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Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16




THE GROUP BEHIND THE CAPITOL ATTACK IS LOCATED, ON ABC'S 'DESIGNATED SURVIVOR'

"The Enemy" - 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, on ABC's "Designated Survivor," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT).

"Designated Survivor" stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Guest starring are Virginia Madsen as Congresswoman Kimble Hookstraten and Kevin R. McNally as Harris Cochran.

"The Enemy" was written by Dana Ledoux Miller & Jon Harmon Feldman. Paul Edwards is the director.

"Designated Survivor" is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Executive Producers of "Pilot" are Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Jon Harmon Feldman, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood, Amy Harris and Kiefer Sutherland.

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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

I may suffer from crisis overload if Kirkman can never catch a break.

Glad he's starting to show more of a backbone, but it's not exactly strategic. Right now he's operating more like Ned Stark than Lyndon Johnson.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

While the dude playing MI governor is doing a great job impersonating Snyder (who I don't doubt for a minute would do something like this) I must say that it's doubtful that the Dearborn police would go along with it. The Dejtroit Free Press has been writing articles about how the show is dissing Dearborn and MI but most folks around these parts don't care what the Free Press has to say. Dearborn doesn't have an airport either and it's not like Detroit Metro is that far so I don't know what creative purpose that served.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

Each episode is getting better and better, in my opinion. I'm still on board even though it's pretty much all politics. I was hoping for more action like the intro.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
Each episode is getting better and better, in my opinion. I'm still on board even though it's pretty much all politics. I was hoping for more action like the intro.
Looks like there is a bunch of action next week.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

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Each episode is getting better and better, in my opinion. I'm still on board even though it's pretty much all politics. I was hoping for more action like the intro.
Same here--really liking it, even more than I expected.

How's it doing in the ratings? It's not scientific, but generally only 5 posts on here is not a great sign.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

Is there a writer for the show that is a Notre Dame Grad? This show is really emphasizing that Michigan Sucks!
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

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Same here--really liking it, even more than I expected.

How's it doing in the ratings? It's not scientific, but generally only 5 posts on here is not a great sign.
It's the #1 show at 10pm on Wednesday. The show is not The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones popular here, but DVD Talk's very limited audience is not a fair assessment on how well a show is doing. There are plenty of popular shows that get very minimal active discussion here.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

I agree it's getting better. The pilot was the weakest episode IMHO. Glad the general was sacked this week and we were spared any teen drama.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

I assume Mykelti Williamson's part will be much larger now. Seemed like a waste to have him there for like 2 lines.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

Solid episode this week. It's getting better each week.

Liked seeing Tom have some backbone with him firing that asshole General and then arresting the Michigan Governor.

Seems like the writers are scrapping that potential coup plot with the General that was sort of teased in the Pilot. With Tom firing him, he's completely out of the mix. As ^^^ said, seems like Mykelti Williamson's role will get expanded. Although there's still people in the government who want to see him fail like Madsen's character.

And I was surprised to see Hannah ready to quit after running into dead ends in the investigation.
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

I'm still watching as well.

Kiefer doing a lot of heavy lifting in the early stages as they try to get some of the kinks worked out.

I want to see them unleash Maggie Q, severely unused so far.

I liked the couple of twists with the governor and the general getting axed.

But more action is definitely welcomed
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Re: Designated Survivor (S1E04) -- "The Enemy" -- 10/12/16

Still watching as well, just struggling to keep up with everything.

Glad the general was fired.

Not keen on arresting the governor.

The operative seemed cool. Too bad he died.

Shady congressman - will be interesting to see where this anonymous tip goes. Secret exit room number?

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