Profiler (1996–2000)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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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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21 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Pimeyden sydän  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Chloe Waters #2: Take your own advice, Mom.
Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: Advice is like Christmas presents. It's better to give than to receive.
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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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A superb tv series
29 July 2000 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Although being a long time avid tv series viewer, I can safely guarantee that I'll never watch a tv show so brilliant as Profiler, especially in its first two seasons. By the time the end credits of "Ring Of Fire" (the second episode of the series ever) were rolling, I knew I was hooked big time. The stories were riveting and scary, the characters intriguing and the whole atmosphere of the series just captivating in its uniqueness.

Now, the reason I said the first two seasons in particular are the best television output ever, is because after them the series changed dramatically. And in my opinion, for the definite worse. The concept of the series was totally ruined by the new producers who were not capable of retaining the series' story standards set by the original production team, headed by Kim Moses and Ian Sander. However, I still continued to watch, because I cared deeply for the main character Sam Waters and the other characters as well.

But then, the Profiler world was shattered when it became official that the lead of the series (Sam Waters / Ally Walker) was going to leave. I believe the character of Sam Waters is one of the most positive, inspirational and original female tv characters ever. To see her being replaced by such an offensive, gross stereotype such as the Rachel Burke character was is still something I haven't gotten over.

My advice to anyone who wants to appreciate the real Profiler is to watch the seasons in which Ally Walker stars, and it goes without saying that the first two are the gems of the series. Sam Waters will always be missed.


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