State of Affairs (2014–2015)
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Sixty-five photos of national landmarks suddenly surface, all featuring the är rissãlah symbol. Meanwhile, a college student claiming to be an är rissãlah operative breaks into the White ... See full summary »


P.J. Pesce


Alexi Hawley (created by), Matthew Lau

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Charleston Tucker
Alfre Woodard ... President Constance Payton
Adam Kaufman ... Lucas Newsome
Sheila Vand ... Maureen James
Cliff Chamberlain ... Kurt Tannen
Tommy Savas ... Dashiell Greer
David Harbour ... David Patrick
Nestor Carbonell ... Raymond Navaro
Melinda McGraw ... Senator Kyle Green
Chris McKenna ... Nick Vera
Cress Williams ... Dale Scott
Sean Marquette ... CIA Yemen
James Allen McCune ... James Wilcox
Stephanie Czajkowski ... Comms Officer
Aina Dumlao ... Tour Guide


Sixty-five photos of national landmarks suddenly surface, all featuring the är rissãlah symbol. Meanwhile, a college student claiming to be an är rissãlah operative breaks into the White House. The 7th floor team works to figure out the identities of the picture takers as the hunt for Al Moosari continues. Charlie (Katherine Heigl), now in Yemen, desperately tries to make contact with her asset while evading the Yemeni secret police. Nick's (guest star Chris L. McKenna) masked captor lets him go only to lead him to his next mission. Back at Langley, Lucas (Adam Kaufman) takes the lead on the interrogation of a potential, and very controversial, är rissãlah member. At the same time, President Payton (Alfre Woodard) must make a hard choice between getting a much-needed win or holding out for her long-term goal of killing Sheikh Hakam.

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

5 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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When passing through a Yemeni checkpoint CIA Agent Charleston Tucker, who is using a fake Australian passport speaks with an American accent. Her partner, Nick Vera, who has no identification speaks with an Australian accent. As a CIA agent, Tucker should've followed her "legend" and spoken with an Australian accent. See more »


Referenced in Conan: Katherine Heigl/Drew Brees/Milo Greene (2015) See more »


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I'm one of these "wait and see" reviewers...
8 January 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

I'm one of these "wait and see" reviewers especially for TV series have to wait and see at least for a few episodes if a show gets any better (or worst). We've seen both examples, many times.

So. In my original review for the whole series I bashed it with a 2/10 criticizing especially the main character and the whole production.

This 7th episode is a rather good one. I'm giving it an 8/10 and I can even say that this (good) episode of SOA was better than the last couple of episodes of Homeland, if you are willing to put them in the same category and compare them.

You also get to see some great views from Yemen, and a even a couple of funny moments like when Charleston meets her contact there.

Overall. I still don't like the main character and the production of the Heigls (mother and daughter) but it show signs that it is getting better.

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