People were forced to leave Earth a millennium ago to establish a new home on Nova Prime. Now, Gen. Cypher Raige heads Nova Prime's most-prominent family. Cypher's teenage son, Kitai, feels enormous pressure to follow in his father's legendary footsteps -- which strains their relationship. Cypher and Kitai set out on a trip to mend their bond, but when their craft crashes on Earth's hostile surface, each must trust the other greatly -- or perish.
Sarah, an undercover agent at a private intelligence firm, is hired to infiltrate the East, an ecoterrorism cell targetaing companies that pollute the environment. Though one of the group's more hardcore members is suspicious of her, Sarah manages to win over Benji, the East's leader. However, even as Sarah tries to maintain her cover, she becomes more sympathetic to the group's cause while increasingly drawn to Benji.
A gay Briton living in New York risks losing his family and residency in the United States. He marries a lesbian friend to remain in the country, but things get complicated when he meets the love of his life.
To investigate the life of Russian composer Pavel Sosnovsky, Andrei Gorkachov journeys to Italy, where Sosnovsky lived before he killed himself. Joining Gorkachov on his journey through Tuscany is his interpreter, Eugenia, who develops a more than professional interest in her client. Meanwhile, Gorkachov is beset by powerful feelings of homesickness as he wanders through the ruins of the countryside and meets a doom-saying mystic .
Charismatic magician Atlas leads a team of talented illusionists called the Four Horsemen. Atlas and his comrades mesmerize audiences with a pair of amazing magic shows that drain the bank accounts of the corrupt and funnel the money to audience members. A federal agent and an Interpol detective intend to rein in the Horsemen before their next caper, and they turn to Thaddeus, a famous debunker, for help.
Arrested after a failed bombing attempt, a single mother and IRA member falls into the hands of a British agent, who offers her a choice: spy on her IRA comrades, or spend a long prison term apart from her young son.