Kirkman Is Back  Season 3 Episode 1
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Kirkman has announced his plan to run as an independent in the upcoming election. He faces fire from both sides of the political campaign who want him to pick a side.

He steps in it with his speeches. His new chief of Staff Mars doesn't know how to rein him in. He's seemingly lost without Emily.

Emily is in Florida taking care of her sick mother. Hannah meets up to question her about the files she exchanged with the Russians. Emily reveals it was part of a plan Kirkman knew about. She isn't a traitor.

Hannah gets fired from the FBi but recruited by the CIA.

Kirkman wants Emily back and she eventually agrees.

Campaigning isn't doing well but new guy Dontae teaches them how to let Kirkman reach the proper people when he gets torpedoed during a campaign rally. He gives such an empowering speech.

Lorraine the woman who wanted for the campaign manager who went to Moss decides to work for him instead.

Seth looks into his family and finds out his birth parents are dead.

Aaron is urged by his girlfriend Isabel to pressure Kirkman into providing proper aid to Puerto Rico.

Birds in Florida are falling dead from the sky.

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Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 1 Quotes

Kirkman [on TV]: The system is broken, and you people broke it!
Kirkman: Wow. I really screwed that up, didn't I?

Why are there so many goddamn televisions in this goddamn place?