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Season 5

Aired 3 days ago - Dec 09, 2018

Elizabeth and Jay work to keep an historic agreement between Serbia and Kosovo from falling apart, after a mass grave is discovered in Serbia dating back to the Kosovo war. Also, Henry deals with a bizarre encounter with Secretary of Defense Gordon Becker.

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but Spain just pulled out.
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I'm sending a message to Russia.
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Well, there are a lot of different schools...
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- It's okay. - Henry, I'm sorry.
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cinnamon aversion and I almost got her
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The referendum vote on independence
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Wouldn't have called a summit otherwise.
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You can part the waters, lead us all to the promised land.
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bringing my daughter in, thanks, that was a nice touch...
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(DOOR CLOSES)
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But... I am gonna have to file a report.
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Cool beans. That's what my mother says
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and then make a recommendation on funding for the next year.
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Wait a minute. That's good, right?
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in your country.
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- only one day ago. - (TRANSLATING)
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Rumors are flying on a messaging app in Northern Kosovo
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He doesn't even have a basement.
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is our old friend Kronic DM. If you'll remember,
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Let's see how I do with words first.
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with all the cyber security issues
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Mr. DeCosta, Blake Moran,
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- Don't forget the stamp. - Oh.
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one-third of Global Health Diplomacy's
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of fishing stocks in Lakes Victoria,
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We can post a statement condemning the violence.
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Because Congress can start getting
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You want to go take out a troll farm?
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Once again, you've called with outrageous allegations
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Is it helping?
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Sounds like your basic territorial dispute.
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and just let Nina do her thing?
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Well, gosh, I-I didn't realize you'd react this way.
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- (LAUGHS) - (PHONE RINGING)
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Avdonin said this thing that I can't stop thinking about.
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If you're talking about Serbia and Kosovo,
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All right, well, then, this matter's concluded.
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Well, there's only one team around here.
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and when I asked him for examples of conflict
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It was targeted, researched
Aired 17 days ago - Nov 25, 2018

When Haiti’s democracy is threatened by a president who refuses to step down after losing the election, Elizabeth tries to solve the problem without resorting to military action. Also, Blake has one week to find a new job before Elizabeth fires him as her assistant.

Aired 24 days ago - Nov 18, 2018

Vice President Teresa Hurst asks Elizabeth for help when a surrogate carrying her future grandchild is arrested in Laos for human trafficking. Also, Henry tries to protect Stevie from danger when he suspects that she’s being followed by a Russian operative, and Blake deals with the demanding and costly instructions of a delegation of Japanese gardeners. MORE -LESS

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Look, even if we could convince Laos
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is the day I forget about the politics.
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my constituents?
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I'm sorry to pull you into this,
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But yes, I do.
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"its commitment to peace and friendship.
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He's still angling for a one-on-one
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How much is it worth?
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I just want to be sure
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your trust and discretion, okay?
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Could this be a coincidence?
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I'm confident she's in no immediate danger.
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Well, with my utmost respect,
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the garden will be maintained
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Oh. Great work, Jay,
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with their unborn citizens in Lao detention centers
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It's a pipe dream, Elizabeth.
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- Hi. - Hi.
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But you spent an entire day
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You're gonna leave out the back door with these agents.
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It's kind of sweet.
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Of course, our daughter can handle a lot.
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I think we can all agree that cable news
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we're talking about almost 300 surrogates.
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with surrogates locked up in Laos? I...
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Yeah, doesn't make it any easier.
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She didn't like it then, either.
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I'm God's lonely man. That's the problem.
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Mm-hmm. Okay, well, remember, do the deep breathing thing.
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(CHUCKLES)
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Grandma Chiaki used to say to me, "One day,
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And I better not see this in my office again.
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I was hoping you felt that way.
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But I can offer a statement of praise
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We do not have the moral high ground here,
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there's usually some kind of breakfast involved.
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Well, I hope knowing how much he cares about you
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It's uncomfortable for everybody who's not in it with you.
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but I'll stay home if you want me to.
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check that our embassy in Laos is doing everything that it can
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It's perfect.
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You should've given the speech.
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Please, sit down.
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of worried American families to Laos,
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But what if it doesn't?
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She's okay.
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making her the highest-ranking U.S. official...
Aired a month ago - Nov 11, 2018

When the eruption of an Icelandic volcano strands Elizabeth at an airport in Ireland with the Turkish foreign minister, she tries to broker a deal with him to save the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees. Also, Henry gives advice to Alison about an awkward topic.

