In “The Event” Season 1 Episode 5 “Casualties of War,” the airline passengers in the quarantine facility are starting to exhibit alarming symptoms. It seems if they are left untreated, they are all going to die messily.
The alien calling himself Thomas puts it to President Martinez. Free Sophia and the other detainees, and he will give him the antidote. Free them not, and all will die, and that will just be the beginning.
Martinez gives Thomas a counter offer. If even one person dies, Sophia and the other detainees will be killed. I guess Miami rules apply in this case. Thus begins a game of chicken between president and alien infiltrator.
It seems that Thomas and the other infiltrators have been trying to advance human society technologically so that, in the fullness of time, they can build a space ship that will take them home. Mind, one wonders why they are doing this secretly. Any American government from 1944 on would have been more than happy to have a group of advanced alien engineers churning out cool technological toys for fun and profit. This is a huge plot hole in the series, in my humble opinion.
In any case, Martinez wins the game of chicken and he and Thomas arrive at a compromise. The antidote for Sophia. Sophia is put on a Washington metro train, presumably for Thomas to pick up.
In the meantime, Sean and Collier find out where Leila is and then go forth to Snyder, Texas, to get her. Vicky and her minions are preparing a warm welcome for them, however. Sean has a friend named Ricky who has hacked into the cell phone system.
Meanwhile, Leila figures out that the cops at the police station are not real cops and tries, unsuccessfully, to escape.
Sean and Collier pull up to the police station. But before they can get out and get killed, Ricky calls to inform them that it’s a trap, as Vicky’s cell phone is inside the station. So Sean puts it to Vicky. Turn your coat or we post a picture of your son on the Internet for your masters to see.
This would be serious. A few years ago, Vicky was assigned to wipe out a family and burn their house down. However, she balked at killing a baby, so she took it away and raised it as her own. If her masters found this out, they would be very unhappy. So Vicky agrees to turn.
A gun battle and a huge body count later, Sean, Collier, Leila, and a prisoner named Carter are departing. Vicky is left to clean the mess and explain things to her superiors.
Source: The Event, Casualties of War, TV.Rage