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!!! Kirkman Agonistes
* Seth using a press conference to ''finally'' [[ShamingTheMob rip the assembled media a new one]] for hounding Kirkman over his decision to seek therapy after Alex's death. After perpetual OnceAnEpisode frenzies over whatever-the-latest-leak from the White House, plenty among the Press Corps deserved to be on the receiving end.

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!!! Original Sin
* How does Kirkman stop a project from his old firm from pushing a Native American tribe off their land? By finding a treaty between the U.S. and Spain written back in 1819 that technically still maintains the government owns the land which Kirkman allows the tribe to keep.
** When the firm's new head blasts Kirkman for being too naive, Kirkman calmly tells him tough luck and get out of his Oval Office.


* A meeting to decide the nine Supreme Court justices to be filled out is hijacked by Bowman wanting a right-wining majority. The Democrats are about to walk but Kirkman ''slams'' his palms on the table and yells at them both to sit down. He then rips into Bowman on this and making it clear he's willing to march into the press room and lay it all on Bowman's feet.

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* A meeting to decide the nine Supreme Court justices to be filled out is hijacked by Bowman wanting a right-wining right-wing majority. The Democrats are about to walk but Kirkman ''slams'' his palms on the table and yells at them both to sit down. He then rips into Bowman on this and making it clear he's willing to march into the press room and lay it all on Bowman's feet.



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** For extra awesome, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he uses the exact same justification Cochrane was using to authorize the attack]].


* Despite Kirkman's [[HeroWithBadPublicity questionable reputation]], he was able to tell that General Cochrane wants to engage Iran despite no concrete evidence that Tehran backed the attack on Washington D.C. He also agreed with Seth bluntly that he probably won't be a good leader.

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* Despite Kirkman's [[HeroWithBadPublicity questionable reputation]], he was able to could tell that General Cochrane wants to engage Iran despite no concrete evidence that Tehran backed the attack on Washington D.C. He also agreed with Seth bluntly that he probably won't be a good leader.

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!!! Outbreak
* A major debate rages on whether or not to remove a Confederate statue from a courthouse. To the surprise of both sides, a black activist says the statue should stay as a reminder of this time. When a young female white liberal slams him for "selling out," he nicely puts her in her place.
-->'''Dale''': Young lady, you mean well. You declare this is racist and that is racist. But you are young, white and living in America. You don't know what it's like to walk in my shoes and I won't always be around to tell you. But that statue will. It stays.

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!!! Sting of the Tail
* Towards the end of the episode, Kirkman and his administration finally find a legal ground to [[spoiler:send a bunker-buster missile into [[BigBad Patrick Lloyd's]] hideout in Maryland, decisively ending his reign as a KarmaHoudini]] -- although, [[SequelHook naturally]], he managed to upload ''something'' to the internet before time ran out. [[spoiler:Fortunately, HesJustHiding is not a possibility, because Lloyd's remains are indeed reported to have been found in the wreckage.]]


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!!! One Year In
* Kirkman realizes that a hijacking of a Russian airliner on American soil is a FalseFlagOperation designed to give Russia an excuse to invade Ukraine, which Ukraine has figured out and is letting happen, as an invasion would finally gain them some Western aid. So, the President calls in the Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors and chews them out on this, making it perfectly clear that if any Americans die because of this stunt, he'll see to it that both countries are crippled by sanctions, and that the ambassadors are personally held responsible. Needless to say, the situation soon ends up resolved peacefully.


!! The Nine

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!! !!! The NineNinth Seat



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* The brilliant solution to the gridlock? Just have the eight justices already approved on the Court. When they argue over the ninth, it's pointed out that the Constitution says nothing about how many judges there have to be and let the ninth spot be figured out later.

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!! The Nine
* A meeting to decide the nine Supreme Court justices to be filled out is hijacked by Bowman wanting a right-wining majority. The Democrats are about to walk but Kirkman ''slams'' his palms on the table and yells at them both to sit down. He then rips into Bowman on this and making it clear he's willing to march into the press room and lay it all on Bowman's feet.


** Her showdown with Lozano, a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that ends with [[spoiler: Lozano impaled on several pipes]].
* TheMole is finally outed, as [[spoiler: it's revealed that before he died, Atwood, emailed Hannah a recording of Whitaker discussing TheConspiracy's plans with [[BigBad Patrick Lloyd]]]]. He's shown ominously walking through the White House, as he has been several times in past episodes, only for Mike to suddenly appear in front of him, Hannah and Director Forrestal blocking him from behind. [[OhCrap His face]] says it all.

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** Her showdown with Lozano, a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that ends with [[spoiler: Lozano [[spoiler:Lozano impaled on several pipes]].
* TheMole is finally outed, as [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's revealed that before he died, Atwood, Atwood emailed Hannah a recording of Whitaker discussing TheConspiracy's plans with [[BigBad Patrick Lloyd]]]]. He's shown ominously walking through the White House, as he has been several times in past episodes, only for Mike to suddenly appear in front of him, Hannah and Director Forrestal blocking him from behind. [[OhCrap His face]] says it all.


* Kirkman's RousingSpeech to a joint meeting of Congress, explaining everything about the conspiracy and how it's been crushed (while the camera cuts to show cells being raided and arrested). By the end, everyone's applauding.

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* Kirkman's RousingSpeech to a joint meeting of Congress, explaining everything about the conspiracy and how it's been crushed (while the camera cuts to show cells being raided and arrested). By the end, everyone's applauding.
applauding. This includes Senator Bowman, who's been opposing Tom at every turn.

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!!! Brace For Impact
* Hannah stopping the bombing of the FBI building by hijacking the van containing the explosives and driving them into the river to contain the blast.
** Her showdown with Lozano, a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that ends with [[spoiler: Lozano impaled on several pipes]].
* TheMole is finally outed, as [[spoiler: it's revealed that before he died, Atwood, emailed Hannah a recording of Whitaker discussing TheConspiracy's plans with [[BigBad Patrick Lloyd]]]]. He's shown ominously walking through the White House, as he has been several times in past episodes, only for Mike to suddenly appear in front of him, Hannah and Director Forrestal blocking him from behind. [[OhCrap His face]] says it all.
* Kirkman's RousingSpeech to a joint meeting of Congress, explaining everything about the conspiracy and how it's been crushed (while the camera cuts to show cells being raided and arrested). By the end, everyone's applauding.

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