Season 04, Episode 12 – “Sound and Fury”
After President Dalton hears about a sonic attack at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, he thinks Russia is to blame and uncharacteristically threatens them with military force, leaving his cabinet concerned about his mental status.
Season 04, Episode 11 – “Mitya”
When Vice President Hurst feels threatened that Secretary of State McCord is vying to be the next president, she attempts to set Elizabeth up for failure by promising that Americans will continue to be able to adopt Russian orphans, despite the potential ban by Russia’s president. Also, Elizabeth and Henry find out Stevie is dating Dmitri after he is followed by a Russian assassin.
Season 04, Episode 10 – “Women Transform the World”
Secretary of State McCord struggles with the realization that she may need to advise the Afghan government that a compromise with the Taliban may be better than a war with them. Also, Henry uses Dmitri as bait to convince a Russian spy to help the U.S., and Daisy returns from maternity leave and decides to finally tell Joe’s mother about the baby.
Season 04, Episode 09 – “Minefield”
Secretary of State McCord reluctantly agrees to host a holiday party in the hopes of persuading senators in attendance to pass a treaty that requires countries to destroy landmines. Also, Henry tries to find evidence that the Senate Majority Leader exchanged information with the Russians.
Season 04, Episode 08 – “The Fourth Estate”
Secretary of State McCord and her staff work with the Mexican government to extradite a Mexican cartel leader to a U.S. prison in an effort to diminish the opioid crisis. But after he escapes during transport and a journalist who secured a gloating interview with him while on the lam is murdered, Elizabeth’s urgency to find the leader escalates.
Season 04, Episode 07 – “North to the Future”
When a Russian dissident flees to the U.S. after contracting smallpox, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord and retired U.N. Ambassador Kat Sandoval must work with Russian Foreign Minister Konstantin Avdonin to contain the outbreak.
Season 04, Episode 06 – “Loophole”
Henry disagrees with the President and Elizabeth when they refuse to negotiate with terrorists for the release of an American CIA agent who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Also, Elizabeth tries to be supportive of Stevie, who is going through a difficult time.
Season 04, Episode 05 – “Persona Non Grata”
Elizabeth is determined to continue to hold a human trafficking conference in Kyrgyzstan despite the inappropriate actions by a U.S. ambassador. Also, Elizabeth and Henry worry about Alison when she keeps coming home from college.
Season 04, Episode 04 – “Shutdown”
Secretary of State McCord works to negotiate an agreement between the White House and its congressional opposition to end a government shutdown, while searching for a new chief of staff.
Season 04, Episode 03 – “The Essentials”
Elizabeth tries to fund an electrical grid in a Syrian refugee camp before riots break out in the country due to a lack of electricity and water. Meanwhile, Henry searches for Dmitri when he goes missing.