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Oh, my God, that's the last rebel stronghold
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would bring immense prestige
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earning glory at the Global Chess Classic in Montreal.
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I'd hoped, at the minimum, that this conference
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Okay, fine.
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The word of a woman who consorts with traitors.
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Since when do glaciers erupt?
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Uh, guys, is it just me, or do they look familiar?
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but the F.L.O. thing is tricky.
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No.
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- is ready for you on SVTC. - Oh, is that karaoke?
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But perhaps we would consider a ceasefire
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Barbarians.
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How do you put it? Um, first come, first served.
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Oh, yeah, like, uh, Venezuela, Haiti, the DRC.
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It's just...
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maybe an hour together
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- Bye, guys. - Later.
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What a coincidence. So do we.
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Elizabeth McCord. Not that that matters.
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Mm... What's your chess rating?
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Is it just me, or are you sensing a thaw with the Turks?
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Let's get calling.
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When I'm about to slay your knight?
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Oh, it's getting there.
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That's not gonna happen because
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I had a feeling
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What happened to aggressive?
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And it's refreshing to play with someone who doesn't cheat.
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Still. No deal.
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Turkey simply cannot afford to keep its border open.
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♪ And I'll love you more tomorrow ♪
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I would just like to say, fair play on the sandwiches.
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That's a lot.
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On behalf of my wife and all Americans,
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He wants Chinese dominance in all things.
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As ethics advisor, I will tell him this is a moral outrage
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Call him.
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coaches, dieticians?
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for violations of Article 11-B of the tournament bylaws.
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Gas up the jet, we're getting back in the air.
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I will recommend to President Kozlu that he reopen the borders
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Good. Because I just bonused.
Aired a month ago - Nov 04, 2018

Henry finds himself at the center of an international incident when he comes to the aid of an ex-girlfriend at a religious freedom conference in Thailand after she is imprisoned for condemning the monarchy. Also, Elizabeth helps Jason navigate the pressure of preparing for college.

Aired 2 months ago - Oct 28, 2018

When the remains of U.S. soldiers who served in World War II are uncovered in Southeast Asia, Elizabeth’s hopes of bringing them home quickly fade when a stubborn leader stands in her way. Also, Henry and Stevie find themselves publicly targeted by a restaurant owner who is angry about Elizabeth’s policies, and Alison volunteers for a local congressional campaign. MORE -LESS

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My relationship with Andrada is...
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A sampaguita. The Philippine national flower.
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- All right, everybody, look alive. - Thank you for your vote.
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So expediting those remains doesn't begin
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Then instead of using our dead patriots
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I don't know what you see in that. It's...
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I'm aware of that.
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on those who sacrificed so much for our country...
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have never healed,
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If the remains haven't left Manila by then,
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He's gonna take it as an affront.
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You're welcome.
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I'm here to speak about our children.
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- Ah. - Yeah, Paraverse has over 800 employees
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of missing American soldiers.
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That, or someone dropped him on his head.
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One that's not founded by
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Well, I appreciate the sage counsel,
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President Dalton has authorized
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...meaning you won't let our unfortunate personal history
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Mm... not okay.
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Andrada has been harping on about disrespect.
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of the Secretary of State's family."
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this is just a taste of the kind of stuff
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Streaks are made to be broken.
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Yeah, I got this.
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But I promise you I didn't forget.
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President Andrada,
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We will eventually push that aid package through.
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which will make you look as weak as you really are.
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I'm afraid not.
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in his court-martial
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compassion over... process.
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Mr. President.
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- Where you going? - Out. I'll be back.
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should be factored into the ethical calculus.
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why the "we've got trouble" face?
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They share season tickets to the Caps.
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but a cabinet secretary getting personal, well,
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immigration initiatives.
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I certainly don't have to explain myself
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Oh, no, Senator.
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I chose to tell you the truth,
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And because his record is sealed,
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You know that student loan forgiveness thing?
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And my generation isn't putting up with hypocrites anymore.
Aired 2 months ago - Oct 21, 2018

Elizabeth flies to Fashion Week in Milan to face off against the Chinese Foreign Minister over an anti-sweatshop treaty in the aftermath of a tragedy. Also, Daisy struggles with feelings of fear and pessimism over her baby’s future, under the threat of rising nationalism in the wake of the attack on the White House.

