State of Affairs

State of Affairs

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Each day the president is faced with dozens of life-and-death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB). This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls.
Each day the president is faced with dozens of life-and-death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB). This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 11/17/2014 Runtime: 45:02 min.

    Original air date: 11/17/2014 Runtime: 45:02 min. CIA Analyst Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl) still can't remember what really happened a year ago when the diplomatic convoy she was on was attacked in Kabul. While she and then-Senator Payton (Alfre Woodard) barely made it out alive, Charlie's fiancé, Payton's son Aaron (guest star Mark Tallman), wasn't so lucky. Today is the one-year anniversary of Aaron’s death; Payton is president, Charlie is her CIA briefer and together they’re faced with a choice – try and avenge Aaron’s death by going after Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat), the terrorist responsible for the convoy attack, or hold off in favor of taking down his entire network in the future. Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour also star. Guest starring Chris L. McKenna, Ramsey Faragallah and Derek Ray.

  • 2. Secrets & Lies

    Original air date: 11/24/2014 Runtime: 41:58 min.

    Original air date: 11/24/2014 Runtime: 41:58 min. Charleston (Katherine Heigl) and the team are in a race against the Russians over a stranded Russian submarine holding six months of stolen U.S. secrets -- their one advantage is that they have a CIA asset on board. At the same time, the texter persists, sending Charlie a damning picture, while Nick (guest star Chris L. McKenna) forces her to question if Fatah was ever really her asset. Meanwhile, President Payton (Alfre Woodard) appoints a new CIA director, the formidable Ray Navarro (guest star Nestor Carbonell).

  • 3. Half the Sky

    Original air date: 12/01/2014 Runtime: 42:59 min.

    Original air date: 12/01/2014 Runtime: 42:59 min. Charlie (Katherine Heigl) has flashbacks of her arrival at Midnight City where she first met Nick (guest star Chris L. McKenna) and witnessed him brutally interrogate Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat). When members of the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram kidnap 21 Nigerian girls, President Payton (Alfre Woodard) tasks Charlie with the logistically impossible -- to find and save the girls without Nigeria knowing the U.S. was ever involved. Meanwhile, President Payton hosts the Chinese president (Tzi Ma) at Camp David and realizes that she can use their trade talks to get something she really wants.

  • 4. Bang, Bang

    Original air date: 12/08/2014 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 12/08/2014 Runtime: 43:05 min. Charlie and Nick both receive a threatening text that sends Nick on an investigation to find the source once and for all. Charlie flashes back to her first interactions with Fatah on Midnight City. Meanwhile, President Payton’s rival Senator Green reveals just enough about the upcoming senatorial convoy attack report to cause her to question Charlie’s faithfulness.

  • 5. Ar Rissalah

    Original air date: 12/15/2014 Runtime: 43:01 min.

    Original air date: 12/15/2014 Runtime: 43:01 min. Now that a portion of the convoy attack report has been leaked, President Payton (Alfre Woodard) has a lot of questions for Nick Vera (guest star Chris L. McKenna). Unfortunately, he seems to be MIA. As Charlie (Katherine Heigl) searches for him, she flashes back to the hours before and during the convoy attack, and we learn another secret that she’s been withholding from President Payton. After an American reporter (guest star Ray Laska) is granted a rare, exclusive interview, Charlie and team must work to contain the footage as an urgent matter of national security. Kurt (Cliff Chamberlain) finally works up the courage to show Maureen (Sheila Vand) his cards, while D.P. (David Harbour) reaches out to an old friend to squash the convoy attack report before it’s released in its entirety.

  • 6. Masquerade

    Original air date: 12/22/2014 Runtime: 42:34 min.

    Original air date: 12/22/2014 Runtime: 42:34 min. Charlie and Maureen accompany President Payton to Qatar on a diplomatic trip. What begins as a standard mission of diplomacy becomes a disaster when a Qatar national infiltrates the American embassy claiming to be CIA and Constance tasks Charlie to find out if he’s telling the truth.

