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Season 4  "Reading the Signs"  4x13

Aired 6 months ago - Mar 11, 2018

Elizabeth seeks creative solutions when the president of Sri Lanka's psychic convinces him to not move forward with a trade agreement with the U.S. Also, Alison grapples with guilt for missing the warning signs after her college roommate attempts suicide, and Henry makes an abrupt career decision.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 1
Don't make me feel bad about it.
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my roommate was so homesick,
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and I've just learned that he is on board
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The spirits have withdrawn their blessings.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 7
We're already over our Af-Pak budget containing the Taliban.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 8
But if your grandmother wants what's best for your country
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 9
It's primarily used for dinners and press conferences.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 10
Who is the man with the "L" name?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 11
The one who will be a father to your little girl.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 12
Well, I was, I was a little less combative,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 13
- Night. - Good night.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 14
- Wait. What's wrong? - I walked into
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- It's nobody's fault. - Come on.
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Oh, come on.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 17
with the trade agreement initially, but...
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Her folks are taking her back to Michigan once she's discharged.
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Now it's just about figuring out how to get word
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 20
Uh...
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but can we perhaps consider the idea that
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but also a wise, kind woman.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 23
Wow. Nicely done, babe.
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- You just called him a nice kid. - Okay.
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I broke your stupid night-light
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S-Suicide clusters.
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Mom's been looking for an excuse
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 29
I kept thinking there was something I missed.
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'cause, uh, Ali and I are giving up pork, right?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 31
Yeah? Two surface-to-air missiles
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Oh.
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Two months ago, that was a nonstarter.
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Me, too. It sucks.
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Okay. Let's hear it.
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All right, listen, it doesn't matter what I say at this point.
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No, thank you.
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How dare you accuse me.
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What if I walk away from the Chinese?
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Ma'am. Acting President Hurst is asking to see you.
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because it was not good for our country.
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Not necessarily.
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You were saying?
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speaks to much larger concerns in your department.
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I'm going to resign
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Yeah, but I can empathize like nobody's business. Hit me.
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Sri Lanka is a wonderful country with a very generous people."

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my roommate was so homesick,
#2
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and I've just learned that he is on board
#5
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The spirits have withdrawn their blessings.
#6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 7
We're already over our Af-Pak budget containing the Taliban.
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 8
But if your grandmother wants what's best for your country
#8
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 9
It's primarily used for dinners and press conferences.
#9
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 10
Who is the man with the "L" name?
#10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 11
The one who will be a father to your little girl.
#11
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 12
Well, I was, I was a little less combative,
#12
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- Night. - Good night.
#13
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 13 (S04E13) - 14
- Wait. What's wrong? - I walked into
#14
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- It's nobody's fault. - Come on.
#15
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Oh, come on.
#16
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with the trade agreement initially, but...
#17
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Her folks are taking her back to Michigan once she's discharged.
#18
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Now it's just about figuring out how to get word
#19
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Uh...
#20
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but can we perhaps consider the idea that
#21
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but also a wise, kind woman.
#22
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Wow. Nicely done, babe.
#23
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- You just called him a nice kid. - Okay.
#25
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I broke your stupid night-light
#26
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S-Suicide clusters.
#27
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Mom's been looking for an excuse
#28
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I kept thinking there was something I missed.
#29
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'cause, uh, Ali and I are giving up pork, right?
#30
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Yeah? Two surface-to-air missiles
#31
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Oh.
#32
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Two months ago, that was a nonstarter.
#33
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Me, too. It sucks.
#34
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Okay. Let's hear it.
#36
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All right, listen, it doesn't matter what I say at this point.
#37
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No, thank you.
#38
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How dare you accuse me.
#39
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What if I walk away from the Chinese?
#40
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Ma'am. Acting President Hurst is asking to see you.
#41
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because it was not good for our country.
#43
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Not necessarily.
#44
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You were saying?
#45
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speaks to much larger concerns in your department.
#46
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I'm going to resign
#47
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Yeah, but I can empathize like nobody's business. Hit me.
#48
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Sri Lanka is a wonderful country with a very generous people."
#50