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as our nation's Secretary of State.
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- For real? - For real.
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Pay some more fines,
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This is the number of a legal aid foundation,
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- Behold. - I don't know whether
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that M-Sec isn't going to Milan for Fashion Week.
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who benefit from sweatshop labor just stalled
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Remind me, uh, was China prepared
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Until then, Elizabeth.
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Still, uh, getting used to being back in here.
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But, uh, this is touchy stuff, so, uh,
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See if they can find me some American designers
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Oh, you didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?
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and watch The Great British Baking Show.
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BLAKE: Jay.
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We can't let that go unanswered.
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Which is exactly what we wanted to avoid.
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That presupposes China can be reasoned with at this point.
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Also, a woman named Katelyn King called.
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(CLEARS THROAT)
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You're on TV. You're the face of this department.
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My parents, they could have babysat, no problem.
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Okay. I appreciate that.
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"Imagine what we could do if we worked together."
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proceed with discretion.
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Hi.
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allowing her to drive to work on a suspended license.
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We recommend a fine of $250, Your Honor.
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from issuing a joint statement in this very room,
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You know what Ben Franklin once said?
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you probably said she was crazy.
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I know, because I made it,
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No, I think it's the opposite.
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should be very proud of these young people.
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the manufacture of textiles
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If China wants to be a leader in the 21st century,
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_
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the larger point of the agreement.
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Until next time, Elizabeth.
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I feel like I am always...
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(SIGHS)
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Mike, the woman you saved from going to jail?
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- Issues, advisors, donors. It's time. - I hear you. I hear you.
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Oh, yeah. No, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Aired 2 months ago - Oct 14, 2018

When Elizabeth discovers that the White House attackers had support from overseas, she tries to hunt down those responsible without starting a war. Also, Henry comes face to face with one of the attackers.

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He's been on our radar since he won a seat
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as well as interrogation techniques.
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Offer protection if you have to, but I want names.
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And if these encrypted messages reveal any collaboration
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All right, let's come up with some ways to put pressure
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He's not cooperating.
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not necessarily the same thing as white supremacists.
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to pull out of NATO.
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There's nothing violent
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trying to save the foundation of our government,
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Seriously.
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It's an informal questioning, Mr. President.
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And believe me, you will not like my replacement.
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It's time to deploy a team and bring this guy in ourselves.
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he was in a rap video.
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It's like drinking and chewing at the same time.
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Oh, God, they are all-in on that strategy.
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They've had a breakthrough.
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- That's surprising. - Especially knowing the whole time
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Unless the Russian connection gives us a way to contain it.
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And in the meantime, solidify your own position.
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who drew a "get out of jail free" card.
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Package is located.
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- Go and sleep in your beds, would you? - Yeah, let's go.
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okay to deny him his constitutional right
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and how she got all this stuff done behind the scenes and...
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If you want to make things better for the next generation,
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You managed to find another way to beat yourself up in there.
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Uh... oh, you're 22. You got a birthday coming up.
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I'm here to help.
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Are you part of the warrior class?
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then why attack the White House?
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That's in the Declaration of Independence, man.
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You think you can manipulate me like that?
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"on the works of French Impressionism,
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I see that in you.
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This is exactly what Demko said would happen.
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which all Poles can agree on.
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And that is why we need to get Congress on board.
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You asked me to make an ethical recommendation.
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as it always has.
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This new, state-of-the-art military base
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or the military base isn't the only thing that goes away, okay?
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Too historic to pass up, I guess.
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you're a better man than I am.
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We're gonna stop them.
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I wonder how much you know about our recent difficulties,
Aired 2 months ago - Oct 07, 2018

In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart while a manhunt for the attackers brings D.C. to a halt. For advice, Elizabeth turns to former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell.

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on religion and democracy in tandem
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insufficient response to violence against its citizens.
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- MATT: Ma'am. - DAISY: Welcome back.
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Ma'am.
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Um, yes, ma'am.
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I guess Adele is used to people flitting in and out.
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for tomorrow's PDB.
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Decaf is enough of a compromise.
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Thanks.
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to barbaric terrorist attacks and endless wars?
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I find it hard to believe
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I'm starting to feel silently judged.
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albeit mutedly,
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of Siddhartha's enlightenment.
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- Indian government turning the other way. - Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me.
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Okay. I think we're ready
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Uh, no. I'll work it out.
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- Daisy thinks. - Well, okay.
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India doesn't trust that Pakistan is serious
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to require a statement just in the 30 minutes
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What interview?
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Of course she offered you the job.
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and Prime Minister Khatri has agreed to all terms
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Look, the way you got this whole thing over the finish line
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Henry, if-if I'm gonna enter a political campaign,
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Yes, um, but if it's okay,
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so you can understand why I would just like to be treated
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I don't mean to say that that's what...
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Oh, crap.
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Right this way.
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(ALARM BLARING)
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We've stopped the bleeding, but the surgeon
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Does the CIA analyst in you buy that theory?
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How the hell did they get an RPG? I...
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The doctor said you're gonna be better than new.
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- Thank you. I really appreciate that. - (CHUCKLES)
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Right. No pressure.
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during World War II when the Germans were bombing.
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I think what we're all saying is talk about what unites us.
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is a master of keeping the biggest picture in mind
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that nationalism is the existential threat of our time.