As the series begins, a man, Paul Rader, appears driving his car and makes a stop by a lake. He gets out and lets the car run off to the bottom of the lake. Later, he drives up to a motel where his 3 kids, Henry, Hannah, and Tommy appear. His wife, Lily, is also introduced. He wakes them all up and they drive away in a hurry. Just as they drive away, the FBI comes to the motel looking for them. Apparently, Paul has been wrongly accused of murdering his secretary and he is on the run from justice, only until he finds enough proof to prove his innocence. The family moves to a house in a new state where they all have false names and try to start fresh while keeping their secret. Although reluctant to bear with their new lives at first, the kids soon learn to adjust and Paul gets a job as a waiter. Towards the end, Paul learns that the murder was not an accident. Someone sends him a text message threatening the lives of his kids if he doesn't stay away. Thus, this is proof enough for Paul to believe that someone killed his secretary to harm him.