Madam Secretary (2014– )

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.


Martha Mitchell


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


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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


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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15 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


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


African Jazz Mokili Mobimbo
Performed by Joseph Kabasele & Grand Kalle
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