Meet The McCords

Meet The McCords

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By Saranya Murthy
This is an original continuing story, composed and narrated by Saranya Murthy, featuring characters created by Barbara Hall. A complete list of references can be found in the description of each episode.

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Freedom of Speech
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08:19
September 20, 2019
Lone Ranger
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16:28
September 13, 2019
Independent
This episode re-tells the events in "Breakout Capacity" (Season 3 Episode 8 of Madam Secretary) from Jason’s point of view. There are thirty direct quotes: 1. “I know everyone’s obsessing about the Tenth Amendment but last time I checked, I’m still protected under the First.” 2. “Make him take it off.” 3. “If Jason really feels that Reynolds will make a better President, I’m OK with his wearing it.” 4. “Student debt! Big difference!” 5. “Fine. Mock me. We’ll see who’s laughing when the revolution comes.” 6. “Yeah, I saw. On your profile.” 7. “You saw, huh?” 8. “Take it down.” 9. “Why?” 10. “Do I really need to spell it out for you?” 11. “Fine. We done?” 12. “No. Suppose Reynolds does become President. What then?” 13. “Then he’s President.” 14. “What’s his stance on nuclear weapons?” 15. “Reynolds believes each country should be able to determine its own weapons policy.” 16. “So if Iran decides it wants nuclear weapons, you think it should have them?” 17. “What? No! I mean … I’m not sure.” 18. “If you’re going to embarrass your family, you had better make sure you can defend your point of view. So either educate yourself or stop talking.” 19. “Well, I knew you were angry but are you abandoning me?” 20. “You know, the first time my dad brought my brother and sisters and me to Washington, I thought we’d visit the monuments and the museums. Instead, he brought us here.” 21. “Why? To commune with dumpsters?” 22. “No. Union members marched here to protest for an eight-hour workday. Instead of negotiating, their employers organized a militia against them. They brought the wounded in here. Two men died right there.” 23. “Wow. Is there a plaque or something?” 24. “No. I guess that was kind of the point. Sometimes you don’t do things just to get a trophy.” 25. "Your grandfather dedicated his life to helping others." 26. "Yeah, I know.  You resented him for it." 27. "Yeah.  I think I joined the Marines just to tick him off."  (paraphrased) 28. "Yeah, but you don't regret joining the Marines." 29. "No … but I had to grow into it." 30. “You’ve got gifts, Jason. An incredible facility for thought and language. That’s power. But until you can harness that power to something bigger than yourself, that power is wasted. No one’s ever going to take you seriously. That’s all I’m saying.” REFERENCES 1. “Breakout Capacity." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 8, CBS, 27 Nov. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188789?trackId=13752289
13:58
September 6, 2019
E27 | Orinoco Flow
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07:46
May 17, 2019
E26 | Family Celebration
REFERENCES 1. “Breakout Capacity." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 8, CBS, 27 Nov. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188789?trackId=200257859    
13:27
May 10, 2019
E25 | Geographical Divisions
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 4 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall.  REFERENCES 1. “The Dissent Memo." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 4, CBS, 30 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188785?trackId=14277283
13:36
May 3, 2019
E24 | Independence Day
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 5 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall.  REFERENCES 1. “The French Revolution." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 5, CBS, 16 Nov. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188786?trackId=200257859
10:30
April 26, 2019
E23 | Inconvenient Truth
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 2 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall. REFERENCES 1. “The Linchpin." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 2, CBS, 16 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188782?trackId=200257859
15:30
April 19, 2019
E22 | Equal Rights
REFERENCES 1. “Waiting for Taleju.” Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 4, CBS, 25 Oct. 2015. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112456?trackId=14277283  2. Left of the Boom.” Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 14, CBS, 14 Feb. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112466?trackId=200257859
09:08
April 12, 2019
E21 | Special Privileges
REFERENCES 1. “The Ninth Circle." Madam Secretary. Season 1, Episode 15, CBS, 8 Mar. 2015. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80074142?trackId=14277281 2. “The Linchpin." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 2, CBS, 16 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188782?trackId=200257859
08:11
April 5, 2019
E20 | The Real Deal
REFERENCES 1. Austen, Jane. Mansfield Park. London: Penguin Books, 2003. Print. 2. “The Linchpin." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 2, CBS, 16 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188782?trackId=200257859 
12:26
March 29, 2019
E19 | Body Guard
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 3 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall. There are nine direct quotes: 1. “Da-ad, why are all the lights turning on and off?” 2. “It’s like a Stephen King novel up there.” 3. “It’s all right, kids.” 4. “Someone hacked into your security system.” 5. “How?” 6. “Is everything all right?” 7. “It’s fine. I’ll be upstairs in a minute.” 8. “So Dad’s supposed to quit his job just because you’re freaked out?” 9. “Don’t act like it’s just me. You sleep with a night light.” REFERENCES 1. “South China Sea." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 3, CBS, 23 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188784?trackId=200257859 
