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 Agent Bailey Malone (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Det. John Grant (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Grace Alvarez (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 George Fraley (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Dr. Samantha 'Sam' Waters (64 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Angel Brown (45 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Jack of All Trades / ... (45 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Chloe Waters (41 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF investigates and solves such crimes, and continually chases the elusive man known anonymously as Jack, who has haunted Dr. Waters for years. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Throughout the series the producers used stylized visual sequences to illustrate Sam's intuitive leaps. Because the show debuted at the same time as the similarly themed Millennium (1996), which stared a profiler with actual psychic abilities illustrated with similar stylized segments, many assumed that Sam was supposed to be psychic. In reality the flashes were never supposed to be psychic. Instead they were supposed to illustrate Sam's thought process as she made intuitive leaps. See more »

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John Grant: Why did they let you go?
Bailey Malone: Difficult to influence. You turned away.
Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: Difficult? Me?
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Crazy Credits

The actor Dennis Christopher, who plays "Jack", is never credited as Dennis Christopher, the credits just say "and jack". This is because the identity of Jack is a secret (for the characters in the series, they don't know who he is), his identity is unmasked in the first two episodes of the 4th season, from this moment he is credited as "dennis christopher as jack" in the credits. (There are two episodes, where he is credited in his role as "Albert Newquay", in fact, "Albert Newquay" is "Jack", also revealed in the meantioned episodes). See more »

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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Abduction (1998) See more »

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One of the best shows around!
23 April 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This show has totally taken Saturday nights by storm. The exceptional filming and story lines have taken NBC's "Thrillogy" to a higher level of suspense and intrigue. The characters are well played and well suited to the show. The themes are relevant and the overall atmosphere is, well, awesome! Me being slightly partial I can say that this is undoubtedly one of the best, if not THE best show around.


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