There are times when Designated Survivor is relevant, and then there are times when the show is probably more relevant than it would like to admit.
Moving into next week’s episode 17, one of the big stories will revolve around President Kirkman doing what he can in order to build up a new Supreme Court, one that will be able to uphold the rule of law in the right way. The challenge here comes in the politics of it, and finding the right people to provide a fair representation of the law.
One of the biggest challenges from a storytelling perspective is trying to find a way to make this captivating in the light of the fact that we just saw a situation in real life where the words “nuclear option” were thrown about. The show won’t top that, so it should just be focused on telling its own story and building up its own characters. In the end, that is going to be more effective than anything that it does in an effort to go for shock value.
Of course, there is also more coming in this episode beyond just the story of the Supreme Court.
Designated Survivor episode 17 synopsis – “As President Kirkman struggles to put together a new Supreme Court, FBI Agent Hannah Wells goes undercover and discovers much more than she ever could have imagined. Meanwhile, Seth Wright has to contend with journalist Abe Leonard, who returns from the Middle East with an explosive story.”
As we get closer to the finale, one of the most important things that Designated Survivor as a series can focus on is specifically is what Kirkman wants to be his legacy to be, and if his actions are a reflection of that in the most accurate sense possible.
Promo – The threats are apparently mounting, and one of the biggest questions that we’ve got here relates to the candidate for Chief Justice. Are they going to be able to handle this responsibility, and does their past check out? In true show fashion, there are many mysteries that this episode will have to uncover.
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