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President Kirkman declares war on Kunami after a deadly explosion, while Hannah Wells finds that the Kunami ambassador is hiding something that could have deadly consequences.


Jeff T. Thomas


David Guggenheim (created by), Jeff Melvoin | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Paulo Costanzo ... Lyor Boone
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
LaMonica Garrett ... Mike Ritter
Zoe McLellan ... Kendra Daynes
Ben Lawson ... Damian Rennett
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Breckin Meyer ... Trey Kirkman
Aunjanue Ellis ... Eleanor Darby
Jake Epstein ... Chuck Russink
Chelsea Harris ... Tricia Sims
Clé Bennett ... Sgt. Royce Sims (as Cle Bennett)
Dillon Casey ... Detective Blakey


Tom has ordered missile strikes on Kunami in retaliation for the dirty bomb the Kunami government detonated in the Washington DC metro station, and against Lyor's advice Tom has no qualms about calling it a declaration of war. The strikes will continue until the Emir of Kunami unconditionally surrenders, which includes an admission that he was behind the bombing. Those diplomatic discussions with the Emir are being handled through the Kunami Ambassador to the US, the discussions which seem to be stalled. Through the process, Tom has to decide what the end goal is, namely if the abdication of the Emir is sufficient to stop the missile strikes. The US receives intelligence as to a means to contact Amal Hamzi, the Kunami opposition leader who has been in hiding, his ascension to power which would end the conflict. Being in hiding, he is incommunicado via modern technological means. As such, Hannah, acting on behalf of the President to make an official offer of support, accompanied by a ... Written by Huggo

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11 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Tricia Sims tells Mike that her brother is in the US Navy on SEAL Team 3. An unidentified soldier introduces himself to Hannah as Sgt. Royce Sims. The Navy does not have any ranks of sergeant. Depending on how many "stripes", the rank would be one of the six levels of non-advisor Petty Officer. See more »


Sergeant Royce Sims a United States Navy SEAL who serves as a member of SEAL Team 3. There are no Sargents in the US Navy or in the Seal Teams. They are known as Petty Officers. A sergeant Rank or E-5 would be a Second Class Petty Officer. Petty Officer Royce Sims would be the correct title. Also, the term soldier belongs to the Army alone. Marines are Marines, Navy personnel are known as Sailors, Air Force members are referred to as Airmen. See more »

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29 April 2018 | by bobcooneySee all my reviews

During this episode the White House introduced a new staffer Ms. Simms. Who stated her brother was in the Navy. Specifically a member of Seal Team 3.

Later in the episode the brother, Sgt. Simms was introduced. The Navy doesn't have Sergeants in the Navy.

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