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Season 5  "Strategic Ambiguity"  5x12

Aired 7 months ago - Jan 13, 2019

Elizabeth must salvage a deal with a military contractor by supplying fighter jets to Taiwan, but she risks triggering a war with China in the process. Also, Daisy gets frustrated with Matt for failing to help take care of her dog like he promised.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 1
We were thinking of adding the F-40s to that package.
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not doggie daycare, but the dog walker
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before China gets wind of the potential sale of the F-40s.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 6
China has been increasingly overt
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Not "may not," ma'am.
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It makes sense once you accept that it doesn't.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 9
Well, I'm glad you had fun, because waiting for you
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 11
More to the point:
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 12
We'd appreciate your cooperation, Madam Secretary.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 13
It demands a tough response.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 14
I'm not just there for the good times.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 15
It's first thing in the morning, and I'm already tired.
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Not cool, little dude.
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And numerous personal contacts within the Chinese military
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I thought it was out of business.
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So, my guess is that the secretary sent you here
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I can see why you're shooting up the ranks.
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To seeing things clearly.
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Not if I have anything to say about it.
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in his "military-industrial complex" speech.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 25
Mr. Champlin, on behalf of the Department of Defense,
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until they needed her.
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Because this work we do is life or death,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 28
On behalf of the rest of the world,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 29
- to get their feedback. - That's crazy.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 30
we're negotiating an historic agreement
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 31
He did say at the outset
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We won't get into of whose making it is.
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the Chinese.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 34
That's the sound of Eisenhower turning in his grave.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 35
Hi, everyone. Thank you for coming.
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to force us to go forward with the deal.
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whose actions show it only cares for its own.
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Adding the tax base, local businesses...
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I mean, bes... besides the Meg of it all,
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What do you do now?
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Listen to me,
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the spending bill with Brandt's rider
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They'll pull out of the Fair Work and Trade Agreement.
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An effective president gets two or three things done
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including numerous campaign finance violations.
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James Champlin?
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Well, thank you for this glimpse into your deliberative process.
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wears this.
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not doggie daycare, but the dog walker
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before China gets wind of the potential sale of the F-40s.
#5
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 6
China has been increasingly overt
#6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 7
Not "may not," ma'am.
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 8
It makes sense once you accept that it doesn't.
#8
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Well, I'm glad you had fun, because waiting for you
#9
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More to the point:
#11
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We'd appreciate your cooperation, Madam Secretary.
#12
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It demands a tough response.
#13
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I'm not just there for the good times.
#14
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It's first thing in the morning, and I'm already tired.
#15
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Not cool, little dude.
#16
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And numerous personal contacts within the Chinese military
#17
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I thought it was out of business.
#18
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So, my guess is that the secretary sent you here
#19
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I can see why you're shooting up the ranks.
#20
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To seeing things clearly.
#21
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Not if I have anything to say about it.
#23
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in his "military-industrial complex" speech.
#24
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Mr. Champlin, on behalf of the Department of Defense,
#25
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until they needed her.
#26
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 27
Because this work we do is life or death,
#27
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On behalf of the rest of the world,
#28
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 29
- to get their feedback. - That's crazy.
#29
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 30
we're negotiating an historic agreement
#30
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 31
He did say at the outset
#31
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We won't get into of whose making it is.
#32
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the Chinese.
#33
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That's the sound of Eisenhower turning in his grave.
#34
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 35
Hi, everyone. Thank you for coming.
#35
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to force us to go forward with the deal.
#36
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whose actions show it only cares for its own.
#37
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 38
Adding the tax base, local businesses...
#38
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I mean, bes... besides the Meg of it all,
#40
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What do you do now?
#41
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Listen to me,
#42
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the spending bill with Brandt's rider
#43
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They'll pull out of the Fair Work and Trade Agreement.
#44
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 45
An effective president gets two or three things done
#45
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including numerous campaign finance violations.
#46
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 47
James Champlin?
#47
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 48
Well, thank you for this glimpse into your deliberative process.
#48
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wears this.
#49
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