Review: Desginated Survivor Season 1 Episode 9 “The Blueprint”

Again, ‘Designated Survivor’ employs a case of the week to explore the President’s ability and morality, however, this week’s case is different in that its stakes are more personal and it leads to actual consequences upon the overarching mystery. This makes the plot more engaging and intense, with most of the episode not wasted on irrelevant story progression. Unfortunately, in terms of character, this plot doesn’t provide anything new to the President, but instead of subtle developments like in previous episodes, the writing simply spells out what type of person Kirkman is, relying on evidence from other episodes and none from this one. Hannah’s plot continues brilliantly as well, as it feels like we are coming closer to some real resolution, though hopefully the predictable ending doesn’t slow down these developments. 8.8/10

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