You'd think the networks (in this case, NBC) would realize by now that it's high-priced folly to attempt big-budget serialized dramas on the scale of 24 and Lost.
Except that, on occasion, they happen onto something. Enter "The Event." A germ of an idea that's just compelling enough to carry you from one hour to the next. And Laura Innes' "I haven't told you everything." is a great sign-off for the pilot episode. In fact, it helps to reinforce that President Elias Martinez (played with a calm determination by Blair Underwood) is probably as in the dark as the audience.
Not to sound like a know-it-all, but I kinda expected the plane to disappear into thin air. But that doesn't make me any less interested in episode two. And isn't that the point? Because now, I'm starting to feel hooked.