In the season finale, Peggy and Ed try to escape.
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
The guys get together to throw Leonard a bachelor party in Mexico only to have car trouble put a damper on their plans. Meanwhile, Bernadette and Amy urge Penny to tell her parents that she is married.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 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
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 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