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Season 5  "Proxy War"  5x13

Aired a month ago - Jan 27, 2019

When innocent Syrian children are killed by an American-made cluster bomb, Elizabeth races to figure out what went wrong before Russia can use it as an excuse to escalate its military presence in the region. Also, Russell faces a PR nightmare after he gets into a heated argument with a homeless protester.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 1
Which it's bedrock U.S. policy to avoid.
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but let's save it for your roundtable.
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where criticizing is easy.
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with strangers is bad for my blood pressure.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 5
the light from our lives.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 6
Bye, Ali.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 7
Syria is now an Israeli no-fly zone.
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to defend us, then we will defend ourselves.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 9
Like imposing more stringent rules
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 10
of the Russian-operated Khmeimim Air Base in northwestern Syria.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 11
Meaning that Israel was right about being framed.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 12
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Yet you prefer to slander our government
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But I'll relay your message to President Nussir.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 15
but can you talk to us about collateral damage estimates?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 16
That way they can lock down
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 17
Hey, did you call the ISP guy?
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Because you turned them into your drone army.
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I-I offered her space in a shelter.
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coming to the rescue quite yet.
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I want to know the extent of Dynametrics' culpability.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 23
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Israel murdered our soldiers.
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Even if that fantasy were true,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 26
then handcuff us when we try to use them.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 27
In the process, creating vulnerabilities Russia exploited
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 28
there's a lot at stake here.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 29
- Exactly. - Except this isn't a refugee crisis.
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And you think this trivial gesture will buy my silence?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 31
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Cluster bombs indiscriminately kill people.
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Hi.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 34
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 35
Bess, what do we hear from your counterpart?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 36
How far out is the Northern Fleet?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 37
the administration, tacitly backing military prerogatives
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 38
I'll set up a one-on-one.
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Iran is an ally. Syria will do no such thing.
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But there are bigger imperatives as stake,
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- I won't cede an inch to them. - I understand.
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Giving it to me straight is what I hired you to do.
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There's no one in the world who's in a better position
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That we set an example for our proxies.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 46
that our proxies are...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 47
Educational grants for Syrian refugees
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We... realize the futility of our efforts.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 49
Thank you.
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And now that power is finally listening,

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 2
but let's save it for your roundtable.
#2
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where criticizing is easy.
#3
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 4
with strangers is bad for my blood pressure.
#4
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the light from our lives.
#5
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 6
Bye, Ali.
#6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 7
Syria is now an Israeli no-fly zone.
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 8
to defend us, then we will defend ourselves.
#8
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 9
Like imposing more stringent rules
#9
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 10
of the Russian-operated Khmeimim Air Base in northwestern Syria.
#10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 11
Meaning that Israel was right about being framed.
#11
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Yet you prefer to slander our government
#13
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But I'll relay your message to President Nussir.
#14
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but can you talk to us about collateral damage estimates?
#15
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That way they can lock down
#16
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Hey, did you call the ISP guy?
#17
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Because you turned them into your drone army.
#18
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I-I offered her space in a shelter.
#20
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coming to the rescue quite yet.
#21
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I want to know the extent of Dynametrics' culpability.
#22
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Israel murdered our soldiers.
#24
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Even if that fantasy were true,
#25
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then handcuff us when we try to use them.
#26
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 27
In the process, creating vulnerabilities Russia exploited
#27
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there's a lot at stake here.
#28
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- Exactly. - Except this isn't a refugee crisis.
#29
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And you think this trivial gesture will buy my silence?
#30
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Cluster bombs indiscriminately kill people.
#32
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Hi.
#33
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Bess, what do we hear from your counterpart?
#35
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How far out is the Northern Fleet?
#36
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the administration, tacitly backing military prerogatives
#37
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I'll set up a one-on-one.
#38
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Iran is an ally. Syria will do no such thing.
#39
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But there are bigger imperatives as stake,
#40
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- I won't cede an inch to them. - I understand.
#42
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Giving it to me straight is what I hired you to do.
#43
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There's no one in the world who's in a better position
#44
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 45
That we set an example for our proxies.
#45
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 46
that our proxies are...
#46
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 47
Educational grants for Syrian refugees
#47
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 48
We... realize the futility of our efforts.
#48
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 13 (S05E13) - 49
Thank you.
#49
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And now that power is finally listening,
#50