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Designated Survivor Season One Episode Guide

By on September 12, 2016
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KIEFER SUTHERLAND

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Episode 1×10 “The Oath”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN WORRIES THERE COULD BE A TRAITOR IN THE WHITE HOUSE

President Kirkman fears there could be a traitor in the White House when he discovers shocking information connected to the Capitol Bombing.

Confiding in Emily, Kirkman puts her in charge of quietly investigating.

Meanwhile, new information surfaces about Congressman MacLeish, raising concerns regarding his vice presidential nomination

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest starring Virginia Madsen as Kimble Hookstraten and Kevin R. McNally as Harris Cochrane.

“The Oath” was written by David Guggenheim. Fred Toye is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday, December 14 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC.

 

Episode 1×09 “The Blueprint”

CLASSIFIED GOVERNMENT DOCMENTS ARE LEAKED ONLINE WHILE AGENT HANNAH WELLS RACES THE CLOCK TO EXPOSE THE TRUTH ABOUT CONGRESSMAN MACLEISH

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 and are behind even his reach.

Meanwhile, Agent Hannah Wells races furiously to gather evidence of MacLeish’s involvement in the conspiracy before he can be confirmed as the country’s next Vice President.

Air Date: Wednesday, December 7 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest starring Virginia Madsen as Kimble Hookstraten.

“The Blueprint” was written by Dana Dedoux Miller & Michael Russell Gunn. Richard J. Lewis is the director.

Episode 1×08 “The Results”

A NATIONAL EMERGENCY CAUSES KIRKMAN TO CONSIDER CANCELLING THE HOUSE ELECTIONS

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 has leaked about Majid Nassar’s death, and Kirkman has to handle the fallout

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest starring Virginia Madsen as Kimble Hookstraten.

“The Results” was written by Paul Redford & Sang Kyu Kim. Chris Grismer is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 30 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST) on NBC.

 

Episode 1×07 “The Traitor”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN NEGOTIATES AN AMERICAN HOSTAGE EXCHANGE WHILE HANNAH AND FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ATWOOD UNCOVER INFORMATION THAT PUTS BOTH THEIR LIVES IN DANGER

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.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“The Traitor” was written by Jennifer Johnson & Michael Russell Gunn. Fred Toye is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday Nov. 16 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

 

Episode 1×06 “The Interrogation”

SHOTS ARE FIRED DURING A GOVERNORS SUMMIT AT THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE AGENT WELLS MAKES A SHOCKING DISCOVERY ABOUT THE CAPITOL BOMBING

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 on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EST).

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“The Interrogation” was written by Barbie Kligman & Jenna Richman. Michael Katleman is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday Nov. 9 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

 

Episode 1×05 “The Mission”

WHEN DIPLOMACY FAILS, KIRKMAN IS FORCED TO MAKE A DECISION THAT WILL DEFINE HIS PRESIDENCY

“The Mission” – Realizing his attempts at diplomacy with Algeria have failed, President Kirkman makes the difficult decision of sending 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

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“The Mission” was written by Sang Kyu Kim & Michael Russell Gunn. Paul Edwards is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday Oct. 26 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Photos: The Mission

 

Episode 1×04 “The Enemy”

THE GROUP BEHIND THE CAPITOL ATTACK IS LOCATED

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

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest starring are Virginia Madsen as Congresswoman Kimble Hookstraten and Kevin R. McNally as Harris Cochran.

“The Enemy” was written by Dana Ledoux Miller & Jon Harmon Feldman.  Paul Edwards is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday Oct. 12 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC

Photos: The Enemy

 

Episode 1×03 “The Confession”

THE FBI CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE THE CAPITOL BOMBING, WHILE PRESIDENT KIRKMAN DEALS WITH A HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY BREACH AND PREPARES FOR HIS FIRST TELEVISION INTERVIEW

ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas Guest Stars as Herself

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 theories about who was really behind the attack.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest Starring are Virginia Madsen as Congresswoman Kimble Hookstraten, Kevin R. McNally as Harris Cochran and Elizabeth Vargas as herself.

“The Confession” was written by Jennifer Johnson and Paul Redford.  Sergio Mimca-Gezzan is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday Oct. 5 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Photos: The Confession

 

Episode 1×02 “The First Day”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN STEPS INTO THE ROLE OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF BEFORE LEARNING THE SHOCKING NEWS THAT HE WASN’T THE ONLY DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, ON ABC’S ‘DESIGNATED SURVIVOR’

Virginia Madsen Guest Stars

“The First Day” – 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. Virginia Madsen guest stars on the highly anticipated ABC series “Designated Survivor,” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT).

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“The First Day,” was written by Jon Harmon Feldman and David Guggenheim. Brad Turner is the director.

Air Date: Wednesday Sept 28 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Photos: The First Day

 

Episode 1×01 “Pilot”

KIEFER SUTHERLAND RETURNS TO SERIES TELEVISION IN THE THRILLING NEW DRAMA, ‘DESIGNATED SURVIVOR,’ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, ON ABC

“Pilot” – Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union, on the highly anticipated ABC series “Designated Survivor,” airing WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT). In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest starring Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman, McKenna Grace as Penny Kirkman, Kevin R. McNally as Harris Cochrane, Malik Yoba as Jason Atwood, Arjay Smith as Nolan, Alex Quijano as Lawrence, Richard Bekins as President Richmond, Elias Zarou as Ambassador Ahmed Fayad, Peter Outerbridge as Charlie Langdon, Rothaford Gray as Acting Defense Secretary, Krista Morin as Acting FBI Director, Catherine Tait as Acting Health & Human Resources Secretary, Matthew Olver as Acting Transportation Secretary, Michael Kinney as Acting Treasury Secretary, Dan MacKay as Air Force Major, Doug MacLeod as Acting Secretary of State, Robin Cunningham as Major Scott Cameron, Darlene Cooke as DC Appellate Judge and Tyler Burton as Caleb West.

Air Date: Wednesday Sept. 21 on ABC.

Photos: Pilot