13:47
March 22, 2019
E18 | Data Integrity
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 2 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall. There are two direct quotes: 1. “At least they didn’t shoot me.” 2. “You go to Argentina, I’ll take him home.” REFERENCES 1. “The Linchpin." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 2, CBS, 16 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188782?trackId=200257859 
11:08
March 15, 2019
E17 | Revelation
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 1 and Season 3 Episode 2 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall. REFERENCES 1.  "Sea Change." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 1, CBS, 2 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188783?trackId=14277283  2.  “The Linchpin." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 2, CBS, 16 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188782?trackId=200257859
07:13
March 8, 2019
E16 | Missing in Action
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07:47
February 28, 2019
E15 | Ways and Means
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07:00
February 21, 2019
E14 | School Daze
REFERENCES 1. “Moaning Lisa." The Simpsons. Season 1, Episode 6. Fox. 11 Feb. 1990. Television.
09:23
February 14, 2019
E13 | Graveyard Shift
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 2 Episode 13 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall.  REFERENCES 1. “Invasive Species." Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 13, CBS, 31 Jan. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112465?trackId=14277283
10:00
February 7, 2019
E12 | Diplomatic Immunity
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 2 Episode 13 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall.  REFERENCES 1. “Invasive Species." Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 13, CBS, 31 Jan. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112465?trackId=14277283
07:26
January 31, 2019
E11 | Unprecedented
REFERENCES 1. Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1993. Print.  2. “Pilot." Madam Secretary. Season 1, Episode 1, CBS, 21 Sep. 2014. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80074128?trackId=14277283.
07:20
January 24, 2019
E10 | Reckoning
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 2 Episode 4 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall.   REFERENCES  1. “Waiting for Taleju." Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 4, CBS, 25 Oct. 2015. Netflix,  https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112456?trackId=14277283
07:48
January 17, 2019
E9 | Rapture
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09:42
January 10, 2019
E8 | Disaster Recovery
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13:09
December 7, 2018
E7 | Fraternity Pledge
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 2 Episode 17 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall. REFERENCES 1. “The Linchpin." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 2, CBS, 16 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188782?trackId=200257859 2. “Higher Learning." Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 17, CBS, 20 Mar. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112469?trackId=14277283 3. “The Rusalka.” Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 3, CBS, 18 Oct. 2015. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112455?trackId=14277281
10:56
November 30, 2018
E6 | Aunt Agonist
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 2 Episode 13 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall. REFERENCES 1. “Invasive Species." Madam Secretary. Season 2, Episode 13, CBS, 31 Jan. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80112465?trackId=14277283
07:48
November 23, 2018
E5 | Active Duty
This episode contains one direct quote from Season 1 Episode 15 of the TV series Madam Secretary, created by Barbara Hall: 1. “You’re the one who wanted to go for three.” REFERENCES 1. “The Ninth Circle." Madam Secretary. Season 1, Episode 15, CBS, 8 Mar. 2015. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80074142?trackId=14277281 2. Miss McCord’s opinion does not necessarily reflect that of the author, who has composed many a scene while listening to “Shake It Off”, “Love Story”, “Blank Space”, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, “Style” and “You Belong With Me”, in that order. 3. “The Dissent Memo.” Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 4, CBS, 30 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188785?trackId=14277283
09:02
November 15, 2018
E4 | Live Theater
REFERENCES 1. “The Race." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 10, CBS, 18 Dec. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188791?trackId=200257859
10:05
November 8, 2018
E3 | Network Outage
REFERENCES 1. “Blame Canada." Madam Secretary. Season 1, Episode 5, CBS, 19 Oct. 2014. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80074132?trackId=14277281
10:56
November 2, 2018
E2 | Privacy Policy
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 2 of the TV series “Madam Secretary”, created by Barbara Hall. There are three direct quotes: 1. “I’m not going to ask you again.” 2. “You’re grounded for a month.” 3. “You want to go for two?” REFERENCES 1. The Constitution of The United States. 2. “The Linchpin." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 2, CBS, 16 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188782?trackId=200257859
08:56
October 26, 2018
E1 | Identity Theft
This episode is based on events that took place in Season 3 Episode 1 of the TV series “Madam Secretary”, created by Barbara Hall. REFERENCES 1) "Sea Change." Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 1, CBS, 2 Oct. 2016. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80188783?
09:38
October 19, 2018
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