In the gentrified streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side, Kyle Bleeker (Sam France), a supposed former street urchin and a martial arts beginner, pleads a phony case to banker Charles Beets (Vincent Pastore) with the hope that it will sway the businessman's impending decision of a property foreclosure. The property in question -- a martial arts dojo and also Kyle's temporary place of residence, headed by grandmaster, Roland "Ro" Armerciando (Wilfredo Roldan), who is never without his retired friend, Leon Watson (Kyle Duncan). But the fabricated story instead attracts the attention of budding NYU journalist, Shelby Woomberg (Catherine Combs), who seeks further information on Kyle's troubled past. Kyle becomes further entrenched in lies when Beets mistakes his identity for that of a government agent’s due to some horrific intel criss-cross. What will happen when Kyle’s true character is revealed and what will it cost the dojo?