Madam Secretary Review: Couples Therapy begins and Disah will meet his doom

Madam Secretary Review: Couples Therapy begins and Disah will meet his doom

Madam Secretary

“Connection Lost”, two words that no one wants to see displayed on their devices. Especially when they’re in the middle of talking to the person on the other end or trying to get in touch with them to see if they’re okay. In this week’s episode of Madam Secretary, it’s two words that will have Elizabeth wondering if she will ever see her beloved husband again. With only two episodes left till the season finale (which I’m sure will end on a nice, juicy cliffhanger), things are about to get very real, very fast.

I understood the fact that Elizabeth convinced Henry to go see Dr. Sherman with her. It’s so that they can find a way to get past the issues that they’ve been having lately. I’m also shocked, for lack of a better word, that these two are getting help in the first place given that they always find a way to solve their problems together. On the other hand, it’s good that Henry is willing to start talking about his personal demons and to work it out with Elizabeth.

The brief flashbacks with Elizabeth and Henry throughout the episode was interesting. It allowed us to see them being in husband/wife mode rather than father/mother mode if that makes any sense. I was equally intrigued when Henry told Elizabeth the story of the time that he showed up at the Jane Austen ball during their college years. Makes me want to find out more about how they met. I know I have fanfiction for that, but it would be nice to know the real version.

It’s also interesting to see a bit of Matt’s backstory in this episode. I didn’t know that he’s part Pakistani on his mother’s side until now. Guess it explains the garden project that he’s so keen on getting Elizabeth’s attention to since his mother had a fondness for Arabian Jasmine. My heart melted when Nadine gave one as a gift for Matt the next day.

Alright, now let’s start talking Jibral Disah. We know that he’s been holed up in Islamabad for quite some time and now Murphy Station is sent to track him down and allow a team of operatives to take the terrorist leader down. When Jose told Henry that one of the burner phones that were sold to members of Hizb al-Shahid is being used by Disah, I didn’t expect Henry to throw his phone into the briefcase like that before following Jose, using the chaos of the evacuation as cover. Then again, I guess he didn’t want to worry Elizabeth and if she were to call during the potential undercover takedown of Disah, then it’s bye-bye Henry McCord.

Another shocking moment was finding out that the Pakistani Foreign Minister was the one responsible for informing Hizb al-Shahid to close all of their bank accounts and for turning on Prime Minister Khoosat by tweeting out the nuclear agreement between Pakistan and the United States, which resulted in his unfortunate end at the hands of an angry Pakistani mob. Political double-cross, anyone?

In all, this episode wasn’t as good as the others, but I’m sure that the writers will make it up to us when the finale airs. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go scream into a pillow and hope that for Elizabeth’s sake, that Henry and the rest of Murphy Station make it out of Pakistan safely.

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