Tonight, “Madam Secretary” is airing its latest new episode on CBS, and over the course of that, a horse may be taking center stage on a level almost equal to many of the people in the case. While this does on the surface feel quite comedic, there are some other surprises that may come from it, as well. After all, international relations and their complexities will always be the most important facet of the show.
So where is the story going to go next? Think “The Detour,” which is going to air on CBS next week … and this is going to be about a rather big detour, one that could have vast implications for Elizabeth and everyone. You’re going to feature a story that is very new (a relief effort in another part of the world), but at the same time combining that with some elements from the China conflict that have been there off and on for most of the season. They were involved earlier this season when it comes to the sanctions and the United Nations.
That’s not all: We’re also going to be looking back once more at the bombing in Illinois, which was a central event from one earlier season 3 episode in particular.
Synopsis – “When Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) and her staff fly to Africa to offer development aid to the continent, they are caught by surprise when the Chinese arrive there first, ready to outmaneuver the U.S. with competing offers of aid. Also, when turbulence on their plane ride to Africa leaves Daisy unnerved, she and Susan Thompson (Tonya Pinkins) go on a welcome tour of Africa, admiring the beauty of the continent. And, the FBI asks Henry to help investigate a Christian cult member who may have helped build the bomb used in the Illinois coffee shop attack.”
Hats off to the writers for a couple of different things here, but most notably, their ability to continue to incorporate some of these serialized elements into procedural stories that are fit more for the CBS model. It helps to reward people who’ve been watching for most of the season and playing close attention to key plot points.
Promo – This video below highlights the sense of betrayal that Elizabeth is going to feel because of China’s actions, but it’s actually far more comedic than we expected. “Nobody pantses America” may be one of the greatest lines in the history of the show.
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