Madam Secretary: Season 5

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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 5

Madam Secretary: Season 5 is available to stream in Australia... More now on Apple TV Store and Paramount+ and Paramount+ channel on Prime.

Madam Secretary: Season 5 episodes

Episode 5.1

E Pluribus Unum

In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White... More House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart while a manhunt for the attackers brings D.C. to a halt. For advice, Elizabeth turns to former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell.

Episode 5.2

The Chaos Game

When Elizabeth discovers that the White House attackers had support... More from overseas, she tries to hunt down those responsible without starting a war. Also, Henry comes face to face with one of the attackers.

Episode 5.3

The Magic Rake

Elizabeth flies to Fashion Week in Milan to face off... More against the Chinese Foreign Minister over an anti-sweatshop treaty in the aftermath of a tragedy. Also, Daisy struggles with feelings of fear and pessimism over her baby’s future, under the threat of rising nationalism in the wake of the attack on the White House.

Episode 5.4


When the remains of U.S. soldiers who served in World... More War II are uncovered in Southeast Asia, Elizabeth’s hopes of bringing them home quickly fade when a stubborn leader stands in her way. Also, Henry and Stevie find themselves publicly targeted by a restaurant owner who is angry about Elizabeth’s policies, and Alison volunteers for a local congressional campaign.



Henry finds himself at the center of an international incident,... More when he comes to the aid of an ex-girlfriend at a religious freedom conference in Thailand, after she is imprisoned for condemning the monarchy. Also, Elizabeth helps Jason navigate the pressure of preparing for college.



When the eruption of an Icelandic volcano strands Elizabeth at... More an airport in Ireland with the Turkish foreign minister, she tries to broker a deal with him to save the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees. Also, Henry gives advice to Alison about an awkward topic.


Baby Steps

Vice President Teresa Hurst asks Elizabeth for help when a... More surrogate carrying her future grandchild is arrested in Laos for human trafficking. Also, Henry tries to protect Stevie from danger when he suspects that she’s being followed by a Russian operative, and Blake deals with the demanding and costly instructions of a delegation of Japanese gardeners.


The Courage to Continue

When Haiti’s democracy is threatened by a president who refuses... More to step down after losing the election, Elizabeth tries to solve the problem without resorting to military action. Also, Blake has one week to find a new job before Elizabeth fires him as her assistant.


Winter Garden

Elizabeth and Jay work to keep an historic agreement between... More Serbia and Kosovo from falling apart, after a mass grave is discovered in Serbia dating back to the Kosovo war. Also, Henry deals with a bizarre encounter with Secretary of Defense Gordon Becker.


Family Separation (1)

Elizabeth goes head to head with a U.S. governor over... More the state’s new policy of separating unauthorized immigrants from their children.


Family Separation (2)

Elizabeth goes head to head with a U.S. governor over... More the state's new policy of separating unauthorized immigrants from their children. Also, she and Henry plan to renew their wedding vows.


Strategic Ambiguity

Elizabeth must salvage a deal with a military contractor by... More supplying fighter jets to Taiwan, but she risks triggering a war with China in the process. Also, Daisy gets frustrated with Matt for failing to help take care of her dog like he promised.


Proxy War

When innocent Syrian children are killed by an American-made cluster... More bomb, Elizabeth races to figure out what went wrong before Russia can use it as an excuse to escalate its military presence in the region. Also, Russell faces a PR nightmare after he gets into a heated argument with a homeless protester.


Something Better

When a group of American missionaries become hostages during a... More violent uprising abroad, Dalton must confront demons from his past in order to help Elizabeth secure their safe return home. Also, Stevie takes over Russell’s social media presence, and Henry helps his niece, Sarah, mentally prepare for her military deployment.


Between the Seats

Elizabeth visits the Middle East to finalize a deal to... More bring U.S. troops home, but complications arise when a local woman’s life is threatened by rumors of a romance with one of Elizabeth’s staffers. Also, Henry provides relationship advice to Elizabeth’s brother, Will.


The New Normal

When a super typhoon threatens a small Pacific island, Elizabeth... More tries to relocate its population before the storm makes landfall. Also, Henry gives a speech to an evangelical group about climate change.


The Common Defense

While Elizabeth is away on a retreat thinking about her... More presidential campaign, her staff tries to secure an international agreement to protect citizens who have been displaced due to global warming. Also, the staff works to contain a measles outbreak that threatens the life of Daisy’s daughter, Joanna.



A NATO ally carries out a state-sponsored assassination attempt against... More one of its own citizens, who is also a U.S. resident and old friend of Elizabeth’s. Also, Alison starts dating the son of one of Elizabeth’s political rivals.


Carrying the Gold

As Elizabeth prepares to officially declare her candidacy for president,... More she must deal with fallout from a news article alleging she had an affair with President Dalton during her CIA days. Also, Mike B. and Jay adjust to the growing pains in their expanded roles as campaign staffers, and Elizabeth calls for a UN criminal tribunal against Myanmar military leaders over their treatment of the Rohingya.


Better Angels

As Elizabeth prepares to leave the state department and announce... More her run for president, terrorists attack the United Nations delegation in Geneva that is there to sign the climate migration treaty.

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