Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Designated Survivor (S1E06) -- "The Interrogation" -- 11/9/16

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Designated Survivor (S1E06) -- "The Interrogation" -- 11/9/16

Old 11-09-16, 09:32 PM
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
DJariya's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 60,825
Received 358 Likes on 268 Posts
Designated Survivor (S1E06) -- "The Interrogation" -- 11/9/16


"The Interrogation" - 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 on ABC's "Designated Survivor," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EST).

"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.

"The Interrogation" was written by Barbie Kligman & Jenna Richman. Michael Katleman 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.

Episode 6 of 22


The last episode that aired 2 weeks ago had huge ratings gains in live + 3 via DVR and on demand. It went up against the World Series, so not surprised most of the male viewers delayed watching it.

Last edited by DJariya; 11-14-16 at 03:29 AM.
Old 11-10-16, 11:04 PM
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,216
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: Designated Survivor (S1E06) -- "The Interrogation" -- 11/9/16

Another good episode!
Old 11-13-16, 09:22 PM
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SnogBox
Posts: 7,531
Received 9 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Designated Survivor (S1E06) -- "The Interrogation" -- 11/9/16

Really? This show is starting to wear thing for me. It's playing to all the 24 tropes, but on another network.

Plot involving mole. Check.
Secure prisoner mysteriously dies. Check.
Fake drama with kids. Check.

The son plot was the least enjoyable of the pilot, so I'm glad that is gone. However, I think there was an opportunity to mine the impacts of such a drastic change on the family. The divide between Kirkman and his wife was a facet of that, except there was not enough setup so the payoff wasn't great.

This show does best for me when it's characters sitting down to have a conversation about the untenable situation everybody is in. The issue with the Florida governor was actually illuminating and a good social commentary on current events. I think that's something the show could do more of if the writers can take the time to craft balanced discussions.

Meanwhile, the espionage angle just isn't working. And this whole VP angle is so dumb. "Oh, I did my own research in a day. The guy is good to go."

Btw, they could have swapped out the Arizona governor for the Virginia Masden character. Same delivery and vitriol.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.