This week, President Dalton's administration has to deal with a small but significant country, Angola. The President comes under fire and is dealt with a dissent memo for not giving enough attention to the country's presidential elections. This is the crux of season 3 episode 4 of Madam Secretary.
It's unclear how and why President Dalton's cabinet receives a dissent memo from the Bureau of African Affairs, but suffice it to say that the country's elections will have repercussion's for the US.
According to the synopsis, Elizabeth McCord is assigned to soothe tempers and engage with the African nation, which, as fans would know, is really where her expertise lies. But this isn't the only problem she faces in season 3 episode 4.
Russell enlists her help in getting the President on the ballot in Ohio. This proves to be extremely difficult and Bess has to exercise her craftiness while dealing with Dalton. And since this episode airs closer to the election date, the politics in Madam Secretary will no doubt prove to be entertaining.
So far, the show hasn't revealed the identity of the stalker who has been harassing the McCords and it doesn't seem as if Henry can find the answer in the upcoming episode as well. The summary details that he will be busy leading an investigation into the antiquities stolen by Hizb al-Shahid.
Season 3 episode 4's synopsis (via TV Guide) reads:
The Dalton administration comes under criticism by the Bureau of African Affairs for their lack of attention to the upcoming Angolan elections and it falls upon Elizabeth to ease their fears over the situation. Elsewhere, Russell needs help getting the president on the ballot in Ohio; Henry and Jose find themselves one step closer to locating the antiquities stolen by Hizb al-Shahid.
Madam Secretary season 3 episode 4 airs at 9 pm EST on Sunday, October 31, on CBS. You can stream the past episodes via CBS All Access.