Following three seasons of Designated Survivor, Maggie Q and her character of Hannah Wells are officially gone. The character departed over the course of the Netflix show’s third season, as she was killed off amidst an investigation into a harmful bioweapon. It was stunning and still, to this date, we question if it was a worthy death for a character so iconic. It would have been great in order to see more of this character in a season but clearly, that’s not going to be the case.
For those of you out there hoping that Hannah somehow survived the attack (we technically never saw a body — not that we expected we would given the fire), Maggie Q herself has confirmed her departure. In a new post on Instagram (see below) from this past Friday, the actress made it clear that we did, in fact, witness her swan song. She commended the cast and crew for everything that they brought to the show, and also celebrated original creator David Guggenheim, who she credits for getting her on board in the first place.
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Maggie does not reference whether or not it was her decision to depart, or if this came about via creative reasons. Either way it’s sad, and we wish that there was a way to mold her storyline in more to some of the others. That wasn’t an issue we just had with season 3 (what Hannah was working on didn’t become relevant until after she died to the Kirkman campaign); it was also an issue at times during season 2.
The timing of Maggie’s exit is the part that may make this the most beneficial for her. After all, she could have an opportunity to join a new network show for the fall, or wait to partake in pilot season at some point in the new year. We have to imagine that someone will be interested in her services, given the more than impressive resume that she has assembled to date.
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Holy binge watching! Since now you KNOW…. I want to thank everyone who has stuck with Hannah throughout her journey on @designatedsurvivor It has been such a pleasure to take this character on, and in leaving her behind, I have only incredible memories of a cast and crew who I love with my whole heart. But my GREATEST thanks goes to @davidguggenheim our shows creator. It was his vision and dedication that won me, and I am forever grateful to him. ♥️ What to do next?! 🤔