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Source: CBS

Jay's Demotion on Season 6 of 'Madam Secretary' Makes Sense, but It's Still a Tough Pill to Swallow

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A lot has changed in the world of Madam Secretary. The political drama’s sixth season, which premiered on Oct. 6, takes place two years after Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) announced her candidacy for President, and she’s about to pass the 100-days-in-office mark.

Unfortunately for us, Elizabeth’s move to the White House means viewers won’t be seeing a few of the staffers who faithfully stood by her side while she was secretary of state. This includes Sebastian Arcelus’ Jay Whitman.

What happened to Jay on Madam Secretary?

In Season 6, Episode 1, it’s revealed that Elizabeth’s chief of staff didn’t transition over to the Oval Office with his boss, a choice executive producer Barbara Hall had to think long and hard about.