In the series premiere, eccentric self-proclaimed detective Dirk Gently investigates the death of an isolated millionaire and inadvertently teams up with struggling musician Todd Brotzman to do so.
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 finds herself in a difficult situation when a Russian nuclear submarine disappears in American waters.
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
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.
A work crisis interferes with Elizabeth's plans to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary, with Henry in New York City, when political issues arise around the case of a Mexican cartel smuggler who killed a Texas state trooper. Meanwhile, Jason injures himself while under Blake's watch.moreless
Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle work to find the former Secretary of State's secret bank account, and discover that one of the staff can access it already.
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
Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle start an investigation into the crash that killed the former Secretary of State.
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
The killer: Doug Slater, the victim: Samantha Turner
Samantha is a prosecutor who is also Sergeant Mark Cross' girlfriend. She is the lead prosecutor in the upcoming trial against the League of Nations gang which Mark infiltrated in a two-year undercover assignment. Doug Slater was also involved in taking down the gang and, in addition, was the first responder in a shooting ten years ago. The officers on the scene were Angie Flynn and Mark Cross and the truth of what really happened there has haunted Angie and Mark to the present day.
The killer: Dustin Hess, the victim: Lori Oliver
Lori is a successful, best-selling crime novelist, while Dustin is a creative writing professor at Langara College. He thinks very little of Lori's work and puts it down most any chance he gets. When Lori collapses and dies at a book signing and Betty soon determines that she was poisoned. The poison is slow acting and symptoms can take up a 20 days to show, leaving the detectives with a lengthy timeline to investigate.
The killer: Bryce Kovack; the victim: Joey Dunkamp
Dunkamp is a successful high-end real estate agent who is found shot in the chest from close range at his posh office. Bryce, his brothers Brent and Donnie and their sister Erin, are an extremely tight-knit family who, now that their parents have passed, still share the home where they grew up. Erin is home from college. As the team begin to look into the life of Joey Dunkamp, they soon realize that he was involved in a series of shady loans and odd arrangements with his various clients.
The victim: John Rivera; the killer: Isabelle Flores
John, the the chairman of the Green Point Equestrian Centre, is found trampled to death in the stables. The death may have been ruled accidental but, in her autopsy, Betty found huge quantities of the animal tranquilizer ketamine in his system. Had the horse not trampled John, the ketamine would have killed him. Isabelle is the nanny to Becky Hill, who, with her mother Victoria, are the newest members of Green Point.
The victim: Barb Birk; the killer: Sasha King
Barb was the owner of her own diner, in whose kitchen her charred remains were found. Sasha in an ex-employee of Barb and currently lives and works at a women's shelter. The fire was started in the early morning on a day that the diner was closed. Suspicion initially falls on the victim's son, Jason Birk, whose lighter was used to start the fire.
The victim: James Dent; the killer: Peter Ward.
Peter is the home care nurse for Olivia Dent, who is ill with auto-immune kidney disease and is James' mother. James is found brain dead in a rehearsal hall, which Olivia let him use in the hopes that he would use it to earn a living and make it on his own. The murder scene suggests that James brain death occurred from auto-erotic asphyxiation.
The killer: Paramedic Stuart Fletcher; the victim: Graeme Jenkins
Jenkins, who died in a skydiving accident, turns out to be a 40 year old man dying of terminal cancer. He dies because both of his parachutes were sabotaged and failed to open. At first, suicide is considered as the team finds it hard to believe that a terminally ill man would end his life in the middle of his bucket list activities. More puzzling is the fact the team cannot find a place where the two men might have met. Meanwhile, Angie provides Oscar with the police file of what happened between her and Cross ten years ago.
The killer: Heather Williamson; the victim: Jake Daly
Heather and Jake, a bartender, are boyfriend/girlfriend. Heather and her business partner, Gordon White, are founders and principals of a web communications company. As the investigations begins, the detectives have no body, only a bloody crime scene that suggests someone was viciously murdered.