Wednesday, win, 9.30pm
Amid government cover-ups, political scams and the general hard slog of being Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) still must find time for her family. In “North To The Future”, a Russian dissident flees to the US after contracting smallpox. While Elizabeth and retired UN Ambassador Kat Sandoval (Sara Ramirez) work with the Russian foreign minister to contain the potential outbreak, she also must find the time to have a birds and the bees talk with 15-year-old Jason (Evan Roe), whose studious ways have fallen to the wayside in favour of his new girlfriend. Elizabeth’s remark that “sex kills” is memorable, but her son’s philosophical response is even better.