Just watched it and it's intriguing but I feel like it's a mix between Flash Forward and Lost. The wormhole and Laura Innes are bringing me back.
IDKW but I didn't realize they were scientists in Alaska. I was thinking aliens in plain sight and then when she said I 'saved' you, I was thinking maybe angels. See what Lost has done to me? I'm always thinking the ultimate in paranormal.
I, too, thought the President was of Cuban descent...
And what was up with the ground shaking as the plane was coming down? I know it couldn't have been because of the plane, so I'm assuming the 'scientists' were behind it so they (or Laura's character--I thought she said "I" saved you) could save the President and, thus, break free of their shackles??
IDK--lots of storylines to tie together. I'm just glad they've said they're going to reveal things as they go along as opposed to Lost where we had to wait for the end.