After Elizabeth receives advice from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, she chooses to ignore President Dalton's recommendation on how to negotiate the safe return of a State Department employee who was kidnapped in Afghanistan. Also, Henry must find a way to persuade his student, Dmitri (Chris Petrovski), to spy for the U.S. government. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright makes a cameo appearance as herself, and Jill Hennessy returns as Jane Fellows, Henry's defense intelligence agency superior.