The young Robert Langdon, before he looked like Tom Hanks, was a lecturer at Harvard University. His speciality, symbology, seems to be about bashing certain symbols associated with young male blue-collar caucasian-Americans. He ends his lecture with an anti-free speech tirade, which is ironic because he may be aiming it at American Nationalists but it might also be called Islamophobic if aimed at Muslims. And this storyline involves the Islamic world …
We get a flashback of how Langdon met his female love interest. She was the daughter of his mentor (Eddie Izzard - Mystery Men ), who is more than a little reminiscent of his character in the Hannibal TV show - which is ironic as their fates seem similar as the story unfolds. In contrast, the daughter and her brother come across as Summer and Morty from Rick and Morty . Somehow they accept Langdon as an adopted member of their family.
Langdon is summoned to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. His mentor has been kidnapped, and the only way to save him is to do a quest on the kidnapper's behalf. A security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) helps out.
The kidnapper wants Langdon to find a mcguffin hidden by the Masonic order in a boobytrapped chamber like something out of the National Treasure series.
CIA Boss Greg Bryk ( Bitten ) orders his people to catch Langdon, rather than just let him complete the quest and save Peter's life.
Langdon and his love interest find an ally who knows his way around the secret tunnels under the city. He gives them some clues, in the form of rewritten verses of ancient Hebrew scripture. Then they boost the security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) out of hospital to help them out.
Peter (Eddie Izzard - Mystery Men ) tries to escape from the poorly-secured yet awfully confusing building he is imprisoned inside. Unfortunately he discovers they have imprisoned him more securely than he thought.
Langdon and his love interest recruit the security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) as a permanent sidekick now. He helps keep the CIA distracted while Langdon follows the quest.
CIA Boss Greg Bryk ( Bitten ) seems to know more than he lets on.
Langdon and his love interest split up. She helps keep the CIA distracted while Langdon follows the quest. The security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) keeps tabs on Langdon.
Langdon and his love interest team up again. She talks him into bringing the CIA woman into the loop. They plan to trick the kidnappers, so they can rescue Peter (Eddie Izzard - Mystery Men ). Langdon will need to stall for time ...
The security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) investigates the source of the ketamine the kidnapper used.
CIA Boss Greg Bryk ( Bitten ) shit-cans the Asian woman for messing up at her job. He mercifully gives her a chance to take early retirement, and does not punish her minions even though they knowingly obeyed her wrongful orders. She goes to the Leviathan conspiracy, and offers to work for them unpaid in order to defeat the Assassin.
Peter (Eddie Izzard - Mystery Men ) and Langdon are both in the custody of the Assassin. Can they escape before he makes them solve the mystery?
The Assassin is in the custody of Leviathan. There are still a few episodes to go, so he will probably escape. In fact, the old he-got-captured-on-purpose trope (so popular since The Dark Knight ) might even be used.
We get a series of flashbacks of the last couple of years, showing the Assassin's recruitment and indoctrination. This certainly fleshes him out as a character. It also fleshes out Langdon's backstory with his love interest.
The Assassin is on the loose again. The main characters try to recover from their mysteriously non-fatal wounds at his hands. Peter (Eddie Izzard - Mystery Men ) and the security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) start to bond.
The Assassin has hacked Leviathan's secret communications network. He offers to remove the ransomware he planted, in exchange for a super-secret conic weapon they have built.
Langdon and his love interest discover where the Assassin's funding came from. This means they know who his next victim might be.
Langdon sends the security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) to check if the Assassin has murdered his most recent target. Nobody thinks to warn the guard about the sonic weapon, so when the Assassin tests it out the guard has no defence against it.
Peter (Eddie Izzard - Mystery Men ), Langdon and the love interest decode the pyramid's message. They discover the location of the Portal, and set a trap for the Assassin. But can they trust CIA Boss Greg Bryk ( Bitten ) to do his job properly? Well, they have the security guard (Rick Gonzalez - Arrow ) as backup.
CIA Boss Greg Bryk ( Bitten ) and his new ally interrogate Peter (Eddie Izzard - Mystery Men ) to find the Portal. Unfortunately the CIA safe house is as secure as a sieve, and the security gets defeated twice in as many minutes.
The Assassin has the love interest as a damsel in distress, and holds her hostage until Langdon hands over her father. This is all a lot of National Treasure hoakum, making the founding myths of the USA seem a lot more awesome than they really are.
The episode ties up this Season's story threads. However, it also includes an ending scene that leaves things open for a second Season.