Hey, it's Barney the Dinosaur! So that's what's happening on Idol this season? Weird.
Anyway, on with the show we're actually here to watch. And we start with a chase scene! It's hard to tell who's chasing whom (you heard me!) or where they are. They run through a busy street and the one doing the chasing gets hung up on a chain link fence. Then he collapses, holding his belly. He calls someone named Aaron, who helpfully tells us that the guy on the other end of the phone is Danny. Danny's dying, and he asks Aaron if he got a package. Aaron has no idea what's going on, and Danny's too busy dying to explain it. He has time to rattle off a long numeric code, though (4155550112, if you're curious). He dies. A mysterious offscreen person with a gun decides not to kill him, since he's already dead. Well, sure. We see the offscreen person's black gloves as they pick up Danny's cellphone to see that Aaron was the last number called.
Aaron arrives home to find that the place has been ransacked. I assume that's the case, anyway. It's not really all that messy, but the pictures are askew. Because whoever was here thought there might be something hidden behind this three inch by four inch picture, but they didn't want to go to all the trouble of taking the picture entirely off the wall. As he investigates, Chance shows up and introduces himself by name. So I guess we're not doing that thing where people demand his name all episode (SPOILER: Oh yes we are!). Aaron freaks out and attacks him with a bat, but Chance explains that he's a friend of Danny's, who is Aaron's brother. Chance explains (while calmly avoiding Aaron's bat) that Aaron called his number. So that random string of numbers was a Chance Hotline, which is something I completely missed on my first viewing. Also, it only took Chance four hours to get from area code 415 (which is San Francisco) to wherever they are now. Chance convinces Aaron that he's a friend of Danny's, by the secret inside knowledge that Aaron and Danny were both into Erin Grey on Buck Rogers.
As Chance drives Aaron away, he explains that Danny was in Counterterrorism as a spy hunter. Aaron appears to have died of a "custom poison" and that he was following a Russian agent. I will immediately guess that the agent is a BYOO-TEE-FUL WOO-MUN. Chance tells Aaron that they're going to the Russian Embassy. In Washington DC, which means that Chance has a really fast way across the country to get here so quickly. Oh, and Aaron's a reporter, although that won't come into the story in any way.