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Season 4  "The Essentials"  4x3

Aired a month ago - Oct 22, 2017

With a government shutdown looming, Elizabeth must think outside the box to help fund an electrical grid in a Syrian refugee camp, before riots break out in the country due to the lack of electricity and water. Also, Henry searches for Dmitri when he goes missing.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 1
- I thought so. - Good morning, ma'am.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 2
Then the criminals come out.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 3
Unbelievable.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 4
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 5
have complained about this for years.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 6
and that speaks well of him...
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not far from here... very discreet.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 8
No, no, no! I don't like lemon.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 9
- Hi, Nadine. - Well,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 10
correctly, and their grid is overtaxed as it is.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 11
Clinics in Fallujah with no doctors 'cause the money
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 12
The purpose of government is to manage core issues,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 13
Whenever Russell says something is "illuminating,"
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 14
He told me he was going away for work,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 15
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 16
or bribe the right guys in Lebanon.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 17
My son, Roland, and his girlfriend, Shindy,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 18
to Homeland Security and plead the case in person.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 19
Way to sell it.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 20
That's my two cents.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 21
And in a country with such a volatile mix of faiths...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 22
or a little bit of extra time for the team on the ground
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 23
is actually the 60-year-old wife of a retired,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 24
And despite your best efforts, they're going to resent you.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 25
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 26
You think maybe we could look at the footage?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 27
Oh, yeah, right. That's why you're holed up in this dump.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 28
- Although that's true. She didn't. - Wha...?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 29
Alone and ashamed. That sounds like a perfect emotional state
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 30
To power the refugee camp?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 31
We are damn sure gonna try, so let's get on it.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 32
What'd I say?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 33
Okay. Now, I-I know what you're thinking.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 34
"Diplo Tot."
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 35
Yeah, actually. The guy I was talking to
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 36
If I say you're non-essential, don't take it personally.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 37
and we won't even get any of the credit for it?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 38
If the shutdown happens,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 39
Either accept our amendments to the CR
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 40
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 41
Well, you did save my life that time, so you get one.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 42
I give you my word as a Marine, I will answer that call.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 43
He's the dog that caught the car.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 44
no matter what, and never talks about it to anyone.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 45
I'll edit the speech on Marine One.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 46
I mean, not to mention our adversaries.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 47
...I'm going to be a grandmother.
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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 2
Then the criminals come out.
#2
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 3
Unbelievable.
#3
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have complained about this for years.
#5
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 6
and that speaks well of him...
#6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 7
not far from here... very discreet.
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 8
No, no, no! I don't like lemon.
#8
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 9
- Hi, Nadine. - Well,
#9
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 10
correctly, and their grid is overtaxed as it is.
#10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 11
Clinics in Fallujah with no doctors 'cause the money
#11
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 12
The purpose of government is to manage core issues,
#12
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 13
Whenever Russell says something is "illuminating,"
#13
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 14
He told me he was going away for work,
#14
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or bribe the right guys in Lebanon.
#16
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My son, Roland, and his girlfriend, Shindy,
#17
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to Homeland Security and plead the case in person.
#18
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Way to sell it.
#19
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That's my two cents.
#20
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And in a country with such a volatile mix of faiths...
#21
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 22
or a little bit of extra time for the team on the ground
#22
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 23
is actually the 60-year-old wife of a retired,
#23
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 24
And despite your best efforts, they're going to resent you.
#24
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You think maybe we could look at the footage?
#26
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 27
Oh, yeah, right. That's why you're holed up in this dump.
#27
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 28
- Although that's true. She didn't. - Wha...?
#28
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 29
Alone and ashamed. That sounds like a perfect emotional state
#29
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 30
To power the refugee camp?
#30
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We are damn sure gonna try, so let's get on it.
#31
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 32
What'd I say?
#32
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 33
Okay. Now, I-I know what you're thinking.
#33
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 34
"Diplo Tot."
#34
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 35
Yeah, actually. The guy I was talking to
#35
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 36
If I say you're non-essential, don't take it personally.
#36
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 37
and we won't even get any of the credit for it?
#37
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 38
If the shutdown happens,
#38
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 39
Either accept our amendments to the CR
#39
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Well, you did save my life that time, so you get one.
#41
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 42
I give you my word as a Marine, I will answer that call.
#42
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 43
He's the dog that caught the car.
#43
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 44
no matter what, and never talks about it to anyone.
#44
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 45
I'll edit the speech on Marine One.
#45
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 46
I mean, not to mention our adversaries.
#46
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3 (S04E03) - 47
...I'm going to be a grandmother.
#47
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