Dylan Branson works as an air traffic controller at John F. Kennedy International Airport; he possesses the ability to visualize constellations and patterns, and though he has a pilot's license, he has fear of flying. He had a recurring dream of a shooting occurring at Grand Central Station 30 years ago at 2:22 pm. While Dylan is at work, he begins hallucinating at 2:22pm, only able to break out from his fugue state just in time to prevent a collision between two planes. Following this, Dylan is suspended from work, pending a full board review.