An epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander; Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan, an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III.
Aired 2 years ago - Aug 23, 2015
There is a looming global crisis, which Walter tries to avert with other heads of state via videoconferencing. Zeke and Glenn end up in a compromised state. Alex attempts to make a personal connection with Zaman.
since the Saudis and Iranians
are being so fucking helpful.
Walter, we're relocating
to an undisclosed location.
and pretty soon we'll have
to launch a few of our own.
I need you holding a cell phone
Well, get us some space,
man. Get us some space!
Nine, you are cleared hot.
He has no humanity, no empathy.
The only difference is
that someone gave him
Yuri, why does our intel
show us Russian troops
What? Li, tell me that's not true.
Why don't Israel and you
- Spare me the bull-- -
Hey, knock it off, you two.
my wife will personally drag
your asses in front of The Hague.
We're the same guy.
We've been patched through
to the cockpit radio.
Smoke in the air! Smoke in the air, Zeke!
into the Mediterranean Sea.
We don't have much of a choice.
Come on, pilot. Fuck that fucker.
target is down.
The president or the Israelis?
- Exactly that?
- Nothing lost in translation?
♪ Oh, who shoots down the bitches? ♪
Pilot, it doesn't need to launch a nuke
There's a bomb! Get
out of the-- fuck.
I'm taking you with me to
Paris, in a real position.
- Good job, sir.
- Thank you, Kendra.
I'd rather you just went down on me again.
Where do you think this
crash puts our tally?
Hmm, about a quarter billion dollars.
Oh, man, we are gonna be so fucking rich.
You are an integral part of my cabinet,
Not that I'm aware of.
Probably should get on that.
- Thank you.
- I think you're an asshole.
Aired 2 years ago - Aug 16, 2015
Walter seeks to make a deal with Zaman's highest-ranking general; a grounded Zeke and Glenn find a way to pass the time; Rafiq's translation helps Alex determine how to go about implementing Walter's "Plan B."
were taken to Bagram
Air Force Base in Afghanistan.
Locked in a small cabin with
seven screaming teenage girls?
for cleaning up the mess
she says, "Papa,
where are the giraffes?"
This is Pakistan, after all.
- Come again?
- We bomb your house.
My lease is up anyway.
And before you go, General, put
Talbot on the phone, please.
It was a gift from Pierce to all
of our ambassadors in the region,
Let me know how it turns out.
and my targeting intel
is for shit!
Sir, you gotta let me
back up in the air.
My best pilots don't get
their asses shot down.
and the time has come to toss
that fuckin' shoe in the trash!
- I hate plan B!
- It's an honor to die for your country.
Okay, as long as you
can use your hands.
to arrest him
and take power in Pakistan.
I am not Kendra.
I don't work for you.
I work for the DOD, and your
pilot is an Air Force major.
We got bombers in the air.
I need to talk to Pierce.
No, man, Blue Curaçao.
The general has informed
Zaman of his betrayal,
US foreign aid will be
Zaman is now arresting
- No, no, no, no.
- You said we might have a deal!
All right, Joanne, what is it? I'm right
in the middle of a major operation.
He has a crucial
new piece of information.
- turns to shit?
- I've got a gun in the room.
- No, I don't want to get closer.
- Get closer.
What's he saying?
of watching his wife
have sex with young men,
You want proof?
- Over dinner?
by forces loyal
to the United States.
We are a democracy.
There's not enough gas in the
mail plane to get to Ibiza.
- That's good!
I didn't. We've been drinking
mouthwash for the past half hour.
- I'll take it out in the hallway.
he launched a fighter jet
Yes, he's probably flying out
over the water.
Aired 2 years ago - Aug 09, 2015
Alex makes amends; Zeke is forced to face the women in his life; Walter urges caution in the Situation Room.
I mean, um...
but if he can't stop, we're
gonna have to send him home,
I think you may have brushed
up against me back there.
No, it's only, my attention span
is more or less shot right now.
trying to tie the bow quickly, and bam.
Civilian bus versus
All right, nice and easy.
Nice and easy.
Let's get ready, people!
Air entry fair.
Give her half the fluid
Look, given the rule of 9s,
I've estimated 45%.
Hey... whoa, whoa.
Hold on, hold on.
Just give him 250 I.U.
Of tetanus I.S.G.,
I want you to relax.
