Here's what I saw...I had just a terrible picture and no captioning so I'm sure I missed stuff...
Jason’s and his fiancee’s story:
Plane crash lands in desert, everyone seems to get out despite fire. Flashback to show pilot dad being blackmailed by threats to the daughters to fly the plane (I only saw one daughter, but it was a lousy picture). Black helicopters appear in the desert (sort of a SW American desert) and passengers think they are bringing help. Pilot dad tells Jason Ritter they are not help, to run and get away and that he is the only hope for the daughter(s). So he does. Jason (Sean Walker) wanders in desert, collapses, due to heat and thirst.
Flashback week earlier on boat. Sick wife urging him to go on snorkel trip as other woman won’t have a partner as her boyfriend can’t go due to broken arm. Sean leaves and boyfriend appears at door. Boyfriend makes pass, and as she tries to get him to leave purser comes to door and then stabs boyfriend, who is either not part of plot or expendable. She runs, they catch her and drug her and knock her out.
Sean Walker comes to in hospital outside Yuma AZ. He raves about the plane and they say none has been reported crashing, that he has heat stroke. When he tries to report the missing fiancee they say he killed the boyfriend on the cruise ship. Somehow the police guess from little data from the nurse that it is him… The nurse gets all tense, Sean gets up, sees the police coming in. Runs out, nurse tells him he’s wanted for murder. FBI catches him. As they drive him away they pass near the plane crash site, but it’s blocked off for “chemical spill” and they won’t peak over hill to check out his story.
Flashback to 5 years earlier. Sean first meets fiancee in swimming pool…he can swim well, she’s just learning. He’s a computer science major, gives her points on swimming . I assume the computer science is going to be useful at some point.
President’s and aliens’ viewpoint.
Pres. escapes in convoy. Flashback to 13 mo before, report to new Pres. about plane crash in 1944, injured survivors not human even though they look like us. Age much more slowly. DNA is slightly less than 1% different than ours (vs. chimp 2% dif.). Laura I. is one of them. The group we called the scientists/prisoners last week. They won’t tell who they are so are being held prisoner.
Pres. who goes to see Laura I. (Sophia). He says his advisors told him they had an agenda and were evil but he didn’t think so…was he wrong? She says her people saved his life, didn’t try to harm him. He asks where the “others” are. She won’t tell him. But she says her people’s patience is running out. Comes out that he had been going to release them before the plane incident.
Flackback to 1944 Alaska spotting of the crash site. Sophia stays with injured and sends her lover away with the other able bodied ones to hide so they can save the captured ones later. Didn’t get a good picture of the lover so don’t know if we’ve seen him before.
Agent Lee (good looking Asian guy who tried to prevent plane take off last week) assigned to investigate aliens, hunt down those who have infiltrated society, after guarding them for years in Alaska. Takes a blood test to get into CIA, but has fake vein so they don’t find out HE’s an alien as well. Or so one assumes.
Lee meets another senior alien. From their conversation we learn there are two groups of aliens…good (Agent Lee and Sophia) vs. others who killed all the plane’s passengers. The good ones, other than Lee, seem to be the locked up ones…. Or at least the ones who escaped seem to be “bad”. Lee and Sophia clearly had no part in the passenger killing.
Preview…Pres. says that one of the aliens will squeal and then we see one who promises to tell the CIA why they are here and what their agenda is.