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Designated Survivor Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 2017 - 2018

In the second season of this drama series, President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is set on rebuilding the Capitol building and capturing the terrorists responsible for enacting a catastrophic attack on the United States. Meanwhile, after a Russian Air flight is hijacked by Ukrainian extremists, the president's diplomatic skills are put on the test when the situation results in a hostage situation.

Episode 1

One Year In

Wed, Sep 27, 2017 60 mins

In the second-season opener, Ukrainian nationalists hijack a Russian Air flight, leading to a hostage situation in which the president's diplomatic skills are put to the test.

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Episode 2

Sting of the Tail

Wed, Oct 4, 2017 60 mins

FBI Agent Hannah Wells finally closes in on Patrick Lloyd and the president decides to take action during the White House Correspondents Dinner, but this prompts members of the Homeland Security Council to threaten to derail their plans.

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Episode 3

Outbreak

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 60 mins

President Kirkman is faced with a viral pandemic, which could kill countless Americans, while FBI Agent Hannah Wells and M16 Agent Damian Rennett discover evidence that could change the lives of members of the first family forever.

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Episode 4

Equilibrium

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 60 mins

Tensions rise between America and Mexico when a Mexican citizen is shot during a border dispute regarding Mexican trade imports. As a result, Kirkman and his staff must work quickly to resolve the situation and create a new trade deal.

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Episode 5

Suckers

Wed, Oct 25, 2017 60 mins

A private conversation with the president is misrepresented on the news by a senator, and the result requires Kirkman to win back the American people's trust. Meanwhile, Damian and Hannah join forces to help solve an international murder.

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Episode 6

Two Ships

Wed, Nov 1, 2017 60 mins

A U.S. Navy ship is stranded in enemy waters, so the president must negotiate the ship's release before a massive threat to national security occurs. Meanwhile, Emily reconnects with someone from her childhood.

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Episode 7

Family Ties

Wed, Nov 15, 2017 60 mins

When a Turkish activist ignites protests in the U.S., Turkey's president demands his extradition while the first family unknowingly finds themselves in the center of a battle that could threaten Leo's future.

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Episode 8

Home

Wed, Nov 29, 2017 60 mins

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 U.S., while Seth has a run-in with Washington, D.C., police that puts his job, reputation and future in the White House on the line.

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Episode 9

Three-Letter Day

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 60 mins

After sorting through thousands of letters all requesting something of president, the White House staff are assigned three, with Emily, Seth, Aaron, Llyor and Kendra joining forces to get answers and possibly save a life. Meanwhile, Hannah and Damian continue to chase down leads to exonerate the first lady, but in the end, Hannah learns the truth may be closer than she thinks/

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Episode 10

Line of Fire

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 60 mins

It's Christmas Day and President Kirkman is alerted to a group of religious extremists who refuse to evacuate when a forest fire threatens to engulf their cabin. Deploying Emily and Aaron to help diffuse the situation, Kirkman must act quickly to save multiple lives at stake. Meanwhile, the First Lady finally gives her testimony to the FBI director, while what happens next changes the lives of the Kirkman family forever. The Season 2 midseason finale.

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Episode 11

Grief

Wed, Feb 28, 2018 60 mins

In the Season 2 mid-season premiere, President Kirkman's senior staff insist he seek professional help in dealing with the loss of Alex, forcing him to reluctantly see a therapist. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Hannah Wells and Aaron Shore travel to Cuba as part of a trade delegation, but the trip does not go according to plan. With lives in the balance, Kirkman is challenged with a decision that will test his role as commander in chief during this time of personal tragedy.

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Episode 12

The Final Frontier

Wed, Mar 7, 2018 60 mins

When a missile intended to bring water to stranded astronauts in space is hacked, President Kirkman must work with Russia and enlists the help of Dr. Andrea Frost to help save lives and find out who is behind the hack. Meanwhile, Hannah finds herself working with Damian again.

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Episode 13

Original Sin

Wed, Mar 14, 2018 60 mins

When a video of the president visiting prison leaks to the media, his team works to minimize the fallout. Meanwhile, a surprise White House demonstration has deeper ties to the president than anyone first realizes.

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Episode 14

In the Dark

Wed, Mar 21, 2018 60 mins

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, but the partnership doesn't end there.

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Episode 15

Summit

Wed, Mar 28, 2018 60 mins

As tensions between East and West Hanchu escalate, President Kirkman travels to Camp David to broker a peace treaty with the leaders of those countries. Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C., 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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Episode 16

Fallout

Wed, Apr 4, 2018 60 mins

President Kirkman and his staff have credible intelligence that a dirty bomb is on U.S. soil, thrusting the president into a high-stakes effort to find the bomb and stop it from detonating. Meanwhile, at the White House, Emily approaches Chuck to help her with something that has damaging and illegal consequences.

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Episode 17

Overkill

Wed, Apr 11, 2018 60 mins

Following the deadly bomb explosion inside a D.C. metro station, President Kirkman declares war on Kunami. When the emir of that country sends his ambassador to negotiate, FBI Agent Hannah Wells learns the emir is hiding something that could have deadly consequences.

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Episode 18

Kirkman Agonistes

Wed, Apr 18, 2018 60 mins

As more content from President Kirkman's confidential therapy sessions continues to leak out, Vice President Darby meets secretly with the entire Cabinet, resulting in attorney Ethan West looking into the president's past while playing a large role in his future as commander in chief.

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Episode 19

Capacity

Wed, Apr 25, 2018 60 mins

Attorney Ethan West calls on President Kirkman's closest advisors and staff as he begins his investigation.

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Episode 20

Bad Reception

Wed, May 2, 2018 60 mins

President Kirkman negotiates with a foreign government to release an American held overseas, while attorney Ethan West continues his investigation.

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Episode 21

Target

Wed, May 9, 2018 60 mins

White House Council Kendra Daynes finds herself in a dangerous situation that puts another White House staffer's life at risk while Hannah Wells takes an unexpected trip for answers.

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Episode 22

Run

Wed, May 16, 2018 60 mins

The Season 2 finale: As President Kirkman continues to deal with the turmoil surrounding the hacker and congressional investigation, a natural disaster threatens the lives of two White House staffers. Meanwhile, Kirkman's closest allies are surprised when the president makes an announcement no one saw coming.

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