A traitor is in The White House in ABC’s “Designated Survivor.” The FBI got proof that Congressman Peter MacLeish, who has been offered the position of Vice President by President Tom Kirkman, knew that the Capitol was going to be bombed. Unfortunately, the proof was Al-Sakar terrorist leader Majid Nassar and he died in Season 1, episode 6.
What will happen next week in “Designated Survivor”?
Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) and his wife Alex (Natascha McElhone) will have dinner with Peter MacLeish (Ashely Zukerman) and his wife Beth (Lara Jean Chorostecki). During the dinner, the President gets a feeling that he is lying to him. Listen to your gut Tom!
FBI Agent Hannah Wells (Maggie Q) and her boss, Deputy Director Atwood (Malik Yoba), need to come up with concrete proof showing that MacLeish was involved in the Capitol bombing. They need this proof now.
Hopefully, Atwood and Wells will tell the President the truth before MacLeish becomes the Vice President. If they don’t, he will be only one step away from the presidency.
Atwood and Wells will, thankfully, uncover some information about the Capitol bombing. However, this information will put Atwood and his family in danger.
Kirkman will also be faced with another crisis in episode 7, titled “The Traitor.” An American track-and-field coach will head to Russia and become a hostage. The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will be forced to involve himself and the nation in a hostage situation involving the CIA and the Russian government.
Furthermore, the last “Designated Survivor” episode ended with a reporter asking Press Secretary Seth Wright (Kal Penn) whether Leo Kirkman (Tanner Buchanan) is someone else’s son and not the President’s. It looks like this scandal will erupt in the upcoming episode.
Watch “Designated Survivor” Season 1, episode 7 on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.