Answering difficult questions to your colleagues is one thing, but what happens when you’re the President of the United States and you have to answer some challenging questions to the people of the country? ABC’s “Designated Survivor” will premiere Season 1, episode 3 this week and it will also show Tom Kirkman’s (Kiefer Sutherland) first interview with the press.

Will he answer the truth?

A sneak peek video of episode 3, titled “The Confession,” shows the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development being candid during the interview. He tells the reporter that he had no aspirations to become the President. However, how far will his honesty go when the interviewer asks him whether the previous president – President Richmond – fired him from his cabinet on the day of the bombing on the Capitol? The reporter asks him whether he was fired, and if he were, can he understand why some people thinks he shouldn’t lead a country?

Watch it below:

A scathing interview won’t be the only thing that President Kirkman and the White House will be dealing with in the upcoming episode on “Designated Survivor.” The staff will also work hard to keep a high-level security breach of the oval office a secret.

Meanwhile, FBI Agent Hannah Wells (Maggie Q) will start to develop her own theories on who really bombed the Capitol and wiped out the entire cabinet during the State of Union address. Wells better act fast, because the bomber hasn’t claimed credit yet. Which means, there may be other planned attacks on the White House.

Watch the promo of Season 1, episode 3 below to get an idea of what to expect on the episode airing on Wednesday.

The ABC series has already received a full season order. Season 1 will air 22 episodes.

“Designated Survivor” episode 3 premieres on Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. 

Designated Survivor Can President Kirkman survive the hot seat and answer some difficult question in an interview on “Designated Survivor” Season 1, episode 3. Catch the episode on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. Photo: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg