Containment Season 1

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Containment
Containment
When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials race to find a cure. Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan, who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD. But Lex's job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend Jana, and best friend and fellow officer Jake are trapped within the cordoned area. Also quarantined in viral ground zero, is 17-year-old Teresa who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank, an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Cannerts, the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus. On the outside, Dr. Sabine Lommers is leading the government efforts to contain the outbreak and has asked for Lex's help in enforcing the cordon -- which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates. And the public has reason to be wary, as journalist Leo begins unraveling a conspiracy, finding that something doesn't add up in the official story being told. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting not only face fatal infection, but also isolation, fear and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other's trust, hope remains and on either side of the cordon, unlikely heroes will rise.

Episode guide

  1. 01 - Pilot

    When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan (series star DAVID GYASI), who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD. But Lex's job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana (series star CHRISTINA MOSES), and his best friend and fellow officer Jake (series star CHRIS WOOD), are trapped within the cordoned area. Also quarantined in viral ground zero is 17 year-old Teresa (series star HANNA MANGAN LAWRENCE), who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank (series star KRISTEN GUTOSKIE), an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (series star GEORGE YOUNG), the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus. On the outside, Dr. Sabine Lommers (series star CLAUDIA BLACK) is leading the government efforts to contain the outbreak, and asks for Lex's help in enforcing the cordon - which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates.
  2. 02 - I To Die, You To Live

    While Lex attempts to maintain control outside the cordon, he learns that a young woman, who had close contact with an infected patient, is unaccounted for. With limited resources available, Lex is forced to enlist help from Jake, whose growing resentment towards Lex for getting him trapped inside is causing him to spiral. Elsewhere, Katie attempts to keep it together as she keeps a watchful eye over her students, while Teresa is devastated to learn that her friends may have been exposed to the virus. Finally, Jana, who has learned that her best friend Suzy (guest star NADINE LEWINGTON) is also trapped inside the cordon, rations out their limited food as they wait out the 48-hour quarantine.
  3. 03 - Be Angry At The Sun

    Following the release of several controversial videos depicting the chaos going on inside the cordon, Lex pleads with Dr. Lommers for additional reinforcements to be sent in. However, when the request is denied, Lex is forced to rely on a reluctant Jake to take control of the situation inside. Elsewhere, Katie has a tense stand-off with one of her student's desperate parents, while a robbery at her mom's store leaves Teresa shaken to her core. Finally, when Leo releases more damaging videos, drastic measures are taken to shut him down.
  4. 04 - With Silence and Tears

    As the situation inside the cordon grows more dire, Lex's frustration builds as he becomes increasingly conflicted by the messages of false hope he's being forced to send to the public. When Jana suspects something is off with Lex's demeanor, she realizes the situation may be more serious than the government is letting on and devises a plan to reach Lex directly. At the hospital, Dr. Cannerts continues working towards finding an antidote, while Jake helps Katie cope with some personal issues. Elsewhere, Leo becomes concerned for his friends inside the cordon and turns to an unlikely ally to help him. Finally, a turn of events at the grocery mart leaves Teresa and her mother in a terrifying position.
  5. 05 - Like a Sheep Among Wolves

    Tensions between Lex and Dr. Lommers reach a boiling point after they disagree over how to execute a much-needed food drop inside the cordon. With limited resources on his side, Jake's attempt to control a desperate and hungry crowd leaves him rattled after a group of thugs show up and a stand-off ensues. Meanwhile, Katie sets out in search of the truth when the timeline of events leading up to the outbreak doesn't add up.
  6. 06 - He Stilled the Rising Tumult

    With the sweltering heat hitting the triple digits and life outside the cordon returning to normal, Lex moves full steam ahead in an attempt to uncover the truth behind a potential government cover-up. Meanwhile, when Katie learns that Thomas's entire family has succumbed to the virus, and he is now missing, she and Jake set out to find him. After discovering that one of their captors may have contracted the virus, Xander (guest star DEMETRIUS BRIDGES) and Teresa plan their escape from the grocery mart.
  7. 07 - Inferno

    With the cordon now under the purview of the National Guard, Lex finds himself clashing with Captain Lee Scott (guest star MILES DOLEAC), who is now in charge of the operation. Inside the cordon, Jana steps up after the data recovery center comes under attack by a violent group of addicts looking for more drugs. Elsewhere, Xander and Leanne (guest star TIFFANY MORGAN) continue to disagree over Teresa and the baby's best interests, while a desperate plea from Jana leaves Lex's world turned upside down.
  8. 08 - There is a Crack in Everything

    Dr. Cannerts makes a major breakthrough that brings him one step closer to finding a cure for the virus. Meanwhile, after monitoring hospital surveillance from the day of the outbreak, Katie and Jake unravel the truth behind Patient Zero. Elsewhere, Jana and Suzy move forward with a plan to escape the cordon using the city's underground tunnel system. Finally, a risky operation to extract the potential antidote from the cordon takes an unexpected turn.
  9. 09 - A Kingdom Divided Against Itself

    As tensions reach a fever pitch inside the cordon, mobs of angry protestors take to the streets in an attempt to break free. Meanwhile, stuck in isolation and cut off from their chain of command, Lex and Dr. Lommers have no choice but to stand by helplessly as the cordon erupts into mass chaos. At the hospital, Jake attempts to lighten the mood by taking Katie on a date, but their happiness is short-lived after they discover that several of Katie's students have gone missing. Meanwhile, with Lex nowhere to be found, Leo moves forward with their investigation, inching one step closer to uncovering the person responsible for the outbreak.
  10. 10 - A Time to Be Born...

    When Teresa goes into labor, Jana, Suzy and Sam (guest star SHAWN PARSONS) band together to turn Bitscan into a makeshift delivery room. Meanwhile, after spending some time with Dr. Lommers, Lex grows concerned after noticing a sudden shift in her behavior. Elsewhere, Leo continues to unravel the conspiracy behind the virus outbreak, while Jake stumbles upon some damning information about who may be involved. Finally, fed up with his lies, Katie confronts Dr. Cannerts.
  11. 11 - Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Lex and Leo clash over their next move after a failed plan threatens to unravel their entire case. When word begins to spread that there may be a way out of the cordon, Jana considers her options. Finally, an unexpected turn of events brings Jake and Katie closer than ever.
  12. 12 - Yes is The Only Living Thing

    As Jana, Sam and Suzy pull together the funds they need to plot their escape, Jake considers his own options for breaking out of the cordon. Lex receives cryptic clues from Leo that lead him to an abandoned warehouse outside the city. Elsewhere, a widespread rumor leaves Dr. Cannerts' life in danger. Finally, after seeking shelter at her grandma's house, Teresa makes a difficult decision about her family's future.
  13. 13 - Path to Paradise

    In the series finale, Lex carefully plans his next steps - with only one shot to take Dr. Lommers down for good. Jana, Suzy, Teresa and Xander make their dangerous escape out of the cordon, but unexpected road blocks threaten to destroy their chance of making it home. Inside the cordon, Dr. Cannerts and Jake make a breakthrough discovery following a risky experimental treatment. Finally, with time running out, Lex is forced to make a decision that will change his life forever.
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