Under threat of a coup in Pakistan, a rogue general seizes control of the country and its nuclear arsenal, leaving the fate of the world on the shoulders of three unlikely American heroes.
When a coup erupts in Pakistan, three Americans find themselves entwined in an emerging geopolitical crisis: the U.S. secretary of state in Washington, D.C.; a low-level diplomat in Islamabad; and a stressed-out Navy fighter pilot on an aircraft carrier in the Red Sea.
Alex is captured by Zaman's soldiers and subjected to intense interrogation. Walter begs the president to delay the air strikes until he can reach someone in the Pakistani government, and Zeke and Glenn continue their high-stakes mission under extreme circumstances.
Alex needs to get to the U.S. Embassy to send a message to Walter, but he'll have to get past the ambassador. Zeke and Glenn land in the brig to await their disciplinary hearing, and Walter's desperate flight to India could be in jeopardy due to a medical emergency.
Alex gets advice from Walter before his crucial rendezvous with Raja. Walter works around a medical emergency and interference from above to cut a deal with India's foreign minister. Zeke realises he's promised more than he can deliver to the women in his life.
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Zeke and Glenn are rescued by an eccentric English couple after escaping their captors. Alex and Rafiq find Fareeda hiding at school with a group of female students who have nowhere to go. Walter defies the president by flying to Israel to meet with the prime minister.
Walter runs into Joanne in Tel Aviv and tries to use her position to his advantage. Zeke and Glenn, who are being held hostage by Martin and Vanessa, agree to participate in role-playing games in hopes of being released. Kittredge shares a revolutionary dream with Alex.
Zeke is challenged to a fight. En route to DC, Walter fakes a medical emergency to force an unscheduled landing. With the American embassy on lockdown, Alex plots an escape.
With tensions rising in Islamabad, Walter tries to convince the president to act with caution. On the carrier, Zeke must deal with the women in his life before he and his fellow pilots get new orders. Inside the embassy, Alex tries to make amends with Rafiq and Fareeda.
Walter tries to strike a deal with Zaman's highest-ranking general. Zeke and Glenn find a way to pass the time after being grounded. With Rafiq translating, Alex tries to figure out if and when he should initiate Walter's "Plan B".
With a global crisis looming, Zeke and Glenn once again find themselves in a compromised state. Walter tries to diffuse the situation with various heads of state via videoconference. Alex attempts to connect with Zaman on a personal level.