As much as we'd like to think so, not every day in the life of the President of the United States is going to be exciting.
And so was the case on Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 14 where not a whole lot happened, but some interesting things came about.
Poor Tom Kirkman was certainly "outgunned" this hour by the appearance of President Ross. He really added some life to this hour, didn't he?
Tom was looking for some assurances that he was doing a good job, but Ross kind of kicked him in the gut. He didn't tell him he was doing a horrible job, he just said he wasn't doing what the job really required.
The whole exchange was quite humorous. Well, Ross' side of the conversation was. Tom's reaction was exactly what I expected. He was surprised but kept his mouth shut.
Ross couldn't have missed the disappointment on Tom's face when he told him the truth.
But isn't that what Tom needed to hear?
And who better to hear it from than a guy who not only had his job previously but also is someone Tom looks up to and admires?
Running this country is the hardest job there is. Problem is with everything that's flying at you, you're not actually running it. You're reacting. Not leading.President Ross
Everyone around Tom is kissing his ass. Ross came in and kicked it (gently), and it's exactly what he needed.
He needed a little dose of reality. Tom may have had his ego bruised, but at least he listened and didn't blow up and call Ross all sorts of nasty names or run to his phone and blow up Twitter.
He acted like an adult. Like a president should act...composed and, well, presidential.
I immediately liked Ross. I hope he sticks around and isn't killed off too soon, if at all. And hopefully, he's one of the good guys and not part of the conspiracy.
Tom needs someone like Ross on his side.
Can you imagine what fun it'll be if Ross and Hookstraten go head to head?
Maybe Ross' ass kicking was why Tom let out a little of his inner Jack Bauer when meeting with Langdon.
There was a moment when I thought he was going to go full Bauer when he asked everyone to leave the room so he could be alone with the guy.
I was waiting for him to pull out a knife or a pen and dig into the guy's knee, but it didn't happen of course. That's not the kind of president Tom Kirkman is.
I'm not sure I believe anything Langdon said about the mystery woman wanting Tom being named the designated survivor, but someone had to have made that decision.
But who and why?
This might be far out there, but did anyone else's hackles go up when Alex just casually mentioned that her mother was Russian?
It's not too far-fetched to think that the Russians were involved in the bombing and things with Alex just keep getting weirder and weirder.
Like how she completely took over the conversation with Ross.
It was strange that she would do that, and it seemed like she knew she overstepped her bounds when she looked back at Tom.
But she wasn't sorry about it. You could just see something in her face.
I'm telling you. She's involved.
Aaron quitting was a little bit of a surprise. He's still suspect, but could it have been a strategic move by Emily? What if Emily and Alex are working together?
What will happen if Aaron actually takes a job with Hookstraten like the previews suggest? Won't that send shockwaves all over?
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"Commander-in-Chief" might not have been the most exciting hour of Designated Survivor, but it laid down some intriguing groundwork that's definitely going to keep me tuned in!
How about you? What did you think of this installment?
Will the mystery woman ever be found? Who hired her?
Could Alex be involved in the conspiracy? Do you like President Ross?
Hit the comments and share your thoughts!
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