Early on, the agent named Peter is led to a dig site under the Temple Mount. The young woman who led him there had access because she was working on the secret archeological excavation. There was a pool of water there, and they went skinny dipping in the water in a romantically charged scene that had incestuous overtones. What was really important was the esoteric symbolism, which was leveraged heavily in the final episodes.
The series wasn't picked up for a second season, so whatever purpose it was appointed to is finished. If you watch the last 2 episodes, “Jehoshaphat” and “Armageddon Protocol,” you'll hear repeated references to following the water as a key to discovering the plot. Take that advice, with a deeper understanding that is a metaphor for time. The Temple has been identified as the Temple at the Center of Time. Water is a metaphor for time. The water under the Temple is central to the flow or continuity of time and life itself.
If you watched the show you would have seen how much attention was given to the preparation for a ceremonial red heifer sacrifice that was intended to usher in the coming of the Messiah. The people involved with that scheme were selfish and corrupt. In conjunction with the ceremony, they planned to clear the Temple Mount of the Dome of the Rock. That would have had such repercussions that they anticipated global war as an immediate response, and subsequent extinction, which would surely demand the Savior's intervention.
Peter, played by Jason Isaacs, was an FBI agent but he would have been a Christian minister if he had not left the seminary just prior to completing the requirements for graduation. In some of the episodes it was made very obvious that he had been chosen very specifically for some vital mission, but what that mission was exactly was never explained until we see it unfold at the conclusion of the show. The very mysterious mission was one that would save the world from destruction. It had to do with narrowly averting a disaster that involved the flooding of the Temple Mount by means of blowing up a dam. The esoteric interpretation has to do with time, of course.
Taking stock of all that, and the personal identification the agent named Peter makes with the Apostle Peter of 1 Peter 5:6-9 (a scripture that he receives at a critical juncture from an admitted play of “Bible Roulette”), Aaron and I find the personal relevance very intriguing, given the apostolic/prophetic anointings and ministry and our anticipation of the Mt. 24:22 time mission. As to Dig's implication, with the central plot element being the forcing of the coming of the Jewish Messiah to save the world from destruction, that time mission verse 22 of Matthew 24 is undeniably in view.
21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. ~ Matthew 24:21-24
The official blurb describing the final episode (Armageddon Protocol) reads: “With the fate of humanity at stake, Peter races to stop the Order of Moriah's plan to destroy the Temple Mount and bring about the End of Days.”
Recall the context of Matthew 24.
24 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. 2 And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.” 3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” ~ Matthew 24:1-3
The Mount of Olives overlooks the Temple on Mount Moriah. The subject of the destruction of the Temple begins the chapter.
Dig's plot and script dances all over this 24th chapter of Matthew, and the matter of exploiting time itself is worth noting because it really is another sign of the season that illustrates to those of us who are watching according to the Lord's commands something about the Enemy's plans. There's plenty of obfuscation, but the key elements are present. The Adversary intends to bring forth a flood of time by blowing up a dam, in a figure, breaching a reservior of time. The resulting flood will trigger an event at the Temple at the center of time. Global destruction. Messianic intervention. Think about the appearance of false christs and false prophets, or The False Christ and False Prophet, the 2 beasts of Revelation 13.
In episodes of Dig, the ancient aquifers that supplied water under the city of David and even the Temple were being used as secret passages by the sect of the Essenes. They substantially supported Peter's mission as foils to the Order of Moriah. These aquifers were claimed to be known to the builders of the Beit Zayit Dam above Jerusalem and were incorporated into the plan to protect the city in the event of a dam failure. The Armageddon Protocol was put in place to allow for the water flowing through those aquifers to be diverted safely underground, which involved the opening of two iron gates inside the system.
Peter's special mission involved ensuring that, when the dam would be blown up, the Armageddon Protocol would be invoked and that the redirected water would actually flow as intended. He couldn't stop the dam from being blown up, but he averted the intended global destruction of the End of Days scenario by seeing to it that the ensuing flood did not harm the Dome of the Rock.
Consider these verses from Revelation 12.
15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth. ~ Revelation 12:15-16
Blowing up the dam was like the serpent pouring water out of his mouth. Invoking Dig's Armageddon Protocol was like opening the earth's mouth to drink up the flooding river.
In the scene of the climax, we see dirty water pouring through the drainage system. In a figure, the producers of the show present us with the Adversary's plot as muddy water, obfuscated.
The dam was blown up with a timer. Water-as-time, released through a mechanism that counted down to the appointed time. The timer had a complex system that prevented being it from being disabled, stopped. The C-4 explosives used had been smuggled inside copies of the Christian Pastor's book, who was involved with the restoration of Temple Mount services. The destructive force of the Word. The book's title: “Immortality Through Christ.” Copies of the book emptied of their bricks of C-4 were strewn about the dam, right where it was breached.
So here's some of what they present. Blowing up the dam to release the water-as-time and flood the temple at the center of time, with explosives smuggled in a Christian Pastor's book titled, Immortality, and set with a complex timer to go off at the appointed time. The end game was ultimately foiled by an American agent operating illegally on a mission that was unknown to him, helped primarily by a gay local cop, an ancient and secretive order of Essenes and his liason at the American Embassy.
The significance of the blood red moons is brought up, and there's an abundance of pretty blatant XO MOB symbolism, and while nothing about this show has really advanced our understanding of the plot, it certainly repeats and validates key elements.
In closing, here's a collection of links to recent posts on the Water-as-Time metaphor.
April 2 - Updating the Watch Report, and Rango's Water-As-Time Theme
April 1 - Megas Thlipsis - The Pending Time Storm and Awaiting Ark
March 21 - "Beyond the Veil" Updated - Plus Fresh Revelation Forthcoming - and - New Day, Month and Year!