The End of the Beginning is the twelfth episode of the first season of Designated Survivor and the twelfth episode overall.


Kirkman and Wells work together in an attempt to learn more about MacLeish's involvement in the Capitol bombing; Emily's relationship with Aaron is further tested; Hookstraten knows something is going on; Atwood learns his son was murdered; and Alex grows suspicious as Kirkman begins to tighten his inner circle.


Presidential Seal
By order of the President
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After beginning discussion with Tom Kirkman, Hannah Wells filled him in on what she had found out about the conspiracy, primarily the fact that MacLeish was involved along with the shooter, Nestor Lozano. Horrified, Tom Kirkman asked for more information when they were suddenly interrupted by his wife, Alex. Unable to disclose further information as the First Lady did not have proper privileges, Hannah left the room.