and in an awkward situation, with Daisy's fiance, Win.moreless
Henry is reactivated by the president into the NSA, but he chooses to keep his continued involvement in the spy game well under wraps from Elizabeth. Meanwhile, the antagonism between Matt and Daisy begins to take its toll on the entire office.moreless
While in India to make a speech at a joint Indo-American project, Elizabeth loses track of Alison during an earthquake. Meanwhile at home, Stevie sees her father with another woman and jumps to the wrong conclusion.moreless
Elizabeth asks the President to help with a bad situation in Western Africa and faces some unforeseen circumstances.
Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating nuclear program. Determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, she has to get creative when the president seems determined to take military action. Meanwhile, Jason's respect for Henry grows as he interviews him for a school report.moreless
Elizabeth is working to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan when a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal. At home, tensions break out between Alison and Stevie during Alison's sleepover party.moreless
Elizabeth is forced to issue a lengthy list of international apologies when a reporter publishes leaked confidential documents that prove to be embarrassing to the State Department. Meanwhile, Henry is put into a difficult situation when the Russian Foreign Minister asks him to give his daughter an A despite her being a C student in Henry's ethics class.moreless
Elizabeth struggles for a politically correct solution to a crisis at the Yemeni embassy. Back at home, her oldest daughter, Stevie, makes headlines for organizing a protest over a new policy at her university.moreless