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The Detour 

When the Secretary of State makes a trade visit to Africa, her party hits competition and technical difficulties. Meanwhile, her husband meets an old adversary.

Director:

Martha Mitchell

Writers:

Barbara Hall (created by), Matt Ward | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Téa Leoni ... Elizabeth McCord
Tim Daly ... Henry McCord
Keith Carradine ... President Conrad Dalton (credit only)
Patina Miller ... Daisy Grant
Geoffrey Arend ... Matt Mahoney
Erich Bergen ... Blake Moran
Sebastian Arcelus ... Jay Whitman
Kathrine Herzer ... Alison McCord
Evan Roe ... Jason McCord
Wallis Currie-Wood ... Stephanie 'Stevie' McCord (credit only)
Zeljko Ivanek ... Russell Jackson (credit only)
Bebe Neuwirth ... Nadine Tolliver
Tonya Pinkins ... Susan Thompson
Arian Moayed ... Mohammed 'Mo' Alwash
Francis Jue ... Chinese Foreign Minister Chen
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Storyline

When Elizabeth and her staff fly to Africa to offer development aid to the continent, they are caught by surprise when the Chinese arrive there first, ready to outmaneuver the U.S. with competing offers of aid. Also, when turbulence on their plane ride to Africa leaves Daisy unnerved, she and Susan Thompson (Tonya Pinkins) go on a welcome tour of Africa, admiring the beauty of the continent. And, the FBI asks Henry to help investigate a Christian cult member who may have helped build the bomb used in the Illinois coffee shop attack.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The African slave fortress is Fort Totten, an historic civil war-era fort in Queens NY that recently became a NYC park. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth McCord: [end of day conversation] Chen said, "Idealism kills. Mutual interests save lives." Do you think he's right?
Henry McCord: Uh, well, for starters, "mutual interests" aren't always the same as equal ones. So, his own statement is an ideal, used to justify his self-interest.
Elizabeth McCord: Oh, man! I wish I would've said that.
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Soundtracks

African Jazz Mokili Mobimbo
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Performed by Joseph Kabasele & Grand Kalle
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Country:

USA

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

15 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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