Madam Secretary: Season 3

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Téa Leoni leads this political drama series following the trials of a Secretary of State as she balances personal and... More

Where to watch Madam Secretary: Season 3

Madam Secretary: Season 3 is available to stream in Australia... More now on Apple TV Store and Paramount+.

Madam Secretary: Season 3 episodes

Episode 3.1

Sea Change

When a storm destroys a naval base in Bahrain, Elizabeth... More urges President Dalton to reexamine his approach to climate change and his overall foreign policy, something that could jeopardize his re-election campaign. Also, the McCords worry that their family is being stalked when they discover Jason’s laptop may have been hacked.

Episode 3.2

The Linchpin

With Algeria on the brink of a civil war, Elizabeth... More delicately negotiates a regime change, but her plans go awry when Roy Curtis, the trusted U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, dies unexpectedly. Also, Henry fights to save religious antiquities in Algeria when he discovers they are being destroyed by Hizb al-Shahid.

Episode 3.3

South China Sea

After U.S. environmental activists protesting China’s damage of a South... More China Sea reef are arrested for spying, Elizabeth finds herself in a stalemate with the Chinese foreign minister as she lobbies for their release.

Episode 3.4

The Dissent Memo

After a bombing at a political rally in Angola, Elizabeth... More must find a way to respond to a “dissent memo” from the Bureau of African Affairs when they criticize the Dalton Administration’s lack of attention to the upcoming Angolan election.


The French Revolution

When an imminent U.S.-France state dinner is jeopardized after a... More CIA operative is captured by French intelligence, Elizabeth must negotiate the operative’s release while keeping the event on track.


The Statement

When Elizabeth discovers that a terrorist bombing at an Illinois... More coffee shop was funded by someone with close ties to the Saudi government, she makes a bold move after the Saudi ambassador refuses to bring the man to justice. Also, Matt refuses to issue a statement when news breaks that he and the bomber are linked to the same mosque, and Henry reaches out to Dmitri when he hears he’s having trouble adjusting to his new life in Phoenix.


Tectonic Shift

After Venezuela’s president andhis immediate successors are killed in a... More devastating earthquake, Elizabeth works to stop a power grab by the late president’s son, as well as secure the release of the international aid team he arrested.


Breakout Capacity

As President Dalton eagerly awaits voting results on Election Day,... More Elizabeth uncovers information that could put the U.S.’s peace deal with Iran in jeopardy.


Snap Back

As the U.N. Security Council considers reinstating sanctions against Iran... More for its suspected nuclear activities, Elizabeth tries to stop Israel from taking matters into its own hands when it threatens military action against the Iranians.


The Race

When a possible Israel-Iran war threatens the House’s imminent vote... More on the U.S. presidential election, Elizabeth attempts to bring the two reluctant countries to the negotiation table in an effort to broker a peace between them.


Gift Horse

When the Mongolian government sends Elizabeth a horse as a... More gift, she thinks accepting it could upset other Asian countries, but she stirs up more controversy when she considers returning it to Mongolia.


The Detour

When Elizabeth and her staff fly to Africa to offer... More 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.


The Beautiful Game

When an influential rabbi organizing a symbolic Iran/Israel soccer game... More is killed, Elizabeth and Jay’s peace treaty plans for the two countries are jeopardized. Also, Elizabeth’s name is floated for a Nobel Peace Prize; Jay’s tireless work on the Iran/Israel peace deal strains his marriage; and Daisy makes a connection with new work colleague, Kevin Park.


Labor of Love

When the upcoming marriage of two star-crossed lovers from Colombia... More is in jeopardy, Elizabeth works to reunite the son of the Colombian president and the daughter of the rebel leader, whose union is at the heart of an important peace deal after years of civil war.


Break in Diplomacy

Elizabeth is shocked when the Philippines’ unconventional new president, Datu... More Andrada, makes a pass at her during their meeting to discuss his refusal to participate in an Asia-Pacific territory treaty.


Swept Away

Elizabeth’s landmark global climate treaty with more than 200 countries... More is jeopardized when China threatens to back out due to her meeting with an ailing Dalai Lama. Also, Henry worries about his undercover operative’s safety, and Jay is surprised when Abby serves him with a custody agreement for their daughter.



When a computer sting uncovers the possible mole in the... More CIA arms smuggling ring, Elizabeth’s questioning of the suspect makes her think that a larger, more dangerous force is behind the operation. Also, Henry worries that the doomsday cult is drugging his embedded operative, and Elizabeth and her State Department staff come up with an unorthodox approach to solving black rhino poaching in Namibia.


Good Bones

Elizabeth enlists the help of Hollywood star Ashley Whittaker to... More help sway the president of Kyrgyzstan to end human trafficking in his country, but the added attention could put an American captive at risk. Also, when Henry finds the bomb that’s being held by the doomsday cult, he uncovers information that they could be planning a deadlier attack.


Global Relief

When warring rebel groups threaten Elizabeth’s Somalian food relief efforts... More and kidnap an American aide there, she reluctantly considers asking a notorious Russian arms dealer for help. Also, Henry is blindsided when he is taken off the VFF doomsday cult case, and Alison and Stevie await their college acceptances.


Extraordinary Hazard

As the U.S. hunts for the person believed to be... More behind the CIA arms smuggling case, Elizabeth and her team must work to save Jay when he’s kidnapped in Nice, France, during a fact-finding mission into the suspect.


The Seventh Floor

Elizabeth and her team work to secure the release of... More an American journalist held hostage in the Sudan.



As Elizabeth and President Dalton head to Rome for the... More G20 Conference, she is concerned for Henry’s safety when he is sent to Israel to intercept the doomsday cult’s bio-weapon before it is deployed.


Article 5

Elizabeth heads to Brussels to seek NATO’s support against Russia... More when it threatens to invade Bulgaria, but when France refuses to cooperate, it could threaten the alliance’s very existence. Also, Henry’s new government role has him dive into the Russia issue and turn to his former operative, Dmitri Petrov for help, and as Nadine and Mike B’s relationship heats up, Elizabeth finds out information about her old friend that makes her question his loyalties.

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