We begin tonight with a grizzled military guy talking on the phone in the middle of the desert. He's working out a deal for something that will happen the day of the Global Business Summit. Hmm... terrorism, perhaps? It's always so hard to schedule terrorism. Do you do it on a Monday? Do you do it during a big event and steal the thunder away from those event organizers. They work so hard, you know. In any case, it appears we have a terroristic deal.
And we're off, driving across the vast, bumpy desert in two large SUVs. Our Grizzled Guy is the driver of one of the vehicles and there are two businessmen in suits in the back. In the other vehicle, one of the other two businessmen in transit asks the driver to avoid the potholes. "You'll have to leave Pakistan for that," the driver replies slightly annoyed. We're in Pakistan, guys!
We pull up to a large research facility. The army guys get out with their machine guns and let the businessmen into the building with a keycard. They follow behind the businessmen through a long hallway as they talk business, as businessmen tend to do. They have eight researchers working currently on advances in the fiber optics of Pakistan with great results, they say. One of the suits starts talking about a particular researcher named Dr. Nasir who is especially skilled, but he is interrupted by Grizzled Guy who asks if she is currently onsite. All four businessmen turn around to look at the four security guys. It's like they're a stark reflective contrast. Suits vs. Grunts. The suit who was doing all the talking replies to Grizzled Guys' question in the affirmative, but with a look on his face which says, "Why would you care to know? You're just supposed to be holding your machine gun and looking scary for us." Grizzled Guy pulls his machine gun up from the hip and empties his clip into the four suits. The security guy next to him freaks out, but Grizzled Guy ignores the freak out to instruct another security man who is just as calm as he is to go secure the perimeter. It's obvious this was planned by everyone except Freak Out Guy. Grizzled Guy says as much when he tells Freak Out Guy he couldn't have handled knowing about this and then leaves him to go into the research room. He immediately opens fire and slaughters everyone in the room except for a female researcher who dives to the ground. GG goes up to her and has to repeat her name twice before she responds. "Dr. Nasir. I have a job for you." She asks why she would do anything for him. Grizzled Guy produces a photograph of Dr. Nasir and her husband who GG says he has already kidnapped. This is the very reason I refuse to get married. My wife would totally get me kidnapped and used as collateral in a terrorist plot. This opening sequence has affirmed my life choice.