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As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary -- who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event -- finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.

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Extremists refuse to evacuate when a forest fire threatens to engulf their cabin; President Kirkman sends Emily and Aaron to diffuse the situation; the first lady gives her testimony to the FBI director.
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The White House staff takes action on letters sent to the president; Hannah and Damian chase down leads to exonerate the first lady.
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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; Seth has a run-in with the police.
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Turkey's president demands extradition of a Turkish activist, putting Kirkman in a battle that could threaten his future.
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When a U.S. Navy ship containing secret surveillance becomes stranded in enemy waters, President Kirkman must negotiate the crew and ship's release; Chief of Staff Emily Rhodes reconnects with someone from her childhood.
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Kirkman tries to win back the people's trust after a senator appears on the national news and misrepresents a private conversation he had with the president; MI-6 agent Damian Rennett joins FBI agent Hannah Wells to solve an international murder.
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Tensions rise between America and Mexico when a Mexican citizen is shot during a border dispute regarding trade imports.
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President Kirkman is faced with a viral pandemic that threatens to kill countless Americans; Hannah and Damian discover evidence that could change the lives of members of the first family forever.
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FBI agent Hannah Wells finally closes in on Patrick Lloyd; the president decides to take action during the White House Correspondents Association dinner.
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One year into office, President Kirkman is determined to rebuild the Capitol after the catastrophic attack and capture those responsible; a hijacked Russian plane puts Kirkman's diplomatic skills to the test.

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