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Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) returns home to a small Kansas town named Jericho, and promptly lies to everyone about where he's been for the last few years.
The town is thrown into chaos after a nuclear attack cuts off all power and communication with the outside world.
Alicia Coppola pops up as an IRS Agent.
Ashley Scott gets a lift with a couple of cops. But they may not be real cops ...
Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) and his brother must get the entire population into their cellars, mineshafts and fallout shelters before the Black Rain arrives.
The townsfolk send out scouts. Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) finds some planes that landed, and retrieves the black box from one.
Someone drops relief supplies. The markings appear to be Chinese ...
A severely burned man arrives in town. Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) knows him - and they are not who they claim to be.
The electricity supply is working again. Finally, people can watch TV (the only broadcast is a Please Wait to hear the Federal Response one) and even recharge their cell-phone batteries.
Unfortunately, fires break out. The library is set ablaze, but Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) knows how to work the fire-fighting equipment.
Finally, the townsfolk learn something about what has happened. But it looks like things will get worse before they get better.
The biggest farm in the county is in trouble. The crop is blighted with insects, and the woman who owns the store will not give them any insecticide. Even when the IRS woman Alicia Coppola , who has confiscated the farm, bribes and threatens her! Bearing in mind that the town is cut off from whatever civilisation still exists, and that their food supplies are already running low, they cannot afford to let the crops rot in the fields!
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) has to explain himself to his annoying teenage daughter.
The Mayor is ill, and the appropriate medicine is not available locally. Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) and his brother drive 90 miles to the big town, Rogue River, where the nearest hospital is.
Rogue River is empty of people - it was cleared out by FEMA. The Hospital has been looted by trigger-happy Contractors - a Blackwater-type organisation. And the boys get besieged there!
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) comes under suspicion. Not because he is the token black man, but because he is the newest arrival in the town. After all, whoever nuked the USA must have broken the Fourth Protocol.
The Blackwater-type Contractors come to town, and attack Jericho. The locals try to defend themselves.
Luckily, Ashley Scott 's father is James Russo ( ), leader of a bunch of gun-toting thugs.
The Chinese start dropping food and supplies. There's a power generator, but it is stolen by James Russo's thugs. The townsfolk have to get it back.
The townsfolk hold an election for the job of Mayor. The incumbant, Skeet's dad (Gerald McRaney - Deadwood), has an eager rival.
James Russo has been expelled by the thugs, who have a new leader. He seeks refuge from the townsfolk, who suspect him of murder and want to lynch him.
The farmer and the IRS Agent ( Alicia Coppola ) have decided to take their relationship a step further.
We get a flashback to the day before the first ep starts. Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) is looking for work as a Government security contractor. Unfortunately, his best buddy falls in with the Blackwater-type Contractors ...
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) is working for some mysterious folks who send him on a mission. However, he has his family to worry about - his wife has plans of her own. And his GF has problems too.
The town is running short of resources, and winter is coming. A woman suggests they build wind-turbines, but they need spare parts to build them. Luckily, the newcomers passed a trading camp a couple of hundred miles away. Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ), his dad (Gerald McRaney - Deadwood) and a few others head off to barter for the items they need.
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) is reunited with his partner. But can he trust her? After all, his vengeful ex-employers are after him, and know where he lives!
Resources are running scarce in the town. Winter is closing in, and trading is not really an option. Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) goes scavenging with the farmer and the IRS lady ( Alicia Coppola ). They get ambushed by some thugs in a blacked-out pickup truck, who want to steal the scavenged loot. Skeet ends up in a bad way, and unburdens his conscience ...
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) and his GF go looking for their nearest contact. But someone else has gotten there first. They are being hunted, and the hunter has left them just enough info for them to know that their unit is being taken out, one at a time. Lennie has leverage - the package is hidden nearby. But can he protect his family?
A platoon of US Marines come to town. They promise supplies and help. Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) flirts with one of them, Maggie ( Erin Daniels ), but she does not respond to his approaches. Perhaps the fact she's a refugee from The L Word has something to do with it ...
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) has a confrontation with the hunter ...
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) has been abandoned by his (ex-)wife. Worse, he's being questioned by the cops about his GF, who has moved on ...
Meanwhile, resources are getting low. The Mayor has to negotiate to get some new wind turbines.
The Mayor's secret is out, so he decides to expell the refugees. Resources are low and rationing is over-stretched. Unfortunately, the Refugees decide they do not want to go. Ashley Scott 's husband gets into a stand-off, and Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) tries to save the day.
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) investigates the people who are hunting him. He's a bit like Jack Bauer, with his own little subplot that does not involve the other main characters.
The towns' little war is interrupted by the US Army 10th (Mountain) Division. The Army leaves a unit there to keep the peace. Their commander wants Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) to be Jericho's sheriff, but Skeet wants revenge on Phil Constantino for his father's death.
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) discovers that the Western States have banded together. Problem is, his eeevil CIA boss is now the power behind the throne. The whole thing was an excuse for a coup d'etat.
The new POTUS (POTAS, actually - President of the ALLIED States) visits Jericho. He brings a Press entourage, one of whom may be trustworthy ...
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) feels the villains closing in on him. He has to get the evidence (the NUKE!) to Texas, the unaffiliated region that holds the balance of power.
Chavez gets himself in trouble. Can the guys rescue him before he blows their cover?
Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) is Sheriff and his brother is Deputy Mayor. Things are looking good. Too good, in fact. Daniel Benzali sends a big-time Ravenwood contractor to look after his interests in the town.
There is an outbreak of Hudson River Virus. The ASA government has a vaccine, but they are hoarding it and will not share it with civilians.
The town is in uproar.
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) is contacted by a Deep Throat figure. The town will be overflown by a spotter plane that can detect the bomb's radiation. Lennie must steal a page from the Colonel's dossier before the Colonel
Mimi discovers shoddy accounting practices at J&R. Maybe someone is on the take. This leads up to a violent and heartbreaking end, and a regular character gets written out.
Sheriff Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) goes to the Colonel to get justice for the murder. Unfortunately the Colonel and his men are summoned away, leaving the town at the mercy of the murderous mercs.
A hit team from New Berne is in town. Constantino is enraged that his town is under blockade. Their orders are to kill the woman go-between - and bring back the head merc.
The Colonel is after Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor ) and their others for their part in the fight with the Mercs. Skeet is arrested, the others are declared to be insurgents. Luckily, they are good at their jobs ...
Hawkins (Lennie James - Walking Dead ) prepares to take the evidence to Texas. Deep Throat offers to arrange a closer rendezvous. Can the mysterious phone voice be trusted?