Designated Survivor was more than I expected in its premiere episode. The previews were pretty much straight forward as we knew that Tom Kirkman would be sworn in as the new President of the United States after a tragic event which took out the current members of the cabinet. But the way it was played out in full is where the pure genius came to play.
At first glance, ABC had you thinking this was a normal position for Kirkman. That he was always the DS, but as we found out, he had no idea what the term even stood for as he took the call, hours after he was practically fired or promoted, depending on how you view it. As he and his wife sat in an undisclosed room somewhere in Washington D.C watching the State of the Union, it happened.[embedit snippet=”2″]
As Kirkman open the window he saw the fire from the explosion and his world turned upside down and this was before he got the news that he would become President. In what was one of the best moments of the show, secret service member, Mike Ritter got the news through the wire that the President had been indeed confirmed killed, he then turned to Kirkman and told him with a straight face, he was now the President.
Now, Kirkman will finally be put in front of the country as he makes his first official appearance as the President. He may not know it be there is a conspiracy going on behind his back to have him removed but will he be able to thwart that plan before it’s finalized?
Here is where you can watch the episode live:
Date: Wednesday, September 28
Start Time: 10 p.m. (E.T)
Episode: The First Day
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: Stream 1