Kirkman for the People

Things are moving along quickly on Designated Survivor and I’m not complaining. This episode opens with Hannah and Chuck. Hannah is chatting about work stuff while Chuck is thinking: white house, picket fence, and 2.5 kids. He decides though to take baby steps and offers to buy a futon so Hannah can sleep over when she wants. Hannah says thanks but no thanks. Oh well, Chuck will have his chance someday right?

Hannah, who was just given the clearance by the president, isn’t wasting any time. She thinks quickly on her feet and is an excellent interrogator. She gets the idea to pull the fingerprint image of mystery lady off of a photo. Amazing right? I clutched my invisible pearls, the geek in me was floored that even if only on TV technology could do that. Chuck runs the prints and mystery lady finally gets identified as Brooke Matheson. It took weeks but finally, we know her name and get a little background on her.

Back at the White House, Kirkman is acting very presidential — and even gets his first lady to fall in line. Aaron shows off his curly hair and we are introduced to his cousin. I was suspicious of her at first, but then realized all she wants is a White House job. I’m also glad that after Aaron had his background investigation cleared, he took it all like a champ and was smart enough to resign from his position of chief of staff. For a while, it seemed like all he would do was jog and watch the news all day, but he finally made a move and decided to switch to the Republican side to work for Kimble. I hope he made the right choice; Kimble is low key cutthroat as she stealthily awaits her chance to become president.

Back at Chuck’s place, Hannah realizes that Chuck’s apartment is about to blow. They escape in a nick of time, and after Chuck hyperventilates for about 5 seconds, he pulls out his cell phone and thanks God for the cloud. What happened to scaredy cat Chuck? Maybe Hannah is wearing off on him? A few episodes back he got nervous when Mike came knocking on his door with a message from Hannah. Soon after, Hannah goes to Brooke’s hideout with Jason and gets caught on surveillance camera, audio included. This part of the show was a little too easy, but then I blame Hannah too. She should know what’s she’s up against at this point, so why use the front door and get caught on camera too?

Soon after, Hannah goes to Brooke’s hideout with Jason and gets caught on surveillance camera, audio included. This part of the show was a little too easy, but then I blame Hannah too. She should know what’s she’s up against at this point, so why use the front door and get caught on camera too?

Kirkman is filling the presidential role very well and to many people’s surprise. He handled the town hall meeting and has great ideas to better the country. For a moment I wished it was our reality. It would be nice to have a president that actually cares, listens and has creative ideas that won’t divide people.

The episode wraps up with Hannah and Jason vs Brooke. Of course, just when we think Brooke will be taken in alive she manages to die by pulling out a gun knowing Hannah and Jason would shoot to kill. Just like Macleish, his wife and who knows how many, others are willing to die for their mission. It makes me wonder what the plan is. To make a bad situation worse on Brooke’s flash drive contains more simulations to blow up landmarks such as the Golden State Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.

I hope Hannah gets some more clues soon; the last thing needed is another explosion. Kirkman finally has the country calmed down.

Kory FischerKory is a freelance writer and one of the co-founders of Type 4 Naturals, a trio of women who blog about natural hair and other lifestyle topics. Kory has an MBA and currently works full-time in the HR field. Outside of her 9 to 5 and writing she’s a beauty/fashion model, geek, and a foodie.

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