Series Premiere. In Islamabad, Pakistan, low-level State Department bureaucrat Alex Talbott asks his driver Rafiq to take him to a local bazaar to score some weed. The two encounter a mass protest that turns violent, and end up fleeing their car and taking refuge in the house Rafiq shares with his parents and sister. In Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Walter Larson is fetched from a hotel tryst to attend an emergency White House meeting on the growing unrest in Pakistan. After learning that General Umair Zaman is threatening the region with destruction, the president and the Secretary of Defense put a plan in motion to remove Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, against Walter's advice. The group soon discovers that Alex is their only source of hard information on the ground in Pakistan. Meanwhile, onboard an aircraft carrier in the region, ace pilot Zeke 'Z-Pak' Tilson calls his ex-wife Ashley in Florida, urging her to send more 'product' for his lucrative drug side business.