‘Madam Secretary’ season 3, episode 3 preview: The search for the hacker

South China -Tonight on “Madam Secretary,” we saw a crisis situation unfold in Algeria as there was a risk of a Syria-like situation unfolding following some dramatic shakeups, and when it comes to Elizabeth McCord, there’s never a dull day. Moving into next week’s new episode “South China Sea,” the character will be forced to take on yet another international crisis courtesy of a series of incidents unfolding in (go figure) China.

Just as you would figure, though, this is not the only major story unfolding over the course of this episode. You are also going to have a chance to see the story continue to unfold with Bess at home, as she has to figure out who is responsible for the cyber-hacking that began with her son back in the premiere. This is one of the most dangerous situations that she’s been in since the beginning of the series; it’s not so much that it is an immediate physical danger to her, but at the same time we’ve seen in headlines just how much information hacked from phones and emails can prove to be devastating, especially in an election year.

Synopsis – “After U.S. environmental activists protesting China’s damage of a South China Sea reef are arrested for spying, Elizabeth finds herself in a stalemate with the Chinese foreign minister as she lobbies for their release. Also, Henry pushes the FBI to investigate one of Elizabeth’s former students who he suspects is his family’s cyber-stalker, and President Dalton’s trade visit to Vietnam brings back memories of serving there during the war.”

For those who are looking like a wide array of different stories in a single episode, this does seem to be the one for you! You’ll have family drama, Dalton’s war history, and much more over the course of the hour.

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