Bobby felt that the patient
just had under 50% burns,
Let's give Doctor Trang
more credit than that.
Uh, I'm 20, ma'am.
does that make you feel
the, um, the urge?
I mean, you're dealing
with life and death every day.
I don't want to be
sent home from here,
base excess down
to minus 5, ph 6.85.
Oh, sweet Pam. Nobody knows me.
I am a man of mystery.
It's as if he just
dropped out of the sky.
approximately 30 years old,
So you're planning on
leaving her here in the hospital
she'll be overwhelmed
with infection and she'll die.
We're just gonna grab some food,
then we'll be right back.
Us... who, the nurses?
you believe we can save her.
Hold them there for two minutes
while it... subsides.
Aired 2 years ago - Aug 02, 2015
Alex plans an escape for some Pakistani schoolgirls; Zeke is challenged to a fight; Walter fakes a medical emergency.
I just wanted to keep you guys in the loop
Let's steal a laundry
truck, a couple of uniforms,
Wait, what did you just
say? The laundry truck?
We have an ambulance waiting
and have secured the route
It connects a lot of the embassies
in the diplomatic enclave.
Oh, goddamn it, man, don't hit him so hard.
I am sorry I have misled you into thinking
We both know Zaman can't be
seen rescuing these girls.
Where the hell did all that come from?
I had an 80-mile-an-hour
fastball in high school.
It's Haroon Raja. R-A-J-A.
Yes. I do, Mr. Secretary.
What's that lovely perfume you're wearing?
That doesn't work for him, I'm afraid.
What the fuck is Interpol
doing in South Waziristan?
So I imagine I'm gonna
be standing here all day.
Normally I would, but today,
you have shown great character.
I got you 80 million dollars.
I left because your plan is shit!
then you understand why my
confidence in you is severely waning?
I mean, how can I make
my move when you keep
Walter, I do not understand
what you're talking about.
Oh, and what is plan B?
All right, give me the girls.
Back in college, remember that?
I have contacted their parents to
pick them up at our family's cabin.
This is Lieutenant Gail Sweet
with US Navy public affairs.
I mean, with everything that's
going on with the baby...
I cannot believe you are saying this, Alex.
and tell him the deal's off.
Maybe you're trying to save your world...
Aired 2 years ago - Jul 26, 2015
Walter runs into Joanne in Tel Aviv and tries to use her new position to his advantage. Meanwhile, Zeke and Glenn, who are being held hostage by Martin and Vanessa, agree to participate in role-playing games in hopes of being released; and Kittredge shares a revolutionary dream with Alex.
His younger brother, Robert, had even
served on McCarthy's staff.
Wall St. firms as well as progressives
and intellectuals, was labeled the
At defense, Kennedy brought in a
civilian outsider, Robert McNamara
from Eisenhower. McNamara was
appalled by what he found:
find out that there was quite
a huge difference:
Kennedy was briefed on Eisenhower's
invasion plan for Cuba by Allen Dulles
3 days before the operation, in April 1961,
8 US B-26 bombers flown by Cuban exiles
Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, in an
embarrassing prequel to Colin Powell's
Almost 1600 Cuban exiles arrived at
the Bay of Pigs in 7 ships, 2 of them
Kennedy refused this support, as he warned
he would, fearing a Soviet counter move
said it was reprehensible, almost
criminal, to pull the rug out.
Heads up America
Let's stand, be brave, keep our defenses high
through the statements, detailed discussions
on not to conceal responsibility,
they were military men, their opinions
on military matters were worth a damn.
the Joint Chiefs sons of bitches and
those CIA bastards, threatening to
After the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy had contempt
for the Joint Chiefs. He dismissed them as
The mood was dark when Kennedy
travelled to Vienna to meet Khrushchev
had fled through the open borders
seeking a better life in west Germany.
We have a much longer history with
Germany. We have seen how quickly
that we could crush Germany, in
a few minutes.
Kennedy's parting comment to Kruschev was:
I see it's going to be a very cold winter.
The source of world troubling tension
is Moscow, not Berlin.
The Warsaw pact nations responded
in dramatic fashion.
