Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 7: "Baby Steps" Quotes
Hey dude. Believe it or not, the powers that be gave me permission to write you a letter back. This is a one time thing so I guess I'd better get to it. First off, I'm fine. More about that later. And I miss you too.Stevie
She [Theresa] had a likeability problem. Now I kind of like her. That means you have a problem.Russell
Apologizing isn't weakness. It's weakness that leads to the need to apologize.Elizabeth
Jay: I wasn't giving you the look.
Elizabeth: There's a but there. I can feel it.
Jay: This is why I can't play poker.
Blake: You know, this garden is a symbol of peace after the worst bloodbath in human history and you have the audacity to use it for self-promotion. Your ego is so big I can't believe that it even fits into that tiny little car. And I'd better not see this showing up in my office again. [slams watch box into Uzuki's hand.]
Uzuki: Nobody talks to me like that!
Blake: Yeah, well, someone just did.
Elizabeth: Theresa can't be the leaker. She's too much of a political animal to sabotage her own career.
Henry: When family's involved, you'd be surprised.
Russell: According to cable news, we're running a baby mill out of the Lincoln bedroom.
Henry: Everyone knows that cable news runs towards the hyperbolic.
Russell: No kidding. That's why people watch it, Dr. McCord.
Talya: Dr. McCord, I like my life here. What's going to happen to me now?
Henry: You're going to go out the back door with these intelligence agents and answer some more questions. If your story checks out, you'll be free to go. But either way, your life is going to be under the microscope for a while.
Elizabeth: Great work, Jay!
Jay: It's not like this will stop pregnant women from being locked up during the next crackdown.
Elizabeth: The legal system isn't fair when it comes to women. No legal system is.
Henry: Please tell me you got a detail on her. [Stevie]
Intelligence Agent: Covert operation, plainclothes officers. She won't know anything about it. That's what we want, because we don't want the Russians to know we're onto them.
Henry: We should be doing more. She should be in a safe house.
Intelligence Agent: I don't think she's in any immediate danger. Russian operatives came after Dmitri Petrov on American soil because he was one of their own that turned traitor. That's not the case here.
Henry: We no longer know what the Russians are doing or what they're capable of.
Elizabeth: Don't give me that look. Yes, there is more to the story than that.
Jay: What look?
Elizabeth. I need a favor. I need you to find one surrogate in particular. Elani Lowe.
Daisy: Poetry, poetry, poetry was especially moving.
Matt: It will be.