The Event is an emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller with sci-fi elements, that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, "The Class"), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee, Leila (Sarah Roemer, "Disturbia"), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean's quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood, "Dirty Sexy Money"); Sophia (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, "ER"), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean's shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, "Gilmore Girls"). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. (Source: NBC)
As Martinez struggles to regain the Presidency, Sterling, Simon, Vicky, and Sean track down Sophia and Carlos at Dulles International and try to stop the release of the virus. Meanwhile, Peel organizes government forces to stop the sleepers at two other locations, Leila receives startling news, and earthquakes herald the true nature of the sleepers' arrival.
Recaps1x22: Arrival recap
: At the sleeper safehouse, Sean talks to Leila, who is within the quarantine tent, and informs her that Sterling has called in a medical team to help her. Leila warns that it’s too late but her boyfriend refuses to accept it. She tells him to make sure that Samantha is okay and passes out as the medical team arrives. The head doctor assures Sean that they’ll do everything they can for Leila. Sean then checks with Sterling, Simon, and Vicky, who have found Sophia’s distribution plan for the virus on Dr. Lu’s laptop... read more.1x21: The Beginning of the End recap
: Sophia is walking through a city street filled with the bodies of people dead from the Spanish Flu. She spots a young girl locked in a car with her dead brother, and the girl asks Sophia if she’s a doctor. The girl begs Sophia for help and then pounds on the window, blaming Sophia for everyone’s death... read more.1x20: One Will Live, One Will Die recap
: Sophia and her people catch up to Leila and drag her away from Michael’s corpse, and the girl blames Sophia for his death. Dr. Lu arrives to inform Sophia that Michael took the counteragent to Martinez’s poison. They confirm that the counteragent isn’t on Michael’s body and that Simon must have taken it with him. Carlos suggests they send their people after Simon, but Sophia warns that the former agent is too experienced and that there is another way. She then orders to take Leila away and evacuate the compound... read more.1x19: Us or Them recap
: The President’s cabinet gathers in the Oval Office to witness Jarvis being sworn in as the President of the United States... read more.1x18: Strain recap
: At Murmansk in Russia, Alex and his team of sleepers bribe the gate guards and drive to a freighter at the port. They unload their cargo from the Siberian ice and take it to the freighter’s cargo hold, and then seal the area. One of the sleepers, a medic, dons a protective suit and goes inside to open the case. Inside is the corpse of a World War I soldier, and the medic goes to work... read more.