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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Season 2

By on August 27, 2017

Episode 2×22 “Run”

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Air Date: Wednesday, May 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×21 “Target”

WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL KENDRA DAYNES FINDS HERSELF IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION

White House Council Kendra Daynes finds herself in a dangerous situation that puts another White House staffer’s life at risk, while Hannah Wells takes an unexpected trip for answers.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Target” was written by Bill Chais and Ashley Gable, and directed by Timothy Busfield.

Air Date: Wednesday, May 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×20 “Bad Reception”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN NEGOTIATES THE RELEASE OF AN AMERICAN OVERSEAS

President Kirkman negotiates with a foreign government to release an American held overseas, while attorney Ethan West (Michael J. Fox) continues his investigation.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Bad Reception” was written by Tom Garrigus and Jessica Grasl, and directed by Chris Grismer.

Air Date: Wednesday, May 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×19 “Capacity”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN’S STAFF ARE QUESTIONED BY ATTORNEY ETHAN WEST

Attorney Ethan West (Michael J. Fox) calls on President Kirkman’s closest advisors and staff as he begins his investigation.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Capacity” was written by Keith Eisner and directed by David Warry-Smith.

Air Date: Wednesday, April 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×18 “Kirkman Agonistes”

MICHAEL J. FOX GUEST STARS AS ATTORNEY ETHAN WEST

As more content from President Kirkman’s confidential therapy sessions continues to leak out, Vice President Darby meets secretly with the entire Cabinet, resulting in attorney Ethan West (Michael J. Fox) looking into the president’s past – while playing a large role in his future as commander in chief.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Kirkman Agonistes” was written by Pierluigi D. Cothran & Patrick Cunnane. It was directed by Leslie Libman.

Air Date: Wednesday, April 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×17 “Overkill”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN DECLARES WAR, ON ABC’S ‘DESIGNATED SURVIVOR,’ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Following the deadly bomb explosion inside a D.C. metro station, President Kirkman declares war on Kunami.

When the emir of that country sends his ambassador to negotiate, FBI Agent Hannah Wells learns the emir is hiding something that could have deadly consequences.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Overkill” was written by Jeff Melvoin & Tracey Rice. It was directed by Jeff Thomas.

Air Date: Wednesday, April 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×16 “Fallout”

A DIRTY BOMB IS DISCOVERED ON U.S. SOIL, AND EMILY ENGAGES IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY

President Kirkman and his staff have credible intelligence that a dirty bomb is on U.S. soil, thrusting the president into a high-stakes effort to find the bomb and stop it from detonating.

Meanwhile, at the White House, Emily approaches Chuck to help her with something that has damaging and illegal consequences. 

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Fallout” was written by Tom Garrigus and directed by Joe Lazarov.

Air Date: Wednesday, April 4 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×15 “Summit”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN HEADS TO CAMP DAVID TO BROKER A PEACE DEAL

As tensions between East and West Hanchu escalate, President Kirkman travels to Camp David to broker a peace treaty with the leaders of those countries; while back in Washington, D.C., Seth and Emily take a hard look at their relationship and decide how, and if, they will move forward as a couple.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Summit” was written by Jessica Grasl and directed by Chris Grismer.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 28 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×14 “In the Dark”

A BLACKOUT THREATENS THE GOVERNMENT AND WASHINGTON, D.C.

Aunjanue Ellis Guest Stars as Mayor Ellenor Darby

When a blackout threatens to shut down the government and causes chaos in the streets of Washington, D.C., President Kirkman joins forces with Mayor Ellenor Darby (Aunjanue Ellis), but the partnership doesn’t end there.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“In the Dark” was written by Bill Chais and directed by Carol Banker.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 21 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

Episode 2×13 “Original Sin”

WHEN A VIDEO OF THE PRESIDENT VISITING PRISON LEAKS TO THE MEDIA, HIS TEAM WORKS TO MINIMIZE THE FALLOUT

When a video of the president visiting prison leaks to the media, his team works to minimize the fallout; while a surprise White House demonstration has deeper ties to the president than anyone first realizes.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Original Sin” was written by Ashley Gable and directed by Bosede Williams.