Despite the US's nuclear superiority
the Air Force wanted to increase
And the next week, a 50+ mega ton
bomb, over 3,000 times as powerful
in the summer and fall of '61 as the
nation conducted an extended conversation
In hindsight, the construction of the
monstrous Berlin wall actually diffused
In another part of the world however,
Kennedy had given his commitment
up-to-now bungled assasination attempts
Girls delightful in Cuba. stop.
Could send you prose poems
This plan included staging a Cuban
government hijacking, shooting down of a
In january, the US coerced Latin
American countries to suspend
The last one in october with 7500 marines
set to participate was codenamed Ortsac
As a young congressman he'd visited
Vietnam in 1951 during the debacle
he had already pointed out the
contradiction of supporting the
Embracing Eisenhower's dominoe theory
Kennedy was now insisting that Vietnam
and painting a bleak picture pressed
for a much larger US involvement.
The troops will march in, the bands
will play, the crowds will cheer, and
And he did approve his generals' other
recommendations expanding military involvement
contractors to flock to this new
honeypot of enterprise.
Vietnam in its early stages was sometimes
referred as a CIA war.
Aired 2 years ago - Jul 19, 2015
Zeke and Glenn are rescued by an eccentric English couple after escaping their armed captors. Meanwhile, Alex and Rafiq find Fareeda hiding at her school with a group of female students who have nowhere to go; and Walter defies the president by flying to Israel to meet with the prime minister.
and we're gonna bring her back, all right?
TJ, step on it. Run some reds.
Once this thing goes down, I'm
shipping Jesus out of the Holy Land
- I don't care.
- What are you doing?
God damn it.
Where is everyone?
"North," that's a good movie.
That's a good movie.
through the proper channels.
As long as the girls are
safe, that's all that matters.
Once Raja makes his move, there's going to
be rioting and demonstrations everywhere.
You're wasting your time. Your president
instructed us to deal only with Pierce.
Boxer, Schumer, Feinstein.
On that note,
Walter, you need to leave. I'm sorry.
I guess you could sit on my lap.
No, no, no. There'll be no shifting, okay?
Get out, Walter, seriously.
You won a BAFTA,
You said it, my lovey. You said it.
No, not John Wayne.
Pentagon officials refuse to comment
on the nature of their mission.
It may seem like
3:00 in the afternoon,
In '67 we took out the Egyptian air force
the day after you launch
a large-scale strike
If Aaron, with the blue
suit, wins, I go with Pierce.
That guy's out of his fucking mind.
and the only surefire way of doing that
So what are you guys? Like,
archaeologists or something?
These samosas, Jesus Christ.
I'm afraid you can't leave.
Don't talk. Just walk.
Aired 2 years ago - Jul 12, 2015
Alex gets advice from Walter before his crucial rendezvous with Raja. Meanwhile, Walter works around a medical emergency and interference from above to cut a deal with India's foreign minister; and Zeke realizes he's promised more than he can deliver to the women in his life.
Aired 2 years ago - Jul 05, 2015
Alex needs to get to the U.S. embassy to send a message to Walter, but he'll have to get past the ambassador to do it. Meanwhile, Zeke and Glenn land in the brig to await their disciplinary hearing, and Walter's desperate flight to India could be in jeopardy due to a medical emergency.
What's the weather like in New Delhi?
Let me guess, 100 fucking degrees?
- Billy, leave.
Not the two, like Europe,
but the three, like the UK.
Haroon Raja? The head of the ISI?
Zaman's gonna blow up the world
unless I get this message to Walter,
- Come on, please.
- Eh, maybe just something for the road.
You have nothing to be ashamed of.
Okay. You are such a
fucking narcissistic asshole!
You teach? I have so
much respect for teachers.
What does Raja want?
Your plan is bullshit!
You're nowhere, Larson!
Shakira. Shakira. Shakira.
Well, let's just say Raja
was very good at convincing me
This import license took forever.
Sir, the truth is... Let the
admiral finish, commander.
No, we did not, sir.
The results of both your
urine tests came back.
- Kidney stone.
- Really? Is that all?
Please, Mr. Ambassador.
Considering your reputation, Talbot,
One hell of a near miss.
No, here's what you can't do:
That's your dream, baby.
Let's make it happen.
But I think I can do it.
From now on, he's gonna take it
by the balls and make it his bitch.
(stammers) I'd like to
help, but you know I can't.
