Episode Info

Ben Matheson returns home to his Chicago apartment in a panic telling his wife that the electricity is about to go out. Before it does, he manages to contact his brother Miles and also to download something from the Internet. When the blackout hits, it's a global phenomena - and permanent. Fifteen years later, Ben is living with his children Charlie and Danny is a small rural village. Life is good, even without electricity, until Capt. Tom Neville of the local militia arrives to arrest Ben.


Billy Burke
as Miles Matheson
Tracy Spiridakos
as Charlie Matheson
Giancarlo Esposito
as Tom Neville
Tim Guinee
as Ben Matheson
Maria Howell
as Grace Beaumont
David Lyons
as Gen. Sebastian "Bass" Monroe
Elizabeth Mitchell
as Rachel Matheson
Zak Orth
as Aaron Pittman
JD Pardo
as Jason Neville
Graham Rogers
as Danny Matheson
Daniella Alonso
as Nora Clayton
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