A long road ahead - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

A long road ahead - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Even though FBI Agent Hannah Wells (Maggie Q) has state-of-the-art equipment at her disposal, it's not going to be easy doing what she has to do. The pressure is on. The President wants answers! So do the American people!
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The time is now - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

The time is now - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

For a guy who's about to address the nation, he's handling it quite well. He has no choice in the matter at the moment, so it's best he does present a calm exterior. Besides, it's Kiefer Sutherland and he can do anything!
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Who did this? - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Who did this? - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

It's not going to be easy for Hannah and her team to find answers to the day's events. Will someone claim responsibility? What will the White House's response be?
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No kidding around - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

No kidding around - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

White House Chief of Staff Aaron Shore (Adan Canto) looks like he's ready to go with whatever is thrown at him. He doesn't even look a bit fazed at what just happened. A sign of a true professional.
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Preparation - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Preparation - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Seth and Alex look like they're getting along great for two people just thrown together. Makes sense that he would be getting input from the First Lady. Who knows the President better than she?
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Good Evening - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Good Evening - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

No more hoodie for Mr. President. He looks ready to take on his new job, though he probably could get things done no matter what he was wearing. What is he going to say to the American people?
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Serious Business - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Serious Business - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Tom looks like he's meeting with somebody important. Does this have to do with the terrorist attack or something else?
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Why am I here? - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Why am I here? - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

There's probably a million thoughts going through Tom's mind right now. Is he going to consider resigning before he even gets started?
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Under pressure - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Under pressure - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Tom has a lot to think about. It's good to see he's able to take some time to think through. Chaos cannot become a thing in the White House right now.
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Easier Times - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Easier Times - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Before the catastrophic events later in the day, Tom was just the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He's at a meeting with his chief of staff, Emily Rhodes (Italia Ricci) to talk about the upcoming State of the Union address.
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Protector - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Protector - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

Mike Ritter (LaMonica Garrett) is prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect the President of the United States. He definitely doesn't look like the kind of guy you'd want to mess with.
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The kids are alright - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

The kids are alright - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1

The severety of the situation doesn't seem to be affecting Kirkman's kids, Leo (Tanner Buchanan) and Penny (McKenna Grace). Are they even aware of what just happened?
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Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

Pancakes for everyone!

Tom

Alex: Tom, you can't do that. You can't make promises you won't be able to keep.
Tom: We're in Washington. They're the only promises you're allowed to make.