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Season 4 Episode Synopses

Episode 401 – “In Medias Res” – Sunday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, Nathan James must face yet another global disaster. The question remains, where in the world is Tom Chandler (Eric Dane)?

Written by Steven Kane
Directed by Paul Holahan
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 402 – “The Pillars of Hercules” – Sunday, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Having lost their only lead, the crew of Nathan James continues their search for an item that could save the world. Chandler (Eric Dane) immerses himself in a mission for revenge.

Written by Onalee Hunter Hughes
Directed by Reza Tabrizi
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 403 – "Bread and Circuses" – Sunday, Aug. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Nathan James's crew searches for a precious item leading them to a strange place of opulence and violence where they cross paths with a most unexpected ally.

Directed by Bobby Roth
Written by Ira Parker
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 404 – "Nostos" – Sunday, Sept. 3, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The crew searches for one of their own as enemies close in on all sides. Slattery (Adam Baldwin) is haunted by visions of the past.

Directed by Kenneth Fink
Written by Jill Blankenship
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 405 "Allegiance" – Sunday, Sept. 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Nathan James is diverted from their mission when they receive a suspicious distress call from a fishing trawler.

Directed by Steven Kane
Written by Michael Sussman
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 406 – "Tempest" – Sunday, Sept. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
With an enormous storm on the horizon, Nathan James must navigate an equally terrifying threat in order to make it to safety.

Directed by Peter Weller
Written by Katie Swain
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 407 – "Feast" – Sunday, Sept. 24, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The search continues with a reconnaissance mission but things turn violent when an old foe resurfaces.

Directed by Bill Roe
Written by Hiram Martinez
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 408 – "Lazaretto" – Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
An undercover mission in the land of the dead leads to disturbing revelations about Dr. Vellek's (Peter Weller) sinister plans.

Directed by Paul Holahan
Teleplay by Jill Blankenship
Story by Sean Cook
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 409 – "Detect, Deceive, Destroy" – Sunday, Oct. 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The crew of Nathan James faces a threat that will test the limits of their Naval tactics and strategies.

Directed by Lukas Ettlin
Teleplay by Onalee Hunter Hughes
Story by Jill Blankenship & Onalee Hunter Hughes
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane

Episode 410 – "Endgame" – Sunday, Oct. 8, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Chandler (Eric Dane) confronts his enemy — and his personal demons — in a final showdown, with the fate of humanity on the line.

Directed by Peter Weller
Written by Hiram Martinez & Ira Parker
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane