John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted.
Did You Know?
In S1 E6, when Peter Icabod is being interviewed by the police in Luxembourg, he mentions that his full name is "Peter Cassius Icabod". The middle name Cassius means "hollow", so it was chosen as a sort of in-joke reference to the fictional book/folktale 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', since in the show Peter often gets made fun of for looking like Icabod Crane. See more
In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more
I'm not really an engineer...
Performed by Andrew Bird See more