Category Archives: Guest Contributors

Designated Survivor Recap: Season 1, Episode 10, ‘The Oath’

December 15, 2016
Something terrible is about to happen to the fictional president. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
Something terrible is about to happen to the fictional president. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

If I ever have to deal with an assassination attempt moments after uncovering major threats to American democracy, I can only hope to deal with it all as competently as Maggie Q’s Hannah Wells.

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‘Designated Survivor’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 9, ‘The Blueprint’

December 8, 2016
Things continue to get complicated inside the Kirkman White House. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ian Watson)
Things continue to get complicated inside the Kirkman White House. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ian Watson)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Wait, the fictional Congress in Designated Survivor has 162 registered independents?

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‘Designated Survivor’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 9, ‘The Results’

December 1, 2016
Maggie Q's Hannah Wells continues to be on the case. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
Maggie Q’s Hannah Wells continues to be on the case. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Is Designated Survivor deliberately trying to taunt us all with its perfect liberal president who always respects our civil liberties?

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 8, ‘Odenvy’

November 28, 2016
Were you shocked by the big reveal? (Photo Credit: ABC/Giovanni Rufino)
Were you shocked by the big reveal? (Photo Credit: ABC/Giovanni Rufino)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

After a week of think pieces instructing us all about how to talk to our relatives about their political beliefs, perhaps it was only fitting that the trainees’ assignment this week was to learn how to effectively lie to their friends and family over the Thanksgiving break. After all, as Owen tells the class, “The toughest lies are not the ones we tell ourselves, but the ones we love.”

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‘Designated Survivor’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 6, ‘The Interrogation’

November 10, 2016
President Kirkman is in the hot seat. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
President Kirkman is in the hot seat. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

“I think that I can affect change and promote unity… We need to move forward together.”

Those were the words of President Tom Kirkman during a pivotal moment of last night’s episode of Designated Survivor.

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