— Plus, Season 4 Details After ABC canceled Designated Survivor, the show made its Season 3 return on Netflix. However, some of our favorite Designated Survivor characters did not. Alex Kirkman was one of the first to be killed off curiously at the end of Season 2, but Lyor, Kendra, Mike, and Chuck also said they wouldn’t be returning.
Designated Survivor (TV series) Kiefer Sutherland stars as Thomas Kirkman, an American politician named the designated survivor for the State of the Union address, who suddenly ascends to the position of President after an explosion kills everyone ranked ahead of him in the line of succession.
The following contains major spoilers from the Season 3 finale of Designated Survivor on Netflix. As Season 3 of Designated Survivor drew to a close — and on the eve of Election Day no less! — sitting POTUS Tom Kirkman (played by Kiefer Sutherland) was presented with quite the ethical dilemma.
Ji Jin-hee portrays the lead role in the series. On the night of the State of the Union, an explosion destroys the Capitol Building, killing the President and everyone in the line of succession except for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Thomas Kirkman, who had been named the designated survivor.
Who is Leo’s father?
There was uncertainty as to Leo’s parentage – his mother was dating another man when she met and fell in love with Tom Kirkman, and subsequently it was unclear who Leo’s biological father was. When a journalist investigated the situation, Tom Kirkman took a paternity test. Leo eventually decided he didn’t care who his biological father was, because Tom is his dad and gave the test result back to Tom without looking at it. It was revealed Tom was indeed Leo’s biological father.
Leo was selling illegal drugs to other teenagers at a club until he was brought to the White House due to the Capitol bombing. He was then told to watch his younger sister Penny while his parents were left to deal with the attack. When asked if their father was scared, Leo replied that he wasn’t scared of anything.
In Season 2 it was revealed Leo applied to Stanford University without telling his father. When Leo was accepted at both Georgetown and Stanford he decided to stay in Washington to be close to his father and sister, after Alex’s death. Tom encouraged Leo to choose the university he most wanted to go. Leo chose to go to Stanford.
Who plays Kirkman in West Wing?
Despite the ratings melting from season one to season two, there are still many stalwart fans of the show hoping to see this universe continue, a program which combines a bit of West Wing noblesse oblige with the macho action of 24, President Kirkman’s ( Keifer Sutherland ) former home.
The Attorney General is threatening to bring charges that agent Wells did all sort of illegal things at Kirkman’s request, charges which could lead to his impeachment and throw the county into crisis.
Chief of staff Emily has committed a faux pas by confronting a Supreme Court Chief Justice at a funeral to lobby for an expedited hearing on a Kirkman request for Taurasi aid. That’s an ex-parte communication, and an angry Chief Justice demands her head as his price.
And Kirkman takes a phone call from the Attorney General, who likely informs him that charges will be filed against the President in the morning. There’s also Amy , the Damian daughter, who is coming to America to live with agent Wells.
Taurasi, a former US protectorate, has declared its independence. Seth (Kal Penn) and Lyor (Paulo Costanzo) are dispatched to see if they can bring them back under the US wing. But the governor is adamant.
In the end, Seth is found, aid is sent to Taurasi, Leo is told to follow his heart, Emily will always have a place at the Kirkman table, and a noble Kirkman takes a new path: he’ll run as an independent for President, confounding the party politicos.
Who played Mike in Designated Survivor?
It appears that the actors on Designated Survivor were just as blindsided as the fans when it came to the disappearance of many integral characters for Season 3. LaMonica Garrett, who played Mike, shared on Twitter that he was “disappointed to find out Mike Ritter would not be returning for Season 3.”.
We first met Lyor when he was brought to the White House to coordinate a political battle strategy for President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland ) after he’s the only one to survive the pilot’s massive attack and makes the unlikely rise to presidency.
After ABC canceled Designated Survivor, the show made its Season 3 return on Netflix. However, some of our favorite Designated Survivor characters did not. Alex Kirkman was one of the first to be killed off curiously at the end of Season 2, but Lyor, Kendra, Mike, and Chuck also said they wouldn’t be returning.