Designated Survivor: Season 2 (2017 - 2018)

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Season 2
Designated Survivor

Critics Consensus

Kiefer Sutherland remains commanding enough in Designated Survivor to get him re-elected, but this White House series' escalating earnestness may strike viewers as glaringly naive.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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Air date: Sep 27, 2017

One year into office, President Kirkman is determined to rebuild the Capitol after the catastrophic attack and capture those responsible; a hijacked Russian plane puts Kirkman's diplomatic skills to the test.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2017

FBI agent Hannah Wells finally closes in on Patrick Lloyd; the president decides to take action during the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2017

President Kirkman is faced with a viral pandemic that threatens to kill countless Americans; Hannah and Damian discover evidence that could change the lives of members of the first family forever.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2017

Tensions rise between America and Mexico when a Mexican citizen is shot during a border dispute regarding trade imports.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Kirkman tries to win back the people's trust after a senator appears on the national news and misrepresents a private conversation he had with the president; MI-6 agent Damian Rennett joins FBI agent Hannah Wells to solve an international murder.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2017

When a U.S. Navy ship containing secret surveillance becomes stranded in enemy waters, President Kirkman must negotiate the crew and ship's release; Chief of Staff Emily Rhodes reconnects with someone from her childhood.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2017

Turkey's president demands extradition of a Turkish activist, putting Kirkman in a battle that could threaten his future.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2017

While on a secret mission to Afghanistan, President Kirkman meets with two infamous warlords and must determine whom he can trust to hand over territories to the United States; Seth has a run-in with the police.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2017

The White House staff takes action on letters sent to the president; Hannah and Damian chase down leads to exonerate the first lady.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2017

Extremists refuse to evacuate when a forest fire threatens to engulf their cabin; President Kirkman sends Emily and Aaron to diffuse the situation; the first lady gives her testimony to the FBI director.

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Cast & Crew

Kiefer Sutherland
Tom Kirkman

Actor
Natascha McElhone
Alex Kirkman

Actor
Paulo Costanzo
Lyor Boone

Actor
Adan Canto
Aaron Shore

Actor
Italia Ricci
Emily Rhodes

Actor
LaMonica Garrett
Mike Ritter

Actor
Zoe McLellan
Kendra Daynes

Actor
Ben Lawson
Damian Rennett

Actor
Kal Penn
Seth Wright

Actor
Maggie Q
Hannah Wells

Actor
Reed Diamond
John Forstell

Guest Star
Geoff Pierson
Cornelius Moss

Guest Star
Breckin Meyer
Trey Kirkman

Guest Star
Michael J. Fox
Ethan West

Guest Star
Jake Epstein
Chuck Russink

Guest Star
Chris Butler
Dax Minter

Guest Star
Aunjanue Ellis
Eleanor Darby

Guest Star
Chelsea Harris
Tricia Sims

Guest Star
Dillon Casey
Detective Blakey

Guest Star
Nora Zehetner
Valeria Poreskova

Guest Star
David Guggenheim
Executive Producer
Mark Gordon
Executive Producer
Kiefer Sutherland
Executive Producer
Simon Kinberg
Executive Producer
Nick Pepper
Executive Producer
Jeff Melvoin
Executive Producer
Suzan Bymel
Executive Producer
Aditya Sood
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Designated Survivor: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Designated Survivor: Season 2

  • May 14, 2021
    While it slugs through extension at first, it manages to pull a few twists at the end to catch your attention for remote interest.
  • Feb 17, 2021
    Rather than building on the momentum of Season 1, Season 2 turned the laziness up to 11. Nearly every episode had a cookie-cutter plot, and I grew tired of knowing how the episodes were going to end before the characters did (and not really enjoying the journey to get there either) and saying the actor's predictable lines along with them if not before them. The story itself continued to be interesting, but with such a mediocre script, only the promise of a non-network-TV-produced third season kept my finger away from the Back button.
  • Jan 28, 2021
    Touch boring, still like the characters but it seemed to drag on. Bummer about his wife
  • Dec 05, 2020
    Very good show. I really enjoyed Season 2.
  • Sep 24, 2020
    Decent overall Independent party, unrealistic Still entertaining
  • Jul 25, 2020
    As the season progresses they move from a naive president trusting the wrong people,to a show where the president needs to be removed for the good of the country (and they still want you to pull for him...)
  • Jul 04, 2020
    As good as Season 1 Action, drama, suspense....!
  • May 30, 2020
    Seasons 1 and 2 were actually interesting, well-thought out, surprising, and educational. I learned a lot about how the White House works without the unnecessary unethical psychological pain of House of Cards. Although this show became more and more soap-operish as it went along. I also miss Homeland and initially this series reminded me of it. I identified with both Hannah and Emily and that was a nice feeling. I loved how well formed both the characters and the plot were. This unfortunately changed in season 3 and I had to stop watching it.
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Biggest disappointment I can recall. Following a Season 1, where I was on edge of my seat all through Season 1, this season "jumped the shark". It got progressively worse and unbelievable.
  • Jan 08, 2020
    Are you kidding me? People are so basic. I can't even.

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