Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor

2016 - 2017, Drama, News
A low-level cabinet member unexpectedly becomes president after an attack on Washington.

Episode Guide

  • Designated Survivor - Brace for Impact (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Brace for Impact

    Hannah Wells tries to prevent a final attack; President Kirkman authorizes a nationwide manhunt for the mastermind behind the conspiracy.

  • Designated Survivor - Bombshell (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Bombshell

    Journalist Abe Leonard publishes an incendiary article, derailing President Kirkman's first international summit; Hannah Wells uncovers the conspiracy's next target.

  • Designated Survivor - Misalliance (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Misalliance

    The White House prepares for President Kirkman's first international summit; Kimble Hookstraten faces a challenge to her speakership; Alex thinks about bringing her kids back to Washington.

  • Designated Survivor - Lazarus (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Lazarus

    President Kirkman considers candidates for vice president; scandal embroils Kimble Hookstraten; agent Wells and Jason Atwood return from North Dakota with a new lead; journalist Abe Leonard's investigation takes an unexpected turn.

  • Designated Survivor - The Ninth Seat (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Ninth Seat

    President Kirkman struggles to put together a new Supreme Court; FBI agent Hannah Wells goes undercover; Seth contends with journalist Abe Leonard, who returns from the Middle East with an explosive story.

  • Designated Survivor - The Ninth Seat (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Ninth Seat

    President Kirkman struggles to put together a new Supreme Court; FBI agent Hannah Wells goes undercover; Seth contends with journalist Abe Leonard, who returns from the Middle East with an explosive story.

  • Designated Survivor - Party Lines (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Party Lines

    In hopes of passing his first bill, President Kirkman forms an unlikely alliance; agent Ritter is briefed by FBI agent Hannah Wells about an alarming new threat to the nation.

  • Designated Survivor - One Hundred Days (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    One Hundred Days

    As President Kirkman releases an agenda to reset his presidency, Alex makes a controversial public statement that threatens to derail it; Wells finds herself in the center of a dangerous trap.

  • Designated Survivor - Commander-in-Chief (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Commander-in-Chief

    President Kirkman relies on an unlikely ally for help with a crisis in an African country; Hannah's probe into the bombing of the Capitol takes a surprising turn; Emily settles into her new role as chief of staff.

  • Designated Survivor - Backfire (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Backfire

    An investigative journalist shocks the White House when he reveals classified information during a press briefing; Hannah discovers a connection between MacLeish and the conspiracy.

  • Designated Survivor - The End of the Beginning (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The End of the Beginning

    New information about the conspiracy emerges; tension rises between Aaron and Emily; a new lead brings agent Wells closer to the truth.

  • Designated Survivor - The End of the Beginning (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The End of the Beginning

    New information about the conspiracy emerges; tension rises between Aaron and Emily; a new lead brings agent Wells closer to the truth.

  • Designated Survivor - Warriors (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Warriors

    The nation reels from the aftermath of the shooting; Emily struggles with the knowledge there may be a traitor in the White House; Wells wrestles with her decision to reveal what she knows about the conspiracy.

  • Designated Survivor - The Oath (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Oath

    President Kirkman suspects there may be a traitor in the White House when he finds disturbing information connected to the Capitol bombing; more information emerges about Congressman MacLeish, causing concern about his vice presidential nomination.

  • Designated Survivor - The Blueprint (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Blueprint

    President Kirkman searches for the party responsible for leaking classified government documents online; agent Hannah Wells searches for evidence of MacLeish's part in the conspiracy.

  • Designated Survivor - The Results (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Results

    An unexpected event leads Kirkman to consider canceling the House of Representative elections; Kirkman handles the fallout from the leaked news of Majid Nassar's death.

  • Designated Survivor - The Traitor (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Traitor

    An American track-and-field coach's trip to Russia forces Kirkman into a hostage exchange involving the CIA and the Russian government; Agent Wells and Deputy Director Atwood's investigation uncovers dangerous information.

  • Designated Survivor - The Interrogation (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Interrogation

    A shooting at the White House during a governors' summit throws President Kirkman's plans to elect a new Congress into turmoil; Agent Hannah makes a shocking discovery in her investigation of the capitol bombing.

  • Designated Survivor - The Interrogation (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Interrogation

    A shooting at the White House during a governors' summit throws President Kirkman's plans to elect a new Congress into turmoil; Agent Hannah makes a shocking discovery in her investigation of the capitol bombing.

  • Designated Survivor - The Mission (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Mission

    After realizing that diplomacy isn't going to work with Algeria, President Kirkman decides to send the Navy SEALs on a mission; the probe into the Capitol bombing continues.

  • Designated Survivor - The Enemy (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Enemy

    After learning who was behind the attack, Kirkman faces the prospect of war and growing domestic problems; Kirkman assigns Emily to keep an eye on the situation at home; Alex seeks help from Hookstraten.

  • Designated Survivor - The Confession (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Confession

    President Kirkman and his staff try to keep a White House security breach a secret as he prepares for a television interview; the FBI continue their investigation into the bombing.

  • Designated Survivor - The First Day (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The First Day

    Amid chaos and confusion, President Kirkman steps into his role as commander in chief and struggles to hold the country together.

  • Designated Survivor - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Pilot

    Lower-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman becomes president of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol; Kirkman must keep the country and his family safe while leading the search for the those responsible for the attack.