A young boy is found wandering without any memory of who he is. A family takes him in and begin to look for clues to help him find his way home. In the meantime, they notice that the boy seems to have certain special abilities, not usually found in kids his age, or even fully-grown adults. D.A.R.Y.L. ("Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform") is actually a laboratory grown child with a WiFi computer as a brain. He is returned to the authorities who want to destroy him but eventually escapes and fakes his own death to become free.