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
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