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TV-14 for some language and sexual content, violence, drug and alcohol use, and for disturbing images

Characters occasionally mention having hooked up with someone the night before. On some occasions, characters are depicted in bed with a partner the morning after. A minor plot in the first season involves a character sleeping with a prostitute, unaware of her profession.

The "pilot" episode shows a woman only wearing a man's shirt sitting in bed while a man is standing up with his shirt off.

Someone gets shot and blood is showing. Someone breaks the window with their hands and they are bleeding.

Shootings occur at least four times during the series. Main characters are put in danger, and some minor characters die. Some blood is seen.

Fistfights break out on two occasions, without any serious injury.

A bombing kills a character and seriously injures another. We see the explosion and some of the surviving character's injuries.

Damn, ass, hell are used somewhat frequently throughout the series. Some instances of "bitch". One character exclaims "motherf---" but the scene cuts away.

Characters are depicted drinking socially on many occasions and in some instances appear drunk or hungover.

A character battles alcoholism and prescription drug abuse, and has a relapse.

The president can be seen smoking cigarettes in a number of episodes, and another character occasionally smokes cigars.

A character mentions considering trying ecstasy. She is instead given a date-rape drug, possibly by accident.

A character is shown having a heart attack, in a scene that may be intense.

A character suffers a heart attack off-screen, and later dies.

Shootings and bombings threaten the lives of many characters throughout the series.

A character is assassinated in a scene that may be disturbing.

Characters the audience has gotten to know are killed at several points throughout the series.

A character is drugged and abducted in a frightening scene, but survives.

A character suffers from PTSD and punches through a window; blood is visible.

Argentina:13 / Australia:PG (DVD rating) / Australia:M (some episodes) / Finland:K-12 / New Zealand:PG (season 1) / New Zealand:M (season 2) / New Zealand:PG (season 3) / New Zealand:M (season 4) / New Zealand:PG (season 5) / Singapore:PG / Singapore:NC-16 (season 7) / UK:12 / USA:TV-14

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