Eileen Rendahl on 'Madam Secretary': Russian subs and daddy issues

April 13, 2015 8:34 PM

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We open in a different place than usual. We're on the Yalta, a Russian sub in the Sea of Okhotsk. The captain comes in with orders straight from Moscow. There's ominous music and a map with the United States prominently featured. I really don't see how this can be good news.

Then we return to familiar territory. Henry and Bess in their bedroom. Henry is packing to go on a trip in an adorably scatterbrained way. Except, uh oh, the trip is to Russia. Before I have time to get too worried, Bess gives Henry a secure phone, and I'm pretty sure she's suggesting that they have...

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