Ben Matheson returns home to his Chicago apartment in a panic telling his wife that the electricity is about to go out. Before it does, he manages to contact his brother Miles and also to download something from the Internet. When the blackout hits, it's a global phenomena - and permanent. Fifteen years later, Ben is living with his children Charlie and Danny is a small rural village. Life is good, even without electricity, until Capt. Tom Neville of the local militia arrives to arrest Ben. Several are killed in the ensuing skirmish and with her brother Danny taken prisoner, Charlie sets off for Chicago with two others from the village, Aaron and Maggie, to find her Uncle Miles. Written by
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Show creator Eric Kripke was born and raised in Sylvania, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. Many names from that area feature in the show, including the neighborhood the main characters live in at the beginning of the series, Sylvania Heights. See more
15 years after everything turns off, several city skylines are shown. The image for the St. Louis skyline, looking from Illinois, is reversed. See more
Yeah. I used to work at this place called Google.
Charlotte 'Charlie' Matheson
That was a computer thing, right?
Now... it's nothing. $80 million in the bank, and I would trade it all right now for a roll of Charmin.
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Performed by AC/DC
Written by Angus Young
, Malcolm Young
and Bon Scott See more