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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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As more content from President Kirkman's confidential therapy sessions leaks out, Vice President Darby meets secretly with the entire Cabinet.
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Following a deadly bomb explosion, President Kirkman declares war on Kunami; FBI Agent Hannah Wells learns that the ambassador sent from that country is hiding something that could have deadly consequences.
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President Kirkman and his staff have credible intelligence that a dirty bomb is on U.S. soil; Emily approaches Chuck to help her with something that has damaging and illegal consequences.
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President Kirkman travels to Camp David to broker a peace treaty with the leaders of East and West Hanchu; Seth and Emily take a hard look at their relationship and decide how, and if, they will move forward as a couple.
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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.
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When a video of the president visiting prison leaks to the media, his team works to minimize the fallout; a surprise White House demonstration has deeper ties to the president than anyone realizes.
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A missile intended to bring water to stranded astronauts in space is hacked; President Kirkman must work with Russia to help save lives and find out who is behind the hack; Hannah finds herself working with Damian again.
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President Kirkman sees a therapist to deal with the loss of his wife; Hannah and Aaron travel to Cuba as part of a trade delegation; Kirkman struggles with a decision that will test his role as commander in chief during his time of grief.
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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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