Blake Sterling (Zeljko Ivanek) is the Director of National Intelligence in "The Event", and is privy to things that even the President of the United States, Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) does not know about. Sterling explains to the President that the detainees at Mount Inostranka are not of terrestrial origin and are being held because they will not reveal the truth about themselves. After a plane was hijacked, Sterling informed the President that the plane was intended to crash into the President's retreat, but he believes the Inostranka detainees were responsible for preventing it. Sterling also appoints CIA Agent Simon Lee (Ian Anthony Dale) the task of finding any detainees who blended in with the rest of society.
"The prisoners are not of terrestrial origin."
"The plane was hijacked with the intent to crash into your retreat."