Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor

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Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member, unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.
Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member, unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.

Season 1 (21 episodes)

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  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 09/21/2016 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 09/21/2016 Runtime: 42:35 min. A low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union address.

  • 2. The First Day

    Original air date: 09/28/2016 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2016 Runtime: 43:30 min. Hours after the attack on the Capitol, President Kirkman steps into his role as Commander-in-Chief in the midst of chaos and confusion. Facing dangerous new challenges and adversaries, Kirman struggles to hold a country together that is on the brink of falling apart.

  • 3. The Confession

    Original air date: 10/05/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 10/05/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. President Kirkman and his staff work to keep a high-level security breach of the White House a secret just as he's about to give his first television interview. Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate the Capitol bombing, and Agent Hannah Wells starts to develop her own theory about who was really behind the attack.

  • 4. The Enemy

    Original air date: 10/12/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 10/12/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. Kirkman learns who is behind the attack and needs to grapple not only with the prospect of war, but brewing domestic troubles as well. Kirkman taps Emily to monitor the domestic situation, while Alex may be in for more than she bargains for when she seeks out help from Hookstraten.

  • 5. The Mission

    Original air date: 10/26/2016 Runtime: 42:07 min.

    Original air date: 10/26/2016 Runtime: 42:07 min. Realizing his attempts at diplomacy with Algeria have failed, President Kirkman makes the difficult decision to send Navy SEALs on a mission that will define his presidency. Meanwhile, as the investigation into the Capitol bombing continues, Agent Hannah Wells discovers more secrets than answers.

  • 6. The Interrogation

    Original air date: 11/09/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. When shots ring out at The White House during a Governors Summit, President Kirkman's plans at electing a new Congress are thrown into turmoil, while Agent Hannah Wells continues investigating the Capitol bombing and makes one of her most shocking discoveries yet.

  • 7. The Traitor

    Original air date: 11/16/2016 Runtime: 42:37 min.

    Original air date: 11/16/2016 Runtime: 42:37 min. When an American track-and-field coach heads to Russia, President Kirkman is thrust into a hostage exchange involving the CIA and the Russian government. Meanwhile, Agent Hannah Wells and Deputy Director Atwood's investigation into the Capitol bombing uncovers information that puts Atwood and his family's life at risk.

  • 8. The Results

    Original air date: 11/30/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 11/30/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. On the eve of the country voting to elect a new House of Representatives, an unexpected development forces Kirkman to consider cancelling the elections entirely. Meanwhile, news leaks about Majid Nassar's death, and Kirkman has to handle the fallout.

  • 9. The Blueprint

    Original air date: 12/07/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 12/07/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. When classified government documents are leaked online, President Kirkman searches for the party responsible only to find that they have taken refuge inside a foreign embassy. Meanwhile, Agent Wells races furiously to gather evidence of MacLeish's involvement in the conspiracy before he can be confirmed as the next Vice President.

  • 10. The Oath

    Original air date: 12/14/2016 Runtime: 41:51 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/2016 Runtime: 41:51 min. President Kirkman fears there could be a traitor in the White House when he discovers shocking information connected to the Capitol bombing. Meanwhile, new information surfaces about Congressman MacLeish, raising concerns about his vice presidential nomination.

  • 11. Warriors

    Original air date: 03/08/2017 Runtime: 41:29 min.

    Original air date: 03/08/2017 Runtime: 41:29 min. The nation reels from the aftermath of the shooting on the steps of the Capitol while Emily struggles with the knowledge there may be a traitor in the White House. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Hannah Wells grapples with her decision to reveal what she knows about the conspiracy behind the Capitol bombing.

  • 12. The End of the Beginning

    Original air date: 03/15/2017 Runtime: 42:15 min.

    Original air date: 03/15/2017 Runtime: 42:15 min. Circles must tighten as a new discovery within the conspiracy emerges. Meanwhile, tension rises between Aaron and Emily as suspicions loom in the White House. A new lead places Agent Wells closer than before to the truth.

  • 13. Backfire

    Original air date: 03/22/2017 Runtime: 41:46 min.

    Original air date: 03/22/2017 Runtime: 41:46 min. A journalist shocks the White House when he reveals classified information during a press briefing and leaves Seth struggling to contain the damage from the leaked story. Meanwhile, Hannah unearths a key connection between MacLeish and the conspiracy.

  • 14. Commander-in-Chief

    Original air date: 03/29/2017 Runtime: 41:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/29/2017 Runtime: 41:11 min. Turmoil in an African country forces President Kirkman to rely on an unlikely ally for help, as Hannah's investigation into the Capitol bombing takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Emily settles into her new role as chief of staff, and Aaron must make a difficult choice.

  • 15. One Hundred Days

    Original air date: 04/05/2017 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 04/05/2017 Runtime: 43:03 min. As President Kirkman releases an agenda to reset his presidency, Alex makes a controversial public statement that threatens to derail it. Meanwhile, FBI agent Hannah Wells unknowingly finds herself in the center of a dangerous trap while getting closer to the truth.

  • 16. Party Lines

    Original air date: 04/12/2017 Runtime: 41:45 min.

    Original air date: 04/12/2017 Runtime: 41:45 min. President Kirkman forms an unlikely alliance in the hopes of passing his first bill while Agent Ritter is briefed by FBI Agent Hannah Wells about a new alarming threat to the nation.

  • 17. The Ninth Seat

    Original air date: 04/19/2017 Runtime: 42:12 min.

    Original air date: 04/19/2017 Runtime: 42:12 min. As President Kirkman struggles to put together a new Supreme Court, FBI Agent Wells goes undercover and discovers much more than she ever could have imagined. Meanwhile, Seth Wright has to contend with journalist Abe Leonard, who returns from the Middle East with an explosive story.

  • 18. Lazarus

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 41:55 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 41:55 min. As President Kirkman considers candidates for Vice President, Kimble Hookstraten finds herself embroiled in scandal. Agent Wells and Jason Atwood return from North Dakota with a critical new lead, while journalist Abe Leonard's investigation takes an unexpected turn.

  • 19. Misalliance

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 41:22 min.

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 41:22 min. As the White House gears up for President Kirkman's first international summit, Kimble Hookstraten faces her toughest political battle yet when her speakership is challenged. Meanwhile, Alex wrestles with whether or not to bring the kids back to Washington.

  • 20. Bombshell

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 41:07 min.

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 41:07 min. President Kirkman's first international summit is derailed when journalist Abe Leonard publishes an explosive article. Meanwhile, Hannah Wells uncovers the conspiracy's next target.

  • 21. Brace for Impact

    Original air date: 05/17/2017 Runtime: 41:23 min.

    Original air date: 05/17/2017 Runtime: 41:23 min. Agent Hannah Wells must stop the conspiracy from carrying out a final attack, while President Kirkman authorizes a nationwide manhunt for the mastermind behind it all.