Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor (2016)

7 mistakes in season 2 - chronological order

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Sting of the Tail - S2-E2

Factual error: FBI Agent Hannah Wells pulls up to the house of the First Lady's mother driving a unmarked police vehicle with government license plates. The license plate is I410918, which is a Department of Interior plated vehicle. The FBI wouldn't be driving a Department of Interior vehicle as the FBI is in the Department of Justice. A Justice plate would have a J and a FBI agent vehicle would have a regular license plate. (00:14:00)


Outbreak - S2-E3

Other mistake: The First Lady mentions that her father's heart transplant was done when she was 10 years old in 2002 which means she was born in 1992, and she was 25 years old in 2017, so when did she give birth to her son Leo who's 17 years old? When she was 8?

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Suggested correction: The First Lady never mentioned a date. Andrew Booker's (her father) heart transplant was done in 1987, according to the medical record found. Her father died in 2002, but that wasn't the year of the transplant.


Outbreak - S2-E3

Character mistake: The ‘Brit', Damien from Scotland Yard, and Emily are outside the archive facility - Damien pronounces ‘route' the American way (rowt, rather than root).

Home - S2-E8

Character mistake: President Kirkman calls a soldier a Corporal when she's wearing the rank of Specialist. Next, he calls a soldier Private when he is also wearing the rank of Specialist. (00:04:46)

The Final Frontier - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Tom Kirkman visited the man who killed his wife in prison in S2E10, he sat down for the conversation. In this episode, when the surveillance video of him leaks, it shows him having the conversation whilst standing.

Kirkman Agonistes - S2-E18

Character mistake: The chessboard on the desk part way into the episode is set up wrong. Any chess player knows the "white on right" mantra for the white square being in the right corner of the board. In the show the entire board is off and black is in the lower right corner. (00:11:20)

Target - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: When Lorenzo gets in his car after he was in the Pentagon, he has his silver case. When Agent catches up with him, and he gets out of his car, there is no briefcase, even when she looks inside the car. What happened to it?

The First Day - S1-E2

Tom Kirkman: D.C. police called the White House switchboard, wanted to confirm that you worked here. What happened this morning?
Seth Wright: What happened in Michigan. What always happens. When people don't know who their enemy is, they start with people who look like me.

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Season 1 generally

Question: If there were two designated survivors (Kirkman and Hookstraten) then why was it decided so quickly that Kirkman would be president instead of Hookstraten?


Answer: While both parties picked a designated survivor, only Kirkman was a cabinet member and in line for succession. Hookstraten was the Majority Whip leader for the House of Representatives and not in line for succession. She would only have become president if something happened to Kirkman.


Answer: The line of succession is VP, Speaker, President Pro Tempore, then the Cabinet Secretaries in the order the department was created. If none is qualified, then the Chief Justice or senior member if no Chief or Chief is ineligible or declines, acts as POTUS until either the House chooses a new Speaker or the Senate chooses a new Pro Tempore, whichever is first.

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