This episode is very unimpressive for an opener. There are no highstakes, there is just a lot of conjecture and paranoia in the main character and his new buddies. His wife is killed by some crazy guy, and it’s just not that convincing that he even loved her. Jumps around and isn’t very stable in terms of quality.
We are introduced to the leader, or representation of the To'lan race, and we find out that they are kind of like gods, since they cured all disease and made life so great for the lowly humans. We find out that many people are wondering what are the Tolans getting out of this interaction, and this is the main focus of the episode, the paranoia of this benevolent race and what does it truly want from humanity.