Designated Survivor (2016–2019)
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White House Counsel Kendra Daynes ends up in a dangerous situation putting another staffer's life at risk, while Hannah Wells unexpectedly takes a trip to find answers.


Timothy Busfield


David Guggenheim (created by), Bill Chais | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Paulo Costanzo ... Lyor Boone
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
LaMonica Garrett ... Mike Ritter
Zoe McLellan ... Kendra Daynes
Ben Lawson ... Damian Rennett
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Michael J. Fox ... Ethan West
Geoff Pierson ... Cornelius Moss
Breckin Meyer ... Trey Kirkman
Jake Epstein ... Chuck Russink
Zachary Bennett ... Senator Cameron Feller
Presilah Nunez ... Detective Pineda (as Presilah Nuñez)


Tom, Emily and Aaron have managed to achieve bipartisan support for the ambitious defense plan and associated budget. But by the time it comes ready to approve the budget, both the Senate majority and minority leader renege on that support all having to do with both parties trying to woo Tom in being their presidential nominee in the next election sixteen months away, the likelihood of an incumbent winning being higher, and Tom turning both of them down, he preferring to remain an Independent if he does decide to seek reelection. The team has to decide how Tom should handle the situation as if both the Republicans and Democrats will continue to play hardball with him unless he sides with one of them, he will be a lame duck president for the remainder of his term with the likelihood that he won't see a second term even if he wants one. In the process, they learn that one side does have a fallback candidate which would also make Tom's run for a second term more difficult. Another ... Written by Huggo

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9 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Moss has previously announced that he previously served only one term due to the death of his wife. This is why he, a previous President of the United States, can run again. See more »


During President Kirkman's negotiation with the Senate leaders, it is mentioned that it is 16 months until the general election, setting this episode in July. Later in the episode, Hannah Wells finds the flash drive Damian hid for her in a park bench, but it's snowing and Hannah is dressed for winter. See more »

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A Bit Bland
22 July 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The investigation into Moss continues. There is a guy named Herlihy who was placed in witness protection. The family of his victim is seeking revenge. The central issue is the two political parties at war with each other, trying to get the President to take on a party affiliation. The last five seconds are the usual setup for the next episode.

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