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

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “The Final Frontier” – (ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2×12 “The Final Frontier”

WHEN AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS ARE STRANDED IN SPACE, PRESIDENT KIRKMAN ENLISTS THE HELP OF DR. ANDREA FROST

Kim Raver Guest Stars as Dr. Andrea Frost

When a missile intended to bring water to stranded astronauts in space is hacked, President Kirkman must work with Russia and enlists the help of Dr. Andrea Frost (Kim Raver) to help save lives and find out who is behind the hack.

Meanwhile, Hannah finds herself working with Damian again.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“The Final Frontier” was written by Jeff Melvoin and directed by Sharat Raju.

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

Photos: “The Final Frontier”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “Grief” (ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
TANNER BUCHANAN, MCKENNA GRACE, KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2×11 “Grief” (Mid-Season Return)

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN SEES A THERAPIST TO DEAL WITH THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE, ALEX, 

Timothy Busfield Directs and Guest Stars as Dr. Adam Louden

It’s been ten weeks since his wife, Alex, was killed in a car accident; and President Kirkman’s senior staff insist he seek professional help in dealing with his loss, forcing him to reluctantly see therapist Dr. Adam Louden (Timothy Busfield).

Meanwhile, FBI Agent Hannah Wells and Aaron Shore travel to Cuba as part of a trade delegation, but the trip does not go according to plan. With lives in the balance, Kirkman is challenged with a decision that will test his role as commander in chief during this time of personal tragedy.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest Starring are Timothy Busfield as Dr. Adam Louden, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman and McKenna Grace as Penny Kirkman.

“Grief” was written by Keith Eisner and directed by Timothy Busfield.

Air Date: Wednesday, February 28 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Grief”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “Line of Fire” (ABC/John Medland)
NATASCHA MCELHONE

Episode 2×10 “Line of Fire” (Mid-Season Finale)

THE KIRKMAN FAMILY IS CHANGED FOREVER ON THE MIDSEASON FINALE 

It’s Christmas Day and President Kirkman is alerted to a group of religious extremists who refuse to evacuate when a forest fire threatens to engulf their cabin.

Deploying Emily and Aaron to help diffuse the situation, Kirkman must act quickly to save multiple lives at stake.

Meanwhile, the First Lady finally gives her testimony to the FBI director, while what happens next changes the lives of the Kirkman family forever.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Line of Fire” was written by Keith Eisner and directed by Chris Grismer.

Air Date: Wednesday, December 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Line of Fire”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “Three-Letter Day”(ABC/Sven Frenzel)
ZOE MCLELLAN, MAGGIE Q

Episode 2×09 “Three-Letter Day”

THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF TAKES ACTION ON LETTERS SENT TO THE PRESIDENT

After sorting through thousands of letters all requesting something of president, the White House staff are assigned three, with Emily, Seth, Aaron, Llyor and Kendra joining forces to get answers and possibly save a life.

Meanwhile, Hannah and Damian continue to chase down leads to exonerate the first lady, but in the end, Hannah learns the truth may be closer than she thinks.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Three-Letter Day” was written by Bill Chais & Ashley Arena and directed by Jeanott Swarc.

Air Date: Wednesday, December 6 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Three-Letter Day”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “Home” (ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2×08 “Home”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN EMBARKS ON A SECRET MISSION TO AFGHANISTAN

While on a secret mission to Afghanistan, President Kirkman meets with two infamous warlords and must determine whom he can trust to hand over territories to the United States, while Seth has a run-in with Washington D.C. police that puts his job, reputation and future in the White House on the line.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Home” was written by Pat Cunnane and directed by Ian Toynton.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 29, (10:00—11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Home”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – (ABC/Sven Frenzel)
ITALIA RICCI, ADAN CANTO

Episode 2×07 “Family Ties”

A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL SETS UP THE FIRST FAMILY FOR A PUBLIC BATTLE THAT COULD AFFECT LEO KIRKMAN’S FUTURE

When a Turkish activist ignites protests in the U.S., Turkey’s president demands his extradition while the first family unknowingly finds themselves in the center of a battle that could threaten Leo’s future.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Family Ties” was written by Pierluigi D. Cothran and directed by Milan Cheylov.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 15 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC.

