Madam Secretary: (S03E04) “The Dissent Memo”


The episode started with a bomb going in off in Angola and then cut to the American news where there is only talk of a less devastating bomb going off in Europe. Cue the ‘art imitating life’ quote because we know this type of journalism happens everyday. 

African countries taking a back seat to literally every other thing on the State Department’s agenda is the topic of the A story in this episode. The frustration reached new heights when a dissent memo was issued and the Assistant Secretary herself threatened to resign. It was this resignation threat that prompted action. Through the use of social media, the State Department was able to help make sure the elections were fair and Angola’s first female president was elected. 

B-Story: Henry’s little covert group is making end roads into the terrorists’ black market dealings. However, just when they thought they were getting an inside look, they’re agent gets taken. Hopefully this is where the next episode picks up because it happened at the very last moment of this episode. 

C-Story: The romance of the Brit and the American will soon be coming to a halt if they both decide to be honest with each other. They have decided to stay in American but that mean’s he’s giving up a great deal. He will resent her for it, let’s hope it’s before they get married. She really should just let him go. 

D-Story: No new information on the family’s stalker. There were no new attacks, so that’s good. 

Buss laugh moment of this episode: When the McCords are trying to have a romantic moment and their daughter walks in. Um, close the door next time. lol 

Punched in the feels moment of this episode:  When the Assistant Secretary resigns because she feels like she can get more done in the private sector. She was so hurt and frustrated it kind of just crushed me. 

Made me ponder for a sec moment of this episode:  We truly don’t pay attention to the countries who offer us nothing monetarily. Money, at the end of the day, always seems to be the most important card. 

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