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Season 1  "The First Day"  1x2

Aired 6 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.

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how did the terrorists bring explosives
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I'm not ready to make that decision.
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It shows respect.
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- Papers and stuff. - Cop №2: Where do you work?
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I'm sorry to interrupt.
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- as a violation of an individual's... - Mr. President, we're ready.
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Governor, you can't target an innocent population
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Yes, I was last night's other designated survivor.
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and 9 justices.
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Republican, Democrat, Independent...
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and the firing pin is newer, probably Iranian.
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I heard Wynbrandt speak.
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I spoke to Duncan. The courts are closed.
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They've made a positive I.D. on the explosives.
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All the more reason to get it right, don't you think?
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The death toll as of 30 minutes ago is 900 plus.
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took responsibility for the Towers, so...
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But you're still gonna brief the President later, right?
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and now it's a pile of ashes.
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Now I'm trying to put
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We got a briefing ready for you inside, sir.
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as newly sworn-in President Kirkman
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and let you know that America mourns.
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I swear to you, they will not have died in vain.
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- What's his name? How old is he? - Danny Fayad, ma'am.
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On top of that, we got a guy in office
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That hardly seems like an empty gesture to me.
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It... it's not my job to be her parent.
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Aaron, I thought we were in agreement.
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Well, did the lawyers
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Good thing we have a politician in the family.
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He's coming back on the line now.
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working on a long lead investigation
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wanted to confirm that you worked here.
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How are you getting home?
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