Madam Secretary: Henry McCord is a hero to be remembered

Henry McCordEven though he’s married to a strong woman who’s a hero in her own right, we also believe that Henry McCord is right up there with her on Madam SecretaryHe’s the picture-perfect husband who supports his wife in every decision she makes and encourages to always do the right thing. He’s a great father to his three children and he’s great at his job. This is why Henry McCord is a hero and the perfect addition to the TV Heroes series.

Elizabeth’s job isn’t easy. She has to make decision that aren’t always easy and she has to often times put up a fight in order to make her colleagues see things her way. So when she needs someone to vent or to talk it out with Henry is there. He isn’t jealous of her political power and belittles her for it. He respects her and the job at hand. This is important because not many men would be able to do this. It takes a special person to be able to handle this and Henry makes it look easy.

Henry’s job makes it easier for Elizabeth to vent or talk to because he is a theology professor. So often times his knowledge and wisdom helps Elizabeth in her decisions. Henry has another job that is just as high pressured as Elizabeth’s. He serves as an operative of the National Security Agency in combating religious extremism and later is in charge of the CIA Special Activities Division. The decisions and missions he has involves being smart and logical and that takes strength.

In addition, his job had him cross paths with Dmitri Petrov, who later was given the name of  Alexander (Alex) Mehranov. Dmitri was recited by Henry to be an American Spy. When he was captured by the Russians, Henry was beside himself, because he felt responsible. The guilt made him even more determined to get him back. This was Henry’s guy, but if a spy was captured typically they are on their own. However, Henry wouldn’t let this happen and this makes him a hero because he saw Dmitri as a person and not as just an asset for America. When Henry got Dmitri back from the Russians, Dmitri wanted nothing to do with Henry; however, Henry didn’t give up and eventually got him a job with the CIA. Henry cares for him like a son and their relationship is one of the show’s strongest storylines.

Henry is a silent hero on the show, but he should be recognized for who he is and what he has done. To us, he’s a hero worthy of being mentioned.

Madam Secretary airs Sunday at 10 p.m. on CBS. For more news related to Madam Secretary, be sure to visit this link.

This article was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at SAM_iamXO. (Photo: CBS.)

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