Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 9 Recap
In the previous episode of Netflix’s Designated Survivor, Marlowe identified Brunton as the person who tried to commission the virus. In Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 9, the question of Moss’s involvement was at the forefront while Carrie decided it was time.
Kirkman couldn’t be involved with Brunton’s arrest as it would seem like a political move. However, Harper met with the FBI director, Vargas, to remind him that it would be on him if there was a related terrorist attack before the election. The FBI finally arrested Brunton, and Moss played down his relationship with him for the press.
Eli and the CIA determined the true purpose of the virus. Though minorities would get the flu, they eventually got better. However, it would eventually cause them to become sterile. The effect would be a long-term way to suppress minority votes.
Harper went to Detwiler’s office to gloat about his removal from the FlagKind board. While there, the FBI arrested Detwiler. Brunton had pointed the finger at him as his funder. Lorraine leaked a video of Moss, next to Brunton, pointing out that soon white people would be a minority, which would tip the political scales towards liberals. Because of this, Kirkman told the press he believed Moss was involved. However, Emily and Dontae uncovered that Lorraine used Pegasus to spy on Moss. Emily heard a call where it was clear that Moss hadn’t known about the virus.
In Her Arms
Emily didn’t go with the campaign to Texas. Instead, Carrie had decided that she could no longer wait. Emily mixed the drugs in orange juice, and Carrie drank it all. She lied in Emily’s arms. When Carrie became unconscious, Emily called an ambulance. The doctor asked if Carrie had a DNR, and Emily heartbreakingly admitted that she did. Her mother was gone.
Acting Like a Politician
The Kirkman campaign was headed to New York, and Sasha would introduce him. Unfortunately, now that Moss’s campaign was in trouble, Texas was up for grabs. Instead of Manhattan, they would go to Houston. Lorraine convinced Kirkman that it would hurt their campaign to have Sasha introduce him in Texas. Kirkman broke the news to Sasha, and she and Penny were hurt. He apologized to them and reminded himself that he didn’t get into politics to act like a politician.
Keeping Up Appearances
Isabel told Seth that Aaron had slept with Emily. She reluctantly went with Aaron to a campaign trip in Florida. Her parents were flying in from Puerto Rico, and Isabel hadn’t told them that they had broken up. Aaron asked for a second chance.
Seth met Stephanie’s mother, Riya. She confessed that she chose Seth’s sperm because he went to Harvard. Stephanie was applying but needed more to pad her application. She asked Seth to pull some strings to help her land a White House internship. After speaking with Stephanie, Seth encouraged her to apply. She had connections.
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