I'm catching up, so just watched this. I guess it's a symptom of why the show was canceled, because the story (in two! replies) isn't being mentioned, but:
1) that aerial shot of Mobile was indeed Mobile - I used to drive that stretch of I-10 yearly, and while I have never seen the skyline, I remember those interstate-speed curves soooo well that I still have nightmares, and
2) it's been19 years, but that was a re-telling of the DC Sniper(s), right down to it being blue car.
The story wasn't bad nor badly done, but I knew it was a DC Sniper(s) reboot from the Petty Officer's ki