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'State of Affairs' Sneak Peek: An Illicit Friendship Gets Stronger

Chris L. McKenna as Nick Vera and Katherine Heigl as Charlie. Photo Credit: Neil Jacobs/NBC
State of Affairs is back tonight with its third episode, "Half the Sky," airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Charlie (Katherine Heigl) has flashbacks of her arrival at Midnight City where she first met Nick (Chris L. McKenna) and witnessed him brutally interrogate Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat). When members of the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram kidnap 21 Nigerian girls, President Payton (Alfre Woodard) tasks Charlie with the logistically impossible -- to find and save the girls without Nigeria knowing the U.S. was ever involved. Meanwhile, President Payton hosts the Chinese president (Tzi Ma) at Camp David and realizes that she can use their trade talks to get something she really wants.

Watch a sneak peek below:





Also starring Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour. Nestor Carbonell, Courtney B. Vance, James Remar, Christopher Michael Holley and Hakeem Kae-Kazim guest star.

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