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Season 5  "The Common Defense"  5x17

Aired a month ago - Mar 24, 2019

While Elizabeth is away on a retreat thinking about her presidential campaign, her staff tries to secure an international agreement to protect citizens who have been displaced due to global warming. Also, the staff works to contain a measles outbreak that threatens the life of Daisy’s daughter, Joanna.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 1
Well, I know. Yep.
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What if I-I get to Camp David, and I'm just sitting around,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 3
I'm saying the president of the United States
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 4
would enable us to work together
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 5
We had a recent huge influx from the Solomon Islands.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 6
And we're here to figure out
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 7
They throw out prime ministers like confetti down there,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 8
is not how you end a vacation.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 9
Wow. I need to go to more balls.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 10
Well, sir, because measles is awesome.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 11
any cases of measles to the WHO,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 12
- I'll get started on the legwork. - What about Andrada?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 13
country of origin... the Philippines...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 14
Wasn't as cool as that one, though.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 15
we're moving both of you to a quarantined medical facility.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 16
Oh, and now Australia is pulling out
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 17
I was expecting you and Will to be having some kind of...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 18
Come on. Mom would kill him.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 19
I can't sell a migrant deal to my people with this...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 20
I thought that was you.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 21
It only works when enough people immunize.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 22
Well, if you could allow
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 23
Are you seriously using my daughter to put pressure on me?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 24
What restaurant?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 25
That's exactly what I'm doing.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 26
A family on the tour group hadn't vaccinated.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 27
calling for your head,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 28
is that your growing unvaccinated population
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 29
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 30
that kids could die from it,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 31
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 32
a billion climate migrants worldwide.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 33
with an Australian citizen and not the migrants.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 34
if the vaccinated population continues to drop below 90%,
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 35
But politics I-is the art of the possible.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 36
shouldn't vaccines be something that's free for all?
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 37
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 38
Yeah, I had a date, and I cut it short
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 39
Even after the news
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 40
Just when I think I made up my mind about you.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 41
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 42
POTUS is working on some policy initiatives,
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exemptions for medical. But if they opt out
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 44
signal-boosted online...
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 45
Education is a start, but it is not enough.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 46
- Yes, I did. - Bye, Dad.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 47
I moved here so we could be a family.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 48
That's simply not possible at this time.
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 49
Are you really prepared to alienate a key ally
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I want to get the message out.

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Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 2
What if I-I get to Camp David, and I'm just sitting around,
#2
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 3
I'm saying the president of the United States
#3
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 4
would enable us to work together
#4
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 5
We had a recent huge influx from the Solomon Islands.
#5
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 6
And we're here to figure out
#6
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 7
They throw out prime ministers like confetti down there,
#7
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 8
is not how you end a vacation.
#8
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 9
Wow. I need to go to more balls.
#9
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 10
Well, sir, because measles is awesome.
#10
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 11
any cases of measles to the WHO,
#11
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 12
- I'll get started on the legwork. - What about Andrada?
#12
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 13
country of origin... the Philippines...
#13
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 14
Wasn't as cool as that one, though.
#14
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 15
we're moving both of you to a quarantined medical facility.
#15
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 16
Oh, and now Australia is pulling out
#16
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 17
I was expecting you and Will to be having some kind of...
#17
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 18
Come on. Mom would kill him.
#18
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I can't sell a migrant deal to my people with this...
#19
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 20
I thought that was you.
#20
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It only works when enough people immunize.
#21
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 22
Well, if you could allow
#22
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 23
Are you seriously using my daughter to put pressure on me?
#23
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 24
What restaurant?
#24
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 25
That's exactly what I'm doing.
#25
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 26
A family on the tour group hadn't vaccinated.
#26
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 27
calling for your head,
#27
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 28
is that your growing unvaccinated population
#28
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that kids could die from it,
#30
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a billion climate migrants worldwide.
#32
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with an Australian citizen and not the migrants.
#33
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 34
if the vaccinated population continues to drop below 90%,
#34
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 35
But politics I-is the art of the possible.
#35
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 36
shouldn't vaccines be something that's free for all?
#36
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Yeah, I had a date, and I cut it short
#38
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 39
Even after the news
#39
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Just when I think I made up my mind about you.
#40
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POTUS is working on some policy initiatives,
#42
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exemptions for medical. But if they opt out
#43
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 44
signal-boosted online...
#44
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 45
Education is a start, but it is not enough.
#45
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 46
- Yes, I did. - Bye, Dad.
#46
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 47
I moved here so we could be a family.
#47
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 48
That's simply not possible at this time.
#48
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 49
Are you really prepared to alienate a key ally
#49
Recap of Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17 (S05E17) - 50
I want to get the message out.
#50