Designated Survivor: 60 Days Recap: Trust No-One

By Daniel Hart
Published: July 30, 2019 (Last updated: November 8, 2023)
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Designated Survivor: 60 Days Season 1, Episode 10, “Accomplice” is one of the weaker episodes of the series, creating an imbalance in the direction of the story.

This recap of Designated Survivor: 60 Days Season 1, Episode 10, “Accomplice” contains significant spoilers. The Korean Netflix Series will be running weekly every Monday and Tuesday until season 1 ends. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

Out of all the chapters we have seen so far in Designated Survivor: 60 Days, Episode 10 is a noticeably a weaker instalment. It is all over the place in direction, and it never puts the story on a visible path. It starts with a Jun-mo flashback, which explains that the now-deceased President Yang Jin-man had a simulation of the explosion before the fatal day. As we already learnt in previous episodes, the cabling company planted the bombs, but what we didn’t know is that only a few members had access to the simulation before the explosion — that person was General Lee Gwan-muk.

So with Park Mu-Jin (Jin-hee Ji) receiving such distressing information, he needs to find out who the mole is. “Accomplice” is a whole mountain of jigsaw pieces that struggle to come together. The NIS is not helping matters; disclosing information that Na-Gyeong and Han-mo worked together and accusing them of killing the North Korean suspect. On the other hand, they are saying the accusations aimed at Assemblyman Oh cannot be verifiable considering Na-Gyeong is now a murder suspect. But with Park Mu-Jin learning that Na-Gyeong and Jun-mo are partners, he knows something is not quite right.

Meanwhile, Na-Gyeong is still in the hideout in “Accomplice”, but someone tries to murder her by creating a gas leak. Jun-mo gives her the call to warn her and meets her outside. Jun-mo uses his body as a sacrifice to save Na-Gyeong as someone tries to kill her — he’s dead, but in a way he’s served his purpose, he has made the Acting President aware that someone from within the Blue House helped blow up the General Assembly that fatal day, but for Na-Gyeong it’s a massive blow to the character. With Han-mo’s family still compromised, she is desperate to find Tae-ik, the man she presumes murdered Jun-mo.

The Investiture in still goes ahead in episode 10 with the administration pressured to bring in the new noncabinet team. Park approves for it to be outside with the public, which I find extremely stupid during a time where the entire government was wiped out. Surely this wouldn’t happen? “Accomplice” sees the sniper at the ready, aiming at Park Mu-jin. As he is about to shoot, Na-Gyeong distracts his aim by shooting at the window, and she is brought down by security.

Designated Survivor: 60 Days Season 1, Episode 10, “Accomplice” was a messy chapter.

Presidential Secretary Notes

  • Park Mi-jun approaches ex-General Lee about the video recreation of the bombing and has put him under house arrest.
  • Park Mi-jun asks Secretary Jeong to investigate who the mole could be. This leads to tracking phone calls on the day to understand who revoked General Lee’s security clearance, so he did not see the simulation — the number was shared between Secretary and Han and Cha. Jeong learns it was Cha who made the phone call, making him the new number one suspect.
  • Before the investigation, Cha accuses Jeong of having feelings for him, and they arrange a date. This romance looks to be dead for now considering the latest revelation.
  • Park Mu-jin asks Han what Korea means to him, but Han turns it around and asks the Acting President the same question.

You can read the recap of the eleventh episode by clicking these words.

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