The Brink Season 1 poster
Original run June 21, 2015 – August 23, 2015
No. of Episodes 10
Nielsen rating 18-49 rating:
0.5 (average of 7 episodes)
Viewers (million):
1.15 (average of 7 episodes)
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Season 1 of The Brink premiered on June 21, 2015.


When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary of State Walter Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson. From the turbulent streets of the Middle East, to the White House situation room, to an aircraft carrier on the Red Sea, these three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.


See also: Recurring characters, Character appearances for Season 1


Recurring castEdit



Picture Title Number Season Number Original Airdate 18-49 rating U.S. viewers


The Brink Season 1 Episode 1 "Pilot" 1 1 June 21, 2015 0.7 1.60
In Islamabad, Pakistan, low-level State Department bureaucrat Alex Talbot asks his driver Rafiq to take him to a bazaar to score some weed. Encountering a mass protest that turns violent, they flee their car and take refuge in the house Rafiq shares with his parents and sister. In Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Walter Larson is fetched from a hotel tryst by his seen-it-all aide, Kendra Peterson, to attend an emergency White House meeting on the growing unrest in Pakistan. After learning that paranoid General Umair Zaman is threatening the region with destruction, President Navarro and ultra-hawkish Secretary of Defense Grey put a plan in motion to remove Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, against Larson’s advice that such an operation is risky and reckless.

The group soon discovers that Alex is their only source of hard information on the ground in Pakistan. Meanwhile, onboard an aircraft carrier in the region, ace pilot Zeke “Z-Pak” Tilson calls his ex-wife, Ashley, in Florida, urging her to send more “product” for his lucrative side business selling drugs. Later, Zeke’s mounting troubles are put on hold when he and his co-pilot, Glenn, are ordered to take off on a mission he knows could lead to catastrophe.

The Brink Season 1 Episode 2 "Half-Cocked" 2 2 June 28, 2015 0.6 1.26
With President Navarro and Defense Secretary Gray ordering a military response to General Zaman’s threats, Walter argues that an air strike could unleash a world war. He and Kendra must track down a moderate contact inside the Pakistan government to defuse the crisis. Meanwhile, after learning that classified information has been sent from Rafiq’s house, Zaman’s men storm the place, threaten Rafiq’s family, and drag Alex to an undisclosed location for interrogation of the worst kind. In the skies over Pakistan, with Walter and the President looking on via an airborne camera, Zeke tries to sober up a drug-addled Glenn, but his partner accidentally launches a missile that creates high anxiety in three world capitals.
The Brink Season 1 Episode 3 "Baghdad My Ass" 3 3 July 5, 2015 0.5 1.17
Alex is tasked by Zaman's half-brother Raja to get a message to Walter--a mission which Alex hopes will save him from being sent to Baghdad. Walter is greeted with personal and professional surprises at home before taking off for New Delhi. On the aircraft carrier, Zeke and Glenn await their inquiry into the downed drone.
The Brink Season 1 Episode 4 "I'll Never Be Batman" 4 4 July 12, 2015 0.4 0.99
In New Delhi, Walter defies doctor's orders and meets with the Indian Foreign Minister to urge him to withdraw his troops. Zeke contemplates the merits and perils of leading a double life before he and Glenn take off on a recon mission. In Islamabad, Alex encounters resistance as he tries to deliver a package to Raja.
The Brink Season 1 Episode 5 "Swim, Shmuley, Swim" 5 5 July 19, 2015 0.4 1.06
Zeke and Glenn narrowly escape from two armed men in the tribal region before being picked up by an eccentric British couple. With Fareeda missing, Alex and Rafiq head to her school and encounter a group of girls with nowhere to go. Against the President's orders, Walter pays an unscheduled visit to the Israeli Foreign Minister.
The Brink Season 1 Episode 6 "Tweet Tweet Tweet" 6 6 July 26, 2015 0.4 0.98
Ordered to return to D.C., Walter runs into Joanne in Tel Aviv, and angles to use her new position to his advantage. Held hostage by Martin and Vanessa, Zeke and Glenn agree to participate in role-playing games in hopes of a release. Later, Alex meets with Kittredge, who shares a revelatory dream.
The Brink Season 1 Episode 7 "Sticky Wicket" 7 7 August 2, 2015 0.5 1.00
Zeke is challenged to a fight; En route to D.C., Walter fakes a medical emergency to force an unscheduled landing; With the American Embassy on lockdown, Alex plots an escape.
The Brink Season 1 Episode 8 "Who's Grover Cleveland?" 8 8 August 9, 2015
With tensions rising in Islamabad, Walter tries to convince the President to act with caution. On the aircraft carrier, Zeke must deal with the women in his life before he and his fellow pilots get new orders. Inside the Embassy, Alex tries to make amends with Rafiq and Fareeda.
150px "Just a Little Crazy Talk" 9 9 August 16, 2015
150px "There Will Be Consequences" 10 10 August 23, 2015

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The Brink Season 1 (2015)

101. "Pilot"
102. "Half-Cocked"
103. "Baghdad My Ass"
104. "I'll Never Be Batman"
105. "Swim, Shmuley, Swim"

106. "Tweet Tweet Tweet"
107. "Sticky Wicket"
108. "Who's Grover Cleveland?"
109. "Just a Little Crazy Talk"
110. "There Will Be Consequences"

See also: S1S2