Photos: “Family Ties”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “Two Ships”
KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2×06 “Two Ships”

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN MUST NEGOTIATE THE RESCUE OF A US NAVY SHIP STRANDED IN ENEMY WATERS

When a U.S. Navy ship containing secret surveillance becomes stranded in enemy waters, President Kirkman must negotiate the crew and ship’s release.

If captured, the technology on board would create a massive threat to national security.

Meanwhile. Chief of Staff Emily Rhodes reconnects with someone from her childhood.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Two Ships” was written by Jessica Grasl and directed by Leslie Libman.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 1 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Photos: “Two Ships”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Episode 1.05 “Suckers” – (ABC/Ian Watson)
KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2×05 “Suckers”

MI-6 AGENT DAMIAN RENNETT JOINS FORCES WITH FBI AGENT HANNAH WELLS TO SOLVE AN INTERNATIONAL MURDER

When a senator appears on the national news and misrepresents a private conversation with the president, Kirkman must win back the American people’s trust, while MI-6 Agent Damian Rennett joins forces with FBI Agent Hannah Wells to help solve an international murder.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Suckers” was written by Bill Chais and directed by Fred Gerber.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 25 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Photos: “Suckers”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “Equilibrium” (ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
MCKENNA GRACE, KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2.04 “Equilibrium”

A BORDER DISPUTE BETWEEN AMERICA AND MEXICO RESULTS IN DEADLY CONSEQUENCES

Tensions rise between America and Mexico when a Mexican citizen is shot during a border dispute regarding Mexican trade imports; and Kirkman and his staff must work quickly to resolve the situation and create a new trade deal.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Equilibrium” was written by Paul Redford & Keith Eisner and directed by Joe Lazarov.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 18 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

Photos: “Equilibrium”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR- “Outbreak” (ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2.03 “Outbreak”

President Kirkman is faced with a viral pandemic that threatens to kill countless Americans while FBI Agent Hannah Wells and M16 Agent Damian Rennett discover evidence that could change the lives of members of the first family forever.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 11 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Photos: “Outbreak”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “Sting in the Tail” (ABC/John Medland)
BONNIE BEDELIA, KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2.02 “Sting of the Tail”

FBI AGENT HANNAH WELLS FINALLY CLOSES IN ON PATRICK LLOYD

FBI Agent Hannah Wells finally closes in on Patrick Lloyd, but when the president decides to take action during the White House Correspondents Dinner, members of the Homeland Security Council threaten to derail their plans.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Sting of the Tail” was written by Keith Eisner and directed by Frederick E.O. Toye.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 4 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Photos: “Sting of the Tail”

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – “One Year In” (ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Episode 2.01 “One Year In”

In the season two premiere episode of ABC’s hit drama “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland returns as President Tom Kirkman. Now, one year into office, Kirkman is a Commander-in-Chief determined to rebuild the Capitol and capture the terrorists behind the catastrophic attack on the United States.

When Ukrainian nationalists hijack a Russian Air flight, the president is faced with a hostage situation in which his diplomatic skills are put to the test.

Paulo Costanzo (“The Night Of”; “Royal Pains”) joins the show as the White House Political Director Lyor Boone, Ben Lawson (“Doubt”) as MI-6 operative Damian Rennett and Zoe McLellan (“NCIS: New Orleans”) as White House Council Kendra Daynes.

Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“One Year In” was written by Keith Eisner and directed by Chris Grismer.

Air Date: Wednesday, September 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) on ABC.

Photos: “One Year In”

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