9 Reasons We Love Henry McCord on Madam Secretary

He would do anything to protect his children.

1. He would do anything to protect his children.

Henry McCord is not only a supportive husband, but a devoted father as well. He even spoke out on national television to defend his daughter, who was the target of a tabloid scandal with the President's son on "Waiting for Taleju" (Season 2, Episode 4). 
He doesn't let anything come between Elizabeth and himself.

2. He doesn't let anything come between Elizabeth and himself.

Elizabeth and Henry don't exactly have the most stress-free jobs, so it makes sense that tensions would arise in their marriage. But, the loving husband never lets a single obstacle get in the way of his love for his wife. Even as pressure built up on "The Greater Good" (Season 2, Episode 10) following the betrayal of Henry's informant by her and President Dalton to reach a deal with Russia, they were resolved by the end of ”Unity Node” (Season 2, Episode 11) with a romantic walk. 
 
He’s tough, yet sensitive.

3. He’s tough, yet sensitive.

Military background plus a love of theology equals one utterly dreamy man. Once a United States Marine Corps captain and pilot, Henry certainly has the tough-guy resume, but he now works as a military ethics professor for the National War College, showing he has a sensitive side too.
He knows how to be sexy and spontaneous.

4. He knows how to be sexy and spontaneous.

The sexual chemistry between Henry and Elizabeth is certainly one of our #RelationshipGoals. Although we've seen their playful nature throughout the series, we got a glimpse again on "The Greater Good" (Season 2, Episode 10) when Henry pulled Elizabeth aside after their meeting at the White House and said, "Wanna make out in the Rose Garden?"
He makes great arm candy.

5. He makes great arm candy.

He's got the looks and was voted third hottest D.C. spouse by a magazine, so it made sense that Henry referred to himself as Elizabeth's "arm candy" in "The Greater Good" (Season 2, Episode 10) while accompanying her on a trip to Russia.
He can handle a powerful woman.

6. He can handle a powerful woman.

From last-minute meetings and press conferences to diplomatic responsibilities, Elizabeth has her hands full helping to run the country. While many men may be threatened by Bess' level of power, Henry embraces it and is happy to support his formidable wife.
He stands by his morals.

7. He stands by his morals.

Henry always strives to do the right thing. We noticed that in Season 1, when Henry stood his ground during an international negotiation with Russian Foreign Minister Gorev and later in Season 2 with handling former student-turned-spy Dmitri. Henry’s strong ethics is especially attractive to his wife. “I like a man with a big moral compass,” she said in Season 1. “It’s a real turn-on.”
He would never turn his back on a friend.

8. He would never turn his back on a friend.

Along with a strong moral compass comes a strong sense of loyalty. Henry refused to accept Dmitri couldn't be extracted from Russia on "The Greater Good" (Season 2, Episode 10). During a meeting with his DIA handler, she told Henry: "Your conscience may not make you the ideal spy, but it certainly makes you a better person." 
He’s funny and smart.

9. He’s funny and smart.

We know he has the brains, morals and looks, but Henry also has a sense humor, as we saw on "The Rusalka" (Season 2, Episode 3). Elizabeth held up two dresses and said, "Which one of these dresses says, 'I'm terribly sorry your heartless autocrat husband is finally dead?'" Henry quipped back, "Well, I know which one makes this heartless, autocrat of a husband glad he's not dead." Elizabeth may have thought it was the dumbest come-on line ever, but we love Henry's jokes. 

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