I am confused on the time frame here. The funeral for son seemed to happen real fast. Usually it takes a at least week for funerals (especially if they need an autopsy/investigation) It was nice to see that Seth actually has a staff he is in charge of. He seems to be a good leader, though struggling with the messy morality of his position (like hearing his underling excited about doing spin). Oh, and Seth really needs to stop walking to and from home!!! He's lucky the people who jumped him this time were his friends. And good job standing up for the president. It's too bad they killed the VP so soon..in a sense, he was also a "designated survivor" Oh, and I know the Flashback thing is played out....but this show could actually use it...at least on occasion. But previews sound very dramatic. How soon until the season finale?