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Season 5 Episode Synopses

Episode 501 – “Casus Belli” – Sunday, Sept. 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Three years after overcoming the global famine, the United States Navy is ready to unveil its first fully functional fleet since the Red Flu pandemic, but a new type of threat may mean the next world war.

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

Episode 502 – “Fog Of War” – Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Thrust back to World War II era military technology, Nathan James must think fast to survive a fight with limited weapons capabilities.

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

Episode 503 – “El Puente” – Sunday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
With nations being rapidly occupied, Chandler tries his hand at diplomacy to unite two hostile countries so they can fight a common enemy.

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

Episode 504 – “Tropic of Cancer” – Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
As Nathan James and her allies attempt to prevent the enemy moving north, Chandler’s haunting visions manifest into reality.

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

Episode 505 – “Warriors” – Sunday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
After months of fighting, the crew of Nathan James must embark on a dangerous mission to secure important intel that could decide the fate of the war. 

Directed by Peter Weller
Written by Jill Blankenship & Onalee Hunter Hughes
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley

Episode 506 – “Air Drop” – Sunday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Nathan James must seek the aide of a prominent rebel leader in order to create a staging area before mounting an invasion of their own.

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

Episode 507 – “Somos la Sangre” Sunday, Oct. 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Pinned down after days of fighting, Vulture team must find their way into a secretive enemy camp.

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

Episode 508 – “Honor” Sunday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
With a devastating hostage situation occurring back home, Chandler must devise the perfect plan to avoid losing everything.

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

Episode 509 – “Courage” Sunday, Nov. 4, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The crew of Nathan James begin preparations for what may be their most ambitious mission to date.

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

Episode 510 – “Commitment” Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
It is all out war as Chandler must face his fears and confront the greatest threat he has ever encountered.

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