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Season 4  "Sound and Fury"  4x12

Aired 10 months ago - Jan 14, 2018

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.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 1
WOMAN: Mr. President?
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Due respect, sir, actually, you do.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 3
For now, let's just... contain the damage.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 4
but what's going on with the president?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 5
- of peace and solitude. - And that's why
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 6
threatened Russia on the world stage.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 7
I'm hoping he turns on the charm tomorrow
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 8
I don't even know what's down here.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 9
The point here isn't to be right.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 10
Everything inside the walls that makes it all work.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 11
He wants you in the Situation Room.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 12
What the hell took you so long?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 13
We're talking about a response to an arms deal.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 14
I will not obey the order, sir.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 15
Enough.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 16
The, uh, embassy has a Diplotots day care on the first floor
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 17
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 18
he couldn't afford to lose
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 19
with 1,500 nuclear-armed ICBMs
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- We have 24 hours. - RUSSELL: Good.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 21
But I'm not making any promises.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 22
No. "Sits up". Sits up.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 23
What, so now sentimentality is okay?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 24
because he's finally reached his limit with an adversary
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 25
is out of proportion.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 26
the Constitution is still intact for now.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 27
We have the best system of government
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 28
WARE: Well, the noise would produce
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- in the first place, sir. - So you're okay with them spying on us?
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But the man who publicly threatened to unleash
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 33
that if the heads of the executive departments
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 34
President Dalton will enter the Situation Room,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 35
doesn't do it for you, Hank?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 36
TOM: To my mind, it's more dangerous
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 37
to the Constitution,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 38
delighted to witness your milestones.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 39
for the 25th Amendment or impeachment.
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It's done.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 41
Where's my national security team?
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- I'll fight this. - You're not well, Conrad.
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will know that the cabinet has lost faith
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- almost 18 months. - Right, 'cause his sisters
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 46
- like a good time to rebuild. - No.
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And this accounts for the personality change?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 48
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It's fine hearing it from you, Henry.
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Madam President.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 2
Due respect, sir, actually, you do.
#2
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 3
For now, let's just... contain the damage.
#3
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 4
but what's going on with the president?
#4
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 5
- of peace and solitude. - And that's why
#5
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 6
threatened Russia on the world stage.
#6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 7
I'm hoping he turns on the charm tomorrow
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 8
I don't even know what's down here.
#8
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 9
The point here isn't to be right.
#9
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 10
Everything inside the walls that makes it all work.
#10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 11
He wants you in the Situation Room.
#11
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 12
What the hell took you so long?
#12
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 13
We're talking about a response to an arms deal.
#13
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 14
I will not obey the order, sir.
#14
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 15
Enough.
#15
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The, uh, embassy has a Diplotots day care on the first floor
#16
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he couldn't afford to lose
#18
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with 1,500 nuclear-armed ICBMs
#19
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- We have 24 hours. - RUSSELL: Good.
#20
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 21
But I'm not making any promises.
#21
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No. "Sits up". Sits up.
#22
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 23
What, so now sentimentality is okay?
#23
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 24
because he's finally reached his limit with an adversary
#24
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 25
is out of proportion.
#25
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 26
the Constitution is still intact for now.
#26
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 27
We have the best system of government
#27
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 28
WARE: Well, the noise would produce
#28
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 29
- in the first place, sir. - So you're okay with them spying on us?
#29
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 30 #30 Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 31 #31 Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 32
But the man who publicly threatened to unleash
#32
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 33
that if the heads of the executive departments
#33
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 34
President Dalton will enter the Situation Room,
#34
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 35
doesn't do it for you, Hank?
#35
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 36
TOM: To my mind, it's more dangerous
#36
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 37
to the Constitution,
#37
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 38
delighted to witness your milestones.
#38
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 39
for the 25th Amendment or impeachment.
#39
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 40
It's done.
#40
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 41
Where's my national security team?
#41
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 42
- I'll fight this. - You're not well, Conrad.
#42
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 43
will know that the cabinet has lost faith
#43
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- almost 18 months. - Right, 'cause his sisters
#45
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- like a good time to rebuild. - No.
#46
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 12 (S04E12) - 47
And this accounts for the personality change?
#47
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It's fine hearing it from you, Henry.
#49
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Madam President.
#50