He's completely losing it. This
whole, destruction of Israel thing
and will ascend to heaven,
while you and everyone
And if the Rapture does come, you're
definitely getting good-killed by Jesus
- If it's a
girl... - Agatha.
By the way, you didn't,
by any chance, get around
and I have a list of
demands from Haroon Raja.
satellite. What else?
Enjoy being stationed in a city
so thoroughly drained of its charm,
Aired 2 years ago - Jun 28, 2015
Alex is captured by Zaman's soldiers and subjected to intense interrogation when they suspect he's working for the CIA. Meanwhile, Walter begs the president to delay the air strikes until he can reach someone in the Pakistani government; and Zeke and Glenn continue their high-stakes mission under extreme circumstances.
It's too small to be a plane.
It must be some kind of drone.
He's claiming Pakistan just shot
down one of their surveillance drones.
- Ah. Rakesh? Rakesh?
- Rakesh: You hung up on me!
That's... very... specific.
I am Vakeel Bashar,
It could be a double shit
negative. My apologies.
Zaman is going to parade that
ignorant jackass to the world as a spy,
- No, no.
- It was a misunderstanding, Harish.
or get torn a new asshole by the
president as soon as he hangs up?
- I'll have someone get in touch.
Uh... didn't ask him.
Well, there is that.
(chuckles) Love you.
It was a pleasure meeting you, Alex.
Nah, they'd just have it
checked and know we were lying.
We are so fucking fucked.
Polluted water, bad. Alex Talbot, good.
(clicks tongue) Was actually
looking forward to it.
But, wait, wait, sir. Alex, his life
Right, interesting, but how
are we going to rescue Alex?
- that I may feel you reign inside of me...
- (speaking foreign language)
Do I answer it or not?
I fear it was a bit wordy and long-winded.
But you understand that Israel
is an important ally of the U.S.?
That's all you Americans care about.
If you fuck with me, you
fuck with Walter Larson.
How solid is this?
Pick one and pray you're right.
if JFK had launched
during the Missile Crisis.
Jammer: I can't tell if I put
in the right coordinates, man.
Otherwise, we relaunch the air
strikes, and this time we don't recall.
...getting some feeling back
on the right side of my body.
That was a dick move!
You hope. And between you and me, I
think Zaman might just be crazy enough
Hail fucking Mary.
Oh, man, what a time to
finally start getting straight.
Aired 2 years ago - Jun 21, 2015
In the premiere of this black comedy about a military coup in Pakistan, an unlikely trio try to prevent World War III: the U.S. secretary of state in Washington, D.C.; a low-level diplomat in Islamabad; and a stressed-out Navy fighter pilot on an aircraft carrier in the Red Sea.
I found him. Yeah, we'll
be there in seven...
Oh, yeah. I think I might have
left them on the bar at Bobby Van's.
Now, tell me everything I
need to know about Pakistan
Not for a while. We're underway.
Sir! Shit just got real.
Pleasure doing business with you.
Look, I spend all day
organizing clean water projects,
- Whoa, whoa.
- Why are you stopping?
- Go! Go!
We're going to have to find a
place to lay low for a while.
Internet's down, too, which
means there's no Twitter feed
- into motion immediately.
- Contingency plan?
We're still checking
on that, Mr. President.
I should've asked for
Secretary of Interior.
Isn't it a little soon
to meet your parents?
No, I'm thinking of taking my FAA exam.
Rafiq: Mm-hmm. And the last time he
was here, I hooked him up with girls.
- for your boss?
- You know what?
Come on. Once they're
hit, it'll be too late.
You're being singled out
for something special.
the one that I was telling you all about.
- May I ask what you do?
- I'm a writer.
He's a renowned psychologist,
teaches at the university.
you and your fellow countrymen
are not so famous for.
ran in the last election,
lost, contested the results.
He's just playing to the
cheap seats, Mr. President.
There's going to be rioting.
Whoa! Hey, my friend,
"We will respond by
using our long-range power
- What the hell was that?
- A Xanax.
We're in the process of finding
out exactly what he meant.
of tracking down moderate elements
in the Pakistani government.
- Alex: Damn it!
- I'm sorry. What the fuck is going on?
Well, he's working for you now.
The man is psychotic and he's
got his finger on the button.
I'm gonna reconfirm. Flight Op!
Also, soup or egg roll? It comes with.
Carrier Strike Group 16.