While Sterling and Chief of Staff Peel try to identify the traitor within the White House, Sophia continues her campaign. Meanwhile, Leila and Michael rescue Simon, and Sean and Vicky try to track down the courier transporting the sleeper weapon.
"The Event" is an emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee, Leila, 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; Sophia, who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean's shadowy father-in-law. Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.