Designated Survivor Recap and Review: “Line of Fire”
Coming off from last week’s episode of Designated Survivor, environmental and religious problems arise in the political world, Hannah confronts Damian, and (SPOILER) the First Lady dies.
In the political world, a long-lasting wildfire rages as President Kirkman orders an evacuation. But a Christian cult-like association consisting of 20 people refuse to evacuate unless the federal government release a 6-month old baby girl named Grace with a congenital heart disease from the hospital who is about to undergo open-heart surgery, which is goes against what they stand for due to the blood transfusion. This all comes to an end when a doctor tries to save baby Grace with artificial blood but is forced to finish the surgery using the mother’s blood in order to save the baby.
Meanwhile, Hannah investigates Damian while he still doesn’t know she’s onto him. Chuck also finds him suspicious and goes to Detective Blakey for help who comes up with damning evidence Damian set the fire at the warehouse (which happened earlier this season). Aaron tries to bench her from getting involved with trying to figure out what his intentions are, knowing that Hannah and Damian are sleeping together. In response, Hannah convinces him that she’s the right one for the job and continues to investigate.
Later we find out that Damian is possibly compromised by the Russian embassy. But this isn’t something we’re sure of because Hannah confronts him and shoots him when as he’s trying to explain himself. Thus ending with him falling into the river underneath them and him swimming to shore, unbeknownst to Agent Wells.
If he is connected to the Russian embassy, why are the Russians involved and what would they seek to gain from all of this? I’m also wishing that Hannah didn’t shoot him because at least then we’d have a few answers about why Damian’s (possibly) playing for the other side. But given that Damian is still clearly alive thanks to a bulletproof vest, I’m sure it’s not the last we see of him and hopefully we’ll find out more about what he wants. But I’m sure we’ll only be asking more questions as we get those answers.
The conspiracy case against the First Lady continues and comes to an end, not only because Alex dies at the end of the episode but also because Alex and Kendra decide to unseal the proceedings from this point forward given that an onslaught of paparazzi are already waiting for them when they arrive at the courthouse. But before we get to that, Kendra meets with Forstell where he ends up offering a deal; to plead an obstruction of justice or in other words, to plead the fifth.
Alex wants to plead the fifth but Kirkman wants for her to fight because, again, she’s innocent. I understand that there’s a lot that can go wrong if she were to fight for her innocence but what I don’t understand is why Alex doesn’t want to; her insistence on trying to get Forstell to stop this investigation just makes her look that much more guilty which still doesn’t seem to make any sense.
At the proceeding, Alex gives a statement that states everything that Forstell has put her through for the last three months which paints him as a person who’s looking for something out of nothing. She basically describes him as someone who is wrongfully accusing her of a crime done by that the “mass murderer”, Patrick Lloyd, as she puts it, as well as exhausting all of his effort, time, and money into the cause.
Her efforts succeed considering that Forstell doesn’t even let Alex finish making her statement. But Alex dies in a car accident, which from the looks of the preview for the next episode, is a hit and run. Even though Alex dying in the middle of the season is quite the shock, it’s also not that big of a surprise given that Natascha McElhone, the actress that plays Alex, will be joining The First, a new Hulu series starting sometime next year.
Designated Survivor returns on February 28.
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