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Season 1  "Pilot"  1x1

Aired 8 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.

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to function as a normal human being.
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That's made with bread, right?
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It's time to war up.
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I wrote it, and I don't even know what it says.
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Give us a moment.
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Uh...
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Look, he appointed you, but he can't fire you.
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Mike, please, just tell us what you know.
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Sir, you are now the President of the United States.
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No, it's Doug. I need you here right away.
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...and will, to the best of my ability...
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Exactly. We need to alert every one of our embassies
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Did you know President Richmond fired him this morning?
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You may be right.
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All right, listen up.
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Jason... please, I need to be here.
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I'm sorry, but no one could have foreseen this.
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Is this even happening?
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Are they?
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I have a three-page phone list
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What are you doing here?
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Everyone is at a complete loss for words.
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Right, where were we?
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We all need that right now.
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30% of the world's oil passes through.
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President Kirkman needs people he knows by his side.
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And all I'm saying is that I think
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and it's Dad's job to make sure we're all safe.
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Agent Wells. I was looking for you.
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to the creep spring,
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Thank you.
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which, I assure you, I will do
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will not be about the attack on our capital
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9/11, Paris, Belgium...
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