Mark (Frank Grillo), a LAPD policeman, is in a very difficult time in his life as a result of his wife’s death some time ago. He goes to the penitentiary to get Brent out of bail, Trent (Jonny Weston), who in turn tries to get over his mother’s death but chooses not just legal ways to do it. When Mark’s car stops, the two are forced to choose the subway to return home.
But the subway is stopped by what appears to be an earthquake … but when it comes to the surface, they immediately realize that it’s about something else. Rays of light descend from some spacecraft and immediately hypnotize the entire population, and most people are taken to those ships. Mark and Trent, along with a few other metro people, including former colleague Garcia (Jacob Vargas), controlling Audrey (Bojana Novakovic) and a blind old man named Sarge (Antonio Fargas), note that the whole city has already been close emptied by people.
It does not take long before they get absorbed by alien ships, and people are “machined” by machines. While the main protagonists try to avoid the terrible fate that awaits them, they get a prematurely born baby who, however, grows very quickly and becomes a non-human girl, but who may be a sort of Messiah for the movement of resistance of the Earth.