Sunday night, “Madam Secretary” ended its second season with an installment that suggested romantic movement for Stevie, and some serious professional movement for one Elizabeth McCord. We could see her going from being Madam Secretary to Vice-President of the United States depending on where the chips fall moving forward.
If you want to see more on when this should could be coming back, check out more of that over at the link here. The rest of this article is geared more around what we would actually like to see unfold plot-wise when the show returns to the air.
1. Bess stays Secretary of State – This is just our personal stance, and it stems from the fact that we already had “Veep,” “The West Wing,” “Commander in Chief,” and so many other shows. The uniqueness of this show is that it focuses more on the Cabinet, and we don’t want to see that go away.
2. A story that explores cabinet politics – We enjoy this show the most when it is to political shows what “Blue Bloods” is to cop shows. We already have “Homeland” to chase after terrorists, and the sharpness of the writing here gives us a chance to explore foreign policy issues. Having our title character wade into these debates and seeing the consequences of her actions remains fascinating TV to us.
3. Do have an election story – While we do want to see Elizabeth remain Secretary, there is something fascinating that comes from watching her in this post while Dalton runs for reelection. Why not really illuminate some of the uncertainty and drama that comes with having an election dictate your job status.
4. More cameos from real-life politicians – It gives credibility to the series, and we feel like creator Barbara Hall and the writers do a pretty tremendous job with this show of telling an even-handed story. Lawmakers past and present can appear here without fear of judgment for their personal views on policy.
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