Syfy’s new suspense series begins with an intense 90 minute double episode.The pilot begins with a flashback going to and from a pair of hazmat suited figures walking menacingly down a long corridor away from the camera, and a frightened man who they are presumably pursuing, Doctor Peter Farragut. Peter goes through a red gate and closes it behind him. He stops for a split second to catch his breath before he is pulled into the darkness by a pair of mysterious hands. When the hazmat figures open the gate Dionne Warwick’s “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” can be heard coming from an MP3 player’s speakers. The hazmats approach a lifeless body and one of them kneels to get a better look, revealing his face for the first time, that of Doctor Hiroshi Hataki. Then the hazmats come to Peter, who is writhing on the floor. Hataki offers him water, then squeezes the liquid into his mouth, causing Peter’s throat to shudder strangely. Hataki’s companion, Daniel Aerov, inquires about what happened, and Hataki simply replies “progress.”In the present, Doctor Alan Farragut, who is Peter’s brother and clearly the hero of the story, and Doctor Sarah Jordan are bantering playfully while looking for a water pump handle in Alan’s office at the Center for Disease Control for Alan. Alan uses the handle as a prop in an anecdote about cholera he is telling to new CDC field agents. At the end of the speech Alan’s ex-wife Doctor Julia Walker enters through the door.