Review: Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 20 “Bombshell”

‘Designated Survivor’ confirms with this episode that it is certainly stalling for time, with a lot of exposition, very little plot progression and even less character development to show. Though it was nice seeing Kirkman out and testing his diplomatic skills, it didn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know about him. The situation developed predictably and was then pushed aside. While Leonard’s story will have some consequence, the stakes didn’t feel high enough, potentially a result of the audience being in on Leonard’s actions the whole time.  Wells’ story also is developing with little intrigue or surprise, ultimately just moving her between locations with generic set ups. It’s a disappointment to see the shows brilliant premise be turned into such clichéd and predictable events. 7.1/10


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