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Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Season 1

Aired 2 months ago - Dec 14, 2016

President Kirkman fears there could be a traitor in the White House when he discovers shocking information connected to the Capitol Bombing. Confiding in Emily, Kirkman puts her in charge of quietly investigating. Meanwhile, new information surfaces about Congressman MacLeish, raising concerns regarding his vice presidential nomination.

Aired 2 months ago - Dec 07, 2016

When classified government documents are leaked online, President Kirkman searches for the party responsible only to find that they have taken refuge inside a foreign embassy and are beyond even his reach. Meanwhile, Agent Hannah Wells races furiously to gather evidence of MacLeish's involvement in the conspiracy before he can be confirmed as the country's next Vice President. MORE -LESS

Aired 3 months ago - Nov 30, 2016

On the eve of the country voting to elect a new House of Representatives, an unexpected development forces Kirkman to consider cancelling the elections entirely. Meanwhile, news has leaked about Majid Nassar’s death, and Kirkman has to handle the fallout.

Aired 3 months ago - Nov 16, 2016

When an American track-and-field coach heads to Russia, President Kirkman is thrust into a hostage exchange involving the CIA and the Russian government. Meanwhile, Agent Hannah Wells and Deputy Director Atwood's investigation into the Capitol bombing uncovers information that puts Atwood and his family's life at risk.

Aired 3 months ago - Nov 09, 2016

When shots ring out at The White House during a Governors Summit, President Kirkman’s plans at electing a new Congress are thrown into turmoil, while Agent Hannah Wells continues investigating the Capitol bombing and makes one of her most shocking discoveries yet.

Aired 4 months ago - Oct 26, 2016

Realizing his attempts at diplomacy with Algeria have failed, President Kirkman makes the difficult decision of sending Navy SEALs on a mission that will define his presidency. Meanwhile, as the investigation into the Capitol bombing continues, Agent Hannah Wells discovers more secrets than answers.

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We lost Majid Nassar.
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- Another briefing? - No, a medal ceremony.
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But as most of us know,
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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming.
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Agent Wells.
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It's the only way, sir.
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Won't that increase the danger to our troops?
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I'm a big girl, Aaron.
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- It's a hideaway office. - What is that?
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I suppose you could say I'm looking for explanations.
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I'm aware of the clause,
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Plane ride on a C-5 Galaxy to northern Mali.
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He's expecting his first kid in a couple of months.
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But we do know Nassar is there,
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I want you to get home safely for the birth of your new child.
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If you have an opportunity to capture Nassar alive,
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You know, I've often thought the FBI has to keep quiet
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and we think they may have used the construction to do that.
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I know that can't be easy.
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Hello, Kimble.
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He's obliged to tell us.
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Coming, Peter?
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Take Emily, see what he has to say.
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Can he go on with the mission?
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U.S. diplomatic stations in Algiers
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And if you're worried about Congresswoman Hookstraten,
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I see.
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The upgrades were on several offices
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Wherever your investigation leads,
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Well, you two dated, and now he's serving.
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Sir, the SEALs have secured the hospital perimeter.
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and the snipers are in place, Mr. President.
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- What's up? - Lock the door.
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Talk to me.
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- Car accident two weeks ago. - He's dead, too?
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We got a kid down here. Check that room.
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to recreate 105 from the debris
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And we got Nassar.
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They were being held at gunpoint by the terrorists.
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with the information you had, Tom.
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I didn't move to Washington, D.C., for power.
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What about the Vice Presidency?
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Every detail.
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Aired 4 months ago - Oct 12, 2016

Kirkman learns who is behind the attack and needs to grapple not only with the prospect of war, but brewing domestic troubles as well. Kirkman taps Emily to monitor the domestic situation, while Alex may be in for more than she bargains for when she seeks out help from Hookstraten.

Aired 4 months ago - Oct 05, 2016

President Kirkman and his staff work to keep a high-level security breach of the White House a secret just as he’s about to give his first television interview. Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate the Capitol bombing, and Agent Hannah Wells starts to develop her own theories about who was really behind the attack.

Aired 5 months ago - Sep 28, 2016

Hours after the attack on the Capitol, President Kirkman steps into his role as Commander-in-Chief in the midst of chaos and confusion. Facing dangerous new challenges and adversaries, Kirkman struggles to hold a country together that is on the brink of falling apart.

Aired 5 months ago - Sep 21, 2016

Lower-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol. Kirkman must keep the country and his family safe while leading the search for the those responsible for the attack.