NBC has released the Official Synopsis of State of Affairs episode “Here and Now” (1.12) that will be aired February 9, 2015.
Nick (guest star Chris L. McKenna) finally has Sheikh Hakam (guest star Yousuf Azami) in his sights, and Charlie (Katherine Heigl) and President Payton (Alfre Woodard) must decide what sacrifices to make and how far to go in order to bring down the most wanted terrorist in the world. Charlie and the briefing team work with Nick on a plan to kill Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat) and Hakam. But when an unexpected obstacle is put in their path, Charlie finds herself at odds with the President over what steps to take next. Meanwhile, President Payton struggles to balance the top secret mission with the annual Correspondents Dinner at the White House, but Senator Burke (guest star Rex Linn) has other plans as he releases top secret intel that could endanger the entire mission. And as Charlie liaises with Nick in the present, we learn more about their romantic past together. Meanwhile, Kurt (Cliff Chamberlain) finds he may have gotten in a little too deep with Victor Gantry (guest star Adam Arkin) and the Krieg Group.
Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Tommy Savas and David Harbour also star. Guest starring Matthew Lillard, James Remar and Derek Ray.
In State of Affairs, Each day the president is faced with dozens of life-and-death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst – Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl, “Grey’s Anatomy”) – assembles the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB). This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency.
Writer-director Joe Carnahan (“The Blacklist”) serves as executive producer with Dario Scardapane, Katherine Heigl, Nancy Heigl, Robert Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Julia Franz. “State of Affairs” is a production of Universal Television, Bob Simonds Company and Abishag Productions.