A bunch of kids run and hide while a woman who appears to be their grandmother but is probably supposed to be their mother even though she's played by Miranda Richardson, who is 52 years old. That's a little long in the tooth to have 8 year olds. Also, kids should never play hide and seek outside when it's snowing out! They did that once on Punky Brewster, and Cherie almost died! Although I guess these kids will be okay as long as there aren't any refrigerators around. We head inside and see various rooms of what is clearly an expensive and large home. Eventually, we come across an old guy hanging out in the steam room or whatever that is. I don't know. I'm poor, so my homes don't come with special rooms like that. He sits down to eat breakfast and read the paper, only to find a small four-leaf clover in between the pages. He then goes to the window and watches his wife and kids play before he walks into his study and shoots himself in the head. Okay, FINE, old guy. I guess you've proven to us all that four leaf clovers aren't necessarily lucky. Also, I hope you enjoyed that glimpse of Miranda Richardson, because we won't be seeing her again in this episode.
Instead, we meet our hero, Will Travers. He heads into work at API (American Policy Institute), where he is immediately confronted by a co-worker who needs his help with a crossword puzzle clue ("what lucky Lepidoptera larvae eat") because she doesn't apparently know what Wikipedia is. Will is able to solve it immediately (the Latin word for four-leaf clover), thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge of plants, bugs, and Latin, and is rewarded for his efforts with the crossword puzzle, as the co-worker has given up on it. Yes, honey. Go try Sudoku, the stupid person's crossword puzzle. Will heads into his office, which is crammed with books and papers to show that whatever he does for API, it involves smartness, and watches out the window as his boss, David, maneuvers through the numbered parking lot. He nearly steps on the number "13," but is sure to avoid it, which is apparently regular behavior from him. And then another co-worker appears to remind Will that today is his birthday. If only his birthday was on a crossword puzzle, he'd apparently be better able to keep track of it. The woman, Maggie, orders Will to let her take him out to lunch. He protests weakly and then trails off, probably too bored by himself to finish his sentence.
Then we head into a meeting room for what promises to be a thrilling work meeting. Will only has four co-workers (the woman who asked him out to lunch isn't one of them, for some reason), even though the table has seats for twice that many. One guy snaps at the crossword puzzle lady because she didn't bring donuts, and that's her "most important job." David begins the meeting by handing out various assignments, giving the donut asshole, named Grant, some satellite photos of possible missile silos in Iran and another employee, named Miles, a stack of files about some Pakistanis with a "sudden interest in telemarketing." Will gets a bunch of CIA-nabbed bank statements from an arms dealer's briefcase to look through, and Tanya, who can't solve crossword puzzles or buy donuts, gets what David claims is the "most difficult and tedious" assignment of the day: a single sheet of paper. Whatever it says on it, we don't know, but Tanya complains after the meeting that it will take her the rest of her life to finish it. By the way, this work meeting has done nothing to shed light on what, exactly, API actually does. I guess they're against weapons and sales calls?