  • 7. Bellerophon

    Original air date: 01/05/2015 Runtime: 43:00 min.

    Original air date: 01/05/2015 Runtime: 43:00 min. Sixty-five photos of national landmarks suddenly surface, all featuring the är rissãlah symbol. Meanwhile, a college student claiming to be an är rissãlah operative breaks into the White House. The 7th floor team works to figure out the identities of the picture takers as the hunt for Al Moosari continues.

  • 8. Ghosts

    Original air date: 01/12/2015 Runtime: 42:48 min.

    Original air date: 01/12/2015 Runtime: 42:48 min. After FARC kidnap Jack Dawkins from a Panamanian prison and hold him for ransom, the team has to pinpoint his location and extract him before time runs out. Charlie comes back to Langley to coordinate the Bellerophon op, while Maureen struggles to fill her shoes as President Payton’s briefer.

  • 9. Cry Havoc

    Original air date: 01/19/2015 Runtime: 42:51 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2015 Runtime: 42:51 min. Charlie (Katherine Heigl) and the PDB team race to prove that sorority girl Stacy Dover (guest star Gracie Dzienny) is, in fact, an active member of Ar Rissalah's American terrorist cell. Amidst the high stakes investigation, Charlie is forced to confront the fact that one of her closest allies may have betrayed her. Meanwhile, Operation Bellerophon is in full swing as Nick Vera (guest star Chris L. McKenna) gets one step closer to contact with Omar Fattah. But Charlie's efforts to bring down Ar Rissalah may not be able to prevent an attack on the homeland.

  • 10. War at Home

    Original air date: 01/26/2015 Runtime: 42:44 min.

    Original air date: 01/26/2015 Runtime: 42:44 min. Charlie and the PDB team race to find the Ar Rissalah 7’s missing bombs before other members of the terrorist cell rise up and attack the homeland. In their hunt, Charlie must enlist the help of a former adversary, Professor Ahmad Ahmadi.

  • 11. The Faithful

    Original air date: 02/02/2015 Runtime: 42:43 min.

    Original air date: 02/02/2015 Runtime: 42:43 min. Charlie (Katherine Heigl) and Lucas (Adam Kaufman) join the FBI manhunt for an Ar Rissalah terrorist who escaped custody in the woods of West Virginia. Meanwhile, President Payton (Alfre Woodard) makes a deal with the news media that protects CIA’s top secret Operation Bellerophon -- at the cost of exposing her own secrets on national television. On the other side of the world, Nick (guest star Chris L. McKenna) and Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat) wait in a terrorist stronghold as they anticipate the arrival of the most dangerous man on the planet, Sheikh Hakam (guest star Yousuf Azami). Also starring Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour. Adam Arkin and Matthew Lillard guest star.

  • 12. Here and Now

    Original air date: 02/09/2015 Runtime: 42:13 min.

    Original air date: 02/09/2015 Runtime: 42:13 min. Nick finally has Sheikh Hakam in his sights, and Charlie and President Payton must decide what sacrifices to make and how far to go in order to bring down the most wanted terrorist in the world. Charlie and the briefing team work with Nick on a plan to kill Fatah and Hakam.

  • 13. Deadcheck

    Original air date: 02/16/2015 Runtime: 42:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/16/2015 Runtime: 42:32 min. With the President's support and her 7th floor team backing her, Charlie (Katherine Heigl) quits the CIA in order to try and keep her promise of tracking down and killing Omar Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat) before he and Ar Rissalah can continue their devastating attacks on the homeland. Meanwhile, President Payton (Alfre Woodard) faces adversity after Victor Gantry (guest star Adam Arkin), the head of TKG, threatens to tell the public that Sheikh Hakam doesn't exist. David Patrick (David Harbour), unaware of the TKG meetings, threatens to quit after being left in the dark and the 7th floor team gathers to do whatever they can to help Charlie, who is off the grid, halfway across the world. Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain and Tommy Savas also star. Guest starring Nestor Carbonell, Chris L. McKenna, Courtney B. Vance and James Remar.