Designated Survivor (2016–2019)
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A heated debate over child marriage roils Kirkman's staff; Opioid addiction hits home for Mars; A biohacker turns Wells onto a chilling new threat.


Peter Leto


David Guggenheim (created by), Dawn DeNoon | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Anthony Edwards ... Mars Harper
Lauren Holly ... Lynn Harper
Mckenna Grace ... Penny Kirkman
Elena Tovar ... Isabel Pardo
Jennifer Wigmore ... Dianne Lewis
Benjamin Charles Watson ... Dontae Evans (as Ben Watson)
Chukwudi Iwuji ... Dr. Eli Mays
Julie White ... Lorraine Zimmer
Wendy Lyon ... Carrie Rhodes
Jake Foy ... Felix Silva


A heated debate over child marriage roils Kirkman's staff; Opioid addiction hits home for Mars; A biohacker turns Wells onto a chilling new threat.

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9 June 2019 | by dncorpSee all my reviews

Historically, when the average Life Span was only up to Age 40, the age of Female "Adulthood" was as soon after "Puberty". This is why actually in many Books, Records, Plays, etc. the Characters were usually what today we would call "Pre Teens", example Shakespeare's Famous Play Romeo and Juliet, the times when this was portrayed with Actors and Actresses of the actual age later on (19th to current) this was Banned as Depicting Children as "Child Porn".

Having been trained as a U.S. Military Biological Warfare Officer (Epidemiologist), what is depicted would have been met with USAMRIID Fort Detrick and the CDC Atlanta Responses. The CIA would not do anything to Violate the CIA Charter. Teams of Biological Accident Incident Response and Assistance Teams (pronounced "Eear Rah"). would have been sent, to an Armed Quarantine the Area with Coordination with Local Law Enforcement and maybe even that U.S. State's National Guards. Next the B.A.I.R.A. Teams would conduct a Survey to determine how far spread, starting from outwards in. Anybody that went into that area would be placed into 30 Day to 31 Day Quarantine or until the Disease is Positively Identified.

There are also Nuclear Accident Incident Response and Assistance Teams, and Chemical Accident Incident Response and Assistance Teams. That now are part of The U.S. CBRNE Defense (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives).

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