The Best Episodes of Zero Hour (2013)
Hank Foley (Anthony Edwards) is no stranger to adventure. But this one is a little more than he bargained for. As the publisher of Modern Skeptic magazine, Hank has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is "logic is the compass." But when his beautiful young wife (Jacinda Barrett) is abducted from her store, an antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries of human history, stretching around the world and back centuries. Contained in one of his wife's clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it's up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don't fall into the wrong hands. With his two young associates Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster) in tow, along with Deck a sexy FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), Hank will lead them on a breathless race against the clock, to find his wife and save humanity.
#1 - Escapement
Season 1 - Episode 10
Hank, Beck and Laila are in the Faroe Islands, unsure if they will live or die at the hands of the Pyrates. Rachel shares some surprising news with Hank about his parents and the 41 Trust. Hank’s mother finally discloses the deeply painful secret she’s been holding all these years, and a dumbfounded Hank realizes his father is the missing piece to the puzzle.
#2 - Hands
Season 1 - Episode 11
Injured and disoriented from his recent car accident, Hank awakens on Plum Island in the hands of Melanie Lynch, a.k.a "Mother", and the 41 Trust. With the stakes higher than ever, Hank's father agrees to continue his work for "Mother" to ultimately save his son's life. While Beck frantically assembles a rescue team in an attempt to find Hank, Laila is impatient and secretly heads out on her own.
#3 - Winding
Season 1 - Episode 8
Hank and Laila are on the run in Strasbourg determined to beat the Pyrates in their quest for the True Cross, while Molars, still captive on a salvage ship with White Vincent, shares some of his findings with him, including a journal written by his doppelganger, Kriegskommandant Dietrich.
#4 - Weight
Season 1 - Episode 6
Still searching for answers to the secrets of his past, Hank confronts his parents about his birth and childhood. Realizing they can no longer stay silent but fearful about how the truth could affect him, they fess up. But Hank immediately senses his parents are not being fully transparent. White Vincent revisits memories of his own childhood and the parallel lives he and Hank have lived. Meanwhile, the hunt for Laila and the next clock brings Beck, Paige, Arron and Rachel to Istanbul, Turkey. Hank searches for more information about his "doppelganger," Commandant Korbin Sturm, and makes an unlikely connection with a man who holds the key to more than Hank could have ever imagined.
#5 - Pendulum
Season 1 - Episode 3
With a renewed determination to find Laila, Hank returns from India, searching for new clues while Laila, who is being held hostage by White Vincent, is tasked with repairing the next clock for him. Knowing she needs to help Hank find her, she starts leaving a trail of clues for him to follow. In another face-to-face showdown with White Vincent, Hank begins to realize there is more to this connection than meets the eye -- or in this case White Vincent's eyes. Meanwhile, Hank's parents seem to be hiding a secret, and with help from the FBI, Hank, Arron and Rachel discover that a famous historical figure holds the key to unlocking the next clock.
#6 - Ratchet
Season 1 - Episode 12
Everyone is on high alert, but their search for Rachel has met a dead end. However Hank has a dream which may contain clues that will guide the team to her remote location, and, hopefully help them stop the devious plan that "Mother" / Lynch has initiated in her "New Jerusalem."
#7 - Balance
Season 1 - Episode 9
Hank, Beck and Laila accelerate their search for the True Cross to the Faroe Islands. With renewed hope that her husband, Theo "Molars", is alive, Beck sets out to find him. Meanwhile back home, the Gallistons sense that Hank is in trouble and know the time has come to tell him the truth about his early years.
#8 - Chain
Season 1 - Episode 4
White Vincent, wounded and in trouble, is still in hiding and holding Laila captive. Sensing his weakness and vulnerability, Laila convinces White Vincent to let her help him with his wounds, all the while looking for an opportunity to escape. Realizing he needs help to get the next clock, White Vincent enlists Hank, bartering Laila's release for his service. As Hank risks his life and dodges ominous warnings from the Shepherds, he comes to realize that people aren't always who they seem to be when shocking new information regarding his wife - and the death of Beck's husband -- comes to light.
#9 - Face
Season 1 - Episode 2
An explosive start to Hank's search for his wife, Laila, brings him and "Beck" to a near-death confrontation with White Vincent, who slips away in the Canadian Tundra. Now faced with more questions than answers - not just about his wife, but about his own existence - the search is on for the next clock. Determined to unlock the next clue in the hope that it will bring him closer to understanding his past and the woman he loves, Hank and Beck set course for India, where Hank is confronted with a bombshell discovery. Meanwhile, Rachel and Arron chase another path, which reveals the final journey of the mysterious Rose Commandant.
#10 - Sync
Season 1 - Episode 7
Laila reaches out to Hank to share her side of the story and hopes he will forgive her. Still not totally trusting his wife, Hank teams with Laila to achieve a major breakthrough in their search for the True Cross. The Shepherds also know Hank is too valuable an asset and that they must enlist his help to get to the True Cross before the Pyrates do. Meanwhile, White Vincent, still under the employment of "Mother," discovers a clue of his own that also brings him even closer to the end.
#11 - Suspension
Season 1 - Episode 5
Hank is frustrated and confused about his relationship with Laila, as more questions come to light about who she really is. With the next clue sending Hank and Beck to Asuncion, Paraguay, the duo find themselves one step behind White Vincent, who shares a startling piece of information with Hank about his past and their connection. Meanwhile Arron and Rachel meet Melanie Lynch.
#12 - Spring
Season 1 - Episode 13
Arriving at the entrance to New Jerusalem, Hank, Beck, Arron and the Shepherds know it's now or never to find Rachael and stop "Mother" / Lynch's plan before it's too late. But when the team unlock the doors, what they find is unimaginable. With faith shaken and time running out, can Hank and the team take down Lynch before it's too late? Or will life as we know it end in an instant? With everything resting on his shoulders, it's up to Hank Galliston to save the world.
#13 - Strike
Season 1 - Episode 1
It's a race against time for Hank Galliston after his wife, Laila, is abducted by the international terrorist "White Vincent". As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank has spent his career debunking myths and investigating conspiracies. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, he is thrust into the middle of one of the biggest conspiracies in human history, sparked by his wife's discovery of an antique clock at a Brooklyn flea market -- a clock that possesses much more than the power to tell time. With help from FBI Agent Rebecca "Beck" Riley and his two young magazine staffers, Rachel and Arron, they set out on a journey to find Laila, but soon find their mission is much bigger than just saving one woman.