Satellite Sisters Recap Madam Secretary, Break in Diplomacy episode.

Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan do a Satellite Sisters recap of Madam Secretary

The Satellite Sisters recap Episode 315 of the CBS Drama Madam Secretary:  Break In Diplomacy.  Liz Dolan fills in for Julie Dolan as Acting Secretary of Recap reporting to Lian Dolan, Recapper-In-Chief. 

The Satellite Sisters recap the CBS Drama Madam Secretary. Episode: Break in Diplomacy.

Let’s play “Who’s the inspiration?”  Hmm, let’s see. Who were the writers at CBS drama Madam Secretary thinking about when they wrote this episode?  This was a serious episode featuring serious themes about a world leader known for being a rough-around-the-edges narcissistic businessman who ran an unusual campaign. He has a history of lewd behavior and corrupt business dealings plus unusually close ties to a country that was a former foe. OK.  Guess.

If you guessed the Phillipines, you guessed right! Actually, that is the reputation of the ACTUAL president of the Philippines.
Storylines:
Satellite Sisters recap Madam Secretary Carolina Herrera dress on Tea Leoni.

Madam Secretary is just about to make it pretty darn clear to the President of the Philippines that sexual assault is not to be dismissed as a mere indiscretion. And she looks great in that Carolina Herrera dress while she does it.

Sock It To Me, Bess or Let Them Eat Drones

The Singapore Exchange – a meaningful territorial accord with Asia Pacific. She ends up getting in a fist fight with the Philipine leader, forcing her to decide – like every woman ever—whether she should she say something about an attempted assault.  But she can only make this decision after digging into what appears to be the biggest bowl of cereal ever poured.
Jay Undercover
Bess gets her CIA on and enlists Sadsack Jay to investigate the suspicious death of Kevin from Accounting, a deep cover CIA agent. Turns out Jay is pretty good at spycraft and uncovers Kevin’s real mission.
Duck Dynastys Goes to the Devil
We are rejecting this storyline on the grounds that Henry seems in way over his head. But we don’t trust Ian and his neck tattoos. Not one bit.
Binders Full of Blouses:
The star of the show—the Carolina Herrera dress Bess wore for seemingly 36 hours across the Pacific and back without a wrinkle.
The Orange Pussy Blouse—again, a political statement????
The Theory White Trench – impractical color but we want one.
By | March 16th, 2017|

Madam Secretary Recap: The French Revolution

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Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters recap the latest episode of the CBS drama Madam Secretary with Tea Leoni and Tim Daly. This week on the show, it’s The French Revolution. That’s right, our favorite Frenemies, the French, are coming to DC for a State Dinner and we know what that means: Updo! Or does it? While we wait to see how Secretary mcCord does her hair, we get all kinds of Frenchie fun. Formidable! Here’s the line up: Lafayette! Cognac! Freedom Fries!! Banned Cheese!! Empty Crepe! Corisca! Viva la France—our favorite frenemies

Hi, Yvegeny, can I borrow that outfit your wore in the last Olympics? I have a state dinner to at ten and I want to hurt someone with my epaulets.

Hi, Yvegeny, can I borrow that outfit your wore in the last Olympics? I have a state dinner to attend and I want to hurt someone with my epaulets.

Storylines:

 I see London, I see France,  I see NATOs underpants
 Wait, there’s a SPY CODE????
 Stalkers, meet Donors. Donors, meet Stalkers.
 Plus—an outstanding Binders full of Blouses today
And The Bath Scene—still blushing
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By | November 10th, 2016|

TV Re-Cap: Panda Diplomacy & Muffin Shaming

This Panda looks the way we felt when President Dalton was blabbing on and on in his blue blazer. Let's get back to the action and Panda Diplomacy.

This panda looks the way we felt when President Dalton was blabbing on and on in his blue blazer. Let’s get back to the action and Panda Diplomacy.

Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters recap the latest episode of the CBS drama Madam Secretary. Season 3, Episode 3: South China Sea. Lian suggests some alternate titles to this episode that involved activist captured by China and stalkers stalked by Henry: Battle of the Lapel Pins; The President Leaves the Oval Office; Catfishin’; Panda Diplomacy; China Blinks;  What the heck is going on with our fridge?  The sisters don’t love this episode, but we always love Bess’ can do, take charge attitude no matter what blouse she’s wearing. Was there too much Panda Talk on the show this week? You be the judge. We say yes, but maybe the Panda Cam is news to you. Also, the Black Ribbon must go. And we all wish we had a Blake around to Muffin Shame.

 
 

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By | October 26th, 2016|

Tracking Terrorists & Cooking Eggs! MSEC Re-Cap

Madam & Mister Secretary both go work at the White House now. She has a much better office.

Madam & Mister Secretary both go work at the White House now. She has a much better office.

Tracking Terrorists ! Cooking in the kitchen! Dating British Guys! We’re gonna read you in on this week’s episode of Madam Secretary. This episode is looks to be the beginning of a multi-episode story arc to bring down the leader of an ISIS-like terrorist organization called H-something S-Something. So we’re going it call it HS like they do on the show. And Madam Secretary and her bouncy, shiny Breck-girl hair is gonna get the man who tried to bring down her man. It’s clear that we’re going to be following a Zero Dark Thirty-like trail to HS leader responsible for dirty bomb set off in DC. Jibral Diseh—the most wanted terrorist in the world. And , at the same time, Elizabeth tries to cook eggs and vet Stevie’s new boyfriend, a charming British guys who apparently attends Georgetonw but doesn’t read the papers.

But this episode was chockfull of CAN DO phrases:

Tip of the Spear!

Code Names!

Hunter-Killer Teams!

This is the US not the UN.

Joint Navel Exercise

I’m going to read you in!

And as I was writing it down in my notebook, Russell:

Clock’s Ticking…

And we don’t just get Can Do phrase. We get TIMELY AND TOPICAL ISSUES!

Refugees seeking asylum!

Post traumatic Stress disorder!

Junior Senators seeking glory

Son of an immigrant bashing immigrants

First Day of work jitters

Dinner with the ‘rents

And can we talk about that spectacular BLUE DRESS! Yes, let’s do that. And we do.

 

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By | March 9th, 2016|
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