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Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously - and unbeknownst to her - had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. .
The episode begins with a family at home. The father bursts through the front door in panic and tells his wife that "it's happening" and she needs to start filling the bathtubs and sinks with water. Two Marines are shown driving back to base after a night out. The driver, Miles, gets a call from Ben telling him that "It's all going to turn off and never turn on again". Their connection suddenly dies and all of the cars on the highway stop running. Just before his computer goes black Ben downloads his hard drive onto a necklace-shaped device. ..Read the full recap