ABC’s “Designated Survivor” premiered an action-packed episode this week. In Season 1, episode 19, FBI Agent Hannah Wells (Maggie Q) was kidnapped by the conspirators that bombed the Capitol. She tried to escape captivity, but the tough-as-nails agent discovered that she was on a large ship. Escaping the conspirators and getting off the boat is going to be a difficult task.

Meanwhile, at the White House, President Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) worked hard to restore the funding to an arts program that aids students in studying music since many can’t afford expensive private classes. Kirkman’s funding came through thanks to former Madam Speaker Kimble Hookstraten (Virginia Madsen). She resigned as the speaker of the house and gave up her seat in Congress in exchange for procuring the arts program funding.

Kimble may have lost her seat, but Kirkman nominated her as the new Secretary of Education.

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Unfortunately, the biggest shocker of the episode resulted in an important character’s death. Former Assistant Director of the FBI, Jason Atwood (Malik Yoba), tailed Browning Reed CEO Patrick Lloyd (Terry Serpico) and got proof that he is holding Hannah hostage and bombed the Capitol. Sadly, Nestor Lozano (George Tchortov) caught him gathering evidence and gunned him down. RIP Jason.

What will happen next week on “Designated Survivor”?

The penultimate episode of Season 1 will see President Kirkman’s first international summit being derailed when journalist Abe Leonard (Rob Morrow) publishes an explosive article, according to the official synopsis.

The promo of the episode reveals that Leonard's article makes it clear that the White House didn’t capture the terrorist responsible for the Capitol bombing. Al-Sakar wasn’t responsible for blowing up the government.

Of course, the article jeopardizes Kirkman’s agenda for NATO. He has a chance to get European countries to spend less money on weapons for defense and stand their nuclear missiles down. News of a conspiracy will make that difficult.

Former President and now Secretary of State Cornelius Moss (Geoff Pierson) advises Kirkman to shut the article down otherwise the work that their doing at the NATO conference will be for nothing.

However, Kirkman is all about good journalism and giving Americans all the information they need to make informed decisions. He refuses to rebuff Leonard’s scathing article because it’s true.

Back at the ship where Hannah is being held hostage, the agent tries hard to contact someone outside for help. Unfortunately, the preview shows Lozano gunning her down. Is she going to die? After Atwood’s death, Hannah’s demise would deliver a serious blow to unmaksing the conspirators and getting to know their plan.

Episode 20, titled “Bombshell,” will be the penultimate episode of “Designated Survivor” Season 1. After that, the ABC series airs its season finale on Wednesday, May 17 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.

The political thriller’s creator, David Guggenheim, teased about the finale to TVGuide, “The finale definitely delivers on all the suspense, mystery and conspiracy twists that we've been weaving all season long. All your questions will be answered.”

“Designated Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.