Designated Survivor (2016–2019)
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President Kirkman's first international summit is derailed when journalist Abe Leonard publishes an explosive article. Meanwhile, Hannah Wells uncovers the conspiracy's next target.


Sharat Raju


David Guggenheim (created by), Sang Kyu Kim




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Natascha McElhone ... Alex Kirkman
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
LaMonica Garrett ... Mike Ritter
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Rob Morrow ... Abe Leonard
Reed Diamond ... John Forstell
Terry Serpico ... Patrick Lloyd
Romina D'Ugo ... Lucy Fernandez
Geoff Pierson ... Cornelius Moss
Zorana Sadiq Zorana Sadiq ... Alyssa Abboud
Peggy Lee Peggy Lee ... Anchor
George Tchortov ... Catalan (Nestor Lozano)


Tom, Cornelius and Seth are on their way to Toronto for the NATO summit, where much of the discussion is planned to revolve around nuclear deescalation. Cornelius warns Tom that despite the French having brought up the issue unofficially, they may have a different stance on the matter in public unless all the ducks are in a row. Beyond Seth's first experience on Air Force One not being quite what he expected, all three men find that the NATO summit doesn't proceed the way they expected, each of the three who deal with slightly different issues, all circling back to a story that hits the media in the early hours of the gathering. Meanwhile, John and Mike continue to work on finding Hannah and discovering who the mole in the White House is. With the latter issue, Mike calls in Chuck, who he hopes will be able to do some computer forensics to find out who deleted the files. Based on what he sees of what has happened thus far, Chuck thinks he has a way to set a trap for the mole. Hannah ... Written by Huggo

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10 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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This episode takes place in April 2016. See more »


As in episode 17 at about minute 25 the house of the Bundespressekonferenz is shown as Abe Leonard office. The Bundespressekonferenz is a building where the German government and other German institutions are hosting their press conferences. It is about 6.700 km away from Washington. While it features some offices for correspondents, it does not have cubicle space. This time the term: "Bundespressekonferenz" is even more readable on the outside of the building. See more »


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Great Pacing
17 July 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While Kirkman heads to France for a summit, that idiot reporter releases his information. He is considered cannon fodder by the bad guys. Back in the U.S. Hannah Wells is on a huge barge full of packets. Some of them contain explosive devices. We are headed for a wild conclusion to the first season.

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