Designated Survivor (2016–2019)
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The Interrogation 

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


Michael Katleman


David Guggenheim (created by), Barbie Kligman | 1 more credit »




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
Tanner Buchanan ... Leo Kirkman (credit only)
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Malik Yoba ... Jason Atwood
Paulino Nunes ... Director Carrera
Nicholas Massouh ... Majid Nassar (as Nick Massouh)
Ashley Zukerman ... Peter MacLeish
Lara Jean Chorostecki ... Beth MacLeish
Christine Estabrook ... Governor Chris Nichols
David Norona ... Governor Rivera (as David Noroña)


The political future of the country seems to be getting back on track as Tom is able to convene the state Governors - minus imprisoned Royce - Tom hosting a state dinner for them at the White House before the meetings. The meetings are largely for the Governors to approve the new Senate, and start the process for House elections. Also on getting the country back on track, Governor Rivera of Florida has accepted three hundred Syrian refugees, who will be landing on the incoming flight tomorrow in Miami. Beyond the issue of Royce which he is certain will be raised by some either formally or informally, there seems to be good will from the Governors toward Tom, especially as Majid Nassar is in custody. However, something happens at the dinner which changes the tone for the upcoming meetings. That change leads to Tom requesting Alex to take charge of a specific immediate issue, the outcome of which may add some friction into their marriage. Meanwhile, Jason is informed that he is to start... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

9 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The jail scene filmed in the Segregation Unit of the Metro Toronto West Detention Centre which has been recently torn down. See more »


Protocol requires honors for a Head of State to be 4 Ruffles and Flourishes and the national anthem for that country. It has been the custom when the US President attends a less ceremonial gathering (like the Governor's Dinner in this episode), he will still receive the 4 Ruffles and Flourishes, but "Hail To The Chief" is substituted for the National Anthem. This allows the President and his party to move to where they will be seated, and also greet friends and officials along the way without everyone standing at attention. At the Governor's Dinner, only 1 Ruffle and Flourish was played and "Hail To The Chief" was severely abbreviated, likely for pacing reasons. See more »


Aaron Shore: Sir, this is a fundamentally bad idea. The president does not answer to state leadership.
Tom Kirkman: Then pretend I'm not the president. It seems to be working for everybody else...
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References 20/20 (1978) See more »


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29 June 2019 | by dpasq-848-450917See all my reviews

The episode was great, I really hate his wife. She's the wrong actress to be playing an immigration attorney with WH issues that she has no clearance being involved in. Not only does she force her husband to meet her agenda (yeah, frikin' Jack Bauer), she can't even pretend to have an American accent. Eat a Ploughman's lunch and die in a limo crash.

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