Before we get started, quick question -- Are we going to call Steven "Undercover Brother?" We are? That's so uninspired, guys.
We open the series zooming into a mirror in a fancy hotel room where there's a man asleep alone in bed. There's a loud crash outside his room, which makes the man sit straight up in bed instantly and hurry to block his door with a chair before jumping into a pair of jeans. Three men in rubber Halloween masks break down the door as the occupant of the room grabs a little toy robot and laptop before heading to the balcony. He pulls out a gun and shoots out a window one story below his balcony, turns and jumps off the balcony in the opposite direction. The men chasing him reach the balcony and are fooled only for a second by the commotion in the room with the shot-out window. They catch the misdirection quickly enough to fire a shot at our running man as he enters a window of another room. He finds his way to the roof of the hotel and pulls out his cell phone. "What the hell is this? Call your men off! I assure you my offer is real. I will deliver the files to you myself -- in person. The deal is still in place," as he runs under the giant, neon hotel sign and we see the Eiffel Tower off in the distance. Dude's in France.
When he has some distance between himself and his pursuers, he kneels down, pulls out his laptop and plugs the toy robot in. USB thumbdrives, these days... Remember when they were the size of small mozzarella sticks and looked like vibrators? No? Running Man transfers some files, deletes them, packs up his laptop again and takes off running. Where the hell are the guys that are chasing him? Running Man probably updated his Facebook status, too. "Just had time to transfer all of the new Maroon 5 album while outrunning these guys in Paris. Wifi FTW!" He ends up on another rooftop where he stops to stash the robot thumbdrive in a broken pipe and etches something onto the pipe. When Running Man takes off to do that thing he does -- which is running -- he's cut off by one of the guys in a mask who has a gun trained on him. No Longer Running Man turns to see the other two masked men burst from a door, their guns trained on him as well. Close-up of Probably Dead Man's weird and panicky heavy breathing.
Abrupt cut to a fish getting its head chopped off in a bright, colorful kitchen. The fish symbolizes Probably Dead Man, you see. A young, attractive woman walks her way around a huge and busy industrial kitchen. As she passes by her workers, she compliments them and announces, "Three hours, guys!" This is Samantha Bloom (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). Cut to her speaking with a man who has the hushed and understanding tone of a husband, as he tells her there's a problem with their budgeting of their catering business. Sam is paying her employees too much. She feels they deserve it because they're good people. Steven thinks something needs to change. Another young, attractive woman comes up to the couple with a problem. The butcher has run out of beef ribs and asked to use pork ribs, which this girl, Lizzy (Mekia Cox), said was fine. Samantha freaks out because this is for the Chan-Finklestein wedding in which Finklestein (we're to assume) is an Orthodox Jew. "Yeah, but she's Chinese. I kinda thought he'd... gotten over it," Lizzy flippantly deadpans. Sam's face shows more exasperation than the cumulative exasperation of Jon Arbuckle in the entire run of Garfield. The doorbell rings and Lizzy runs off to answer it. Steven asks if they can fire Lizzy as she walks off. "She's my sister," says Sam. Incompetence immunity! Lizzy gets to the door and -- oh shit! It's TV's Major Dad, Gerald McRaney! Lizzy is all bubbly and polite as she asks if Major Dad is part of the Chan-Finklestein wedding. "Do I look like a Chan? Or a Finklestein?" Maybe a Chanklestein?