Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor (2016)

4 mistakes in The Mission

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The Mission - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode the undamaged Capitol building is visible in the background, despite being destroyed in the first episode. (00:39:13)

The Mission - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alex wakes up and goes to sit next to Tom, she puts her right arm around him so that her hand is hanging over his shoulder. In the next shot, her hand isn't visible even though his shoulder is and his hands are down. In the next shot, her hand is back on his shoulder and he's holding her hand.


The Mission - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the President is talking to the two Congresspeople in the Oval Office, there are several times when he's looking to his left or his right and the shot changes and he's now looking in the opposite direction.


The Mission - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When we get the shot of the President sitting and holding his glasses, the glasses change position in the next shot. When his back is to the camera, he's holding them so his thumb is in between the lenses and the earpieces are facing to his left. When he's facing the camera, the glasses are flipped over so that the earpieces are facing his right.


Tom Kirkman: What do you want me to do, General, declare war? Why not. 40 minutes ago, they showed me the nuclear football. I guess I've had it long enough to try it out.

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Question: Just rewatched the series and in the episode where they are operating on President Kirkman to remove the bullet fragments I noticed what I think was a secret service agent in the background of the OR. Is this normal practice for when a president is under anaesthetic or a medical procedure, or was this just because it was after an attempted assassination?


Answer: It would be normal procedure, yes. The Secret Service accompanies the president everywhere, except in very limited circumstances (for example, they don't go into the bathroom with him, or stand in his room while he sleeps). When Bill Clinton had an operation to fix a torn tendon, there was an agent in the operating room throughout the procedure.

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