Designated Survivor Recap and Review: “Three-Letter Day”
On last night’s episode of Designated Survivor, revelations were made, a new tradition of sorts kicked off in the White House, and the investigation against Alex Kirkman, the first lady, continued. Here’s my recap and review:
So President Kirkman apparently decided to start something called Three-Letter Day, which is also the name of the episode, where he chooses 3 out of 10,000 letters that are sent every month to answer from people asking for help. Kirkman has his staff investigate 3 specific letters that he seemed to pick out personally.
Aaron and Emily are in charge of looking into why a woman’s husband was denied a Medal of Honor, Lyor and Seth look to find out why a man’s bees are being killed, and Kendra investigates an anonymous letter seeking a pardon for a federal death penalty case. All of which have their own complications:
- The Special Ops sergeant apparently had an affair with the Colonel’s wife which is why the soldier’s wife was denied the Medal of Honor. Kirkman and his staff decide not to help her out because they don’t want her to find out about the affair.
- The man with the bees is pointing the finger at the FAA but it turns out his wife has been the one killing his bees.
- Chandler Dern, the man looking at the death penalty, apparently is innocent but is covering up for his son. His son then tries to kill Agent Wells by trying to hit her with a car with which he fails and is later arrested for just that. Kirkman, in response, decides to reduce his sentence but not his conviction because although he should be punished, but not with his life.
The first lady’s subpoena from Forstell escalates as he offers “secrecy in exchange of secrecy” as she puts it. I think she should just cooperate rather than play defense as Kirkman puts it, especially because she’s clearly innocent. And Kirkman apparently agrees because he says that Eva, her mother, did commit a crime, even if it was a long time ago, and Forstell is just doing his job. All of which is true. Meanwhile, Alex keeps referring to the investigation as a witch hunt, which in my opinion is making her look more and more guilty. But it could also just be the fact that she feels insulted that Forstell doesn’t believe she’s telling the truth as well as possibly feeling a little abandoned from her husband’s lack of conviction in this investigation.
In trying to help the first lady’s case, Agent Wells looks to find out which bank officer in St. Lucia offers a third-party service that allows someone to open a bank account for someone else. She comes up with finding a Mr. Alfonso Lang who is the man she meets at the bank who is running from them and is somehow always one step ahead.
Later we find out that Damian, the guy from MI6, is the one tipping Lang off about the information. Which is what I suspected when Wells almost got hit with the car. Even though that attempt at trying to murder Wells was a part of the Three-Letter Day investigation, it still looked suspicious to me. Why he’s a part of the other side and what he seeks to gain from it is something we don’t know yet as well as something I hope we’ll find out next episode.
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