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Season 3  "The Detour"  3x12

Aired 3 months ago - Jan 15, 2017

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 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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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 1
Yeah, I saw that on the news.
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Well, look, I would be happy to help,
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We don't know where it is or who may have it.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 4
Instead, you guys came here from all over Africa...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 5
they don't know it, but they're paying you a compliment.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 6
Madam Secretary, I have some bad news.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 7
of actual use in exchange for decades
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he chose to do so
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SUSAN: Nigeria's a giant in the energy sector,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 10
Actually, Ethan, the secretary is confident
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 11
That's slightly lower than getting killed by lightning,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 12
You're going to prison for the rest of your life.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 13
that devout members of ISIS believe will be the site of the final battle
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 14
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to show you the sights of Lomé,
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Why can't these people speak English?
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Ah, but our future will be even more impressive.
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Speaking of lunches, did we have lunch?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 19
- No, that's an absurd question. - And we're gonna find out
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AGENT MATT: Oh, okay.
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My hands are tied.
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Well, you know who might settle that for us,
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Madam Ambassador, thank you.
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- Ooh. - Uh... what?
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brought up here or...?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 27
Well, we spent every waking hour together
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 28
And the bomb?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 29
My life's, like, a complete disaster...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 30
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 31
Spare me your idealism.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 32
if we worked together?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 33
and a U.S. company
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 34
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 35
Wow. Thank you. That is...
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That would be wonderful...
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- Okay. - Thanks.
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when the prophet's name is mentioned.
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his "legion of angels,"
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 41
"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat.
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Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the messaging
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Would you care to join me?
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- Yes. - If you'll excuse me just a moment...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 46
- Hello. - Hello. - Hi.
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to spend the money we don't have
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(groans)
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Oh, and tell the STEM girls they rock.
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Chen said, "Idealism kills.

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Well, look, I would be happy to help,
#2
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We don't know where it is or who may have it.
#3
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 4
Instead, you guys came here from all over Africa...
#4
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 5
they don't know it, but they're paying you a compliment.
#5
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 6
Madam Secretary, I have some bad news.
#6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 7
of actual use in exchange for decades
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 8
he chose to do so
#8
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 9
SUSAN: Nigeria's a giant in the energy sector,
#9
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 10
Actually, Ethan, the secretary is confident
#10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 11
That's slightly lower than getting killed by lightning,
#11
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You're going to prison for the rest of your life.
#12
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that devout members of ISIS believe will be the site of the final battle
#13
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to show you the sights of Lomé,
#15
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Why can't these people speak English?
#16
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Ah, but our future will be even more impressive.
#17
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Speaking of lunches, did we have lunch?
#18
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- No, that's an absurd question. - And we're gonna find out
#19
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AGENT MATT: Oh, okay.
#20
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My hands are tied.
#22
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Well, you know who might settle that for us,
#23
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Madam Ambassador, thank you.
#24
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- Ooh. - Uh... what?
#25
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brought up here or...?
#26
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 27
Well, we spent every waking hour together
#27
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 28
And the bomb?
#28
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My life's, like, a complete disaster...
#29
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Spare me your idealism.
#31
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 32
if we worked together?
#32
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and a U.S. company
#33
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Wow. Thank you. That is...
#35
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That would be wonderful...
#36
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- Okay. - Thanks.
#37
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when the prophet's name is mentioned.
#38
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his "legion of angels,"
#40
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"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat.
#41
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 42 #42 Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 43
Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the messaging
#43
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Would you care to join me?
#44
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 45
- Yes. - If you'll excuse me just a moment...
#45
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 46
- Hello. - Hello. - Hi.
#46
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 47
to spend the money we don't have
#47
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 48
(groans)
#48
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 12 (S03E12) - 49
Oh, and tell the STEM girls they rock.
#49
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Chen said, "Idealism kills.
#50