A recent episode of Madam Secretary has odd similarities to a growing real-life scandal. Sometimes, the real world’s timeline aligns with TV shows about politics and these coincidences are really neat to analyze. Once you understand TV scheduling and how improbable it is for a TV show to predict or even focus on a real-life event at the same exact time that real life scandal is happening, things become scary. Yet, in this day and age with over 400 scripted TV shows and few that deals exclusively with politics and political scandals, sometimes it’s unavoidable.
Take the plot summary for last week’s Madam Secretary (Season 4 Episode 3- The Essentials)