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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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A natural disaster threatens the lives of two White House staffers; Kirkman's closest allies are surprised when the president makes an announcement no one saw coming.
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Kendra finds herself in a dangerous situation that puts another staffer's life at risk; Hannah takes an unexpected trip for answers.
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President Kirkman negotiates with a foreign government to release an American held overseas; Ethan West continues his investigation.
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Attorney Ethan West calls on President Kirkman's closest advisers and staff as he begins his investigation.
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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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