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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Family Ties”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – The entire Kirkman clan is in hot water this week as several storylines come to a head.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Two Ships”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – Character-driven plots seem like a distraction when the main story stakes are so high and on a world scale.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Suckers”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – Kirkman’s slip-up, if you can call it that, is a weak and laughable premise thanks to our current political climate

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Equilibrium”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – Bribery, trade deals, and a broken vase highlight this fine but mostly unremarkable episode.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Outbreak”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – With the death of its main antagonist, the show injects itself with hot topic issues, to pretty “meh” results.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Sting of the Tail”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – A villain who was hardly developed is wrapped up a little too easily, and a White House Correspondents Dinner side plot falls flat.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “One Year In”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – It’s a fast-paced, entertaining hour, but the episode feels like it could have been on any number of other White House-set TV shows.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Brace for Impact”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 21 – In the season finale, Agent Wells must quickly stop the conspiracy from attacking their next location, while President Kirkman takes a bold step in addressing the conspiracy to the general public. Time is running out and Kirkman and his team must work swiftly to get the job done.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Bombshell”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 20 – President Kirkman attends his first NATO summit with noble intentions, but a surprising article by Abe Leonard threatens Kirkman’s reputation. Meanwhile, Agent Wells is trapped on a moving cargo ship, as she desperately tries to find a way to escape.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Misalliance”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 19 – Agent Wells is being held captive by Lozano, while her team tracks her down. We also learn vital new information in the conspiracy of the Capitol Hill bombing. Meanwhile, President Kirkman has his hands full from the fallout of Congresswoman Hookstraten’s Ethics Committee hearing.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Lazarus”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 18 – President Kirkman rides his wave of good momentum by making a choice for Vice President, but not without controversy. Meanwhile, Agent Wells uncovers alarming new information about Lozano and his ties to an extreme group. The closer Wells gets to discovering the conspiracy, the more jeopardy follows.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Ninth Seat”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 17 – Senator Bowman creates problems for President Kirkman in trying to fill a new supreme court, while journalist Abe Leonard is back to stir up trouble by writing an explosive article that would expose the true nature of the Capitol Hill attack. Speaking of which, Agent Wells and Atwood are in small town in North Dakota to uncover a possible terrorist cell location.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Party Lines”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 16 – It’s down to the wire as President Kirkman and his administration work hard to get the majority of votes to pass an important gun control bill through Congress. Meanwhile, Agent Wells takes her alarming new discovery to get to the bottom of possible future attacks.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “One Hundred Days”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 15 – While President Kirkman makes an ambitious speech, in order to bring his administration back on track, the First Lady makes a controversial statement, which creates an unexpected setback. Meanwhile, Agent Wells makes some vital headway in tracking down the mysterious woman involved with the bombing.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Commander-In-Chief”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 14 – Agent Wells’ investigation into the Capitol bombing encounters some surprising and important new information. Meanwhile, a conflict in an African country forces President Kirkman to rely on a new ally for help.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Backfire”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – In the fallout from last week’s shocking events, a rogue journalist reveals classified information, sending the White House into damage control. While, the investigation into MacLeish continues to reveal new surprising information.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The End of the Beginning”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – As the truth of Vice President MacLeish becomes clear, Agent Wells and President Kirkman race against the clock to find evidence to take him down, but danger and some unexpected turns shift matters into high gear.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Warriors”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – The second half of season one kicks off into high gear as the recipient of the assassin gunshot is revealed, which becomes the catalyst to the chaotic events that follow.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Oath”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – In the mid-season finale, it’s a race against the clock as MacLeish is about to be sworn in as Vice President in front of the whole world. New clues and twists present themselves in uncovering the conspiracy about the Capitol Hill bombing, but at what price?

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Blueprint”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – In the penultimate episode before the mid-season finale, an NSA worker leaks classified documents that will leave a lasting impression on the Kirkman administration. Meanwhile, MacLeish is under a congressional hearing to validate his qualifications for the Vice Presidency and Kimble will stop at nothing to persecute him.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Results”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – On the eve of an election that will decide a new House of Representatives, the threat of bioterrorism could put the whole operation in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the bombing investigation leads to some surprising twists that will have ramifications moving forward.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Traitor”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – President Kirkman has his hands full this week with various crisis involving the Russians, U.S. athletes, and who may be his son’s real father. While in FBI land, we get closer to solving the MacLeish mystery, but not until some last-minute reveals bring the case into jeopardy.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Interrogation”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – The capture of suspected and “alleged” terrorist Nassar leads to some surprising results, while President Kirkman must deal with the nation’s governors in order to create a new congress.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Mission”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – President Kirkman’s manhunt for the terrorist (supposedly) responsible for the attack hits some bumps, while the FBI investigation leads to an alarming discovery, which will have an effect on Kirkman’s administration.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Enemy”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – President Kirkman is forced to step up to the plate when a wanted terrorist, possibly tied to the attack, is located, but Kirkman may be facing impending threats within his own administration.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Confession”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 3 – In the wake of the remarkable news of a survivor being found in the rubbles of the attack, President Kirkman faces new challenges in running the country. Meanwhile, there is plenty of intrigue on who is to be trusted inside the walls of the White House.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The First Day”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – In the aftermath of the Capitol Hill attack, President Kirkman faces an uphill battle in gaining the trust of the country.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Pilot”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – In the Designated Survivor series premiere, we meet an ordinary cabinet member of congress, who through extraordinary circumstances becomes the leader of the free world.

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