Two coasts, two tragedies. A car accident in the east sends the lives of multiple unrelated people in different directions, some of them on collision courses. A school shooting in the west takes some lives and saves others. What are we to make of all this? Is life just a series of meaningless, unrelated events, or is reality following a plan? A teacher, plumber, librarian, student, deadbeat, and more learn the answer to this and more during the course of a single, roller coaster of a day.