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Season 4  "Shutdown"  4x4

Aired a year ago - Oct 29, 2017

As the government shutdown shows no sign of progress, Secretary of State McCord must negotiate an agreement between the White House and its opposition led by Senator Morejon. Also, Elizabeth is having trouble finding a suitable replacement for the chief of staff position.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 1
Sorry, I was just on with my ex-mother-in-law.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 2
Big blur of accomplishments.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 3
We could promote our acting chief of staff.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 4
Ambassador Henderson was the Ebola Coordinator in 2014,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 5
Any case, she offered to fly me out weeks ago,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 7
Oh, yeah, 'cause they're so overpaid.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 8
Because I can't... I can't, I...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 9
Yeah, just for the weekend. I'm joining my wife.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 10
You know, Alexander might have a take on it.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 11
J-Janine.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 12
Can I answer the question?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 13
Yeah, I'm sure he is.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 14
And for what it's worth, Mom,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 15
So does this mean I'll be all on my own this weekend?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 16
Jay? I'm calling the FEC.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 17
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 18
one of my steps is to make a list of the people I've hurt.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 19
Uh, of course.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 20
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 21
So, I found something.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 22
As your acting chief of staff,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 23
Oh, man, man, man.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 24
All right. 7:00 at the latest. I got to go try and stop
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 25
Worked with Craig Sterling.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 26
No, listen, you-you don't have to go to this thing.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 27
This place has a serious case of the cutes.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 28
More time for beatboxing, right, Li'l C? Drop it.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 29
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 30
When I was a kid, I-I loved my giggledoodle,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 31
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 32
before Russell Jackson calls and totally ruins our night.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 33
Babe, I'm not even sure he noticed.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 34
Look at how you get when we talk about him.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 35
shortly after she returned from West Africa.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 36
For God's sakes, when is it going to stop
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 37
I guess I thought we were all on the same team.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 38
Russell and Morejon.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 39
...to bring me his threats in person.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 40
who came here trying to blackmail me.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 41
Look, you can either dare Russell Jackson
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 42
What's the news from Dallas?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 43
That's what I've been looking for.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 44
No, really, like, I have to leave by 6:00 on Tuesdays
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 45
Figured we had a weekend to make up for.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 46
I was gonna pick it up in Paris and give it to you there,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 47
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 48
...getting blamed for one.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 49
Good night, Russell.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 50
It's up to you.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 2
Big blur of accomplishments.
#2
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 3
We could promote our acting chief of staff.
#3
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 4
Ambassador Henderson was the Ebola Coordinator in 2014,
#4
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 5
Any case, she offered to fly me out weeks ago,
#5
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 6 #6 Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 7
Oh, yeah, 'cause they're so overpaid.
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 8
Because I can't... I can't, I...
#8
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 9
Yeah, just for the weekend. I'm joining my wife.
#9
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 10
You know, Alexander might have a take on it.
#10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 11
J-Janine.
#11
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 12
Can I answer the question?
#12
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 13
Yeah, I'm sure he is.
#13
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 14
And for what it's worth, Mom,
#14
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 15
So does this mean I'll be all on my own this weekend?
#15
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Jay? I'm calling the FEC.
#16
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one of my steps is to make a list of the people I've hurt.
#18
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Uh, of course.
#19
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So, I found something.
#21
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 22
As your acting chief of staff,
#22
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Oh, man, man, man.
#23
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 24
All right. 7:00 at the latest. I got to go try and stop
#24
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 25
Worked with Craig Sterling.
#25
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 26
No, listen, you-you don't have to go to this thing.
#26
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 27
This place has a serious case of the cutes.
#27
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 28
More time for beatboxing, right, Li'l C? Drop it.
#28
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When I was a kid, I-I loved my giggledoodle,
#30
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before Russell Jackson calls and totally ruins our night.
#32
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 33
Babe, I'm not even sure he noticed.
#33
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 34
Look at how you get when we talk about him.
#34
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 35
shortly after she returned from West Africa.
#35
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 36
For God's sakes, when is it going to stop
#36
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 37
I guess I thought we were all on the same team.
#37
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 38
Russell and Morejon.
#38
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 39
...to bring me his threats in person.
#39
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 40
who came here trying to blackmail me.
#40
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 41
Look, you can either dare Russell Jackson
#41
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 42
What's the news from Dallas?
#42
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 43
That's what I've been looking for.
#43
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 44
No, really, like, I have to leave by 6:00 on Tuesdays
#44
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 45
Figured we had a weekend to make up for.
#45
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 4 (S04E04) - 46
I was gonna pick it up in Paris and give it to you there,
#46
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...getting blamed for one.
#48
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Good night, Russell.
#49
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It's up to you.
#50