In the Madam Secretary episode “Desperate Remedies,” Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) proposes a plan to get the terrorist organization Boko Haram to release schoolgirls they’re holding captive in Cameroon. The terrorist in charge is deathly ill and the U.S. has the drug to cure him.
Cameroonian Ambassador Jean Aissatou is portrayed by Ron Canada. The native New Yorker is known for his roles on The Strain (Mayor George Lyle), Boston Legal (Judge Willard Reese), Ugly Betty (Senator Slater), Weeds (Joseph), and The West Wing (Under Secretary of State Theodore Barrow), among others. Canada is also recognized for his roles in the films Ted 2 (Judge), Wedding Crashers (Randolph), Cinderella Man (Joe Jeanette), and The Human Stain (Herb Keble). Madam Secretary airs Sundays at 8pm on CBS.