It's field trip day for the students of Ballard High, a school that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players, even the President's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. Now, with some of the country's most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: How far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child's safe return?
After a mysterious phone call, Meg Fitch must collect a large sum of cash in order to get her daughter Amber back safely. Meanwhile, the Pakistani Ambassador is tasked with doing the unthinkable to get his son back. Elsewhere, Dunn and Finley begin working together to track down the whereabouts of a missing secret service agent and uncover a surprising secret. At the mansion, the students of Ballard High School are tested by their captors.
After Finley and Dunn meet with the President and First Lady, they soon realize that the Chief of Staff is the next parent sent on a dangerous mission to save his child. At the mansion, the mastermind teaches one of the hostages a lesson as they try to escape.
As Finley and Dunn continue to look into the backgrounds of the parents, three of the parents are tasked with using their influence to steal a key piece of the mastermind's puzzle from the CIA. Meanwhile, Meg deals with the aftermath of her actions. At the mansion, Amber deals with the unwanted attention of one of her captors while Beth Anne and Kyle start to get closer.
Gibson uses his wife Janice to gain information about the CIA's covert soldier program. Dunn and Finley go off grid, becoming targets of the CIA when they take drastic measures to get information. Meanwhile, Meg searches for her company's connection to the kidnapping and is willing to put everything on the line to get Amber back.
When Finley and Dunn plot to lure the kidnappers out of hiding with a CIA file as bait, Finley comes face to face with one of the kidnappers looking to settle a score. Beth Ann fears for Kyle as he plots a way to escape. Meanwhile, Meg betrays someone close to her in exchange for information. Elsewhere, Widener connects with a mysterious asset to monitor Gibson's plot.
Dunn must take extreme measures to protect Meg. Meanwhile, Gibson makes a demand that could lead to the release of some of the students. As he becomes the focus of the next parent mission, Finley protects Gibson's target from being captured by a desperate parent, Jakob Vries, who is also assigned to kill Finley.
When President Devore pays a visit to FBI headquarters, Director Olsen allows Dunn and Finley to share their theories on the kidnapping with him. Gibson sends a parent on a mission that could bring the United States to war with China. At the mansion, Ian discovers the secret entrance to the kitchen command center and bears witness to something unthinkable.
As the FBI finally detects the location of the mansion, Finley and Dunn make a startling discovery and are led on a mission to find the father of one of the soldiers from the Pakistani embassy, who has been sent on a parent mission of his own. Elsewhere, Meg is forced to testify about her connection to the secret soldier program. Gibson puts an unlikely asset to work as the search for the mansion intensifies.
Finley is forced to go inside the mansion as part of a hostage exchange. In an effort to trick the world into believing he is innocent, Gibson takes extreme measures and sets his sight on a new target for his next parent mission. With Meg's help, Gibson enacts a piece of his plan that will bring out the truth about the soldier program.
Gibson finds himself on a mission orchestrated by Beth Ann's kidnapper, who insists Gibson publicly confess to his crimes at a ceremony with the President and First Lady. Meanwhile, Ian receives a cryptic message that sends him and Amber on a dangerous mission. Elsewhere, Finley and Dunn attempt to stop a threat and stumble upon a shocking revelation.