Two elite Special Forces units face immense tactical challenges during this pair of hostage crises -- one in the Netherlands, the other on a Boeing 737. First, the Royal Dutch Marines face twin threats as terrorists seize a commuter train and a nearby elementary school. Next, Germany's GSG-9 forces must devise a strategy for securing the safety of an 80-passenger jetliner -- without knowing the number of hijackers or the plane's destination.
Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport.
Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain condition.