Kiefer Sutherland
Cast member Kiefer Sutherland waves at a panel for the television series "Designated Survivor" during the TCA Disney ABC Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California U.S., August 4, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

There is no shortage of action on the next episode of “Designated Survivor,” as the hit political drama returns for episode 14. After dealing with a crisis involving the death of the vice president, President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) finds himself facing another set of big challenges.

In this upcoming episode, titled “Commander-In-Chief,” he is forced to seek help from an unexpected ally when an African country experiences turmoil. With time running out, Kirkman has to save the lives of Americans caught in the danger zone. The president certainly has a lot on his plate in the upcoming run – he also comes face to face with a person who has the answers to his most burning questions about the conspiracy.

In addition to Kirkman, the series also includes characters Alex Kirkman (Natascha McElhone), Aaron Shore (Adan Canto), Emily Rhodes (Italia Ricci), Mike Ritter (LaMonica Garrett), Seth Wright (Kal Penn) and Hannah Wells (Maggie Q).

Spoiler alert! This article contains “Designated Survivor” spoilers. Read on if you would like to know what happens before the next episode airs.

According to the official synopsis, Emily establishes herself as the new chief of staff. Kirkman appointed Emily to the position after Aaron confessed to leaking some classified information to the media. Speaking of Aaron, he is compelled to make a difficult choice. Meanwhile, Hannah is stunned with the results of her investigation into the Capitol bombing.

The promo video shows Hannah reporting to Kirkman that President Richmond’s (Richard Bekins) former Chief of Staff, Charles Langdon (Peter Outerbridge), survived the bombing. Kirkman, who still seemed to be recovering from being shot in the previous episode, has a hard time believing that Langdon is still alive. Hannah reminds him that Langdon is their only known connection to the conspiracy.

Eventually, the FBI catches Langdon and brings him in for an intense interrogation. When Kirkman faces him, Langdon tells him that he has no idea what was going to happen. “I’m not a monster,” the former chief of staff claims. Kirkman doesn’t buy it and even loses his patience. He asks, “Who wanted me as the designated survivor and why?” Based on the sneak peek, the president won’t like the answer to his question.

“Commander-in-Chief” was written by Michael Russell Gunn and directed by Fred Toye. This episode of “Designated Survivor” will air on March 29 at 10 p.m. on ABC. It also airs on Netflix US and Netflix Australia.