Season 2 concludes with shocking news about an important political operative reaching Elizabeth, who finds herself navigating her way through tricky waters after hearing that President Dalton is considering replacing her as Secretary of State. Meanwhile, Stevie and Jareth get engaged.moreless
The U.S. government debates enacting a "render safe" mission to secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons arsenal in the midst of the collapse of its government while the Murphy Station team pursues most wanted terrorist Jibral Disa.moreless
Jane, Henry and Jose are sent to Pakistan on a dangerous mission, when the President receives word that Jibral Disah is in Islamabad and may be receiving direct assistance from the Pakistani government. Also, Henry and Elizabeth seek marriage counseling after a series of difficulties.moreless
Elizabeth formally condemns the terrorist group Hizb-Al Shahid when she delivers her first speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Later, she meets with the Russian Foreign Minister to discuss forming a coalition, but these talks create a conflict of interest with Henry, who is searching for a way to save Dmitri's ill sister.moreless
Elizabeth comes up with a plan to get the terrorist organization "Boko Haram" to release schoolgirls they are holding captive, while Henry comes closer to pinpointing Jibral Disah's exact location.
A plane crash near the Indian-Pakistani border involving nuclear weapons causes a dangerous situation between the two countries and their heads of state, who are both at the White House for peace talks. Meanwhile, Henry continues to pursue contact with Hijriyyah and Elizabeth is interviewed by Jane Pauley.moreless
Elizabeth accompanies Alison on a college campus tour, during which she becomes the center of attention when ambushed by groups protesting a Chilean mining operation. Elsewhere, Henry and Jane work with Jose Campos in an attempt to track down Jibral Disah's third wife, Hijriyyah.moreless
After an Italian warship answers a distress call from a ship carrying hundreds of Libyan refugees, Elizabeth has 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. Elsewhere, Stevie wants to introduce her new boyfriend to her parents.moreless
In the aftermath of the bombing, President Dalton demands answers as to who is responsible for the attack. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is concerned about Henry, who was exposed to radiation.
Elizabeth oversees a mission to track down the culprits behind a uranium heist in Eastern Europe, while at the same time trying to prevent the dismantling of an important arms deal in Saudi Arabia, which is threatened by the apprehension of two American teenage girls who intended to join a terrorist group.moreless
The death of Henry's father leads the family to uncover some shocking secrets that open old wounds resulting in a heated confrontation between Henry and his grieving sister, Maureen. Elsewhere, Russell Jackson keeps important information from Elizabeth's team.moreless
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 and Henry is left to deal with a group of angry neighbors who have list of grievances with the McCords.moreless
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.