‘Madam Secretary’ First Look: Téa Leoni Shows Softer Side With Mother of Dead Soldier (Exclusive Video)

In typical Elizabeth McCord fashion, the secretary of state gives staffers a lesson in “Rule Breaking 101”

Last Updated: March 8, 2015 @ 10:18 PM

Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) finds herself in hell — “The Ninth Circle” to be exact — in “Madam Secretary’s” upcoming episode.

McCord heads to Turkey to mend political relations after the Turkish government releases a video that could be damaging to the CIA. Adding to the secretary of state’s problems, her son Jason is threatened with expulsion after punching a bully at school.

Making matters worse, the mother of a former American Army Ranger, who died while traveling abroad, wants to know why his body is being held up.

In TheWrap’s exclusive preview of Sunday night’s episode, McCord insists on meeting the mother despite concerns from her staff that it’s “highly irregular.”

“When a tourist dies abroad, often the bodies are held up and the families come calling,” explains her chief of staff Nadine (Bebe Neuwirth). “If we have an update, I can pass it along.”

But, McCord, a newbie to the political scene, won’t hear it.

“He was an Army Ranger,” McCord tells her staff. “Our military families deserve special attention.”

You can watch the exclusive preview here.

“Madam Secretary” airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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